“Ex-lesbian” Melissa Fryrear, of Colorado Springs, spent last Saturday at a church in Trucksville, Pennsylvania, answering questions from Christians with gay family members.
Fryrear said â€œeveryone is created heterosexualâ€ and said many women are gay because theyâ€™re searching for a mother figure or because they have been sexually abused by a man. She said some women are gay because itâ€™s â€œen vogue.â€
Fryrear, a middle-aged woman originally from Louisville, Ky., said that as a teenager she knew she was a lesbian and â€œclosed her heart to Godâ€ when she read a Bible passage that says, â€œDo not lie with a man as one lies with a woman; that is detestable.â€
â€œI thought God was saying Melissa (Fryrear) was detestable,â€ she said, noting she had her first lesbian relationship at 16.
â€œI was unwilling to resist the draw and the temptation.â€
After college, Fryrear said she began attending church again and stopped her lesbian relationships. She said she and her girlfriend were treated by her church with â€œkindness and friendliness.â€
She said the church decided to take her in just as they have taken in other â€œsinners.â€
Fryrear said Christians should embrace gays by â€œnot just telling them what is wrong, but by inviting them into our family, our church.â€
During a question and answer session, Fryrear appeared to become uncomfortable when a reporter asked her what her sexual orientation is now and if she still has sexual urges for women.
â€œWithout question, Iâ€™m attracted to men, particularly tall men with red hair,â€ said Fryrear with a nervous laugh. â€œDoes an alcoholic ever think about having a drink again? â€¦ Thoughts may come into my mind.â€
All the way from Colorado Springs to Trucksville, Pennsylvania, for this. I guess you’ve got to find things to do with the time a straight woman would use to have sex with men.