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DC Rev 'apologizes' for outrageous sermon attacking gays

“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.”

“No wonder your behind is bleeding. You can’t make no connection with a screw and another screw. The Bible says God made them male and female.”
–The Rev. Willie Wilson, pastor of Union Temple Baptist Church in Southeast D.C. (and a former mayoral candidate)

I posted on this dude’s unbelievable statements a week or so ago. He got so much heat for these comments that he finally had to apologize, though as with most of the idiots that get caught and have to publicly extract their feet from their mouths, the statement doesn’t reek of sincerity when right behind it you reinforce perception of your initial opinion. We report, you decide. (WaPo):

“Some people in the community were offended by the language I used in my message, which I will admit was intemperate,” Wilson said in a telephone interview. “I apologize to anyone who was hurt by the language that I used.”

He added: “I do not apologize for raising a very serious issue concerning our young girls, some as young as 10 and 11 years of age, who are engaging in same-sex relations.”

This is a ridiculous “mistakes were made” kind of cop-out, but then further down in the article, it all unravels in Reverend Wilson’s loon-tastic comments.

Wilson said the sermon, which was recorded, was not intended for a wider audience. “As a preacher and teacher, I have a responsibility to address social issues in our community and to make some type of biblical and moral response,” he said. [Oh, ok. So it was alright to spew that inappropriate sh*t about strap-ons and hateful language in front of parishioners, including children?]

…He also apologized last night for comments he made about black women. Those remarks prompted meetings this week between Wilson and women on the steering committee of the planned march. In his sermon, Wilson asserted that one reason women become lesbians is because a “lot of sisters [are] making more money than brothers.” He also said his son told him that he couldn’t get a date to the prom because “all the girls in my class are gay. Ain’t but two of ’em straight, and both them ugly.”

Wilson said irate calls about the sermon flooded his telephone line and prompted him to change his number. [Hmmmm. I wonder why?]

“I have learned that people can take your message out of context,” he said. “I have a right and responsibility to preach to my congregation. They took my message and spread it all over the world.”

Please, god how on earth could you take what this idiot said out of context?

Thanks to House Blender and Julien’s List contributor Holly for the pointer.

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