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I'm Free For Me
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Cutting against the grain of an entire culture can be costly. Knowing all that he might lose, Benjamin took a huge risk in 2015 when he made the brave decision to come out as a gay minister. Sparking national debate, Benjamin’s story resonated with millions who struggle to accept who they are because of society’s prejudices.
For years he prayed earnestly in hopes of God “delivering” him from homosexuality, not realizing that his being gay was all a part of God’s perfect design. He learned that it takes an enormous amount of love and courage to grow up and become who we really are while standing against the tides that seek to diminish us.
His spellbinding story shatters the myth of the petty, vengeful, fault-finding God and reveals a God who is loving, compassionate, and wants you to win. Through riveting stories of triumph and defeat, Benjamin uses his wit and unfailing humor to take you on his journey of resurrecting unconditional love.
Im Free For Me
Our Sisters’ Keeper: The MBK Responsibility to Sisters and the LGBTQ+ Community
The YES! Show Season 3 Episode 2: I'm Black, I'm a Minister, and I'm Gay.
I’m black, I’m a minister and I’m gay, who are you to judge? | Benjamin Carlton | TEDxJacksonville
IN THE PRESS
In the LGBTQ community, there are many leaders but some stand out. One particular influencer is a minister who came out as a gay man at age 30 in 2015