Thursday, September 24, 2009

Post-Thoughts on Tyra's Gay Exorcism Show

First and foremost, if you did not get a chance to see the segment, here is a link where you can see the whole episode (Click here).

I mentioned in an earlier post that there things I wanted to share in response, but was waiting for the show to air before doing so. After watching the show, I was very pleased with the editing and what made it to the air. I want to say upfront that Kamora was absolutely dynamite!! She hit on so many great points and you will need to see the show to know what I mean.

I do want to address "the prophet" though and her thoughts on her being a "prophet." First, a prophet is a person that speak truth, and the truth is, God's word says that we are all "fearfully and wonderfully made" (Psalm 139); therefore, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer children are loved and affirmed unconditionally by God. And second, as spiritual leaders I believe that "the prophet" and "the overseer" have taken on the roles of being abusers; they have abused their status as church leaders and have committed acts of spiritual violence. I use the term "spiritual violence" because they are causing more harm than good to the souls and hearts of LGBT individuals that come into their church.

To Jeffrey: You are loved by God and you have a place in the kin-dom of God as a beautiful gay man that was fearfully and wonderfully made to be just who you are!!