UPDATE: April 13, 2016:
American Idol‘s final runner up La’Porsha Renae has apologized after backlash for referring to being gay as “lifestyle” during a press conference last Friday.
We are not surprised she backtracked. This is what you end up doing in Hollywood. SMH
Tonex’ Continues to Sing Gospel in Our Churches While Still Living as Gay Man
We have discussed one young man who has impacted and changed how we all see what can be bred out of the gospel music industry. Anthony Charles Williams II, known as Tonex and recently known as B Slade, is a gospel music figure that has shocked the world and the church. Tonex was brought up listening to gospel music as both his parents were ministers of their church in San Diego but his preacher father played saxophone for James Brown and Jackie Wilson and his mother sang in various ‘girl groups’.
[NEW] How Gay Gospel Artists Left a Tainted Legacy for Today’s Generation [Part 2]
This is part two of this article about how gay gospel artists left a tainted legacy for our generation today. We felt the need to expand this subject especially today as gospel music has evolved in something much more than just ‘singing’. Gospel music has turned into a industry of hefty money makers and revolutionaries. Though many artists from the early 1960’s and earlier sang gospel music because they ‘love the Lord’, grew up in the church and wanted to spread the gospel, it quickly turned into a money making machine that created more than just records. The gospel music industry became a way of expressing the views of society both political and sexual. Let’s speak on the sexual part because this is what is taking over our society today through homosexuality and gay rights.
NC’s Anti Gay Law Causes State to Lose Fruitful Economic Deal with PayPal
PayPal is canceling its planned North Carolina expansion due to the state’s new anti-gay law, just two weeks after making the initial announcement.
On March 18, North Carolina governor Pat McCrory announced that San Jose, Calif.-based PayPal would build a new global operations center in Charlotte, N.C. The center would have employed 400 people.
At the time, PayPal’s senior vice president of global operations John McCabe said, “with its strong ties to the financial community and technology savvy talent pool, Charlotte is an ideal fit for this new operations center.”
What in the world is going on with our Black men dressing feminine? Who is responsible for this ridicules trend? Our men went from wearing baggy pants to extremely tight pants and skirts. These last couple of years have just been the manifestation of what had been bubbling for decades. We have seen everything from men dressing in skirts and dresses in movies for years (Tyler Perry, Kevin Hart, Martin Lawrence, Eddie Murphy, etc.). This is part of a larger debate in general. The effeminization of Black Males through mass media. Everywhere you look throughout rap (no longer Hip-Hop, at least through the mainstream, promoted arena), Hollywood and elsewhere in pop culture, there are constant images of Black males being stripped of the “threatening” bravado and uber-macho image that was once prominent throughout actual Hip Hop, which also permeated throughout professional sports and Hollywood.
Gay Bishop O.C. Allen Mounts a Thoroughbred Horse in Church!
From Jan. 1oth, 2015:
Gay Bishop O.C. Allen of the Vision Cathedral of Atlanta is making news again. This time its not about his lifestyle and being married to a man. We all know that already but this past week he is celebrating “2k15 Your Year to Breakthrough Fast”. His last sermon stated:
“Your vision should be like a wild horse that broke out of the gate! Don’t waste time. Stop making excuses. Do something out of the box in 2015!”
Former Football Draft Pick Michael Sam Says He will Attend Grad School
In August, the 25-year-old announced he would be stepping away from football, citing mental health concerns. He had made his CFL debut with the Montreal Alouettes earlier that month.
In 2014, Sam became the first openly gay player to be drafted by an NFL team.
Source: USA Today Sports | Avery Stone
Bishop TD Jakes Gives Strong Words Against Gays in His Church
Wow! This is a tough one. If gays attend your church, no, we don’t want them trying to change the word of God beliefs in that church; but should we be telling them to go to their own ‘kind’ of church instead? Should we even have that talk because is it almost like condoning the sin instead of helping them out of the sin? Well, here’s what he has to say about it.
Bishop T.D. Jakes recommends that gays attend gay-affirming churches.