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Homo-bigot reverend flaps his lips over lesbianism – again

“The situation is so grave that it should be declared a national emergency.”
— Rev. Willie Wilson, on the “epidemic” of lesbianism among black girls, on the Web site of Union Temple Baptist Church

He’s at it again. He couldn’t help himself, just days after his non-apology. Read this and tell me — does this sound like a sane man? He should be nowhere near a pulpit. He’s just making sh*t up. (WaPo):

The Rev. Willie F. Wilson, who last week apologized for using “intemperate” language in a sermon about homosexuality, writes in a new posting on his church Web site that he remains deeply concerned about an “epidemic” of lesbianism among young black girls, calling it a “severe crisis” that threatens “the very survival of the Black family.”

…”Our girls, some as young as 10 and 11 years of age, are engaging in same sex relations,” Wilson writes, citing as evidence an incident in an unnamed “local school” where girls were “asked to report to the gymnasium” so school officials could “decipher how many girls were involved in same sex relations.” Those who were, he writes, outnumbered those who had not been “by a 10 to 1 count.”

Wilson, a prominent local minister who ran for D.C. mayor in 2002, is executive director of the Millions More Movement, a national celebration planned to mark the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March.

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan actually supported and welcomed gay and lesbian participation in this march (I posted about this in March), and now apparently the welcome mat is being rolled back because of pressure inside the movement.

Gay leaders said Wilson’s remarks are particularly troubling given his role in the Millions More Movement. Gay rights groups say they have been shut out of planning for the October event despite public assurances from Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan that all black people, gay or straight, would be welcome. Farrakhan and Wilson have ignored phone calls, letters and e-mails from the National Black Justice Coalition, which represents black homosexuals, said Alexander Robinson, its chief executive.

Yesterday, Robinson said Wilson’s church has made a considerable effort to reach out to gay African Americans. But given his remarks over the past few weeks, Robinson said, “the impact on gay and lesbian people is to believe he’s homophobic, that he’s intentionally scapegoating lesbians. He claims that’s not what he’s doing. But since there’s no logic to or rational way of reading what he’s saying, one is led to that conclusion.”

…Counselors who work in D.C. public schools said they are unaware of any rapid rise in the number of lesbians on school campuses. Nor had anyone heard of girls being herded into a gym and asked to reveal the nature of their sexual liaisons.

“No such event has taken place in D.C. public schools,” said system spokeswoman Alexis Moore. Wilson declined yesterday to provide specifics about that incident or other claims in his Web posting.

I ask you — are there any national politicians willing to touch this, or even talk about the issue in general terms? The schism in the religious black community over homosexuality is breaking wide open and it’s like the crickets are chirping. The voices of tolerance are few and far between.

Earlier Blend posts on this freak:
* DC pastor – lesbianism is “about to take over our community”

* Homo-bigot DC pastor gets skewered by rights groups

* DC Rev ‘apologizes’ for outrageous sermon attacking gays

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