SILENCE = CONSENT

The Music Ministry of Homophobes

The other day, I saw Kim Burrell sing a tribute to Whitney Houston. I gotta admit, the woman can truly SANG! I have heard no one sing a song and vocally toy with the relative minor key of the song like Mz. Burrell. Lord KNOWS she is truly talented. I will even go so far as to say that in my opinion, like Mz. Burrell, the best singers in the world get their start in church.

However, the bad thing about all this good singing is when some of the most beautiful voices come from the most rabidly homophobic people. The worst is knowing that the victims of said homophobia continue to support these homophobic hate-mongers with their money and time. Why is that?

There are several artists that I simply just CANNOT support. I, with a clear conscience, can’t buy their music. I can’t deny their talent, but I won’t give my money to them. It’s like casting my pearls before swine. I refuse to pay someone to spiritually abuse and disrespect me.

I remember the days when I couldn’t wait for a Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, Kim Burrell, Angie Stone cd, or to hear Dorinda Clark-Cole preach. But after hearing the hate they spew in their concerts and during sermons, I had (and still have) a hard time hearing God in their messages. Maybe it’s just my own handicap.

In my opinion, these people don’t care about their largest fan base. Sure, they want to push units. They want packed out venues. But they don’t care about the people who have made them who they are. Think about it… Who would Kim Burrell be if it wasn’t for the gay men who buy her cds? Would Yolanda Adams be the diva she’s become if it wasn’t for gay dollars? Where has Angie Stone been since her declaration that lyrics to her hit song “Brotha” didn’t apply to gay men? And would Dorinda Clark-Cole be the glam goddess she is if it weren’t for the kidz?

I don’t know about anyone else, but when it comes to my money and who I allow to speak into my spirit, I am very cautious. After all the hate I’ve been blessed to overcome, and the scars from abuse that I live with, I cannot let anyone abuse me. It doesn’t matter who they are. A person doesn’t have to understand or like me, but respect is a must! If we are buying their music, and spending money to attend their concerts, the LEAST they owe is respect. We ARE human beings. And most important for them, we ARE the fans! Besides, I doubt very seriously these people have the nerve to go toe to toe with someone spewing their hatred. For them to do so on stage behind the cloak of celebrity (and having security) is cowardly.

The Bible speaks of loving God and your brothers and sisters with the same intensity that you love yourself. I fail to see where using disrespectful epithets like “faggot” from a celebrity platform is showing love. I suggest reading I Corinthians 13 again. It describes how love behaves in great detail. These people DO believe the Bible…right?

Gospel Artists say they have “music ministries”. The word “ministry” means “to serve”. How are you serving someone by putting them down, being mean and disrespectful? I guess what I’m trying to say is, it is possible to respect a person’s talent yet not support their “ministry”. Maybe if a massive boycott happened, some of these “music ministers” would get a new revelation about God and Divine Love, ya think?

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3 responses

  1. internet elias

    You sound so nice…tolerant…open minded. You’ve quoted scriptures so I assume you believe in the Word of God? . And, as you said, God is love. He wants no man to ‘perish.’ But God gave man a will to choose Good or Evil…at Eden..when He purposed the ‘fall’ of man….meaning..they had spent time with Him in Eden…and knew only Good. They knew NOTHING of evil, death,lust…and so forth..all part of the nature of ‘the most subtle deceiver.’ But to have a CHOICE…two things must be KNOWN and available from which to choose. God ‘appointed man once to die’….which happened in Eden as Eve was tricked by Lucifer…by God’s permission…and ate of the Tree of Knowledge. God always intended the event to happen. So man would CHOOSE Him, His love, His fellowship…choose to fellowship with Him as children…in a PURE and innocent fellowship. He didn’t want zombies. He wanted children with His dna…LOVE.

    As a result of who God is….I know Him and I know His merciful love towards me. And I LOVE YOU. I want all the good things God purposed for you. One of the most fulfilling things ever is for a couple’s love to become ‘one flesh’….a child. NOTHING can take its place. I want all things good for you. But I know those will come only as you follow the ‘rules’ of creation. Please think kindly of me as you read the following verses concerning God’s thoughts on homosexuality.

    “Ge 1:26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.”

    AFTER EVE WAS ‘BEGUILED’ AT THE TREE OF KNOWLEDGE..GOD SAID THE FOLLOWING…showing His plan to be complete or fulfilled for man:

    Ge 3:22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:

    But among the natural laws made by God…is the sexual law of procreation..between a man and a woman. Scripture is clear concerning the consequences of alternative intimate relationships.

    Ro 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness;

    Ro 1:19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath showed it unto them.

    Ro 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

    Ro 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

    Ro 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
    Ro 1:23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.

    Ro 1:24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves

    Ro 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
    Ro 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    Ro 1:25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.

    Ro 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    Ro 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

    Ro 1:26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:

    Ro 1:27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was meet.

    Ro 1:28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;

    Ro 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    Ro 1:29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,

    Ro 1:30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,

    Ro 1:31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:

    Ro 1:32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

    Homosexuality is discussed quiet a lot in the Bible. And it’s always shown as a serious, serious perversion of God’s intention relating to the sexuality of man.

    GAY MEN OF SODOM ATTEMPT TO RAPE TWO ANGELS SENT TO DELIVER LOT AND HIS FAMILY FROM THE DESTRUCTION COMING ON SODOM FROM GOD.

    Ge 19:1 And there came two angels to Sodom at even; and Lot sat in the gate of Sodom: and Lot seeing them rose up to meet them; and he bowed himself with his face toward the ground;

    Ge 19:2 And he said, Behold now, my lords, turn in, I pray you, into your servant’s house, and tarry all night, and wash your feet, and ye shall rise up early, and go on your ways. And they said, Nay; but we will abide in the street all night.

    Ge 19:3 And he pressed upon them greatly; and they turned in unto him, and entered into his house; and he made them a feast, and did bake unleavened bread, and they did eat.

    Ge 19:4 But before they lay down, the men of the city, even the men of Sodom, compassed the house round, both old and young, all the people from every quarter:

    Ge 19:5 And they called unto Lot, and said unto him, Where are the men which came in to thee this night? bring them out unto us, that we may know them.

    Ge 19:6 And Lot went out at the door unto them, and shut the door after him,
    Ge 19:7 And said, I pray you, brethren, do not so wickedly.

    Ge 19:8 Behold now, I have two daughters which have not known man; let me, I pray you, bring them out unto you, and do ye to them as is good in your eyes: only unto these men do nothing; for therefore came they under the shadow of my roof.

    Ge 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

    Ge 19:9 And they said, Stand back. And they said again, This one fellow came in to sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them. And they pressed sore upon the man, even Lot, and came near to break the door.

    Ge 19:10 But the men put forth their hand, and pulled Lot into the house to them, and shut to the door.

    Ge 19:11 And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

    Ge 19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

    Ge 19:12 And the men said unto Lot, Hast thou here any besides? son in law, and thy sons, and thy daughters, and whatsoever thou hast in the city, bring them out of this place:

    Ge 19:13 For we will destroy this place, because the cry of them is waxen great before the face of the LORD; and the LORD hath sent us to destroy it.

    AND THERE IS ANOTHER SET OF VERSES SHARING AN EQUALLY TRAGIC SCENE RELATED TO HOMOSEXUALITY AND PERVERTED SEX. It tells of gay men who came to a house demanding relations with a man there. And the owner of the house sent his concubine instead…feeling that was the less of the two evils. The men raped gang raped her all night. She crawled back to her masters house…making it as far as the threshold where she died.

    Jud 19:22 Now as they were making their hearts merry, behold, the men of the city, certain sons of Belial, beset the house round about, and beat at the door, and spake to the master of the house, the old man, saying, Bring forth the man that came into thine house, that we may know him.

    Jud 19:23 And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, nay, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into mine house, do not this folly.

    Jud 19:24 Behold, here is my daughter a maiden, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not so vile a thing.

    Jud 19:25 But the men would not hearken to him: so the man took his concubine, and brought her forth unto them; and they knew her, and abused her all the night until the morning: and when the day began to spring, they let her go.

    Jud 19:26 Then came the woman in the dawning of the day, and fell down at the door of the man’s house where her lord was, till it was light.

    Jud 19:27 And her lord rose up in the morning, and opened the doors of the house, and went out to go his way: and, behold, the woman his concubine was fallen down at the door of the house, and her hands were upon the threshold.

    Jud 19:28 And he said unto her, Up, and let us be going. But none answered. Then the man took her up upon an ass, and the man rose up, and gat him unto his place.

    Jud 19:29 And when he was come into his house, he took a knife, and laid hold on his concubine, and divided her, together with her bones, into twelve pieces, and sent her into all the coasts of Israel.

    THE EVIL WAS DONE WITHIN ISRAEL. THE MAN NEEDED ALL TWELVE TRIBES OF ISRAEL TO BE REMINDED THAT EVIL IS PROGRESSIVE. THAT ‘SIN WHEN FINISHED IS DEATH’. SEXUAL PERVERSION IS PROGRESSIVE….AS IS ALL SIN. AND GOD DOES NOT WANT THAT KIND OF ‘DEATH’ FOR US…HIS CREATED ‘MAN.’

    Please don’t feel badly at me for sharing these ‘heavy’ things related to homosexuality. According to the first one I shared in Romans…it mentions being, at some point in God’s time, turned over to a ‘reprobate’ mind where one will not only practice those ‘reprobate’ things, knowing the justice of God, but will even have ‘pleasure’ in them.

    I so desire you are not to a point where you won’t consider what God’s demands concerning the sexually ‘right’ things for man. If you have passed that point of no return and are no longer open to having your conscious touched by God…..there is nothing more I can say.

    Please feel free to not post this comment. I won’t mind.

    Carolyn/internetelias.wordpress.com

    February 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    • Thanks for responding. Please know that I love you too! I have read and studied the scriptures you have sited at length and as you are probably aware, I have quite a different interpretation and received quite different messages from the same.

      I have learned that this is an issue where people must agree to disagree. I have also learned to follow the advice of Apostle Paul and not debate for it only causes strife and divides the Body of Christ. As long as we both believe Jesus the Christ is Lord, I believe WE BOTH are saved, and Heaven is our eternal home.

      Thanks again for the comment.

      February 3, 2010 at 6:58 pm

  2. Colajean Butler

    Having dated someone who I discovered was in a ‘questionable’ relationship and who like myself was actively involved in the church, I am indeed curious into how our young people become involved in homosexuality. This is not to create a stir or panic, but I am indeed sincere. Like Bishop Long, who nurtured the ’emotional’ and ‘physical’ neediness in youths, do many become enamored to the lifestyle through the predatory or nurturing action of practicing homosexual or from other homosexuals who have serious character flaws and seek to introduce new persons into the lifesyle? I do know of ‘gays’ who have been mysteriously murdered and I do suspect many of them may have been involved with minors at some point. I do know of young lesbians who like the youths in this current case feel abandoned when the person who introduced them to homosexuality wanted to move on and they felt committed to their consentual alliance – whether one in which the power between the couple was imbalanced or not. I am also concerned with the possible psychological imbalance of persons who work under the guise of religion and create stumpling blocks for innocent souls – whether through a heterosexual or a homosexual alliance with those entrusted to their care. As said in your document, persons who operate under an guise of hate usually has great secrets. Persons who are intolerant and vengeful, seem to have greater secrets than those whom they accuse. I do not qualify sexual behavior as one of choice in the matter of mere relational intimacies because such intimacies should be procreative and if our population all choose homosexual relationships – procreation would cease and civilization as we know it would be over.

    You are indeed eloquent in your discourse and I know many young men like yourself. As you said, we all have a choice and predators who go after children and other minors are indeed persons who we should fear. Sexuality has become a sore topic in our Black community, and as you are doing, we can only empower our people to deal with the ‘darkness’ of it – through public discourse. We have lost enough lives in our communities from sexually transmitted disease and crimes of passion, so I thank you for sharing as you and also for coming out pubically with your stances – as so many are too chicken to do so – as thus create the greatest loss of faith for our people lose all hope in what is true when we are hypocrites.

    May the peace of Christ be yours and may you discover that fullness of truth that you seek and teach.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

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