Mat Staver, the chairman of Liberty Counsel, shared the testimony of Angel Colon in an email on Monday.
Colon was shot five times at Pulse, a homosexual nightclub.
Staver wrote that the shoot returned to the place where Colon was lying and killed the woman beside him.
Colon has since said:
“I was petrified knowing I was next. I heard the shooter behind me, gauging his next move. That’s when I asked the Lord for forgiveness, to forgive me for failing Him, for turning my back on Him. I wanted to be at peace with God, but at that moment, my prayer changed to prophecy.
“I prophetically claimed my life for the Lord. I told Him I would not leave that building dead, that I had a purpose, and He would fulfill all the promises He made over my life. I knew in that moment that I was chosen, and God had something big for me.
“I promised Him I would worship Him for the rest of my days. The very moment I said, ‘Amen,’ I felt the bullet. Heat swelled through my abdomen, and I was certain I was dead. But when I opened my eyes, I knew the Lord spared me.”
Ambulance staff said had Colon not received medical care within five minutes, he would’ve died.
“Instead, he is passionately living his life for the Lord and reaching out with a message of redemption and hope for those trapped in the LGBTQ web,” Staver wrote. “Six bullets couldn’t stop Angel from speaking truth in love to others. But now HR 5 (the Equality Act) threatens their incredible ministry. Under this bill, they would face the choice to fall silent or lose everything.”
Luis Ruiz was also at Pulse that night. Luis was trampled. But Staver wrote that after the massacre, Luis felt God tugging at his heart.
Luis tried to drown his memories with alcohol, but the breaking point came when Luis found out he was HIV-positive.
“That hit me hard,” Luis said. “I realized I was making a lot of bad choices.”
Luis also turned to Jesus.
Together, Luis and Angel cofounded Fearless Identity so they could tell their testimonies in churches and schools.
However, if the Equality Act becomes law, the concern is government will silence the message.