04/26/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Azariah Southworth, Gay Christian TV Host, On Coming Out: Being Honest Makes Me A Better Christian

Azariah Southworth's suddenly a very public figure.

The Nashville-based Christian-television host caused a national stir this week when he came out of the closet, telling the world, "I believe by me living my life honestly and authentically now, I am able to be a better person and a better Christian."

Obviously we couldn't resist reaching out and having a chat with Southworth, who graciously agreed to talk shop with our editor. Those Christians sure are generous!

Read what the Indiana-born Southworth has to say about becoming an overnight celebrity, why the church should stay out of politics and whether his parents think he's going to hell

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