The Black Gay Men's Network today published a full-page ad in the NYC daily newspaper Metro in reaction to attacks on the LGBT community by black clergy and in response to "ex-gay" preacher Donnie McClurkin's recent outrageous and hateful rantings, which were posted to YouTube.
Here's a little bit of what McClurkin's very long homophobic rant says:
Donnie McClurkin, the supposedly "ex-gay" preacher that has been spotted having intimate dinners with "flamboyant" young men in quiet Manhattan restaurants, appeared at the Church of God In Christ's youth conference in Memphis to babble in tongues and call gays "vampires" (among other lovely things). Take it away Rod McCullom:
In the first of three disgusting YouTube videos, McClurkin begins his rant against Tonex, the gospel star and minister who recently confirmed his long-rumored sexuality. McClurkin says Tonex is a "perversion" and must pray away the gay: "God did not call young people to such peversion. Society has failed him, his church has failed him ... I would be homosexual to this day if Jesus hadn't delivered."
McClurkin also rails against against openly gay youth as "broken and feminine": "I see feminine men, feminine boys, everywhere I go ... No, don't applaud 'cuz it ain't funny. It's because we failed. I see them everywhere." Quite rich coming from McClurkin. If anyone has seen him or the young men in his inner circle, well, let's say the observation about "feminine men everywhere" is spot-on. In the second video, McClurkin turns his hate toward young lesbians: "These young girls are just as bad as the boys in homosexuality, you don't see it. They can hide ... but there are some evil young hard butch girls."
More at Rod 2.0
They've disabled embedding so here's the link to see the video for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hcRHrTpYh8