Praise God; You Sound Like A Fool
“Sisters making more money than brothers and it’s creating problems in families … that’s one of the reasons many of our women are becoming lesbians,” That was one line delivered in Reverend Willie Wilson’s message entitled “You’ve Got to Fight to be Free.” Wilson delivered this message on July 3 from the pulpit of Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast DC. “I ain’t homophobic because everybody here got something wrong with him,” he said. “But women falling down on another woman, strapping yourself up with something, it ain’t real. That thing ain’t got no feeling in it. It ain’t natural. Anytime somebody got to slap some grease on your behind and stick something in you, it’s something wrong with that. Your butt ain’t made for that. “No wonder your behind is bleeding,” he said. “You can’t make no connection with a screw and another screw. The Bible says God made them male and female.” Now the controversial remarks are dividing the African American community in DC who, gay and straight alike, were looking forward to participating in a Millions More Movement March to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. What’s most striking is that this is no young minister. Wilson has been the pastor at Union for 22 years. Various groups have expressed their disappointment and shock at Wilson’s remarks. Wilson has not issued any statement regarding reactions to his message. Were his comments ignorant? Hate-filled? Necessary? Time will tell.
In a similarly ignorant news story, a man in Northern Nigeria has been sentenced to death by stoning for admitting he had sex with a man. Islamic Sharia law says gay sex is punishable by stoning death. The 50-year old man was acquitted of having sex with a much younger man, but was then asked by the judge whether he had any previous gay sexual encounters. When he answered yes, he was sentenced to death. The issue is presently being reviewed for appeal. Insiders don’t feel the sentence will be overturned.
Four Hail Mary’s… Or 4 Countries Accepting Marriage of Marys
Canada became the fourth country to grant gay couples full legal rights – the same as heterosexual married folks, setting off a condemnation from the Vatican who said, it was a distortion of God’s plan for the family. Belgium, the Netherlands and Spain also have legal same sex marriage laws.
Long Story Short
Angela M. has offered her home as the next venue for a get together. A date has not been determined, but we are presently looking at a Saturday between October 29 (Halloween) and November 19. A poll will be taken to determine the exact date. Carlos C. is still in the ICU suffering from blood clots in his lungs. It is presently believed that he will require medication for the rest of his life. No definitive prognosis has been announced. Evelyn C. is back at work after the maternity leave she enjoyed with new-addition Daylen. Yo-Yo is reviewing draft plans to open a parent-kid gym. Ideas are welcome. In Brief: Careful what you wish for… if you’re putting yourself out there and making yourself available to everyone, why are you complaining when the trash bangs down your door? If you can’t take it, don’t dish it. Funny how some folks are rude, loud and obnoxious, but are easily offended by the slightest reproach that comes their way… get over it! If it ain’t broken, don’t try to fix it. Your man didn’t do you wrong and you’re reading into things… stop testing his patience or you’ll find that he’ll do it, since he’s already suffering the blame for it. So you trust him and feel comfortable engaging in unprotected sex with him… it wouldn’t hurt to know a little bit about his past – especially since he’s from out of town and has no known gay friends his age. Are they still living? Your mom is driving you crazy and won’t mind her business, but you’re forced to tell her your business because you constantly need her financial support. Pay your own bills and you won’t have to make her aware of all your stuff.
Keep passin’ the open windows…