Herndon L. Davis, author of last year’s controversial book, Black, Gay & Christian, is at it again. Reaching into nearly 16 million households, he is debuting the world’s first black gay/lesbian, TV news/talk show on DirecTV channel 227 and on Comcast Cable TV101 Southern California.
We must learn to worship God and not our bibles. We must learn to worship God and not our pastor/bishop. We must learn to worship God and not our glistening, massive church buildings. We must learn to worship God and not our stellar church choirs.
Sissy. Punk. Faggot. Queer. Gay. All of these are names used to describe black same gender loving men. They are names by which we are defined. Now come on, tell the truth – if you REALLY want to hurt someone’s feelings, or insult them, degrade
Last October I wrote a column for Sightings presenting evidence that African American political participation is directly influenced by the content of black religious beliefs (“Black Churches: Liberation or Prosperity?”). Specifically, my piece suggested that black liberation theology and the prosperity gospel offer radically different
Against my better judgment, I allowed myself to be lured into a conversation concerning the bible by an 80 year old black woman who wore a rhinestone studded church hat the size of Delaware. As she engaged me in conversation, her helmet for Jesus began
It has the power to wound yet the capacity to heal. It has the power to kill but the authority to resurrect. It is the most powerful weapon used to tear down a child of God yet the most influential tool used to uplift him,
Liberation is not free. It’s just that simple. Liberation costs blood, sweat, tears, and even human life. Liberation combined with disobedience cost Moses and the children of Israel 40 years of wondering in the wilderness. Liberation cost Jesus Christ his life and over 1,900 years
Black Homosexuality Goes Mainstream with Release of Spiritual Empowerment Book for Black GLBT, Clergy and Families
Once an unspoken and nearly unseen taboo within the black community, the topic of homosexuality has repeatedly resurfaced in recent years as many black churches and community leaders have struggled to address issues concerning a lifestyle often demonized, misinterpreted and exclusively seen only through the
I was talking to a brotha the other day (we’ll call him James), and the conversation we had was very interesting. See, this brotha is young, intelligent, beautiful, and goal oriented. He has a plan for his future and is on his way to success
I was “raised in the church” and as a child reveled in the type of religious community where everyone knew your name, adults looked out for you, and everyone praised your academic and social progress. My schoolteachers, my barber, my mentors and friends of my