"Mum had been to church and suddenly realized in a St-Paul-on-road-to-Damascus-type blinding flash that the vicar is gay."

St Paul
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The Bible contains four accounts of St Paul's conversion to Christianity - Acts 9:3-19; 22:6-21; 26:12-18; and Galatians 1:12-16.

Around 34 AD Paul of Tarsus, a former persecutor of the Christians, was travelling from Jerusalem to Damascus. He was suddenly overwhelmed by a blinding light and a disembodied voice spoke to him, asking why he chose to persecute Jesus. Struck blind for three days and forced to fast until he was healed by a disciple named Ananias, Paul converted to Christianity and became one of its greatest apostles.