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Why I Love My Gay Babies…But Still Have Aught Against Them

Posted on November 29, 2010, by , under Bishop Eddie Long, child molestation, LGBT community, on the down low, sex and the saints, sexuality, talking to tasha radio show, World AIDS day message.

AIDS RIBBONYes, this is the follow up article/rambling/post/blog to the prior musings sub-titled, Bruthah’s in Sheep’s (Wolves) clothing. Peradventure someone thinks I am bashing. I need to clear a few things up with my Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender (LGBT), community but before I do there are a few things I have against you:

(1) Just because I do not agree with you, vote with you, or march with you, doesn’t mean I HATE you, gay babies. Answer: I have my opinion and you have yours. Respect mine and I will respect yours. However, I will not in good conscience roll with you on behalf of civil rights. There are people in the world dying of hunger, people suffering heavily due to their ethnicity, class, and the color of their skin (still) and people dying of AIDS…your right to have a civil union or to openly, practice homosexuality, or lesbianism in the military is not my battle.

(2) Stop making everyone who does not believe as you do into the devil himself. This is selfishness to think that your agenda is “The only agenda.” My God, blacks have been fighting for the right to fair and humane treatment for well over 400 years. Get in line…better yet, use some of your influence to help black folks…when was the last time the GLBT community organized a nationwide march, sit in, or boycott for blacks. Yeah that’s what I thought.

(3) For once and for all, GAY IS NOT THE NEW BLACK! I am who I am before I open my mouth, wag my butt, flip my wrist, or sashay across the room – you can tone it down and cover all that up. I cannot cover black. Black doesn’t crack, wash off, nor is it easily disguised. I cannot be black in the closet or black on the “down low.”  Here’s a litmus test. If you can fool some of the people even some of the time, you are probably not black. I have never fooled anybody, ever. I’m really black and I resent you for attempting to similarly situate yourself under the SAME banner which my forefathers and mothers died brutal deaths.

(4) Lastly, but certainly not least, stop trying to dismantle or make the scriptures fit your desire for one another. You do not need to justify your earthly, sensual, feelings for one another by defaming, condemning, or misconstruing the Bible. Sodom and Gomorrah was not an allegory, stop wresting the scriptures to your own destruction. It’s better to be hot or cold, so stop with the tepid, middle of the road pretense of Christianity in new garb. Christians follow Christ and Christ was the son of God who was with God and in God reconciling the world to himself and with Him in creation and before creation. That being said, both the Old Testament and the New Testament (scriptures that testify of Him) condemn homosexuality as sin and an abomination. Feel free to start up a new religion where the Bible is not your guidepost, since you have all but torn it up, inside out and rendered something more like a New Age Renaissance version of Pompeii. The Bible does not fit your lifestyle, gay babies. I know the Bible is teeming over with wonderful words of comfort and has the power to soothe the sin sick soul, but only if you accept it as the Word of God – you know, take the bitter with the sweet.  It also condemns liars, adulterers, thieves, and the other whoremongers I don’t feel like talking about today. I cannot imagine that anyone would tamper with God’s Word who believes there is a God. The Bible is God’s Holy Word and the Holy Spirit moved upon holy men as they wrote. LEAVE IT ALONE. I would much more respect you for starting your own religion, and creating your own dogmas and having your own book of rules or commandments, than messing with mine. I will not accept homosexuality as righteous no matter how convoluted your interpretation, so give it up. Remember true Christians are willing to die for their beliefs, and many were cast into lions’ dens, burned at the stake and one most notably Christ Jesus, was crucified. Are you really, that interested in claiming the Bible in defense of immorality, and would you die to make your point?  I think not.

Love My Gay Babies

Now on to why I love you. Unlike the down low, low down brothuh’s, you are out of the closet, open about who you are, honest about what you do, and would never approach me and my brother too. I NEED you to stay in your lane, not cross over, not play both sides against the middle and never, sleep with women and men – especially if the woman does not know you are doing so. This I find to be sinister indeed, that a man should have a man and have a woman and the joke is on her. So be as bad as you wanna be…God allows us to make choices, just don’t take mine away from me!

Gay babies, it’s hard for me to listen to the stories I have heard about your sexual history, and remain silent. You see, I have secretly, although unscientifically polled my friends and people I have met in passing who are gay or lesbian, and wonder of wonders over 90% of you site your first sexual experience as abusive, molestation, incestuous, or rape but rarely a consensual sexual relationship – that would be difficult since many of you were coerced as children. Which leads me to wonder, what if you had never been abused, molested, or raped? What if your first experience had been with someone of the opposite sex and it was consensual, and gentle, and did not leave you feeling ashamed and confused as you related to me. I wonder how many of you with credibility would agree with the jack-legged scientists, who diminish your same gender loving self as born gay. Really? My post title “Gay Babies” is a term of endearment…there are no gay babies. Born gay? Your first sexual experience was abusive, molestation, incestuous, or rape, but you were born gay. I must admit, it’s easier to claim gay than turned out.

To say some of my best friends are gay, or were gay, or are struggling with being gay, is not a tall tale. I have been treated like the Queen (no pun intended) I am by my gay male friends and in my single years, would much rather go out on a date with them (when they are not prowling) than some other brothuh’s. I’m sure this is baffling, and difficult to reconcile but I can clear up the apparent dichotomy, since I am a most avowed Christian. I never felt judged, around my gay male friends, (although some of you can be a little mirror seduced, arrogant, and more superficial compared to my girlfriends). I always felt free to be exactly who I was around you. Talkative, free-spirited, and unpretentious, and there was never any confusion about who would pay, we alternated, or they would pay for me without asking. It was a totally unfettered relationship, and of course most of all, NOTHING was expected at the end of the night except the promise that we would do it all again and soon!

If you are reading this letter and you have “gaydar” (as I do) then use it wisely. God has “gifted,” you with the intrinsic ability to see the beauty in those who seek male-male relationships and/or female-female relationships. You also have the ability to see the spirits that are warring there. Tread softly. The enemy does not want you to disturb what lies beneath. For every vice, there is a spirit, and those spirits have existed for centuries before you were born, therefore, only the anointing has power to break this yoke. I have met a coupling of two very different homosexual spirits, one hostile the other hostage. One hateful, the other helpless. The hateful, hostile spirit needs the love that God has imbued within us as well as the hostage, helpless spirit. The ability to see the warring soul is just the beginning of the possession of the anointing. The ability to bring deliverance is when the anointing has possession of you. Most importantly, never forget, if you truly have the ability to see into a wounded, warring soul, you have the spiritual gift of discernment. Discernment allows you to see where the pain was initiated at the first point of contact, the corruption of spirit. We typically condemn it as defiling, an abomination. But this should move us to compassion, not hatred, when we look out on the multitude, and see that there are MANY inside those warring, wounded souls…Legion he called himself, “for we are many.”

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