I just finished reading the life story of former Lesbian Tyeesha Holt and it has added a dimension to my knowledge of the homosexual community that will be valuable to my ministry to them. For that knowledge, I am grateful to this bold sister in Christ.
Earlier this year my pastor, Donald A. McClurkin Jr. invited Sister Tyeesha Holt to speak for our youth department during their Chosen Generation Youth Explosion Conference, and she so impacted us by her message that I was compelled to purchase her book to hear her full story. I finally got around to reading it this week and finished it in two days, reading while commuting to and from work. I’m so glad I took that time.
She opens with this statement:
”Nothing Gay about Being Gay is the testimony of my struggle to overcome strongholds in my life. As I began to take responsibility for my actions and do what no one else around me could make me do, I had to hold myself accountable. That accountability led me to my faith in Jesus, and it also led me to abandon my homosexual lifestyle.”
With that powerful acclimation, she takes us on a journey into the world of homosexuality that she personally experienced. Not just that world, but more importantly, she reveals and explains the pathway that led to it.
Sparked by the shock of learning that her Father did not want her, and heavily fanned by her mother's lack of knowledge and experience, and the carelessness in raising her, a massive fire of exposure, confusion and chaos clearly orchestrated by demons, drove this innocent little gorgeous girl deeper and deeper into sin.
While taking this journey with her as I read the gripping biography, there were several themes that just kept showing up throughout, “the lack of proper supervision from her parents”, “what she was exposed to at a much to early age”, “what she was feeling”, “her constant need to be affirmed in what she was doing”, “her discovery and use of manipulation”, and “the absence of correction and sound biblical truth”. Woven throughout all of these was the enemy’s clear involvement, from her exposure to pornography; to the people he strategically placed in her life to help her along the way to depravity.
This story is a confirmation of how the enemy uses early exposure to perversion to captivate our youth and infect their minds and hearts with curiosity about, and eventually a desire for sexual sin. It indirectly substantiates my and others warnings about the harmful and deceptive activities of groups like GLSEN, that target children through the public school system with exposure to homosexual ideas and acts.
In the book, the description of the bonds of friendship, however unholy, that helped to sustain her sanity even while aiding her journey into darkness, is gripping.
Also seen throughout this story is God’s divine providence and protection over her in her darkness.
Prudently peppered throughout her story, is her current knowledge of the deeper spiritual reality that was at play in all of her experiences. These jewels of biblical truth help to keep you from getting lost in the dark parts of her story.
She concludes her story and comes full circle back to her longing for her father's love, the manner in which God fills that void will bless you.
The book’s forward by Pastor Marvin L. Winans states in part:
“This world is bent on changing the truth of God into a lie. Tyeesha Holt is to be applauded and praised for her courage in taking to pen and paper a very hurtful and painful childhood and expressing it in hope, that others may be helped”.
I agree, and I also agree with his prophetic proclamation that this book and sister Tyeesha will be used by God to deliver many people.
It should not only be read by every pastor, minister and laymen in the body of Christ, but we should purchase copies to give to those precious soul trapped in the homosexual life, and be a part of God’s miracle of deliverance.