October 17th, 2012
02:11 AM ET

Bible Belt Christian pretends to be gay

Timothy Kurek talks to HLN's "Evening Express" team about why he pretended to be gay for a year.

- A. Hawkins

Filed under: Christianity

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  1. verbalens


    November 4, 2012 at 10:30 am |
  2. teages

    dont think so, he taste the mercy and the amaizing grace that we recieve from our Saver Jesus Christ .So this bad news is destrubuted by the people who are in the liberal mediea which they ran against christianity.Also, what ever you say, i do know christianity is the way people and God connect together and the resuslt is life forever with great rejoness.

    November 4, 2012 at 7:13 am |
    • Zebula

      Um, what?

      November 5, 2012 at 4:09 pm |
  3. Chad

    This guy is not pretending at all. He loved every minute of it.

    "What made you do this?" asks the reported

    "My preference for track lighting. I like Barry Manilow. Oh and I love s**king......."

    November 4, 2012 at 7:00 am |
    • Chad

      In case this guy thinks he can sue me for libel, the last line is from Saving Silverman

      November 4, 2012 at 7:00 am |
    • Howard

      Why does this reporter think she can openly act so pro-gay? I thought they were supposed to keep a professional distance? Or have they given up the appearance of impartiality completely?

      November 5, 2012 at 2:06 pm |
  4. ;lksdfjglkjasdfl;kjadfslkjasdf

    hey guys, guess what? LETS ALL ARGUE ON THE INTERNET! Its super effective and gets everyone's point across. Yay opinions!

    November 4, 2012 at 2:06 am |
  5. Dave

    He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8)
    If you claim to be a Christian and you appoint yourself judge over these people you need to RTB for remedial training. If you are Gay, and you think that all Christians hate you and attack you, think again, look again, and realize that any true Christian MUST love you – Jesus commanded it. God bless you, keep you safe, and help you on your way.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:56 pm |
  6. MCR

    I think people are being too harsh on this guy. It seems he genuinely was trying to learn and grow and I don't really care if he steps on a few delicate toes. We aren't living in this guys shoes, and we don't know his parents or friends and what they did or didn't get out of it. Good for you for trying Timothy, and I hope good things come for you and others as a result. If it was a mistake, that's too bad, but I still give you credit for the effort.

    November 3, 2012 at 11:18 am |
  7. Dave Harris

    For a year he "pretended" to be gay? Does he really think his gay-hating god is going to fall for that?

    November 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm |
  8. Gozi

    I agree with the person who said he's probs not pretending...

    November 2, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
  9. MIke

    Wow. It reminds me of the time I told my parents I had terminal cancer just to toy with them. Boy oh boy did THAT teach them a lesson!

    November 2, 2012 at 8:10 am |
  10. Rock

    Less ashamed to be gay than catholic...what a world

    November 2, 2012 at 7:49 am |
    • Rock

      sorry, 'christian', not catholic...but whatever

      November 2, 2012 at 7:51 am |
    • don

      Catholic is a choice (after reaching age of reason) to believe w/o evidence of Space Daddy and his corps of closeted priests. Free will gone wrong; poor reasoning. Gay is born that way; what's to be ashamed of?

      November 3, 2012 at 11:04 am |
    • fatherheathen

      Well, yeah. There's being gay is natural whereas christianity is unsubstantiated, irrational and bigoted.

      November 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm |
    • danielwalldammit

      Makes perfect sense to me.

      November 5, 2012 at 3:32 pm |
  11. Sane Person

    There are about 10 million gay people in USA. If you're going to negatively judge 10 million people just because a book told you to, you obviously haven't got a mind of your own.

    Get your head out of that 3000 year old mentality, and try to think rationally for once.

    November 1, 2012 at 8:41 am |
  12. Andrew

    Probably not pretending.

    October 31, 2012 at 2:01 pm |
  13. TrueReality

    More propaganda from the liberal media in the war on historic universal Christian beliefs.

    October 31, 2012 at 11:45 am |
    • EternalFlame

      Ah, yes.

      Those "historic universal Christian beliefs."

      The same ones that brought you the Spanish Inquisition, the imprisonment of Galileo, and the sheltering of pedophiles.

      Maybe it's time for Christians to start acting more like Christ, instead of defending ridiculous prejudices.

      November 1, 2012 at 2:36 am |
    • DB

      War on Christianity. Right.

      Complaining about how hard it is to be Christian in America is like complaining about how unfair it is that the disabled get all the best parking spaces. It shows that you're COMPLETELY SELF ABSORBED, bordering on narcissistic...and if nothing else, that you JUST DON'T GET IT.

      November 1, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  14. Cherokee

    Let him/her who is without sin.....cast the first stone.

    October 30, 2012 at 6:58 pm |
  15. hudsony

    Who puts their family through something like that to make a statement?

    October 30, 2012 at 6:14 pm |
  16. Ann

    Video wouldn't play, so I searched for the name and saw another article. Apparently 95% of his straight friends rejected him when he announced he was gay. I'm betting that 95% of his gay friends will now reject him for being a liar and a jerk. And, of course, the straight ones won't take him back either. Time for a fresh start.

    October 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm |
  17. Molly

    This guy's a disgrace to Christianity. Love the sinner, hate the sin. Not embrace it. He probably IS gay in real life.

    October 29, 2012 at 4:55 pm |
    • midwest rail

      The Big Lie as practiced by contemporary Christianity – "love the sinner, hate the sin". That's a concept they first stole from Gandhi, and then corrupted it.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Hey

      Hey moron, Gandhi said that and he was a Hindu, that saying is not in the bible. Christians are so dumb and uneducated.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:59 pm |
    • Ann

      Now, now, Molly – calling someone a disgrace isn't very loving, is it?

      October 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
    • whataworld88

      While not a verse in the Bible, it is a valid Biblical teaching. Loving the sinner is an act exemplified by Christ and even before Christ in the Old Testament. God is always there to offer forgiveness whenever the individual is ready. Hating sin is also found throughout the Bible, Jesus was constantly calling out the Pharisees and even his own disciples. The entire act of salvation points to this saying. People sin-> God hates sin-> God made a way to erase sin from our lives because He loves us. I know the Bible is a long book, to say the least, but before we start pretending we know the Bible we should thoroughly read and understand it.

      October 31, 2012 at 3:14 pm |
    • DB

      Molly, I feel sorry for you.

      November 1, 2012 at 9:49 am |
    • Zebula

      You're a disgrace to humanity, Molly.

      November 5, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
  18. Obama from KFC

    ...I think I saw him on line at KFC with some gerbils and bucket......

    October 28, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
  19. Interloper

    He's out,he's in...who gives a damn

    October 28, 2012 at 1:45 am |
  20. mike

    Well, that's what he told his minister when they ran into each other outside the only gay bar in town.

    October 24, 2012 at 8:24 pm |
    • Cheyla

      sadly this could be true!

      October 27, 2012 at 12:50 pm |
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