Damaging.

I don’t know what occurred between Bishop Eddie Long, Jamal Parris, and Long’s three other accusers.  I don’t care to know.  The sexual proclivities of adults is none of my concern.  But the stench of hypocrisy is much too much to ignore.  It won’t waft away through the reverberations of the church organ.  Eddie Long, and other men of faith, have shown their profound disgust and disdain for homosexuality–both in and out of the church.  In doing so, they’ve targeted their own failings in dealing with their sexual identity.

To vehemently denounce and crucify homosexuals, is hiding the true nature of your own sexual attractions.  In these denials, you give yourself some measure of cover to deny your own desires.  But what is the cost?

When a Saxby Chambliss staffer writes “all faggots must die,” is he attempting to assuage his own raging passion toward those of the same sex because he cannot reconcile his own feelings?

What is the solution?  Is it to continue to deny and vilify the existence of gay men and women, in order to sate your supposed fealty to God, and suppress your true nature?  Why are these men of faith pushing an agenda of hate against themselves?  How many lives must be ruined in these attempts to promulgate the lie?

It matters.  It matters to those men who’ve been, and continue to be the victims of psycho-sexual coercion.  When does it stop?

How does Jamal Parris get his his life back?

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Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright

Matthew Wright, originally from Connecticut, is a blogger and budding freelance writer. He is heavily interested in politics and public policy. His aim is to encourage real debate between real people. Real change begins on the grassroots level, not in the media. He attended the University of Hartford in West Hartford,Connecticut, and now makes his home in Atlanta, Georgia. He also makes a mean lasagna.