Is the singer finally out the box?
Its really sad to report that former black gospel music golden child Anthony Williams aka Tonex (pronounced tone nay) is now singing in gay churches. The website of a local Unity Fellowship Church carried this brief announcement.
We, the Body of Christ of UFCNB, would like to take this glorious opportunity to say thank you to every member, volunteer, supporter and friend who made our 7th Anniversary Gala an extraordinary event. Blessings to TONEX for anointing the building with his magnificent voice.”
Tonex has chronicled much his public meltdowns with his record company, former wife, gospel music industry, his church and others online. Last year, in a profanity-strewn confession, he admitted homosexual conduct. Despite that very public fact, Tonex was still feted as a special guest at the Higher Dominion COGIC in suburban San Diego.
We are urging prayer for Tonex and warning churches not to further hasten Tonex’s downward spiral by exalting his talent above the need for his soul to be saved.
Addendum 06.16.08: There seems to be some discussion around the internet as to whether this post is legitimate in its reporting on Tonex and his sexual issues. What we strive to present is evidence, gathered from (1) events Tonex has been in attendance, (2) words spoken or written by Tonex himself (3) words written by others about their direct interaction with Tonex. Based on this evidence and in context, we compare it to what the scripture says about such conduct. As a general practice GCM Watch attempts courtesy contact to get subject’s pov, but more often that not, there is no response.
As such Tonex is welcome to present any information not already made public here as long as it is not gratuitous self promotion or the wanton promotion of false doctrine.
Recently, we recieved information that Tonex would be a guest performer on an exclusively homosexual cruise and had produced the theme song for the event (ironically named Standing in the Truth) where he sings of “loving” another man. Our admonition to churches and pastors to close their doors to this man is based on this information which does not bring glory to God nor is it acceptable Christian conduct to be celebrated in God’s house. There is no intent on the part of GCM Watch to prevent Tonex from living his life as he chooses. We do have an obligation to inform and warn churches of his chosen path when it comes in conflict with biblical principles.