I always knew this initiative was much needed in our community,
but I never imagined it to become as powerful as it has. I
thank God for giving me this vision and the love for ALL of
his people, especially the love for my own people. And lastly,
I thank him for the courage and strength to stand against
BOTH, a country and my own race, as a Black Gay Man.
For over 20 years, I've personally heard the black church
degrade others and me. Thankfully, I love myself enough to
not allow an outsider --an individual or an institution --
to define who I am. I have the ability to think for myself
and make my own decisions. But unfortunately, many of my brothers
and sisters have yet to discover that they too possess these
abilities. And so the black church is capitalizing on my people's
lack of self-awareness and their human need to be accepted.
My dedication lies not to the Bible or the Black church,
but to the individuals that are continuing to be beaten down
because of who they are. It's about morality, not theology.
It's about the empires that are being built on the backs of
black gays, lesbians and women and then calling them second-class
citizens. You don't need a PhD to know that this is simply
wrong. But if you're going to dehumanize someone, please stop
taking their very human money to create private schools, apartment
buildings and college funds for your children. Black churches
have simply become the slave masters of the new millennium.
And so in an attempt to free those trapped in mental slavery,
OPERATION: REBIRTH was created. Our silence only gives consent
to continued mistreatment. And out of love, I will do everything
within my abilities and through others to give a voice to
those that have suffered abuse at the hands of the Black church.
I love you my people.
brothas, Inc. cooperative initiative with Tuan N'Gai Enterprises.