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3 comments | Thursday, June 02, 2011




This is amazing. Atlanta based vocalist and producer Erik Dillard has created his own version of Marsha Ambrosius critically acclaimed video "Far Away". Ambrosius took the bold step to address homophobia and suicide in the black community on a national stage when she showed a relationship between two black gay men and one partner's ultimate demise in the groundbreaking video.


Dillard has taken Ambrosius vision a step further by introducing what he calls "church hurt" into his video. The black church, the epicenter of black life has become a source of visceral pain for those who identify as LGBT. Dillard masterfully tells the story of many black LGBT people who have suffered spiritual abuse from the church because of their sexual orientation.





The views for Dillard's version are increasing daily and people are having passionate responses similar to Ambrosius version.


TheKarkay says: "This video is exactly the Truth of the matter. What I find interesting is many that are involved in the behavior are upset that light is being shed on them. This is not about blaming the church. Hello! We are the church! This is not down low but low down behavior. If Church leadership preaching in the name of Jesus would do what Jesus did- not condemn anyone- but welcome everyone. Maybe´╗┐ just maybe folks wouldn't hide and be ashamed. Keep on doing what you're doing I'm with you."





Watch Far Away (The Church Version) below and be sure to share it with your friends and family.


3 Comments:

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Thank You!

June 02, 2011 12:38 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you for the post. An eye opening for real.

June 02, 2011 12:38 PM

 
<$BlogCommentAuthor$> said...

Thank you so much. Congrats ERIK!

June 03, 2011 8:46 AM

 

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