Donnie McClurkin ramps up the ridiculous to speak in tongues and call gays “vampires”. The infamously “ex-gay”—or should we say merely “re-closeted”—Grammy Award winning gospel singer and evangelist rants against gays, gay youth and recently out gospel singer Tonex at the Church of God in Christ’s Holy Convocation Youth Service. This happened last Saturday at the COGIC convention in Memphis.
In the first of three disgusting YouTube videos, McClurkin begins his rant against Tonex, the gospel star who recently confirmed his long-rumored sexuality. McClurkin says Tonex is a “perversion” and must pray away the gay: “God did not call young people to such peversion. Society has failed him, his church has failed him … I would be homosexual to this day if Jesus hadn’t delivered.”
McClurkin also rails against openly gay youth as “broken and feminine”: “I see feminine men, feminine boys, everywhere I go … No, don’t applaud ‘cuz it ain’t funny. It’s because we failed. I see them everywhere.”
Quite rich coming from McClurkin. If anyone has seen him or the young men in his inner circle, well, let’s say the observation about “feminine men everywhere” is spot-on.
In the second video, McClurkin turns his hate toward young lesbians: “These young girls are just as bad as the boys in homosexuality, you don’t see it. They can hide … but there are some evil young hard butch girls.”
McClurkin’s appearance at the COGIC youth conference is ironic. The rabidly anti-gay Church of God in Christ is well-known for attracting many closeted black gay men. COGIC is also embroiled in numerous lawsuits, criminal investigations and internal church investigations around clergy sexual abuse—there is a micro-site on the Church website. ReportCOGICAbuse and Gay Christian Movement Watch, websites created by alleged “ex-gay” Atlanta-based “DL” Foster (How you doin’ DL!), chronicles COGIC sexual abuses. One church reportedly has four convicted pedophiles on its payroll. A COGIC deacon in Milwaukee was caught exposing himself in a gay cruising park. Foster applauds McClurkin’s anti-gay rant. Birds of a feather….
McClurkin recently suggested he still had gay sexual urges and compared homosexuality to diabetes:You are what you eat, Donnie.