Nigerian Celebrity Blog: Pastor Abandons Wife To Be With Another Man
I wonder why the new cases of of out the closet gay men are pastors.
It confuses me more than I would love to admit.
Lydia Meredith, is the former wife to Reverend Dennis A. Meredith and this is her story as contained (an excerpt) in her memoir titled, “The Gay Preacher’s Wife: How My Gay Husband Deconstructed My Life and Reconstructed My Faith.”
I was one of those preachers’ wives who sat in the pew on many a Sunday morning while my “real” life was a fraud. i discovered several years into my marriage that my husband was cheating on me–with men–numerous men. (And women too, I later found out). But I stayed. I stayed through the broken promises and the humiliation because I believed and hoped that things got better. I watched my husband stand in that pulpit on Sunday morning, preaching one message and living out yet another. I needed answers.
The first place I turned to for answers were God. I prayed. I wept. I prayed. I wept. I prayed and I wept. God woke me at 3 a.m. I sat straight up in the middle of my bed. … What did Jesus really say about homosexuality? What was Jesus’ message about gays?
I prayed my entire young life for God to send me a husband–God Always answers my prayers–why did I end up marrying a gay man?
“He left me for another man,” she told Rolling Out. “He told me he wanted to live the rest of his life as a gay man. At that time, I didn’t know he was in a relationship with a man, a man that he’d fallen in love with. Most of the time when we were in therapy discussing his struggles with same-sex relationships, it was never a relationship; it was always [just] sex. This particular time it was very different. He had fallen in love with a man.”
I think this one falls under Religious Hypocrisy.