Former Editor of ‘Young Gay America’ Turned Christian Celebrates Marriage to Wife

GlatzeA former founding editor for a prominent homosexual magazine is celebrating his recent marriage to his wife, and is addressing the critics who have blasted him for turning his back on the homosexual lifestyle.

Michael Glatze says that he left homosexuality six years ago by the prompting of the Lord after working as the editor of Young Gay America for over a decade.

The change began in 2005 as a he watched a video of a forum that he had participated in with Judy Shepard, the mother of Matthew Shepard. As Glatze watched the footage, he saw himself in a different light and began to question that path that he had been traveling.

“Knowing no one who I could approach with my questions and my doubts, I turned to God,” he told WND after his conversion. “I’d developed a growing relationship with God, thanks to a debilitating bout with intestinal cramps caused by the upset stomach-inducing behaviors I’d been engaged in.”

Glatze eventually walked away from the magazine as he continued to pursue God, and left a note on his computer that ended with “Homosexuality is death, and I choose life.”

In October of this year, Glatze married his girlfriend Rebekah at an outdoor ceremony in Bluffton, South Carolina. In a letter written last week and published by WND, Glatze gave thanks to God for his wife and addressed homosexual critics who have called his bride Glatze’s “prop” and “victim.”

“I have been married now for a little over a month—and it has been the greatest month of my life thus far!” he wrote. “I am so grateful for Rebekah, for God, for His provision, for my new in-laws, for my family that traveled from far and wide to join in our special day, and for the prayers and support that have flooded our way since October.”

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Glatze explained that he views homosexuality differently than in his youth and now believes that there is freedom in Christ.

“I do believe that homosexuality is a flaw, a mistake, a distortion and something from which one can be completely restored,” he stated. “I do know that this viewpoint flies in the face of people’s personal decisions, as well as some popular politics in this world.”

But he also asked that those who support homosexuality respect his views.

“I want to make a little ‘shout out’ to all of the angry homosexuals in our country who are currently spreading all sorts of hate and aggression [against me] on pro-homosexual blogs. Look, I am not interested in defending myself,” Glatze wrote. “I have as much right to my point-of-view as anyone else has to theirs.”

Glatze concluded by stating that he is thankful for the work that God has done in his life and can’t help but share it with the world.

“I am here to live a good, God-honoring life,” he wrote. “And as a Christian, I would be a liar if I didn’t tell people who God is, what He has done in my life and how He continues to provide for me (and now—thank God—my family) in ways that are more numerous than I can count.”

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  • Mark

    I fake man who once lived lie became a REAL MAN who found a REAL WOMAN that resulted in a REAL MARRIAGE.

    See God can change anything.

    • Faith


  • sara

    Blessings to the new couple. May the Lord richly bless them and may he stand strong in the Lord.

  • Helen

    This guy needs support, not discrimination!

    • M. A. Reichard-Saeger

      The people who seem to be discriminating are (some) of the gay community, and (some) atheists.
      God bless and enrich this couple’s life.

  • Darlene Polizzi

    Dear Michael Glatze , As a sister in Christ I want to be an encouragement to you. I know you will suffer Christian persecution for your boldness in Christ . Cling to our Lord. Trust in His word. I pray that God will place a hedge about you so that you may be a light a spark of hope and direction and witness to many who perish in the dark; pointing to our only Hope. May God bless you and your new family. Your in Christ Darlene Polizzi

  • Sir Tainly

    It is a free country.

    I sincerely hope that this man and his wife have a long and happy marriage.

  • Deanna

    I still do not believe it is a choice. Gays I know say they were never interested in the opposite sex.

  • Sir Tainly

    I’ve met gays that said it was a choice for them Deanna.

    I just wish this guy well, but am in no position to be able to tell how it is for him really.

    I just hope he’s happy.

  • Karate Kathleen

    To this man I say: Yay! You made the right choice baby! I wish you and your lovely wife many years of happiness. BUT-watch out, the devil may try to get you with this one again. We all struggle with sin and trying to truly follow God’s way. Satan knows where our weaknesses are, and is ALWAYS waiting for just the right time to trip us up! Plus, you may need to make this same choice again and again throughout your life. For example, my problem is forgiveness. But whether I want to forgive or not, and even if the other person isn’t at all sorry and may wrong me again, I MUST forgive because it’s God’s way. So, I told myself I had to forgive no matter what. I prayed to God and told him how I felt, why I felt the way I did & why it was so hard for me to forgive. I said, “God, your going to have to help me with this because I know if it’s just up to me I can’t do it! Please help me to forgive others because I want to follow your way, and I’m having a really hard time.” AND HE DID HELP ME. I learned I had to CHOOSE to forgive every time I was faced with a situation I didn’t want to. Sometimes I had to choose to forgive over and over again for the same thing! But God was faithful. Each time it got a little easier and a little easier until one day I knew there was no more bad feeling over a situation and I had forgiven someone! Maybe you’ll have to do this with any Gay desires/thoughts you get in the future. But don’t get discouraged, and hang in there! Look, we ALL have things we struggle with, sometimes throughout our whole life. For some people it’s alcohol, some drugs etc. Your on the right path now, but don’t assume it will always be an easy one. Remember God’s word says “I CAN do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

  • Allen Christensen

    I find it interesting that if a man leaves his wife and joins the homosexual community, he is lauded by that community. But if one leaves the h.s. lifestyle and cleaves unto a woman, that is condemned with “hate” and “aggression” and with zero tolerance.

  • Rusty Writer

    In real life, Michael abruptly quit his evangelical pastor life in Wyoming and moved back to San Francisco, where he now writes that he is bisexual and that all evangelicals will burn in hell.