Skip to comments.Ex-Lesbian Janet Boynes Tells Moving Story of Conversion
Posted on 07/18/2010 12:30:00 AM PDT by GonzoII
Friday July 16, 2010
Ex-Lesbian Janet Boynes Tells Moving Story of Conversion
By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman
She was raised by one of her mother's boyfriends, an alcoholic who abused her mother, who in turn showed Boynes little affection. At 12 she was molested by a relative, then an altar boy at her church. She began to suffer an aversion to men, and found that her own sex was more appealing. She also began using drugs.
"I was starting to become more attracted to women," Boynes told CBN in a recent interview. "So many men had hurt me that these women, I thought, were a lot more like me."
Her pain was covered over by a false masculinity that made her into a school bully, she says, and already in school people began to ask her if she was a lesbian - an idea she avoided until her 20s, when her loneliness led her to her first sexual encounter with a woman.
Although she had had a conversion to Christianity, Boynes says her lesbian experience led her to reject her faith and to enter into the homosexual lifestyle, with all of its turbulence and pain. She moved from one relationship to the next, became a cocaine addict, and developed bulimia, she says.
"My life was miserable. It was starting to go literally down the tubes," says Boynes. "But I was refusing to come back to God."
However, her life began to change when she was invited to a local church that she had often seen on her way to work.
"And me, not thinking in my right mind, I said, 'sure, I'll go.' and I came in with these sweat pants on, looking grubby, not knowing what to expect," Boynes told CBN. "I'm in a room with nine other women, just beautiful women, feminine, and I thought, 'what have I gotten myself into?' so, I'm sitting there with my head down, feeling so ashamed, thinking these women are cruel, they're going to chew me up and spit me out."
Boynes says she was shown compassion and understanding, and given support by the church's members in her struggle to free herself from her addictive lifestyle. Eventually, a couple offered to take her into their home, where she lived for a year and received the love she had never experienced as a child. She abandoned lesbianism permanently, and recovered her heterosexual identity.
Eleven years later, Boynes runs a ministry that offers help to those seeking to escape from the homosexual lifestyle. She also recently testified before the Minnesota Senate's Judiciary Committee against the creation of homosexual "marriage."
Noting that she and one of her lesbian partners wanted to "marry" and adopt children, she told the committee: "I'm so thankful that we did not go through with the plan and perpetuate another dysfunctional family. Children need one mother, and one father."
She also noted that "by legalizing homosexual marriage you are supporting and encouraging behavior that scientific evidence shows makes people sick, often incurable and fatal. I saw this borne out in the lives of many of my friends while I was living a lesbian lifestyle."
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How anybody could go out with an ex-whatevere is beyond me. How could you trust them not to go back to their life? Too risky if you ask me.
It is commendable that she works to help others out of this sin.
I know a woman who is trapped in that lifestyle - an actress who is absolutely gorgeous. Except when she’s with the homosexual crowd. Her photos tell the story - she smiles when she’s with family, beams when she’s holding her newborn niece, laughs and glows around me...but she’s gloomy and reserved when she’s with “them.”
I’ve shared the Gospel with her and consider her a friend, but she declares herself to be a secular humanist who will never believe. She swears she’s happy, but the whole situation breaks my heart.
I’m pretty sure you have had some life experiences that confirm your views, and I can relate to that. I’ve had some bad relationship experiences that made me question God’s competence in the creation of humanity. What I can tell you now is that if you have truly experienced His restoration power, you would think very differently about His ability to change people for the better. I have to respectfully disagree with your opinion if I consider myself a follower of Jesus.
Fair enough. I just think that dating and marriage is hard enough without adding challenges to it. Just my opinion.
So she...Licked the problem?
Isn’t it a crock of $hit that it is said that people are born this way? God Bless this lady and it is wonderful that she the Father Almighty.
...and I will pray for your friend. God Bless you for sharing the Gospel with her. Keep praying for her.
Are we hetrosexuals afraid of Infiltrators. If being gay is an mental illness, then she cured herself and is now helping others.
I,for,one welcome her back into the fold.
If being gay is an mental illness
It isn't. It is sin. It is a presumptuous, willfull sin. Some people choose to express their sinful natures in this way. It is an abuse of one's God-given sexual capacity.
Most often homosexual people have had traumatic experiences in early life mostly to do with parenting. At least that is my experience when dealing with them.
I am not including those who seem to think it’s a fun lifestyle choice when they are 17.
It’s sad to think that abuse from a parent or other defines their life so much but this is the nature of abuse of children. Many just want to be loved like the rest of us but have a twisted veiw of what love is. I still make no excuse for their terrible and perverted behavior and their trying to force it down our throats (so to speak). Still it does mean that they can change and are redeemable.
SUSAN: Kramer! Kramer! Kramer, open up, I know you’re in there!
JERRY: What is going on?
SUSAN: You know what’s going on? First, he vomits on me. Then, he burns down my father’s cabin. And now, he’s taken Mona away from me.
GEORGE: He stole your girlfriend?
SUSAN: Yes. She’s in *love* with him.
GEORGE: Amazing. I drive them to lesbianism, he brings ‘em back.
This story made my day. Glory to God in the highest!!!!!!!!
If you love someone you trust them. Im ex-whatever who eventually grew up became an ex-whatever and married the love of my life. We now have a beautiful family, and I find your comments disgusting.
Janet: "None of us are."
Many times I would bet.
I'd say after loads of time proving themselves, observing them in every situation of life, private as well as public, and just plain old-fashioned discernment.
And consider this: many long married folks have been convinced that they are homosexual and leave their spouses for this lifestyle. So, how risky is it for a woman to marry ANY man?
I am sick and tired of you trolls on here trying to take away my right to MY opinion. Go back to DU where they will enjoy your limited right to opinion. You will be very welcomed there. 2nd Amendment is just one aspect to conservatism. You need a heck of a lot more to stay here.
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One of the most beautiful stories I've read in a long time. I know there are many more like hers. Can you imagine if a movie were made of this story?
There is a way out of the "gay life". No one is born homosexual. And this statment is true for everyone, and a door that opens to life, for all us broken souls:
"I want everybody else that's living the homosexual life who didn't have a great mother or who didn't have a great father to experience that God is a father to the fatherless or motherless," says Boynes."
I’m an ex-alcholic, ex-petty thief, ex-liar, ex-drug user and ex-promiscuous slut.
That’s not the entire list, either. Ex-atheist, ex-thinking homosexuality is just fine, ex-pro-abortion. Probalby more if I think hard.
God is good!
**Noting that she and one of her lesbian partners wanted to “marry” and adopt children, she told the committee: “I’m so thankful that we did not go through with the plan and perpetuate another dysfunctional family. Children need one mother, and one father.”
She also noted that “by legalizing homosexual marriage you are supporting and encouraging behavior that scientific evidence shows makes people sick, often incurable and fatal. I saw this borne out in the lives of many of my friends while I was living a lesbian lifestyle.” **
This woman has grown very wise.