There's a post circulating on Facebook from another of the Pulse's survivors. Luis Javier Ruiz was at the club that night, but he ended up getting injured. He wrote a post professing his new Christian faith and what some are indicating as an ex-gay lifestyle:
I should of been of number 50
Going through old pictures of the night of Pulse a memory were my struggles of perversion, heavy drinking to drown out everything and having promiscuous sex that led to HIV my struggles were real ! The enemy had its grip and now God has taken me from that moment and has given me Christ Jesus I'v grown to know his love in a deeper level. in this picture 2 of out of 49 my close friend on right and in back of me are no longer with us they lost there life that night. I should of been number 50 but now I have the chance to live in relationship and not religion not just loving christ but being in love with christ and sharing his love I know who I am and I am not defined with who the enemy says I use to be but who christ Jesus says I am.
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#PulseLives #freedomMarch #May5 #WashingtonDC Freedom March #Jesus #lifestyleChrisitanity #identityInJesus #Share #share #shareA quick glance at his Facebook page indicates that he will be marching in something called the March 4 Freedom. Plus, there are various posts about freedom from homosexuality.
Personally, I don't have a lot of patience anymore for ex-gay belief systems. But it seems to be a process that too many people take when they retreat from living free of all religious expression and a wilder lifestyle. And it doesn't help that he lived through an extremely public and traumatizing incident.