Diary of A Mad Black God  
  By: Tuan N' Gai of Tuan N'Gai Enterprises  

February 25th, 2005. Opening night for Tyler Perry's 'Diary of a Mad Black Woman' and inside the theatre, hundreds are waiting to see the highly publicized play turned film. During the movie, people (myself included) laughed, cried, rejoiced, got angry, were wooed, and were taught a much needed lesson about love and forgiveness. I applaud Tyler Perry for his success. In fact, I admire him in a lot of ways. He?s most definitely a Divinely Gifted person and his work proves it.

Now, let?s get it straight right now, I have no problem with Mr. Perry. I take no exception to him or his work on any level. I think he?s brilliant. What I do call into question is the support the moral, holy and sanctified black church gives him. Since the President made "the gay agenda" a black issue, the "black church" has made it known that they support him in his hateful, non-Christian, diabolical and discriminatory beliefs and proposed policies. They have even formed coalitions to support discriminatory legislation. BUT?they have made a drag queen a millionaire 100 times over. Yes my friends? I said DRAG QUEEN! My question is?Is God Pleased?

The American Heritage Dictionary defines "drag queen" as "A man, especially a performer, who dresses as a woman." By this definition, whether one wants to accept it or not, Mr. Perry qualifies. And since the black church is SO holy that according to many it has been the moral compass for this country for decades?they are the MAIN ONES that support the theatrics of "Madea," Tyler Perry's most beloved character. Am I saying this is wrong? NO! Mr. Perry is a great artist and I believe great art should be supported. Is the black church confused? YES! Are they sending out mixed messages here? YES! Is the black church full of hypocrites? HELL YES!

Maybe the black church suffers from what I call the "Perverted Gospel Syndrome" or PGS?. See, PGS is when people have been taught one thing, and they accept it as "the Word of God." They say they believe what they have been taught. But they live something totally different because in their spirit, they KNOW what they are being (or have been) taught is wrong. They conveniently choose what verses in the Bible should be interpreted literally (usually verses that condemn what they are ignorant of) while viewing the others (those that make them feel superior) through the eyes of scholarship. Either way, they prove themselves to be hypocrites because they live something other than what they say they believe.

For instance, the Bible says in Deuteronomy 22.5 "A woman must not wear men' s clothing. And a man must not put on women' s clothing. For the Lord your God hates whoever does these things?. And the good black Christian people who support Mr. Perry believe this is the infallible Word of God. The Bible also says abhor (hate it because God hates it) that which is evil, cleave to that which is good (Romans 12.9).? The black church is sending out mixed messages because they are supporting what the Bible says God hates. It seems the black church has sent out a message to those they have so hatefully marginalized. They are saying, "As long as the gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals, trans-gendered, and drag queens are entertaining us with our music and Christian-themed shows, WE'LL SUPPORT THEM!" Think about it, since God hates men who dress like women, and the church is making them millionaires, wouldn't God hate the church by extension? By their logic, YES! They are just as damned as the drag queens they support.

God is showing through all this that He's most certainly NOT PLEASED with the black church. And I personally call them to repentance RIGHT NOW! The black church has treated the "extended" same gender loving community with hatred and contempt for countless years. They have condemned God's gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans-gendered, drag community to hell. They have behaved themselves abominably as it relates to God's laws about brotherly love. And if they don't stop it they will be destroyed. Every hate filled word of judgment they have spewed will be applied to them if they don't stop it. God loves EVERYBODY. And if the black church doesn't wake up, accept it, and live it, it will reap the destruction it has spoken upon its own people. In a way, God has proven that He WILL use the ignorance of this world to confound the wise. He's used the wealth and resources of the black church to make a drag queen rich and famous!

© Tuan N'Gai Enterprises, 2005

Tuan N' Gai is the Dallas, Texas based author of "Will I Go To Heaven? The Black Gay Spiritual Dilemma," Founder of Tuan N'Gai Enterprises, and Co-Founder of OPERATION: REBIRTH. He can be reached at biazomin@yahoo.com.




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