About Author

Bowker Biography:
Jan Liebegott

I was born in Queens, New York on 4/22/46. My Parents met at Church. Dad was the organist and Mom was in the Choir. My brother and I were raised in the ways of the Lord.

In 1955 my family moved from Queens to Shoreham, on the North shore of Eastern Long Island. When I was fourteen I wanted to become a minister, but the Lutheran Church did not ordain women ministers at that time. Though disappointed, I was not going to let an ignorant rule stop me from serving my Lord. I’d find another way.

However, in 1973 I realized I was a lesbian. I was tormented. How could I be a Christian, serve the Lord and be an active lesbian? The Bible said homosexuals were doomed to Hell.

In 1976 I was married to a wonderful woman, in a ceremony in our home, by a Unitarian minister who was years ahead of our society. Our sixteen year marriage ultimately failed, but we remain friends to this day. Since then I have lived alone in central Long Island where I work as a bookkeeper during the day and stay active in gay issues.

I have dedicated my life to my Lord and in recent years focused on helping gays/lesbians know that they are loved by God and heirs to His Kingdom. My book, “Is God a Gay Basher” takes the reader on my journey through life and shows how to find peace with God, just as you are: gay.

Availiable for Q & A Seminars. Contact at mamasgirl422@verizon.net

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13 Responses to “About Author”

  1. home security system reviews Says:

    The subsequent time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I do know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have one thing fascinating to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could possibly repair should you werent too busy looking for attention.

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    • adamross616 Says:

      Could not delete this comment for it is so typical of the Neanderthal thinking of some and this commentor was too cowardly to give his real email so that I could contact him. What I say in my posts (and in my autobiography) is not something easily repaired, as gay people can testify. Whining and looking for attention? Hardly! Gay people are NOT doing this. I and those like me, are trying to educate naive, tunnel vision people who are so afraid of the gay community. We just want to live in peace. So, what’s to fear. Perhaps you’re own insecurities.

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      • Aaron Saltzer Says:

        Hi, Jan. You typed, “However, in 1973 I realized I was a lesbian. I was tormented. How could I be a Christian, serve the Lord and be an active lesbian? The Bible said homosexuals were doomed to Hell.

        In 1976 I was married to a wonderful woman, in a ceremony in our home, by a Unitarian minister who was years ahead of our society. Our sixteen year marriage ultimately failed, but we remain friends to this day. Since then I have lived alone in central Long Island where I work as a bookkeeper during the day and stay active in gay issues.” This doesn’t make sense. What about the other two years? You never mentioned how you came to believe that a same-sex marriage was okay in God’s eyes.

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      • adamross616 Says:

        Actually, the torment I first mentioned when I realized I was a lesbian was only because of what I had learned, from society and from the Church, that homosexuality was a sin. I really never believed that, but I did struggle when I 1st ‘came out’ to myself. Through Bible reading and much prayer and a few years of promiscuous gay living, I realized that promiscuity is a sin but not gay loving committed monogamous unions. In 1973 “marriage” was years away, culturally and Church wise. You and I have discussed this issue at great length – I just believe love is love and that God blesses gay loving marriages as He does straight. All the “clobber passages” ARE talking of sinful, same gender sexual behavior; I lived it and I learned from it. I just didn’t throw out the “baby” (meaning love of another woman) with the dirty water (meaning promiscuous sex with many different women).

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      • Aaron Saltzer Says:

        Okay. So when did you come to believe that homosexuality wasn’t a sin? Because it kind of sounds like you ignored your thoughts of homosexuality not being okay in God’s eyes, when you decided to marry another woman three years later. You did not say that it was the church’s condemnation that made you feel this way. You said it was because of what you believed The Bible said about it. Btw, I’m still not receiving emails of your responses, even though I typed in my actual email address, and checked to be notified of new comments through it. Do not be surprised if other people haven’t seen your responses for this reason.

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      • adamross616 Says:

        I told you, I never believed homosexual loving unions were a sin, even as a teenager, when I became aware of the churches condemnation. It was the teachings of the church that made me struggle with my original belief and take a good look at why the church taught against homosexuality. I came out of struggling as I stated in my prior reply.

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  2. revsimcopev Says:

    Dear Jan
    Thanks for your amazing honesty – I am about to enter the ministry and I know this issue will eventually surface in a pastoral setting. At present I am not in favour of gay marriage for lots of reasons. rather, I prefer to be pro something rather than anti and affirm marriage. But, on the other hand I recognize that we are saved by Grace for a relationship with a loving God, not by being, or acting/not-acting on a particular orientation. So what to do? I keep coming back to the parable of the weeds – Jesus refusing to allow people to get into a crusading mode but a live and let live frame of mind, trusting that God’s eventual judgement will be utterly perfect. Maybe, in the meantime of here and now, Christians on both sides of the debate need to affirm one another in how we are conducting our ministries to bring good news while not taking lumps out of each other. So I wish you every blessing in your ministry and hope you are able to lead many people of all orientations to know our fantastic, wonderful Lord Jesus.

    Simon
    (Yorkshire UK)

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    • adamross616 Says:

      Thank you for you lovely comments. I pray God’s blessing as you enter into His ministry and for His wisdom, for we all need that. It is nice to be ‘pro’ an issue instead of ‘anti’, but Jesus was both, so we should follow His example. It is very difficult, for as one reads in the Gospel of John 1:14, Jesus came “full of grace and truth” – both at the same time. Grace/forgiveness and Truth/we are sinners. The Law can’t save us; Grace through Jesus sacrifice does IF we choose to receive His Grace through believing and following Jesus. You seem to have a good grasp on this reality and I believe God will lead you to His truth on the gay issue. In reading and understanding Scripture on homosexuality, remember that the word ‘homosexual/homosexuality’ did not exist in biblical Hebrew or Greek. However, same gender sexual ‘behavior’ is certainly mentioned and condemned as much heterosexual ‘behavior’ is condemned. But look closely at what kind of behavior Scripture is talking about. It’s all violent, lustful, rape, power, child abuse, prostitution, pagan religious rituals. No passage in Scripture mentions, much less condemns, same gender loving, monogamous, life-long unions (i.e. marriage) because the concept was not even thought of in those days. However, gay or straight the same sexual rules apply, as well as all the others. The concept of homosexuality didn’t exist when the Bible was written. The word ‘homosexual’ did not come into use in the United States until the 1880’s and was created by Dr. Karoly Benkert in 1869, so those who translated Hebrew & Greek words, which meant pederasty or temple prostitutes (kedah & arsenokoitus) chose the word ‘homosexual’ to reflect their own homophobic feelings and ideas. Just throwing some ideas at you.
      May God bless you as you spread His word. I remain yours in Christ, Jan Liebegott aka adamross

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  3. Aaron Saltzer Says:

    Hi, Jan. what is your view of pansexuality and transgenderism?

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