And poorly moderated. There’s not much good to be said about the oxymoronic BET show “Meet the Faith” particularly this segment on homosexuality which aired in June. Yes, we’re a tad late on this. But as you will see in the video [below], the show was backdropped with the highly charged issue of so-called homophobia. The lineup of guests left much to be desired. Passive Bishop E. Bernard Jordan is a Rev. Ike clonette who sells “prophecies” for a living. Its no wonder he retracted his stand so quickly in the face of opposition. Keith Boykin is a gay activist who nurses an unbridled hatred for black ministers who preach against homosexuality and off the set of her movies, Sheryl Lee Ralph is loudmouthed, rude and religion-less as far as I know. What an ensemble to righteously discuss God’s word.
Watch the 20 minute BET debate on homosexuality and the Bible (I guess).
The results of the poll taken by BET after the show:
Posted June 25, 2007 – A recent “Meet the Faith” poll reveals that most of you believe that the Black church is well within its rights to condemn homosexuality and should try to save gays and lesbians.
We asked you, “Should the Black church stop condemning and start accepting Black gays and lesbians?” And here’s how you voted:
About 64 percent of you said, “No. Most Christians believe it’s wrong, and if you see people going down the wrong path, you should try to save them.”
About 29 percent of you said, “Yes. Religion should be about love and tolerance.”
About 7 percent of you said, “I don’t know.”
We also asked you, “Is homosexuality a choice or natural preference?”
About 61 percent of you said, “It’s a choice.”
About 24 percent of you said, “It’s a natural preference. You’re born that way.”
About 15 percent of you said, “I don’t know.”