Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Weird Standards

Donnie McClurkin is a gospel singer. He also happens to be an ex-homosexual. He was originally scheduled to sing at a memorial concert celebrating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

However, because he claims that God delivered him from his disordered passions, several homosexual activists objected to his presence at the concert. Per the Register:

The mayor of Washington canceled a prominent gospel singer’s invitation to headline a civil-rights concert after homosexual-rights activists objected to the singer’s past comments that God “delivered” him from a same-sex-attracted lifestyle.

“These are bully tactics, simply because of stances that I took, never ever demeaning, never ever derogatorily addressing any lifestyle,” Rev. Donnie McClurkin, a black Christian minister, said in a seven-minute video statement Aug. 10.

The singer said Mayor Vincent Gray “uninvited me from a concert that I was supposed to headline.” McClurkin called it unfortunate that “a black man, a black artist is uninvited from a civil-rights movement depicting the love, the unity, the peace, the tolerance..."

Several homosexual-rights advocates objected to McClurkin’s appearance, including local activist Phil Pannell...

In previous statements, McClurkin attributed his same-sex inclinations to being molested by male relatives at age 8 and age 13. “I’ve been through this and have experienced God’s power to change my lifestyle,” he said in 2002. “I am delivered, and I know God can deliver others, too.”

Maybe I'm just imagining things, but it seems like whenever a person struggling with their sexual orientation decides that they are a homosexual, they are cheered and commended for their bravery, courage, etc. On the other hand, when a person undergoing the same struggle decides that they are actually heterosexual, they are despised.

Why is that? Or am I just wrong? Mr. McClurkin certainly isn't being accepted. So what's the difference?

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