Singer/songwriter describes song chosen as 'anthem' for ex-homosexuals

Friday, October 25, 2013
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Charlie Butts (OneNewsNow.com)

The movement to gain rights for former homosexuals has adopted an anthem written, fittingly, by ex-homosexual Dennis Jernigan. 

Jernigan, who titles the song “Rise Up,” is a former homosexual who has been married for three decades and has nine children. He lives in Oklahoma. 

When ex-homosexual groups such as Voice of the Voiceless and PFOX asked Jernigan for an “ex-gay anthem,” the singer says that song “immediately came to mind.”

“When you think about it, it's a natural fit for what they're trying to accomplish,” says Jernigan.

Why a natural fit? Because “Rise Up” lets people know that former homosexuals are proof that hope for change for unwanted same-gender attractions is available through Christ.

Jernigan tells OneNewsNow the song is a message to the body of Christ as well.

"I hope to cause Christians especially to rise up and realize that just because times are dark, just because people have differing opinions, doesn't mean we are to stop standing for righteousness,” he says. “We're not to stop being salt. We're not to stop being light.”

He also wants to encourage the church to not settle for any identity “less than the one God has called me to, the one He created me to walk in.”

A video of the song was released at a dinner in D.C. for ex-homosexuals and supporters last month, which was “Ex-Gay Awareness Month.”

Related article:
Jernigan's Journey (The Baptist Messenger of Oklahoma)

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