If you follow or have followed gospel music for the past 10 or so years, you know all too well about Donnie McClurkin and his story. If not, here's the short version: Donnie was molested at age 8, lived "the gay lifestyle" for 20+ years, was eventually "delivered," and is now straight as a (celibate or "single") arrow. Now I don't want it to seem as though I'm making light of child molestation or abuse. It is awful and disgusting, and can no doubt leave lasting scars on its victims.
However, I am sick of Donnie and others like him using this as an excuse for why they were(are) gay. If anything being molested by someone of the same sex would probably turn you away from further sexual contact, not embracing it. And why is that women or girls who are raped or molested by older men do not cite this as the cause of their heterosexuality? Or young boys who are taken advantage of by older women for that matter? There are many people who've never been abused, were raised by loving parents and are still gay. Furthermore, what does walking or talking a certain way have to do with who you are as a man or woman? If all men suddenly became super butch and women are became ultra feminine there would still be gay folks. These people need gender and sexual orientation classes *smh*.
All of this ranting comes from an unhinged tirade Donnie gave at the COGIC Holy Convocation Youth Service. Listen to the three part foolishness below and see what I mean.