A choir member at Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church up in Washington decided to quit the choir because “80 percent of the tenors are homosexuals and act more like a female in choir rehearsal than [she does].” She stated this in two emails sent in December and January and people are a bit upset with her.
The outings added to the inner turmoil experienced by a large number of gays who attend services at the 7,000-member Greater Mount Calvary Holy Church, located on Rhode Island Ave., N.E., according to a gay former member who provided copies of the e-mails to the Blade.
“I will be leaving the choir at the top of the year because 80 percent of the tenors are homosexuals and act more like a female in choir rehearsal than I do,” the church choir member said in one of her e-mails to Bishop Alfred Owens Jr., the church pastor.
The e-mail, sent in December, identifies about 45 fellow church members as gay. She sent a second e-mail to Owens on Jan. 2 identifying another 62 church members as gay.
“The following people I am asking you to monitor very closely and my prayer is that you will sit them down from their ministries,” she told Owens in the December e-mail. “Because they are ushering in the presence of sin, lies, a spirit of homosexuality and sexual spirits.”
She sent a copy of her e-mails to a Yahoo list group that goes to more than 300 church members, the gay former church member said.
The problem though is that the church is Baptist. The Baptist sect is conservative and believes the bible is the “Word of God” unless said god contradicts them. I could see some outrage if it was one of the liberal sects, but the Baptists? You might as well be outraged that lions are large carnivorous predators.
In other news, the allegedly “moderate” Baptists are holding a meeting in Georgia on the grounds that the Southern Baptists get too much press and give the collective sect a bad name. Pardon me for saying it, but the only people giving the Baptist sect a bad name would be the Baptists – of all stripes.