"'It takes real men to confess Jesus as Lord and Savior,' Owens said in the sermon, which was recorded by the church. 'I'm not talking about no faggot or no sissy...Wait a minute! Let all the real men come on down here and take a bow. All the real men-I'm talking about the straight men,' he preached. "You ain't funny and you ain't cranky, but you're straight. Come on down here and walk around and praise God that you are straight. Thank him that you're straight. All the straight men that's proud to be a Christian, that's proud to be a man of God.'"
[See the post, "Ugliness in DC black Baptist church - outing email campaign by homophobic choir member," on Pam's House Blend.]
If you think that this kind of ranting from the pulpit is an infrequent occurrence, think again! Not only can we discern that anyone spewing this kind of hateful filth has absolutely nothing to do with God, but also that this kind of rhetoric is what causes such shame, self-loathing, suicides, bashings, and murders of LGBT people.
If you want to ignite, or re-ignite, the necessary fire in the belly to fight against this kind of hate, think on the kind of venom that is directed against God's LGBT children by the likes of a "Bishop" Owens, and that is more than willingly received by congregations of those who consider themselves "Christians," but who actually align themselves with the devil, with demonic influences that fuel their hate!