Finding Out

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David Coltheart

There's nothing quite like growing up in a conservative Christian home, in the heart of a small church community, and realising that you're gay.

Now David has written the story of his life in a 360-page book that reveals what its like to discover the truth about oneself. Finding Out is the story of his journey from darkness to light.

Revised and updated in December 2018, the new edition features 28 photos illustrating David's life. Also included is a useful page of links to other resources to help answer your questions.

Download David's autobiography here.

Right click on the link and click "Save link as" to save the file. (PDF File size 2.9 MB)

The book is free for you to download and share with others.

What Does the Bible Say?

More importantly, what does the Bible NOT say! Most people assume that there are hundreds of texts condemning gays and lesbians, but out of over 31,000 verses in the Bible, there are only 6 that reference same-sex activity. These 6 verses are known commonly as the "clobber texts" because of the way they have been used for centuries to denigrate sexual minorities. The texts refer to:

  • attempted gang rape of two angels by a group of heterosexual men
  • domination and feminisation of a man by another man (a cultural taboo in ancient times)
  • worship of ancient fertility gods and goddesses using temple prostitutes
  • prostitution
  • pederasty
  • promiscuity.

All of these activities should be condemned whether in heterosexual or homosexual relationships.

To read the facts about what the Bible does - and does not - say about homosexuality, download these PDF documents.

The Sin of Sodom (Genesis 19:1-11)

Idolatry Rape and Abomination (Leviticus 18:13; 20:22)

Natural or Unnatural (Romans 1:25-27)

Softies and Man-bedders (1 Corinthians 1:6:9,10 and 1 Timothy 1:9,10)

Here I Am
David appears in the documentary "Here I Am" in which gay and lesbian Christians tell their own stories. Designed as a discussion starter for Christians to use with their families and churches, the 35 minute movie is available to watch free on YouTube and Vimeo.