"By the way, I forgive you / After all, maybe I should thank you / for giving me what I've found / Because without you around / I've been doing just fine"

We want to hear about your moments of forgiveness. When have you forgiven others? When have you forgiven yourself? Starting January 15 through February 13, share a story, photo, video, or art piece about forgiveness. Share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #bythewayiforgiveyou so we won't miss your entry. If you're sharing on Facebook, make sure your post is public so we can see it! Don't live in the United States? Don't worry! We're accepting entries from all over the world! One entry per person.

On February 19 we will share our favorite submissions from fans all over the world on our Facebook page. The entry with the most likes will win the grand prize, so it’ll be up to you guys to like and share your favorite entry. The winner will be announced on February 26.

The winner will receive a trip to see us perform at Red Rocks on August 12! Prize includes airfare and hotel for two, VIP passes to the show and more! Ten runner ups will receive complimentary Bramily membership for a year.

If you need some inspiration, take a look at Brandi, Tim and Phil's examples!



I would like to forgive Pastor Tim.

I forgive you for deciding not to baptize me when I was a teenager for being gay.

It was not so much that you wouldn’t or couldn’t do it because of the tenets put in place by the baptist rules and traditions, but because you waited until all my family and friends were present and waiting in the pews for the ceremony.

I don’t believe you did it to humiliate me - I think you struggled with the decision and simply ran out of time... I think you probably still do struggle with it.

I’d like you to know that I still love you and that I understand we’re all on a journey together, trying our best to walk through the world with honor and dignity - but what I want you to know most of all is that you did not damage my faith. Not in god, not in humanity and not in myself.

The experience inspired me to help other gay kids and my spiritual LGBTQ brothers and sisters come to terms with the disappointments they’ve endured on the rugged road to peace and acceptance. I think you’d appreciate that process.

You’ve helped far more people than you’ve hurt and you helped me too.

Thank you 






Whatever hell I thought you were putting us through was nothing compared with what you were dealing with. I felt my only choice was to abandon ship to protect myself when everyone thought you were down for the count. Some of us made it, some of us did not. You really scared the shit out of us. I’m thankful to have you on this side of the grass, brother. Family forever - Congrats on almost a decade of sobriety!! 

By The Way I Forgive You.