In response to Donnie McClurkin's recent speech at a COGIC convention, gay activists and religious have taken out a full page announcement declaring an end to spiritual violence:
"For those of us in faith who have always loved the black church, the defining issue of our lives has been the churches damning stance on homosexuality. As children, the condemnation broke our spirit. As adolescents, this ridicule broke our hearts. As young adults, this disdain has attempted to drive us to the brink. Spiritual violence is wrong and it kills the spirit. The black church must find new ways to talk about sex and sexuality."
Anyone who's grown up in church knows all too well the lethal effects homophobia can have on the mind, body and spirit. Hopefully more churches will get the message.
H/t Rod 2.0.