I only became acquainted with this Kim Burrell foolishness on New Year’s Eve during service, when (Sr.) Pastor Kevin E. Taylor openly and honestly expressed his ire, disdain and intentions with regard to her statements. Now, I could quote her words here, but by now yall should know I have a particular aversion to reprinting ignorance; so feel free to Google it yourselves. However, I am absofuckinglutely committed to speaking about it; so, let’s address this…
This conversation regarding God, gays and the bible seems to be one that fascinates so many. Trying to extrapolate words, verse and meaning that seem to substantiate a position that God, wait let me be clear, YOUR God hates and condemns gays, lesbians and transgender persons has consumed so many. This sanctified, holier-than-thou position many have adopted is one that I not only marvel at, but find incredibly laughable.
Let me start here… for all of you who champion and applaud Ms. Burrell and her prophesy about gays dying in 2017, here me… “YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY CORRECT!” Gays will die. But so the fuck will you! Yall seem to be missing the reality that we will all die… from one thing or the other. All of you sitting on your self-made glorified, sanctified, disillusioned seats will end life the exact same way that you think we “sinners” will. So stop!
What truly amazes me is that some seem to truly believe one sin is greater or worse than another. But see, when I read the bible, I do not pick and choose the parts that work for me and ignore the rest, I sit with the fact that MY God will look at all sin, any sin equally and judge not just the sin, but the intent. MY God understands that sometimes, many times, intentions rub up against circumstance and at times, come up the loser. MY God recognizes that He is THE only God and the rest of us? Well, we are just here to try our best to do our best.
So, who the hell are you people?! How dare any of you – regardless of your position, authority or orientation, judge another human being?! Again I continue to ask… “What difference does it make to your life how I choose to live my life?!” “How does how I get down affect you?!” Because as God is my witness, what you do with whom you do it with matters none to me! Yall need to stop! Sex is the least of who a person is! Do they lie? Cheat? Steal? Murder? Commit adultery? Rape? Abuse? Those are the characteristics that should be discussed regarding another human being; not whom they get naked for and with!
Listen, some of the coolest, most honest and loving people I know belong in the LGBTQ society. Maybe that’s because members of this elite group know what it is like to be discriminated against, hated and vilified so much that they vow to live a life that is the antithesis of that behavior. Or, maybe it’s just because, like some straight folk, they are just decent, kind, loving people out here to live and let live. Imagine that. This scrutiny that is levelled at those of us who identify with any letter in that five-letter line-up is ridiculous. Or maybe not. Hmmmmmmm. People always seek to destroy that which they envy (Google the plight of blacks at the hands of whites to give you an idea what I mean).
Yes, I am disgusted! And, I am ashamed of us! In this day and age, in this year where in just a few short days we will, all of us minorities, the “others” – black male heterosexuals, black female heterosexuals, black lesbians, male homosexuals, black bi-sexuals and transgender, Christians, Jehovahs, Pentecostal, Muslims, Catholics, Atheist, immigrants, poor, middle-class, educated, uneducated, almost-educated, interracial, the list can go on – have to actualize a reality that places all of us at risk, that more than likely will cause us all to reevaluate, rethink, re-plan, remove, reorder, recalibrate… yall are taking the time to pass judgement on something as wonderful, as rare, as precious, as God-approved, as love.