Heads turned as President Barack Obama’s face shined on the cover of Newsweek, blatantly crowned in the glory of a colorful halo. Such an image makes it official that it’s never been more acceptable to take a stand for who you are and what you believe. The big announcement that shocked the world will undoubtedly make “coming out” more widespread, so instead of being judgmental, why don’t more Christians get on the fence with standing out and taking pride in and for what they believe? Despite all the pastoral turmoil, this year has been a proactive and reputable year for faith. Recently, a lot of heavy hitters have openly come out.
According to Jet magazine, Bishop T.D. Jakes rise “from the pulpit to pop-culture” is what works. Recently actress Meagan Good opened up to several media outlets professing her faith, and controversial rapper Nicki Minaj expressed to “Nightline” that God was her hero. Even mega-church Pastor Jamal Bryant jokingly proclaimed Tim Tebow the thirteenth disciple, as the pro football player stunned the world with statistical signs and wonders. There was also surprisingly, much ado when billionaire media mogul Oprah Winfrey confessed Christ during one of her “Lifeclass” tours in NYC. And after news of Rihanna “living her life for God,” the string of events only further proclaim: It’s OK to “come out.”