Azariah Southworth’s a brave man.
After a year-and-a-half of hosting Christian youth show The Remix, Southworth came out as a real life homosexual. Honesty, he says, trumps any old paycheck:
This has been a long time coming. I’m in a place where I’m at peace with my faith, friends, family and more importantly myself. I know this will end my career in Christian television, but I must now live my life openly and honestly with everyone. This is my reason for doing this.
I know I will be cut off from many within the Christian community, and if so, then they didn’t get the point of the life of Christ. I believe by me living my life honestly and authentically now, I am able to be a better person and a better Christian. We all know there are so many other gay people in the Christian industry; they’re just all scared. I was scared, but now I’m no longer afraid.
We bet those “other gay people” are shitting their pants right now wondering whether their secrets will be slipped.