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Tuesday, July 19, 2005

"Strapping yourself up with something..."

It's time to play Is This Excerpt From A Book Of Porn or the Statements of a Minister:

"Lesbianism is about to take over our community. … 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. (link)


If you guessed minister, give yourself five points. Reverend Willie Wilson recently made these remarks, among others:

"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."


and

"No wonder your behind is bleeding. You can’t make no connection with a screw and another screw. The Bible says God made them male and female."


The HRC has now called on Rev. Wilson to apologize, as you can read here. They've said:

“Reverend Wilson has abandoned his truth,” said HRC Senior Diversity Organizer Donna Payne. “Just five years ago, the reverend held a service to bring the black community together over gay issues. He called for the church not to be ‘religious haters but people who know how to extend love.’ Now he’s using the pulpit to rip apart a divided community. It’s shameful.”

“This disturbing change comes at a time when the reverend is leading efforts around the Million More Movement march,” added Harry Knox, HRC’s Religion and Faith Program director. “We would welcome the opportunity to sit down with the reverend and talk about these comments and his plans for an inclusive march.”


While I agree that Rev Wilson's remarks must be addressed, I think this will be yet another thing that I just have to laugh off. "Strapping yourself up with something"? Very eloquent.

1 Comments:

Anonymous texasshiva said...

Someone needs to send him a copy of The Whole Lesbian Sex book. Might give him some more insight into the fact that it's not all about strapons and (in my experience) rarely about anal sex.

And I want some of that money he seems to think I have that's making me lesbian. Is there a form I forgot to fill out while my behind was bleeding?

1:55 PM

 

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