Is This Your Pastor? (Read The Current Review)  
   
  Reverend Willie F. Wilson
Union Temple Baptist Church
1225 W. Street, SE
Washington DC 20020
Phone: 202.678.8822
Fax: 202.678.6309
www.uniontemple.com
info@uniontemple.com

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
 

Washington DC, home of one of the largest Black Gay Pride movements in the country. And yet another cowardly, hate-filled sermon (and I use that term VERY loosely) goes forth from one of the pulpits.

Pastor Willie Wilson, a man who in 2000 held a service at his church to build bridges between gay and straight African-Americans has revealed his true colors. He has proven that his motives are disingenuous, and his scholarship is shoddy at best. Judging from this diatribe of ignorance, anything he's done to mend the divide in the community was only an attempt to get the black gay vote when he was running for mayor of the Nation's Capitol. But then, should we really be surprised when a politician has been exposed as a liar?

In his sermon "You've Got to Fight to Be Free", Wilson spews some…well, STUFF that was just unbelievable, ESPECIALLY for a man who serves as executive director of the Millions More Movement march. For a man who has seminary training and is supposedly educated, this stuff is a bit much. He really came for the children with this one. I'm glad "the children" stood up and exposed this man to the press. Peep the mess he calls a sermon. And you KNOW we gon' hafta take this one blow by violent blow…

" We live in a time when our brothers have been so put down, can't get a job, lot of the sisters making more money than brothers. And it's creating problems in families. That's one of the reasons our families' breaking up. And that's one of the reasons many of our women are becoming lesbians. You got to be careful when you say you don't need no man. I can make it by myself. Well, if you don't need a man, what's left?"

Now I'll give him that brothers have been put down and some can't even find jobs. But to say that sisters making more money than brothers is creating problems in families…that's crazy.

  • What about men not being man enough to stay around to take care of their kids creating problems in families? · What about men beating their wives and cheating creating problems in families?
  • What about the men (or boys in men's clothes) who think it's better to be a drug dealing thug than a hard working man creating problems in families?
  • What about institutionalized racism and so many brothers being warehoused in the Criminal Justice System thus making them ineligible for employment with most companies creating problems in families?
  • What about stupid stuff like this being spewed from pulpits across the country violently tearing at the fiber of a person's self-esteem creating problems in families?

I'm sorry, maybe we've been misinformed…it's the LESBIAN'S fault for applying herself, working hard and qualifying herself so she CAN make so much money; SHE'S creating problems for black families. Man get a grip! Let's not use the black woman as an excuse for the deficiencies of black men. If a brotha'z manhood is defined by how much money he makes or ANYTHING outside the man himself, he's in deep trouble no matter how much money a woman makes. And if a brotha is threatened by a sister making more money than him, whether she is lesbian or not, maybe he shouldn't call himself a man in the first place.

"Lesbianism is about to take over our community. I'm talking about young girls. My son in high school last year, trying to go to the prom, he said, 'Dad, I ain't got nobody to take to the prom because all the girls in my class are gay. There ain't but two of them straight and both of them are ugly. I ain't got nobody to take to the prom."

Now he just HAD to demonize lesbians further by making them unrelenting pedophiles who prey on little girls. And by doing so, they are taking over our community. Furthermore, they are doing such a good job at it that his poor son can't get a date for the prom. Boo-Freakin-Hoo! Maybe his son is just ugly and ain't got no game. Maybe his son ain't man enough to step up to a girl and ASK to take her to the prom? It's common for ignorant boys to call young ladies gay when they get no play. It's easier to process the rejection that way. Could THAT possibly be the reason he has no date?

"Now, can I talk here? I ain't homophobic, because everybody in here got something wrong with him. Whoever you point at, you can point at your own self. You got something wrong with your life. But when you get down to this thing, women falling down on another woman, strapping yourself up with something, it ain't real. That thing ain't got no feeling in it. It ain't natural. Any time somebody got to slap some grease on your behind, and stick something in you, it's something wrong with that. Your butt ain't made for that. [Audience shouts and yells its approval in the background.] You got blood vessels and membranes in your behind. And if you put something unnatural in there, it breaks them all up. No wonder your behind is bleeding. It's destroying us. Can't make no connection with a screw and another screw. The Bible says God made them male and female. The Hebrew word Negade (?), which means complimentary nature - there is something unique to man and unique to woman and it takes those two things to compliment each other. You can't make a connection with two screws. It takes a screw and a nut! (shouting)."

Now can I talk here? I'm not even gonna respond to most of this stuff here because I think it speaks for itself. I WILL say that I think it odd that a SUPPOSEDLY straight man, who DOES have a lot of gays and lesbians in his church (how could he not, the church is in DC), kinda knows a little bit too much about the mechanics of lesbian and gay sex…doesn't he? I mean, did he get this information from watching gay porn (which good Christian people shouldn't be doing ANYWAY)? Or has he experienced this stuff himself? Furthermore, straight people have anal and oral sex just as much as gays and lesbians do. I think I'll leave that argument right there lest I get in trouble.

The insinuation here is ridiculous. If this man were TRULY educated he would know that people are gay because of WHO THEY ARE…not what they do. A person could NEVER have sex in his or her life and STILL be gay or lesbian. He would know that homosexuality is present in every aspect of nature itself. And we could get into the male/female thing, but come on, haven't we been around that mulberry tree before?

The sad thing about the sermon is, Pastor Wilson has compromised his integrity. In 2000 he's trying to "mend the divide" between the gay and straight African-American communities. And now he's spouting ignorance from the pulpit. His preaching this sermon is hypocritical and cowardly. His testicular fortitude is also in question now. This sermon was available for sale at the church and on the church website. But after he found out that the media got a hold of it, it's no longer available for sale at either place.

I think Pastor Wilson should man up. He boldly proclaimed this mess as a "so-called" man of God. Why cower down and be unavailable for comment when the Washington Blade exposes him? Why not make "this gospel message" available for public consumption? I mean it WAS preached under the anointing of the Holy Spirit right? If so, what is there to be ashamed of? Pastor Wilson's actions reek of cowardice, hypocrisy and ignorance. If "real men" back up their words with their actions, Pastor Wilson's behavior after the sermon he preached was exposed also exposes the deficiencies in his manhood as well.

 
       
 
 
     

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