Christian and Gay? MSNBC’s Interview with Snyder

My brother recently took a huge step in his life and came out as gay. His situation is unique in that he had the opportunity to come out via national forum. Rod just completed his second term for the Young Democrats of America and decided that before he retired, he had some unfinished business to take care of. Last week he penned a letter that was posted for not only Young Dems, but for the world.


The response he has received over the last week has been incredible. He has been showered with love and appreciation for his willingness to be so public about something that is ordinarily so private. Rod was willing to share his personal journey to acceptance because of his love for justice and equality. He did so in hopes of encouraging others who are struggling with their own sexuality, to open up the doors for more communication within our communities, and to help further the fight for gay rights.


This afternoon he was interviewed on MSNBC to discuss his process of coming out as a Christian gay man. It overwhelms my heart with happiness and pride to watch how articulate and confident my brother has become.


Please take a moment to watch this six minute interview. Sharing this amongst each other creates more opportunities to generate positive conversations and to help open hearts and minds. There has been a trend since the initial release of his letter. The hashtag #StandWithRod and #WithRod has been attached to the social media surrounding this topic and has functioned as another avenue to show support for my brother. Would you please add it to your shares as well? Lets stand with Rod and help spread this message of hope to others.


7 thoughts on “Christian and Gay? MSNBC’s Interview with Snyder

  1. Both David and I are moved ny the raw honesty and strength Rod is showing. #lovemyfriendrod #proud

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  2. Mia, I am so glad I met you when I came down to R9 that day. This is great and I love how supportive you are. He is an awesome guy and I am so glad to hear he was able to finally come out and be himself completely.

  3. Thanks so much to you and your brother for sharing your experiences. What a brave man. The church needs to wake up to what the Bible really says about sexuality. Blessings to you both.

    Have you guys ever met Kathy Baldock? She is an amazing straight ally…does wonderful, wonderful work. I was blessed to hear her speak a year ago. Check out her website…

    Keep up the good work! 🙂

    1. Hi Rachel.

      Thanks so much for reading and responding. I am so proud of my brother and he is a very brave man. You won’t believe this but the Canyon Walker is actually guest speaking at my Local PFL AG Chapter in a few months. I am so looking forward to meeting her.

      Thank you for the support & I would love it if you stayed in touch.


      1. You will love her! She is a ball of fire and hilarious. 🙂 She is also loving and full of compassion. In my opinion, she is a true example of the heart of Jesus.

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