View Larger Image Castro Street Fair Outreach 2015 Joseph Sciambra2017-03-10T18:30:01+00:00October 5th, 2015|Blog, Outreach| Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditPinterest Related Posts Gallery My Lifelong Obsession with Icons April 4th, 2021 | 1 Comment Gallery The Filioque: My Conversation with Fr. Photius Avant March 27th, 2021 Gallery My Conversation with Abbot Tryphon of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia (ROCOR) March 16th, 2021 Gallery My Conversation with Fr. James Guirguis of the Antiochian Orthodox Church February 7th, 2021 Gallery Orthodox Iconography – Theory and Practice: A Conversation with Shayne Swenson January 27th, 2021 4 Comments Helena October 7, 2015 at 11:39 am Can you share stories about how you are received when in the Castro District– do you have people receptive to your message? Any “conversion” stories? Are you welcomed? What is your subjective experience of a day like the one you have documented with pictures here? Curious. Tantumblogo October 8, 2015 at 5:25 pm Mr. Sciambra – Thank you for your honesty and this witness. I have many questions on how best to evangelize those who engage – forgive if my terminology is incorrect – actively in homosexual contact/”the gay lifestyle.” I find you very brave going out in what could be construed as a hostile environment at the Castro Fair. Do you have more “entre” because of your experience with that lifestyle? Would a “straight” person doing same be less successful? What about approaching those who are not so flamboyant, should different means/tactics be used? Sorry if my questions seem dumb, I just stumbled on your site but think Catholic outreach to this population is so desperately needed, and the need will only grow in the years to come. God bless you, I will pray for you. Joseph Sciambra January 14, 2016 at 6:39 pm For the most part, everyone in the “gay” community has treated me with kindness and respect; although they more often than not disagree with me, they either scowl and walk away or approach and talk with me when I am at these events. As to “conversion stories” there are hundreds of men who very quietly leave the homosexual lifestyle; since beginning this outreach I have met countless men who are very unhappy in the “gay” orientation; some try to leave and are successful, others try and are unable to completely escape that prison…for, those, we must especially pray for – every day. Joseph Sciambra January 14, 2016 at 6:45 pm Typically, I do not approach anyone; I go to these events wearing the t-shirt (pictured) and with the big signs; so, passersby see me and some walk up to me and we start a conversation; as someone who once lived that life, I am not shocked by what I see, because I once did it all; I think the majority of “straight” people would be surprised by the sexual activity that takes place in the open at the various San Francisco “gay” parades and sex fairs. As someone who once lived that live, I see beyond the horror of what they are doing – and I see the wounded and scared little boy that’s behind the mask. Comments are closed.