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Interview with Nick De Leon

One month has passed since NEW Lutheran High School's basketball manager, Nick De Leon came out bisexual February 25. Since then, the Blazers had went to the state championship, but lost 42-49 to Thorp. Today I have interviewed De Leon about how life has affected him since he came out of the closet. The nearly 18 year old was kind and confident to share his story. We started off with our first question about how he came out. "It started out when I heard that my favorite band (Red Hot Chili Peppers) performed naked in most of their performances. I was curious and search pics on Google and there it is, Flea in his bare essentials with his quitar," De Leon said. "Somehow I feltkind of turned on the the appearance of him completely naked." Our next question was how he came out. "When we played our game against Reedsville on February 8th, I was reading on the bus a Wikipedia article about bisexuality and I was astonished how well I identify with the trait sense I felt attraction to both an Eve and a Steve. Then Valentine's Day came and I had submitted my paper about homosexuality in the church for my Church History class showing positivity towards LGBT Christians. Then the following week felt depressing when the school's chapel services were preaching about love and sexuality and I felt beaten down, so much to the fact I was in tears. Than Tuesday the 25th came and I had a discussion about homosexuality with my English teacher as a response to the paper I wrote to Mr. McClellan, soon enough she asked me this very question, "Why do you ask these questions about homosexuality, is there something wrong?" Soon enough I had nervously came out bi to my teacher, and her answer was surpising sense I thought she would have judged me for it. The following day I had openly came out of the closet as a bisexual." De Leon even shared us the Facebook post on his phone. He had written, This morning I am going to tell you of something that shouldn't deserve any slurs, verse-throwing from the bible, or anything negative. Despite being truly devoted to God, I am coming out as a bisexual because I no longer want to lie about my sexuality to family, friends, the basketball team, and anybody who has importance in my life. It says in 1 John 1:9 "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.", these words are solid proof that ANYONE can still receive the Lord's kingdom no matter how little or big a sin could be, as long as they can acknowledge this sin, they are cleansed. So rip on me or hate me for being bi, you still sin as bad as I do for eating bacon and lobster at a Chinese restaurant. I will still meet you in heaven where I will be saved. The image above is from De Leon's actual post, showing him in his managers outfit holding the bisexual pride flag. His message in the post tells people that all people sin no matter if it is the sin of bisexuality or eating a crab or shrimp, you still will deserve God's kingdom with eternal salvation. However many people see Christianity as people who clearly see homosexuality based on the verse from Leviticus 18:22, and even extreme enough to preach against it like Westboro Baptist Church. However De Leon preaches forgiveness of homosexuality as a sin to show that Christians see the issue in a positive light. Sense then his preachings have inspired many LGBT teenageers to be okay with their sexual orientation in a conservative Christian environment through via Yahoo Answers. Since he had came out, more LGBT students at NEW Lutheran had came out to him and look to De Leon as an evangelist, an influence to be both Christian and non-heterosexual. Already he has left his legacy as the first openly-bi student at the school and as an LGBT activist preaching the Gospel.

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