John M. Becker

NOM Embraces 'Ex-Gay' Proponent

Filed By John M. Becker | August 18, 2013 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: Brian Brown, civil rights, civil rights movement, Donnie McClurkin, ex-gay, Martin Luther King Jr., National Organization for Marriage, NOM, pray away the gay, Vincent Gray

"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 black churches in D.C. are up in arms, but they are not yet able to dislodge the new man-made moral law: 'Thou shall affirm all things homosexual no matter what the Bible says.'"

-- NOM President Brian Brown, defending self-proclaimed "ex-gay" gospel singer Donnie McClurkin, whom D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray uninvited from a D.C. government-sponsored concert honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in response to objections from local LGBT advocates.


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