Black Homophobia Is Rooted In The Struggle Against White Supremacy

Black Homophobia Is Rooted in the Struggle Against White Supremacy

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 A couple of weeks ago, at the conclusion of a vibrant and uplifting praise and worship service at the Empowerment Temple AME Church in Baltimore, a middle-aged woman approached me and asked, “Are you gay?”
“Yes,” I reluctantly responded.  
“I’ve spoken to God. If you don’t leave the men, you are going to hell,” she concluded, before swiftly exiting the sanctuary.

Shaken and Unsatisfied

I was scarred so deeply by the exchange, that I took to Facebook. “Regardless of your religion or your perspective about gay rights, I hope you recognize that this behavior …

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