Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Well I was rested, then all hell broke loose

As soon as I was done posting my last entry, I caught something that just blew me away:

Outing campaign roils D.C. black Baptist church

More than 100 members named as gay in e-mails to pastor, congregation

By LOU CHIBBARO JR. Jan 30, 2:14 PM

One of Washington’s largest black Baptist churches was rocked by a female member of its choir who sent separate e-mail messages to the pastor in December and January outing more than 100 church members as gay, mostly male choir members.

The outings added to the inner turmoil experienced by a large number of gays who attend services at the 7,000-member Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, located on Rhode Island Ave., N.E., according to a gay former member who provided copies of the e-mails to the Blade.“I will be leaving the choir at the top of the year because 80 percent of the tenors are homosexuals and act more like a female in choir rehearsal than I do,” the church choir member said in one of her e-mails to Bishop Alfred Owens Jr., the church pastor.

The e-mail, sent in December, identifies about 45 fellow church members as gay.

She sent a second e-mail to Owens on Jan. 2 identifying another 62 church members as gay.“The following people I am asking you to monitor very closely and my prayer is that you will sit them down from their ministries,” she told Owens in the December e-mail. “

Because they are ushering in the presence of sin, lies, a spirit of homosexuality and sexual spirits.”She sent a copy of her e-mails to a Yahoo list group that goes to more than 300 church members, the gay former church member said.

The gay former church member redacted all of the names from the copies of the e-mails he sent to the Blade, including the name of the choir member who orchestrated the outings.Officials with the National Black Justice Coalition, a Washington-based group that advocates for African-American gays, and the D.C. Coalition of Black Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Men & Women, said they have seen or spoken with people who have seen un-redacted copies of the e-mails.

Pam Spaulding's site has more on this mess.

I would be shocked but it's a classic case of the chickens coming home to roost.

Oh I will be watching this mess unfold.
Wednesdays are hell

Not a long post tonight. I am all MRSAed out.

I hope folks don't think that I dwelled too long about the situation. But just in case there are folks who do feel that way, remember:

The Watergate controversy didn't happen in a short time. It took over a year for Woodward and Bernstein to get the pieces together and find the corruption that dominated the Nixon White House.

Patience is a virtue. Diligence is a Godsend.

But anyway, I took the time to update my other webpage, Anti-Gay Lies and Liars. I added more entries for the year of 2008 and a few for 2007.

I am still in the process of fine tuning it so please bear with me and don't hold any errors in form against me.

And before I forget (shameless plug) - buy my book. You can find out more information here.