Author and Rev. Horace L. Griffin has wriiten a controversial new book that depicts the trials and tribulations of black gays and lesbians in the church as a result of biblically sanctioned homophobia. Not yet on bookshelves, this book already has plenty of people talking.
For years the church has rewarded the silent homosexual member while condeming the openly gay and lesbian congregants. We're tolerated as long as we sit in the pew and stay in our place, but the minute we start to speak out against the rampant homophobia that exists in the black church is when all hell breaks loose.
Their Own Receive Them Not is due to be released on October 15th. You can pre-order your copy here .
I can't wait to get my hands on a copy. I will be reading it in one night.
I've been moved to write on this issue quite a bit lately. I think it's so appropriate that this book is coming out now because we as SGL christians have allowed the church to robb us of something that they did not give us, our relationship with our creator. Read this example.