God Knows I’ve Tried – Ray Boltz

 

Ray Boltz is an award winning Christian recording artist who has sold more than 4.5 million records. He has performed in every state in the US and many countries around the world.

Married to his wife, Carol Boltz, for thirty years, Ray had been keeping a deep secret from both her and their four children. He was gay.

From an article written by Kim Jones on the website about.com Christian Music/Gospel, I quote:

Though Boltz was married to wife Carol (they are now divorced) for 33 years and he fathered four children (all grown now), he said in the article that he had been attracted to other men since he was a young man. “I’d denied it ever since I was a kid. I became a Christian, I thought that was the way to deal with this and I prayed hard and tried for 30-some years and then at the end, I was just going, ‘I’m still gay. I know I am.’”

Living what he felt like was a lie got harder and harder as he got older. “You get to be 50-some years old and you go, ‘This isn’t changing.’ I still feel the same way. I am the same way. I just can’t do it anymore,’” Boltz said.

After being honest about his feelings with his family the day after Christmas in 2004, Ray Boltz started actively moving toward a new direction with his life. He and Carol separated in the summer of 2005 and he moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to “start a new, low-key life and get to know himself.” In his new surroundings, he wasn’t “Ray Boltz the CCM singer” anymore. He was just another guy taking graphic design courses, sorting out his life and his faith.”

If you find yourself looking down at Ray, perhaps you should drop to your knees, because it is impossible to look down at someone when you are on your knees.

They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone!” John 8:7

 

2 Thoughts on “God Knows I’ve Tried – Ray Boltz

  1. Ray, beloved Ray, pls come back to Christ our Lord & Saviour today while there’s still time for repentance.

  2. I have been listening Ray’s music since I was five, his music has always been inspiring to me. However upon hearing this something has changed in me..I mean if it was someone else I wouldn’t have had any trouble with it, cause i don’t hate gay men, but Ray.?? Come on this man is like my icon, he inspired me a lot and now this. I wonder if he thought of what this would do to the masses cause its no longer just about him, Ray wasn’t a pastor at some minor church, he has found his way into the heart of every believer..Many people might stumble because of this. May the Lord be merciful to all of us, because for anyone to stand its only because God is mearciful. Ray its not too late move away from that un natural sin and run back to God and he shall recieve you…

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