Former Contemporary Christian Music singer Ray Boltz–known for his song “Thank You,” as well as “Watch the Lamb,” “The Anchor Holds,” and “I Pledge Allegiance to the Lamb”–divorced his wife last year and has now gone public with the news that he is gay. The LGBT newspaper, Washington Blade, has the exclusive profile and the story.
The profile closes with Boltz saying, “This is what it really comes down to,” he says. “If this is the way God made me, then this is the way I’m going to live. It’s not like God made me this way and he’ll send me to hell if I am who he created me to be … I really feel closer to God because I no longer hate myself.”