What is De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries
Rev. Dr. Nick De Leon
The Rev. Dr. Nick De Leon is the founder and head pastor of De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries, serving since its founding in 2015. He was ordained on April 28, 2015.

​Pastoral Ministry

Since founding De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries on September 28, 2015, De Leon advised former North Carolina governor Pat McCrory to reconsider his signing of HB2, a bill that eliminated anti-discrimination protections for LGBT and genderqueer people and legislated that individuals only use the restrooms that correspond to the sex on their birth certificates. McCrory later lost his state's gubernatorial election to Roy Cooper in 2016. On February 23, 2017 he was awarded a Doctor of Divinity by Universal Life Church for his excellence in outreach and activism.

​Literary Work

De Leon is the author of The Gay Catechism: Explaining the LGBT Christian , a theological book concerning homosexuality and gender identity and also issues such as biblical interpretation, coming out, and debunking myths by fundamentalist Christians.

Biography

Nicholas Michael De Leon was born on June 18, 1996 in Green Bay, Wisconsin and grew up on the city's east side with his sister and one of his three half-brothers. His father was a machine operator at a paper mill and his mother is a caretaker for disabled adults.
De Leon learned he was gay at 12 years old and kept it a deep secret about himself until he was about 18 years old on November 19, 2015, he officially came out gay in a YouTube video .

Because of his secular upbringing throughout the first 15 years of his life, he used to identify as an athiest until 2012. He joined the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod following his baptism and confirmation at one LCMS church in Green Bay on December 2, 2012 where he converted to Christianity. The church seemed well until the beginning of 2014 when he was beginning to acknowledge to others of his sexuality. He was excommunicated from the LCMS on November 30, 2014.

De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries

De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries is an independant Christian Ministry formed on September 28, 2015 in Green Bay, Wisconsin to provide a pro-LGBT Christian ministry and offer wedding services.

​History

De Leon Ministries' beginnings trace back to April 8, 2014 when a fundamentalist ministry distributed numerous billboard advertisements across Green Bay. Based on numerous status updates and likes from the person owning this ministry, he is an alt-right Christian that equates gay pastors with child molestors that perform beastiality weddings.

At De Leon LGBT Christian Ministries, we stress that the origins of the verses in the Bible must be understood in the historical context because if believed literally word-for-word, we will sound either ignorant, or that we truly believe the Earth is flat. This is especially true when understanding verses regarding homosexuality and gender identity. For example, we believe that Sodom and Gommorah was done by God due to the cities greed and lack of sympathy.