Former Hollywood Gay Designer turns to Christ, Narrates Encounter with Holy Spirit

Swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool. Vacationing at Diane Keaton’s getaway home. Going to the Grammy Awards or rocking Paris Fashion Week. This was the lifestyle of Becket Cook, and he absolutely loved it until the day he suddenly didn’t.

Cook writes about that profound moment in his life in his new book titled A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption.

Cook, a successful set designer in the fashion world, was mingling with Hollywood’s elite. He was also openly gay. Despite everything he had, it still wasn’t enough.

“So I was attending fashion week and I went to all of the shows and a bunch of the parties,” he recalled. “And I was at a party one night and I just looked over the crowd and I thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore. This isn’t going to cut it anymore.'”

In his book, Cook shares how God turned his identity upside down and brought him the kind of peace and freedom that he never knew was possible.

During an interview on The 700 Club Friday, the former LA set designer shared how he was molested by a friend’s father when he was 10-years-old. He explained that he told one friend about the attack, but no one else.

“I didn’t tell my parents because I knew my father would have had him killed,” he said. “My father was a really powerful attorney in Texas and so I was like, ‘I really don’t want my father to go to prison over this.'”

“I didn’t want people to know,” Cook said. “It was a very shameful experience and I didn’t want it to get out.”

When asked if that experience affected his sexuality years later, the author responded, “For many, many years, living as a gay man, I never really thought it affected me. I just kind of denied that it affected me because I didn’t want my sexual identity as a gay man to be tied to such a scary, weird, gross night.”

“But after I became a Christian, I realized that night had a huge impact on my sexuality, and kind of where I ended up going,” Cook continued.

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He also shared that he came out as gay to all of his friends and family after he was out of college.

“My parents were actually very lovely about it,” Cook recalled. “I was the youngest of eight kids, so by the time they got to me they were like, ‘Oh, you’re gay? OK, cool,'” he said with a laugh. “My parents were Christians and they believed it was a sin. But they were very sweet and very loving about it.”

Cook said while living in Los Angeles, he was in serious relationships with five different men. But he felt dead inside.

“I was at Paris Fashion Week in March of 2009. I used to go to fashion weeks in New York and Paris,” he noted. “I was at this after-party. It was very glamorous. Everyone from the fashion world was there. I think Kanye (West) was there.”

Swimming in Drew Barrymore’s pool. Vacationing at Diane Keaton’s getaway home. Going to the Grammy Awards or rocking Paris Fashion Week. This was the lifestyle of Becket Cook, and he absolutely loved it until the day he suddenly didn’t.

Cook writes about that profound moment in his life in his new book titled A Change of Affection: A Gay Man’s Incredible Story of Redemption.

Cook, a successful set designer in the fashion world, was mingling with Hollywood’s elite. He was also openly gay. Despite everything he had, it still wasn’t enough.

“So I was attending fashion week and I went to all of the shows and a bunch of the parties,” he recalled. “And I was at a party one night and I just looked over the crowd and I thought, ‘I can’t do this anymore. This isn’t going to cut it anymore.'”

In his book, Cook shares how God turned his identity upside down and brought him the kind of peace and freedom that he never knew was possible.

During an interview on The 700 Club Friday, the former LA set designer shared how he was molested by a friend’s father when he was 10-years-old. He explained that he told one friend about the attack, but no one else.

“I didn’t tell my parents because I knew my father would have had him killed,” he said. “My father was a really powerful attorney in Texas and so I was like, ‘I really don’t want my father to go to prison over this.'”

“I didn’t want people to know,” Cook said. “It was a very shameful experience and I didn’t want it to get out.”

When asked if that experience affected his sexuality years later, the author responded, “For many, many years, living as a gay man, I never really thought it affected me. I just kind of denied that it affected me because I didn’t want my sexual identity as a gay man to be tied to such a scary, weird, gross night.”

“But after I became a Christian, I realized that night had a huge impact on my sexuality, and kind of where I ended up going,” Cook continued.

He also shared that he came out as gay to all of his friends and family after he was out of college.

“My parents were actually very lovely about it,” Cook recalled. “I was the youngest of eight kids, so by the time they got to me they were like, ‘Oh, you’re gay? OK, cool,'” he said with a laugh. “My parents were Christians and they believed it was a sin. But they were very sweet and very loving about it.”

Cook said while living in Los Angeles, he was in serious relationships with five different men. But he felt dead inside.

“I was at Paris Fashion Week in March of 2009. I used to go to fashion weeks in New York and Paris,” he noted. “I was at this after-party. It was very glamorous. Everyone from the fashion world was there. I think Kanye (West) was there.” Continue Story on CBN.

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