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If you’ve ever watched the Bobby Jones Gospel Show, you know something is wrong spiritually. With Bobby Jones. Over the last couple of decades Dr. Bobby Jones’ name has become synonymous with black gospel music and its terrible reputation as an incubator of homosexuality. And yes, to the utter shame of God’s church.
But perhaps Jones is now coming out of the closet with an appearance in a homosexual movie. And its not good.
Jones is playing the part of a preacher in the movie Dirty Laundry which is produced by homosexual activist Keith Boykin and his male lover Nathan Williams. The movie is set to be released December 7 in Atlanta, Baltimore, DC, and New York. The homosexual political group, Human Rights Campaign is sponsoring a 12 city tour of the movie. Maurice Jamal, the lead character, writer and director of the movie is a man who says his one of his favorite websites is the gay sex-hookup site [we wont mention it].
How can two walk together except they agree? Amos 3:3
Boykin launched a tirade against major black ministers [caution: link may contain unsuitable photos] who have opposed homosexuality by insinuating that they themselves were homosexual. Why then is Bobby Jones in Boykin’s movie?
Dirty Laundry isn’t just a funny movie about black folks. It has a defined agenda, embedded in the humor. As is usual with homosexual activists, they want you to stop thinking homosexuality is a sin and think of it as just another benign expression of love.
Next magazine said Dirty Laundry is “equal parts Brokeback Mountain and Birdcage.” Both are homosexual movies.
“It’s almost as if black families have a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell policy.’” Williams says “there are still not many healthy images of gay people of color, which makes it hard for all of us to understand the experiences of the gay minority, be they Latino, black [or] Asian.”
Make no mistake about it, this movie is aimed at the black church community with the help of the most visible name in gospel music. With this appearance and his association with such profanity, Jones is declaring war on the sacred principles of God’s Kingdom. Why is the Church of Jesus Christ allowing the filthy co-mingling of the sacred and the profane? Crowned the “Ambassador of Gospel Music” Jones was feted by the “superstars” of the industry. No wonder there is such a putrid smell coming from gospel music these days.
And how soon will its stench reach the nostrils of God if it already hasn’t?
After looking at the pictures and credits of Dirty Laundry, we noticed Jones’ backup group the “Nashville Super Choir” is also in the movie.
More checking on Bobby Jones reveals he is more inclined to believe that homosexuality is genetic, thus not sinful. Listen carefully at the words of this fool people are running after for affirmation in the “gospel music industry:
Bobby Jones of the popular TV show “Bobby Jones Gospel,” is one of the few in the industry to say he does not believe that homosexuality is entirely behavioral. “I’m too intelligent for that. I do listen to what experts in the fields of human sexuality have to say about people and what happens to them when they reach puberty, the changes that happen in adolescence. You know, the talk shows have done a lot to educate me, too,” he said.
This was from a October 1994 newspaper article. What information is Jones referring to from “the talk shows” and “experts in the field of human sexuality”?
Among the points to celebrate is the involvement of two of Broadway’s Dreamgirls, Loretta Devine and Jenifer Lewis, long-time gay rights activists and diva icons as “Lorelle” and “Effie,” respectively. Co-star and gospel legend Dr. Bobby Jones was equally enthusiastic, pushing for the message to aid in healing both the black and gay communities.”
UPDATE 11.28.07 Response to false charges by Keith Boykin.com
Gay activist Keith Boykin is falsely reporting that GCM Watch ”a right-wing so-called Christian group” is “threatning to protest the movie” Dirty Laundry. We are advocating nothing of the sort. We could care less if someone went to see the movie. Neither are we attempting to block any financial success the movie may gain. We are calling into question the participation of Bobby Jones and his “enthusiastic” support of something so ungodly it could never qualify as “entertainment” under the most lenient of Christian standards.
Contrary to Mr. Boykin’s assertion that the rift between the church and the homosexual community is created by “right wing zealots”, the rift is with God. It was God who set the unchanging standards of sexual morality. The church because it is under HIS authority and HIS command and are required to hold HIS standards in place.
We should note that after the imprisonment of his cousin John the Baptist, for confronting sexual immorality in the leadership, Jesus began preaching a bold message:
Mark 1:14-15 Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.
Bobby Jones’ attempt to circumvent these standards is what is causing division. It is grossly immature to think a movie with such misguided purpose will heal any such divisions.
Additionally, Bobby Jones’ support and participation in this movie is indeed an attack on the church and the sexual moral standards which God requires us to adhere to. Bobby Jones can no longer expect us to be silent while he promotes this heresy in God’s house. Like John the Baptist, we will publicly denounce his ungodly actions.
Further, we are calling on gospel artists with integrity and those who have not sold out to mammon, and the idol gods of talent and personality to distance themselves from Jones until he repents. If he chooses not to repent, we further call on the artists to refuse future appearances on his show and make public statements as to why. We are calling on every pastor and bishop who knows that it is time to draw a line in the sand, to refuse Jones and and any associated gospel music personalities use of their facilities until an authentic repentance has been publicly witnessed.
Update 11.30.07 Eyewitness account of movie screening
This is posted only as reference by an individual who was at the screening of the movie Dirty Laundry. In light of criticism charging that we were unfairly judging the movie and Bobby Jones, please note these comments posted unedited.
“I must weigh in on this subject because I was able to attend the first screening of this movie with the cast and crew. I had no idea what the movie was about until i saw it but when it was over i almost slid out of my chair i could not believe ANY christian would be involoved in the mess that was going on the screen! Now i dont want to give away the movie but It is just as messy as some of you think it is, I also got stuck sitting next to Dr Bobby jones who was all smiles from begginging to end, I slid down in my seat as him and his camp acted like you know what around me which i guess was appropiate for the movie we was wacthing (forgive me Lord!) I was just so shocked that not only him but the superchoir appeared in this movie. now if you wordly this is an
AWESOME MOVIE minus the Gayness but if you are a christian and you think the movie gonna take a Holyghost turn you are MISTAKEN!”
Yesterday, Dr. Jones was sent an email containing links to our initial article and the resultant open letter. The email requested a public response to what we believe is a breach of truth and a wanton disregard for the spiritual welfare of the church of Jesus Christ. Subsequent to the email, a call was placed to the Nashville office of Dr. Jones advising them of the email and reinterating our request for a response.
Pastor DL Foster will be interviewed live by anchor Mike Galanos on CNN. We’ll share our theological concerns with Dr. Jones’ appearance in the movie. The airtime is Wednesday, Dec 5th at 530pm eastern.