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08/16/2013

NOM defends 'ex-gay' advocate; 'Christ liberated him from 'the sin of homosexuality''

by Jeremy Hooper

Self-described "ex-gay" Donnie McClurkin has said that he was set free from "the curse of homosexuality" and has made strides to liken gays to things like drug dealing. Add in a racial element, and Mclurkin becomes the perfect new "victim" for the increasingly fringe organization that we all know would like to "drive a wedge between gays and blacks":

Who would think we would live to see the day when a black Mayor of the District of Columbia would use not only local but federal funds to ban a Grammy-award winning black pastor from performing at a concert in honor of Rev. King because — he believes and says that Christ liberated him from "the sin of homosexuality."

Mayor Vincent Grey admits he made the decision to ban Donnie McClurkin from singing, in spite of a signed contract to do so, because gay activists consider him too controversial — calling him vile and claiming his performance would be at odds with the spirit of Dr. King.

The Mayor's office tried to pretend it was a mutual decision, but Pastor McClurkin is not going to let the lie stand: "Thou shall affirm all things homosexual no matter what the Bible says."

[NOM National Newsletter]

NOM, circa 2013, is no longer even pretending its cause is limited to marriage. They want people to believe that homosexuality itself is contrary to the Bible. There is no more plausible deniability. NOM, having suffered nothing but losses for over a year now, has made a deliberate choice to veer to the far right and embrace the underlying animus.

For someone like me, who has long seen the undercurrent NOM once tried to hide, this new openness is quite a validation.

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