Churches That Don’t Acknowledge Homosexuality Build a Difficult Barrier

October 3, 2010  |  

(Philadelphia Inquirer) — Five years ago Oprah Winfrey interviewed J.L. King about his book On the Down Low documenting the reality of multitudes of black men who regularly engage in sex with men.Often husbands and fathers, they do not identify as “gay,” but they do live secret and radically disjointed double lives. In fact, King pointed out, African-American churches are “unrealistic about the number of men leading double lives.” Recent accusations about a well-known Southern minister in a mega-African-American church have brought this discussion back into the limelight. King cites blatant hypocrisy – ministers who condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, then have sex with men in the pews.

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