Timothy Kurek used to think
being gay was the ultimate sin. Raised in Tennessee, he attended a
Southern Baptist church, was home schooled most of his childhood and
went to a private Christian school where his fellow church members were
teachers or administrators. He was taught that gay was like the scarlet
“S” — the sin of all sins.
“After all, God destroyed two cities over it,” he said.
Kurek was a self-proclaimed bully. The same kind of bully, he said, you
read about in the news when a kid commits suicide for being gay.
Then, a friend came out to him one night during karaoke.