Now I really thought I'd seen just how ridiculous the comments from anti-gay fundamentalists could get until I came across this article in Southern Voice. Rev. Lou Sheldon and "Apostle" Jamie Pleasant had the following to say about the rise in new HIV/AIDS infections in Black women, men and women who identify as gay or lesbian, and what the Black church should do about it.
"Married black women who do not have regular sex with their husbands are to blame for the "down low" and the rise of HIV infection among African Americans." The marital duty is not being fulfilled, Pleasant said ,Why are we with you women? Just think about it…we have a strong sex drive. You need to do your part and keep the marriage bed pure. Whenever your husband wants sex it is your duty to say yes."
"We have a battle on our hands," Sheldon said. "The homosexuals lose every time an issue is on a ballot but more and more activist judges and legislators are supporting them. It is important that people of color speak up because the press will listen to you."
"The homosexuals have gone from their bedrooms to the classrooms, and the press is always playing up the well-dressed homosexual helping these minority children," he said. "It is up to us to make sure our little children are not being violated."
"Our heart must go out to them," he said. "They don’t trust men and need female counseling."
Sheldon began his speech by saying "preacher's never lie". I could go on all day about this ridiculous "god fearing" man ( please...spare me!) but I won't. I'll just direct you to a video clip that I think Rev. Sheldon should revisit since he thinks preachers never lie.