The problem is that we often associate entertainers as their characters or as they appear to be while at work (on camera, on stage, on YouTube, etc.) as who they actually are. Fewer people know them in real life versus the rest of the world knowing them through their work, just like us.
There is an internet video sweeping America right now from the 107th Church of God in Christ’s (COGIC) Holy Convocation about a man being delivered from homosexuality and telling everyone at convocation about it. There has been a lot of back and forth from supporters and critics of the video and I think there is room for discussion here about the Church of God in Christ, deliverance, and a more proper Christian view of homosexuality.
The church has never excluded anyone for too long – slavery ended, Jim Crow ended, interracial marriages exist, and women have their own multi-million dollar ministries and churches now. All of those groups were kept down by the church for a while, but ultimately accepted. I think the Christian church will eventually accept gays…
This week I’m going off about Ferguson, Eric Garner, Mike Brown, the police, the government, Floyd Mayweather (bum of the week), Ray Rice, Louisiana, Mark Driscoll, the Christian Church, ISIL, and saying something about the re-emergence of Naomi Campbell’s long-lost edges. I also celebrate President Barack Obama, who is my boo this week. Enjoy!
I guess this is a personal post as well as an update of my emotional state linked to events in Ferguson and my life. I feel like I’m crawling back, but the Lord might actually be carrying me. We’ll see how it goes. I plan to show up, though, and see.
This week: John Boehner goes off about President Obama over immigration reform that Boehner refuses to vote on this year and cries some angry yet delicious Boehner tears. So, exactly how can President Obama fix anything if you’re not going to make the laws, Boehner?
This past Friday in Isla Vista, California, 22 year old Elliot Rodger killed 6 people and injured 13 more in a racist and misogynistic spree. This was the tipping point for me to talk about something that has been on my mind for a while – talking about how we don’t respect women as a society, nation, and world.
Other Recent Points of View
If you have a hustle through activism, please stop. You’ll only reveal who you really are after a while. Activists stay the course, even when they get tired and they never turn negative about their causes. They’re passionate. I’m seeing a lot of folks on social media claiming to be activists, but never do any activism offline and they don’t use Twitter as a supplement for their activism the way actual activists do.
Daniele Watts, a black actress who was in Django Unchained, was recently detained by police officers in Los Angeles (Studio City) and wrote a Facebook message about it alleging that the cops thought she was a prostitute simply because she was with a white man. But on the 8th day, God made TMZ and the truth.
When will we stop the lie that black people were just more respectable back then? Maybe they were publicly, depending on where they lived, but black people have not always been on the same page with “respectability” just so that we uplift ourselves and white people will like us more