After watching this video, I wanted to share it and see what others had to say. There have been several discussions about the roles of homophobia in the Black community, role in California's measure 8 outcome (Black community was scapegoated there), Charlie Check'm's homophobia, homophobia in Jamaica.... and more. This discussion was in an article titled "Jesus Can No Longer Be an Excuse for Black Religious Homophobia"
This forum seems like an ideal place for this discussion, as well as "Race" and the "Gay Atheist" forum, so I'm posting there as well.
I find most of this highly irritating. It's sad that even a gay black man has to cite an Afrocentric crackpot like Frances Cress Welsing, and discussion of what goes on in the womb is ridiculous. Dialogue in the context of such ideological backwardness is irritating. And these people he and the other gay guy (who is much more intelligent, arguing on a secular basis) are dialoguing with--the questions these people aks . . . what a pathetic, ignorant bunch.
That's what turned me off from the beginning, including Marcus Garvey, and the red-black-green motif. But all black political people are lumped in together, as if riffraff can be put in the same category with Paul Robeson, Medgar Evers, and Martin Luther King Jr. In short, this debate is framed in the cramped discourse of black nationalism. What a load of shit!
Gary, maybe I should attend the conference. They're probably giving melanin infusions there. It's going to get confusing - they're probably extracting it from Black people and infusing it into white people. Soon, it will be difficult to tell who is who. Then what will we do?