Televangelist’s grandson has a message for the US Bible Belt: Gay is OK
RANDY Roberts Potts, grandson of one of America’s most famous televangelists – Oral Roberts – is a man on a mission … to convince “conservative” Bible Belt communities that gay relationships are more than just a matter of sex, but about love and companionship, and “being human”.
In an interview with CNN, Potts, who spent years of his life “running away from his sexual identity and his family name” was prompted to come out of the closet in the wake of recent reports about young men committing suicide because of their homosexuality.
He made an It Gets Better video dedicated to a gay uncle who committed suicide, and is now promoting his Gay Agenda tour through the Bible Belt.
Potts, who married aged 20 and has three children, revealed that he has “a tense relationship” with his mother, who still insists that :
Homosexuality leads to death and the Bible condemns it.
Asked what his late grandfather would have made of his mission, Potts – who is about to marry his male partner – said:
If he was still around and in his prime, this might be a cause he would take up. I know he had a lot of fear about homosexuality, but he might have been more accepting if he were younger.
Hat tip: Canada Dave