From the time William was just a young boy... he knew he was "different" from all the other boys.
He felt like like he didn't fit in with the girls... and he didn't fit in with the boys.
When he was in second grade the other kids began to make fun of him... and tell him that he was "gay"... even though he didn't know what that meant.
Over the next several years William tried to like girls... because that's what he was supposed to do... but the girls rejected him over and over again... and it was so hurtful that he unconsciously began to put up a wall between him and "girls".
For some reason William always felt more comfortable with other guys than he did with girls... and although he could have friendships with guys on a personal level... in public even his friends scorned him because they didn't want to be associated with William.
When he eventually began attending college... William was lonely and almost desperate for connection with others... and he soon learned to find the attention... affection... and connection he was looking for... in exchange for the sexual intimacy so many other guys wanted from him.
Williams story is amazing... because it's another story of God's ability to heal and redeem a deeply broken person... and it's a story that stands in contradiction of a very powerful lie that exists in our culture today. The lie that says things like this...
* Once a person's gay... they have to always be gay... because it's impossible to resist or change your sexual orientation.
* It's impossible for a person who has a gay orientation to not live as a gay person.
* It would be impossible for a person who has lived as a gay man for 10 years to ever get married to a woman... and to be happily married... and to even have children.
William is living proof that a gay person does not have to continue to live as a gay person after Christ comes into their heart and their life.
9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men 10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. 11 And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God. I Corinthians 6:9-11