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4 comments | Sunday, October 01, 2006

The black homosexual and the church, two worlds that don't mix well with each other, or at least not when the homosexual is out and an active participant in the church, dare I say "anointed".

Recently we've stood by and watched prominent black clergy sell their pulpits to the highest bidders, aka the religious right wing as they used our people to further divide the community around lesbian and gay issues.

It's almost an every Sunday occurence that some black minister is preaching intolerance and homophobia from the pulpit all in the name of God, or should I say Leviticus 18:22 and the beautiful story of Sodom and Gomorrah that is used to make every sissy cringe in their seat and want to run to the nearest exit.

I can't speak for everyone in the black SGL community, but I'm at the point where my relationship with Christ and the need to be spiritually fed surpasses the BS of the black church, so I must let it go.

So you can imagine the peace I felt when I walked into The Vision Church of Atlanta pastored by Rev. O.C. Allen III. The mission statement of the church was enough to let me know that this was a special place, a place where I could go and repair a relationship with God that had been severely damaged because of the "black church".

To say that God showed up would be an understatement, not only did he show up but he showed out! If you're ever in Atlanta and you're looking for a place to be spiritually fed, you should definitely give Vision a try.

Following service I had the pleasure of attending brunch and a stroll in Piedmont Park with two new friends DJ and LT. LT is a fellow blogger with an amazing entertainment site, his writing is also featured in the new issue of Clik magazine where he interviews Noah's Arc creator Patrik-Ian Polk.

Everyday I live I thank God for my blessings, but today I had to thank him for everything that has happened to me over the past 5 months as a result of writing this blog. God knows just the right people to place in your life.


<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Good to see you today. Hope to show you more of Atlanta.


October 02, 2006 12:49 AM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Believe it or not, I agree that homosexuality and church has and will never mix. God has punished sexual immorality before and he will do it again and again. Sodom and Gomorrah was the first example of God’s judgment against sexual immorality and men seeking after “strange flesh.” If you can run into a church and feel “comfortable” in your sinful state, then that church is dead and has nothing to do with the risen Christ. You should seek God to change and fulfill you, not to accommodate your life as you are.

October 02, 2006 4:03 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Captain I was wondering when you were going to rear your ugly head. I won't even waste my God given gifts on responding to your ignorant and hateful comments. Why do you continue to read gay blogs if you hate us so much? Get a life!

October 02, 2006 4:12 PM

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

thats what i can't understand why do these anti gay people continue to read gay blogs or gay sites, i just don't get it,

October 05, 2006 11:58 AM


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