May 22, 2012 Blacks, Gays And The Church: A Complex Relationship While many black pastors condemn homosexuality from the pulpit, the choir lofts behind them are often filled with gay singers and musicians. The
I stand here, I am Reverendordained, yes LordReverend Derek Anthony Terry, and I am a black gay man who ministers, is how Rev. Derek Terry came out to many of his relatives, friends, and members of his congregation earlier this year. Its also how he told the world when his comingout sermon aired last weekend on OWNs selfhelp series
Two predominantly black congregations in Harlem, NY. , where the respective pastors are gay and lesbian, have merged to fight for homosexuality to be accepted by the Church, giving their congregation the message, " He (Jesus) got up so I can come out. He got up for you can come out! "