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Homo-bigot DC pastor gets skewered by rights groups

“Lesbianism is about to take over our community. I’m talking about young girls. My son in high school last year tried to go to the prom. He said, ‘Dad, I ain’t got nobody to take to the prom because all the girls in my class are gay. Ain’t but two of ’em straight, and both of them ugly.’”
— Rev. Willie Wilson, pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast Washington DC, sharing more words of wisdom about lesbians “taking over” the community.

I posted about this knob-end on the Blend yesterday with some outrageous quotes that some of you suggested that the good reverend must have one helluva porno collection. I mean really would you want children to hear this in a SERMON?

“But … women falling down on another woman, strapping yourself up with something, it ain’t real. That thing ain’t got no feeling in it. It ain’t natural. Anytime somebody got to slap some grease on your behind and stick something in you, it’s something wrong with that. Your butt ain’t made for that.”

This pastor of peace is getting his ass handed to him on a platter by the community, and it’s well deserved. (

The National Black Justice Coalition Tuesday issued a statement calling Wilson’s sermon hurtful and divisive to the African American family. Dr. Sylvia Rhue, Director of Religious Affairs and Constituency Development for NBJC demanded a meeting with Wilson to expalain the remarks.

“Rev. Wilson’s church has a history of community work and honorable activities, which makes the Reverend’s latest foray into pulpit bullying, name-calling and the outrageous bearing of false witness against lesbians and gay men all the more troubling,” said Rhue. “Rev. Wilson’s about face from community conciliator to sexually-illiterate, provocateur has tarnished his legacy, brought public shame to his name and the cause decency in discourse,” Rhue added.

“Incendiary statements such as Rev. Wilson’s are doing nothing to promote community equality. They instead try to ostracize and alienate some members of his congregation,” said H. Alexander Robinson, NBJC’s Executive Director and CEO.

The Washington-based Human Rights Campaign also wants answers from Wilson. “Reverend Wilson has abandoned his truth,” said HRC Senior Diversity Organizer Donna Payne. “Just five years ago, the Reverend held a service to bring the black community together over gay issues. He called for the church not to be ‘religious haters but people who know how to extend love.’ Now he’s using the pulpit to rip apart a divided community. It’s shameful.”

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