A survivor of the Pulse nightclub terror attack has said ‘he is no longer gay’ after joining a controversial Christian group promoting ‘freedom from homosexuality’.
Luis Javier Ruiz was at the LGBT nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016, when 49 people were shot dead and 53 others wounded by 29-year-old Omar Mateen.
Ruiz now says he’s ‘changed’ and is promoting events ‘celebrating freedom from homosexual/transgender lifestyles’.
In a Facebook post showing images of himself with some of the victims of the Pulse shooting, and a photo of himself in hospital, Ruiz writes:
“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.”