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Freedom March Members Celebrate Christ Freeing Them From LGBT Strongholds

Photo courtesy of Jeffrey McCall

Freedom March Members Celebrate Christ Freeing Them From LGBT Strongholds

By Movieguide® Staff

Former LGBT men and women testified to the redeeming power of Jesus Christ in Washington D.C. at the annual Freedom March event.

Co-founder of the Freedom March and survivor of the 2016 attack on the Pulse gay nightclub, Luis Javier Ruiz, said that God blessed their march by double-booking the group alongside the Foundation for Creative Cultural Expression, an LGBT pride group.

“A group of overcomers, free from the LGBT identity, now coming into a place where everybody here was for gay pride. I just love seeing the hand of God,” Ruiz told The Christian Post. “Sometimes church is just too churched. This is part of evangelism, to bring people out so everyone can hear the Gospel.”

Ruiz shared his story in the 2020 documentary, MORE THAN A VICTIM: THE ANGEL COLON AND LUIS J RUIZ STORY.

A portion of Movieguide®’s review reads:

MORE THAN A VICTIM presents powerful, inspiring Christian testimonies, but relies too heavily on archival footage. The movie has a strong, uplifting Christian worldview, however. Viewers see Angel and Luis repent of their sins and find Jesus. The two men talk about prayer, forgiveness and community. The movie does describe the Pulse Nightclub shooting in detail, with scary soundbites from that night that might disturb younger viewers. MORE THAN A VICTIM also deals with some mature personal issues. So, Movieguide® advises extreme caution.

The Freedom March live-streamed the event that featured music, prayer and testimonies of how God’s word freed them from their sexual past and established their identity in Christ.

“What I love about this is that there are Baptists, Pentecostals, Catholics, all types of people coming together in the name of Jesus, saying that change is not only possible, but it’s real through Jesus,” Ruiz said. “I get excited when I see an Adventist brother, a Church of God brother … it brings me so much joy to see how the Lord is unifying the Body of Christ.”

Freedom March Founder Jeffrey McCall added: “We call each other, do Bible studies together, encourage each other … it has built a family, and it’s a young family.”

McCall previously appeared in the documentary PRAY AWAY.

Movieguide® previously reported:

PRAY AWAY debuted on Netflix this week in an attempt to dissuade anyone who wants to leave the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender lifestyle. While the documentary may seem anti-Christian in its denouncement that people cannot truly be free from sexually deviant desires, star Jeffrey McCall knows the Truth about encountering Jesus.

McCall lived as a transgender woman named Scarlet for several years before he had a radical encounter with Jesus Christ.

While McCall was performing drag, he was secretly listening to sermons from Pastor Jentzen Franklin and the Holy Spirit began to convict him.

“I cried out to God and He spoke to me,” McCall tells Movieguide®. “It was just a few months later I threw my life as Scarlet in a dumpster.”

Part of his ministry is the Freedom March, which he founded in 2018. The Freedom March hosts rallies around the United States featuring people who have exchanged their sexual brokenness for Jesus. Since its inception, the march has grown significantly, with rallies in Washington, D.C., Los Angeles and Orlando.

“What we do at Freedom March is share people’s stories of how God transformed their lives and lead them out of the LGBTQ identity,” McCall says. “We don’t offer counseling and we do not focus on behavior modification. We want people to be born again through Jesus and believe the Holy Spirit will take them through the process of sanctification.”

 

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