Thursday, February 08, 2007

A Revolution Stunted: Pastor Tony Smith

Church-going was never a regular occurence for us when we grew up. By the time we were a pre-teen we started to feel pretty uncomfortable about the whole thing - we enjoyed the stories, but it often just felt like a show. There was a lot of hypocrisy, and we eventually just couldn't deal with that. Then we started to really disagree with some of the ministers' statements, especially when homosexuality came up. It just didn't make sense to us that a Black preacher couldn't see the correlation between the Civil Rights Movement and the Gay Rights movement. So much vitriol for something out of an individual's control. We haven't seen enough of Tony Smith to know where he stands in that regard, so we aren't insinuating that he's part of this problem, but we do know that a lot of the homophobia in the Black community is dished out from a pulpit on Sunday mornings. Here's Tony Smith keepin' it real for God.

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