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 firstname.lastname@example.org.