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9 comments | Thursday, February 01, 2007



First there was Angie & Debbie of the Winans family and then there was Mary Mary, now we have urban(damn near R&B) gospel singer Tye Tribbett spouting off homophobic remarks in his music urging gays and lesbians to come out. News flash to Tye, most of us are already out! I'm joking, but I'm sure you all know that his idea of coming out is very different from what we perceive as coming out.

On a recent performance on the BET Gospel Celebration, Tye refrences a scripture from I Corinthians 10:13 that reads, "no temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with temptation will also make the way of ESCAPE, that you may be able to bear it.

In a performance reminiscent of the Britney Spears video "Hit Me Baby One More Time" , Tye and his choir sing and execute choreography that could have easily been created by one of the gayest hip-hop choreographers in L.A. . All of the spectacle is used to grab the audience's attention for the special moment when the "real" message of "deliverance" is ministered.

"Come out of poverty, come out of lesbianism, come out of homosexuality, you can get out there's a better way".

This common act of homophobia disguised as christianity from clergy is dangerous and I believe we as SGL people should continue to question their ignorant and ungodly statements and call them on it consistently. However, when a male gospel singer decides to follow in the footsteps of other holy homophobes I find it laughable.

It goes without saying that the gospel music industry is dominated by gay men. I'm even certain without knowing the men personally in Tye's choir that there's at least one SGL man in his group, not to ignore Tye Tribbett himself. It never fails that the person who feels the need to publicly condemn gays and lesbians are dealing with issues surrounding their own sexuality. Do I even need to revist the Ted Haggard story? I didn't think so.

I said a long time ago the more visible we become as a community and the more rights we receive( automatic rights that are due to every tax paying citizen) the more we will open ourselves up to be attacked spiritually and in some cases physically.

I'm just thankful that Tye Tribbett and those who think like him are not God, although they claim to have a direct line to the father. I wonder what Donald Lawrence & Kurt Carr would say about their colleagues' outburst?
Surely they have a soft spot for the gays.

I've posted the video for you guys to watch below.

9 Comments:

<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Funny you mention this. When I first saw the CD cover I thought "Who is this queen?"

And then I heard that song with the lyrics and was confused and annoyed. Talk about conflicting messages!

February 02, 2007 3:15 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

He says EXCAPE!! or EKSCAPE and not escape.. .even as he's looking at the work. I hate being an English major!LOL Stuff like this drives me crazy!!

February 02, 2007 7:56 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I mean as he's looking at the word!! LOL A typo. OMG!

February 02, 2007 7:57 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I HATE HIS MUSIC TO BEGIN WITH. I HATE PEOPLE THAT CAN'T SING BUT GET ALL THE CREDIT BECAUSE THEY ARE BASICALLY A HYPE MAN/CHOIR DIRECTOR. GURL SIT DOWN.

NOW DONALD LAWRENCE SANGS AND DIRECTS. "TENORS GET IT". (LOL)



I get confused when these gospel stars compare being gay to homelessness and being a murderer and thigns. Quite strange.
-Marz

February 05, 2007 12:16 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Since you made it clear of your opinion of Tye. I would like to know what you, Darian think of Donnie Mcclurkin who readily admitted to dealing with homosexuality in the past, but turned from it later on in life. [Source: The Donnie McClurkin Story: From Darkness to Light]

April 02, 2007 9:50 AM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Tye strikes again with his first track on his new album, Stand Out. I was listening to it in my car and I couldn't believe what he said. Apparently, on the list of problems dealing with spiritual warfare, people living together before marriage, "men with men" and "women with women" are so important enough for him to put it in his song. I love this music, but this annoys me.

May 06, 2008 4:25 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Tedious tired and tacky. The best thing for me is to not support his hateful behind. All these self righteous people need to take heed to Matthew 7:2 "For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again."

August 26, 2008 12:30 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

I can personally say that none of the people on his choir are gay. I know them all personally and that is not the case. He is not gay bashing or being a homophobe. We as christians love the homosexual. The homosexuality is the problem we have. I pray that people who are gay change their live, because the father is not pleased!

December 11, 2008 6:18 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

grew up with them...used to sing with them...the stories i could tell

January 24, 2009 3:21 PM

 

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