Maybe its all about image with these gospel industry workers.
In late April, GCM Watch received a call from Casseus Communications the PR firm which represents gospel music industry worker Vashawn Mitchell. Mitchell was a former music minister under the employ of Bishop Larry Trotter. At some point, he left Trotter’s stable and moved to the Atlanta area where he is now employed by Andre Landers at Higher Living Christian Center as minister of worship and arts.
Mr. Casseus informed us that a comment left on the article about Trotter’s gay church gig was in violation of our comment policy. He was right and I was all too happy to remove the comment, but at the same time I wondered if they wanted it removed because it wasn’t true, or removed because it had no substantiation. The comment made reference to Vashawn Mitchell being seen going into Bulldogs a popular Atlanta club for black homosexual men.
Trotter’s latest status doesn’t surprise me one bit. His most prized minstrel, Vashawn Mitchell, left Sweet Holy Spirit for the stable of the Pimp of Hampton (GA) two years ago. Anybody with a pulse who has met MItchell can “discern” that he would be…um…very comfortable in one of these gay confessing churches. And, there have been numerous sigthings of Mitchell here in Midtown Atlanta (don’t think I need to go any further on that one).
Mr. Casseus said that Mitchell had a new album out and didn’t want the negativity inter alia.
I found that very interesting that Mitchell didn’t want “negativity” because it might affect his album sales, but didn’t seem concerned about deception while posing as a Christian minister. Although we called his church office May 12, it seems like he has no interest in clearing up the controversy. Mitchell’s PR guy gave conflicting responses to our inquiries.
The new album Triumphant “is about victorious living whether it’s in your finances, your personal life, your spiritual life or your overall being it is imperative to having a triumphant life,” says Mitchell. “This project focuses on reminding one that we are more than conquerors because, “greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world.” (1 John 4:4).”
I agree with the reference, but wouldn’t it much better to actually live victoriously than to just sing about living victoriously? This seems to the the major issue with the gospel music industry. There’s a whole lot of singing, but the noise covers serious issues with sexual immorality and unbiblical practices.
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