How Gay Gospel Artists Left a Tainted Legacy- From Holy to Not At All [Part Three]
This is Part 3 which we will explore a gay gospel artist and minister and his part in starting a gay revolution in the black church by pure disobedience.
This is presumably the last part of our series: How Gay Gospel Artists Left a Tainted Legacy For Today’s Generation. We do not plan to add to this series as we feel this may complete the subject… for now. We will discuss a very important issue about how gay gospel artists emerged. We will specifically focus on one corner of the country that made a huge impact on gospel music and the gay culture in the church.
[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.
How Gay Gospel Artists Left a Tainted Legacy for Today’s Generation [Part 1]
Originally posted on July 4, 2011:
This is an AT2W Replay that has sparked a huge interest in what was embedded in the gospel music industry for years.
We’ve had this weighing heavy on our hearts when it comes to gospel artists from yesteryear and the impact it has on our generation today. When we speak of our generation, we do mean for all of us living today not just for the young folk, as some may believe.
Shirley Caesar’s Late Husband Remembered as “The Patriarch, The Preacher, The Pianist”
There were hundreds who gathered this past Friday and Saturday to celebrate the life of Bishop Harold Ivory Williams, Sr. for the former Presiding Prelate and Senior Bishop Emeritus of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America (MCHCA), Inc.
Bishop Williams, who passed July 4, at age 93, was remembered as “The Patriarch, The Preacher, The Pianist.”
Bishop Harold I. Williams Homegoing Service Announced by Wife Shirley Caesar
The Senior Bishop Emeritus of the Mt. Calvary Holy Churches Of America, the late Bishop Harold I. Williams and husband of Co-pastor, Pastor Caesar of THE MOUNT CALVARY WORD OF FAITH CHUCH in Raleigh, NC. will be laid to rest this week.
Memorial Services will be held for the bishop on:
Friday, July 11 th 7:30 pm
The Homegoing Service will be held on:
Saturday, July 12 th 11 am at the:
Mt. Calvary Word of Faith Church
Now that Pastor Shirley Caesar’s husband has passed away, a funeral service has been planned for July 12th.
We know the home-going for Bishop Harold Williams and we know it will be a…Read full article, here.
Source: Sanctified Church Revolution
Photo: Black Christian News
Gospel Legend Shirley Caesar’s Husband Dies at Age 93
Gospel legend and Mother of Gospel music, Shirley Caesar, has lost her beloved husband, Bishop Harold Ivory Williams, Sr., former Presiding Prelate and Senior Bishop Emeritus of the Mount Calvary Holy Church of America (MCHCA), Inc. He passed today on July 4. He was 93 years old.
According to Gospel Music Fever:
Gospel Artist and Pastor Shirley Caesar’s Sister Passes Away
There not much news on the gospel legend and her sister’s recent death. Her sister G.G. passed away a few days ago but only condolences have been given to Pastor Shirley Caesar in her time of loss.
We will update you all when more is released on Shirley Caesar’s recent passing of her sister, G.G.