An Update on Ray Boltz

I think this article in gay publication Washington Blade pretty much speaks for itself.  Ray is continuously in need of much prayer.  Please pray that he would listen to the convicting voice of the Holy Spirit, obey God’s Word and repent.

Ray Boltz unveils new music during weekend D.C. mini concert

Gospel singer Ray Boltz, who came out in the Blade’s Sept. 12 edition (read the story here), gave a mini concert Sunday afternoon at Metropolitan Community Church in Washington and wowed attendees with a batch of new songs that proves the gay experience has been on his mind for awhile.

Nearly all the new material Boltz unveiled in his roughly 75-minute set addressed the gay experience. He joked that “Don’t Tell Me Who to Love,” an up-tempo dance number he sang to a pre-recorded track, might sound a bit too much like a Cher cut, but he said a producer he’d been working with in Los Angeles encouraged him to try it. The audience responded with a standing ovation at its clear, pro-gay message.

Musically speaking, that song was the exception though. Most of the new material was performed with Boltz accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Even though the audience was hearing these numbers for the first time, their accessible, uncomplicated lyrics made them easy crowd pleasers. The cleverly crafted “I Will Choose to Love,” ominous, jangly “Swimming Hole” (about a hate crime) and emotionally bare “God Knows I Tried” were the standouts.  Source.

20 thoughts on “An Update on Ray Boltz

  1. sbrogden

    I respectfully beg of you to not use the word “gay” to refer to homosexuals. They choose to twist words to portray their abomination as something blessed. We should not cooperate with them. It ain’t gay – it’s repugnant and it’s an abomination before God. Calling homosex “gay” is akin to calling sin a “bad habit”. barf on both.

  2. Carol

    How God’s heart must be grieved that Ray has not revealed his homosexuality as an abomination and repent from it, but flaunting it.

    This is sad, though I was not a follower of his material, it’s a shame that he feels he has to embrace his sin and flaunt it.

  3. perry allen

    I just refer you to the whole bible and ask you to show me where it says homosexually is ok? So why are we allowing this man to continue to bring his false message into our churches? Don’t think it’s your place to judge? 1st cor5:11 But now I am writing to you not to associate with anyone who calls himself a Christian who is sexually immoral, or greedy, or an idolater, or verbally abusive, or a drunkard, or a swindler. Do not even eat with such a person. 5:12 For what do I have to do with judging those outside? Are you not to judge those inside? 5:13 But God will judge those outside. Remove the evil person from among you! you just keep on praying if you like; but I say Mr. Blotz would find himself a lot more retentive if we were all of the same mind and stopped buying his music, stopped playing his songs on Christian radio, stop singing his now tainted music in your church and out rightly condemned his behavior. Lastly Its true that all the angles in heaven rejoice when one sinner repents but think of all the angles who will be accusing you and your church for not condemning this man, and others like him who use the name of Jesus to cause so many brother and sisters to stumble. Keep the faith, for fill your ministry Perry.

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    These people blindly applaud and praise Ray for his new life. What is sad is that when a high profile individual comes out of the closet, it seems in their minds to validate their position. I feel like this is just them being given over to this sin. Correct me If I am wrong, but when the Roman empire fell wasn’t homosexuality rampant in their culture. I have heard some interesting comments regarding that fact. Also, Ray had a song entitled “don’t tell me who to love”. Ray by all means love everyone, but sex should only be with your wife. It also begs the question: what else does ray not want to be told what to do? How about these song titles: “Don’t tell me not to murder” (with added pro-choice verse); “Don’t tell me not to commit adultery”; and “Don’t tell me not to rape”. You see this “church” takes up a defiant stand and says that noone can tell them who to have sex with. So they tell those who procalaim the word and God himself to keep their truth to themselves.

  6. Carol

    It’s difficult to keep silent about this issue, or any other that infects the image many people have toward “Christianity” “God” and “Jesus” and what faith is all about.

    When someone who claims to be “Christian” “comes out” and is in your face with his homosexuality, it shows rebellion towards God, and makes a mockery of his own faith. To live in a lie and be married when he “knew” he was a homosexual and have children in this union, and to present himself as a Christian, shows a confused and twisted type of “Christianity”.

    It’s tragic that those who know him that claims to be “Christian” are not showing him the dangers of the lifestyle he chose to make an announcement about, not only physical dangers, as well as the spiritual consequences. They should be praying for him to be sorrowful in his sin, not flaunt it as if it’s something to be proud of, and to be filled with remorse to the point of repentance.

    This embrace people in their sinfulness and pat them on the back and say it’s “Okay” and “God loves them”, is a dangerous thing to do. It candy coats the problem rather than showing it like it is.

    I’m concerned with the “God loves everybody the same” statement. God certainly loves His saints who have been forgiven and acknowledge Jesus as their Lord and Savior. But God does not love the willful, unrepentant sinners in the same manner. He does not want that any should perish, and would embrace one who did repent and became one of His saints. But to say He loves sinners and saints the same way is wrong. He loves them because He provided the Lamb of God to take away the sins of the world, but when someone chooses to disobey, or reject Him, they do not receive the same love as saints would.

  7. Lavrai

    Wow, this is pretty sad. A little leaven does indeed leaven the whole lump (1Cr 5:6; Gal 5:9). The Devil convinces him of one lie, and it’s like the flood gates are now open. What I mean is, now that everything is all about him and him feeling comfortable with himself… is he doing worldly music now… to appeal to the world… since he has stepped away from GOD (who knows when that happened) and has officially (re)joined the world…?

    May GOD have mercy on him…

    Luk 12:47 And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not [himself], neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many [stripes].

    Luk 12:48 But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few [stripes]. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.

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  9. CJD

    I think God’s Love is not in question here.

    God loves/has loved everyone who chose hell by going his/her own way.

    Our goal should not be to tell everyone not only that God loves them, but also He is holy, and they can choose to follow Him or go to hell. John 3.

  10. CJD

    I believe that we are living in the end times, characterized by serious spiritual deception.

    30 years ago, it would have been career suicide for him to admit and embellish such a horrible lifestyle, but not today.

    It started out as a new rebellion, sort of the way long hair on men used to be, then slowly, it’s become a victim thing, like someone cannot help it.
    Now, it has become a ‘gift’, like it’s almost acceptable, and how dare you pharisees to question it. How hateful!

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  12. ArthurM

    Ray’s sin is against the divine plan of God for the man and woman, He has not sinned against me, But God.

    we must pray for him, God expects it.

  13. Laurie

    When a sinner announces his crime against a Holy God, and sings some songs with favorable references to his professed perversion, to which a crowd responds with a standing ovation, it is definitely a sad time for this world. To profess perversion as if it were ‘no big deal’ just goes to show the rapid moral decline of our culture. We must all make this plea… ‘in wrath, remember mercy’. As a former sodomite saved by God’s grace, cleansed by the blood of Christ, I praise my God and Savior for humbling me, and bringing me out of a lifestyle that is filled with torment, addictions, disease, mental anguish. I agree with sbrogden, please do not call this choice of lustful sexual perversion ‘gay’. Do not be fooled into thinking one is born ‘gay’ either; like all sexual immorality, it is when the sinner chooses to fulfill the sinful desires within that bring about this perversion.
    How wicked is the human heart! So wicked that one will lie down with the same sex and call it ‘gay’, excuse it as some sort of defect, and claim they are in ‘love’. True love comes down from heaven, and is reserved for a man and woman who follow the commands of the Lord, enjoying one another within the covenant of marriage. Mr. Boltz is treading very dangerous ground, if he continues to reject the call to repent, God will turn him over full blown to his perversion, he will have a totally depraved mind with NO CHANCE of ever being reconciled to a Holy and Merciful God.

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  16. Bob L

    some of you must be homosexual yourselves, how else do you “know” so much about this issue.
    the louder you rant, the more you try to cover…and the more you ciritize Ray, the more obvious it is that you really do not understand him at all. I admire any man with the courage to be honest, open and to share still his faith in song, to be totally truthful, I have been inspired more to serve the Lord. Don’t worry, don’t judge, God doesnot need your help, but worry more about the mote in your own eye and heart!

  17. Chrystal Post author

    So, if we don’t agree with homosexuality (because God Himself has called it an abomination), then we’re homosexual?

    Wow! You don’t see the flaw in your thinking?

  18. Carol

    I am offended by your words Bob L !

    To actually say some of us are homosexuals because we call homosexuality an abomination, agreeing with God is actually being judgmental yourself. You talk about motes in eyes and hearts, but you need to examine yourself before you start ranting in this blog to us and making snap judgments.

    You assume because some has spoken about this issue that there are gays here and that is judgmental when you don’t know any of us, and when we are speaking up against it, it wouldn’t say much about our own faithfulness to God if we are condemning Ray Boltz’ continued flaunting of his own lifestyle if we were taking part in it ourselves.

    When we point out that homosexuality is an abomination in the eyes of God it’s because His Own Word calls it abomination! We agree with God that this is sinful behavior. And to proudly proclaim one’s homosexuality without any shame or need for repentance, reflects Ray’s heart that he’s in no remorseful state with regards to recognizing his homosexuality as an abomination and need of repentance. He’s waving his proverbial rainbow flag. That is a disgrace to claim his Christian beliefs and yet adhering to his homosexuality.

    Before you attack the other people who are standing up against Ray’s flag waving, you need to examine your own “motes”.

    Nothing more disturbing and more harmful to the body of believers than throwing stones when one is guilty of it themselves. Perhaps not homosexuality, but judging wrongly.

  19. Laurie

    Bob L~You have NO CLUE what you are saying. Homosexuality is very deadly, and yes, I know because I once lived the life. It is birthed out of lust, which lies within the human heart. This abomination is very gripping and powerful. If the sodomite refuses to repent, then God will turn them over to the sin they so love. When that happens, all hope fades, and the sodomite then becomes obsessed with forcing this perversion on society. These people will not rest until they have taken control and gotten their way. I can say this because the Bible says, in Romans 1:28 “And just as they did not see fit to acknowledge God any longer, God gave them over to a depraved mind”. Depraved means “unfit for, unproved, spurious, reprobate”. A mind such as this cannot reason, does not comprehend, and seeks only to fulfill ‘perverted lust’ at all cost. When Lot tried to protect the two angels from the sodomites of his day, they tried to beat down his door. Notice what Genesis 19:11 says, “They struck the men who were at the doorway of the house with blindness, both small and great, so that they wearied {themselves trying} to find the doorway”. Even though these sodomites were instantly struck blind, they were not even phased, no fear resulted from this instantaneous act. Instead, they continued groping blindly trying desperately to fulfill their forbidden desires.
    You have NO CLUE what you are dealing with when it comes to homosexuals/sodomites.
    Gods’ word is clear on what happens to these types, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor {the} covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9
    Those who understand this abomination {Leviticus 18:22} will speak out against the act, and proclaim the Gospel to these homosexuals. IF you truly are serving the Lord, then you are commanded by scripture to proclaim the whole counsel of God to all lost sinners. We are not called to ‘side with sin’ but to combat it with the ‘sword of the Spirit’~the WORD OF GOD

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