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Witches' Brew: Brew Bits: Judge Speaks Out Against Homophobia in the Black Church

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Brew Bits: Judge Speaks Out Against Homophobia in the Black Church

I have always found the black church's hush policy on homosexuality confusing and senseless. There are so many openly gay men who are members of these churches and I always wonder how they sit through sermons that advise them of the damnation that awaits them due to their horrendous sin. I just don't get it, at all.

During CNN's "Reclaiming the Dream",on the issue of getting the black church to play a larger role in helping to combat the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the black community, Judge Penny Brown Reynolds did not hold back, she said:

"We need to remove the shame. And the self-worth issues surrounding HIV/AIDS. Because to say in the Black church, the foundation of our community, that somehow homosexuality, when all of our people who are musicians are homosexuals and even some of the pastors are homosexuals, that this is not an issue, that, we're just burying our head in the sand. The Black church should be at the forefront of this, just like we are with civil rights issues."

Now that's what I call "real talk". See clip below:

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