This new initiative, led by Tuan N'Gai of Tuan N'Gai Enterprises and Quentin Wilson of FO'
brothas, Inc., strategically targets black churches throughout
the U.S. that promote discrimination against gays and lesbians.
"We're trying to give black gay men and women who are still
very much a part of the church a voice," says Tuan. "A voice
that says to those who are in leadership, 'We don't agree
with what you're doing. We are tired of your abuse and calling
it love. And we want it to stop!'" he continued.
OPERATION: REBIRTH will begin its mission of re-educating
the community on homosexuality and religion through an online
grassroots' marketing campaign targeting the thousands of
black gay men and women who financially support gay-bashing
churches. The Web site features reviews of gay-bashing sermons
given by pastors throughout the country to heighten public
awareness. "These reviews let readers know the error that's
being preached," says Tuan. "And I think the pastors preaching
these sermons will see how what they say really affects people,"
he continued. The sermons are selected and posted to the Web
site as they are discovered.
The OPERATION: REBIRTH Web site also have interviews with
pastors of gay-accepting (affirming) churches and a complete
listing of these ministries. "We want them to know that they
don't have to be where they are," mentions Tuan. "There are
churches out there that will affirm, empower, and include
them in ministry," he added. Ministries not on the list are
encouraged to contact OPERATION: REBIRTH to be listed.
Additional features of the Web site include an advice column,
analyses of common misused bible scriptures and articles from
some of today's Religious Leaders. "We want people to leave
the Web site knowing that they are strong, beautiful and powerful
enough to stand up, lift their voices and say, 'I don't have
to take this, this is not God,'" says Tuan.
For more information on OPERATION: REBIRTH, visit www.operationrebirth.com
or contact Tuan N'Gai at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Quentin Wilson at email@example.com.
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