The Word Network is arguably the black version of TBN: chocked full of church kooks, false prophets and prosperity pimps. The network is a microcosm, reflecting the current state of the contemporary black church in America. And somewhere, comfortably in the middle of the madness is the Lexi Show.
Like most of the religious talking heads on the gabfest market, the Lexi Show, now in its fourth season, isn’t helping to promote biblical standards on sexuality. Its not exactly tearing them down either, just making them de minimis, of minor importance.
Have you wondered why Lexi was parading all the gay false prophets onto her show while claiming to be a “journalist” with an obligation to give fair hearing to everyone’s voice. Incidentally, Lexi has not had any actual journalistic training.
After the now infamous Lexi interview with heresy spewing Tonex, it was time for a closer at the show. Lexi herself seems to be a reflective composite (or product) of this new age church and its religious matrix system: false love and piety, relativity, selective nonjudgmentalism, ever learning but never being able to come to the knowledge of the truth, form of godliness, seeking status and position rather than true humility and service to Christ. In short, I would call it the black emergent church.
During Lexi’s interview with Tonex, her demeanor was receptive, cordial and passive. Her questions to Williams were silver platter “softballs” with shallow (if any) followup to his excessive lies and faulty logic.
One person scheduled on an upcoming show (who I cannot name for obvious reasons) told GCM Watch that when it comes to homosexuality, Lexi has no biblical depth, so she is completely out of her league in attempting to converse with the likes of con artists former guests Bishop Yvette Flunder and Carlton Pearson. By the way all the Carlton Pearson videos have been removed by the Lexi Show.
It was very interesting the contrast of the recent interview with Pastor Tony Smith of Atlanta with that of of Pastor Anthony Williams of San Diego. Both, in my estimation are biblically challenged. But Lexi’s bias was on blazing display. Gone were any pretensions of being professional, a journalist, etc. She was openly hostile to Smith [watch video of her facial expressions] and those who accompanied him. She even took time to attack members of Smith’s church for not participating in her “worship” service. Lexi was snide, sarcastic and combative with Smith but called Tonex her brother in the Lord who she was obligated to “love”.
In the interviews with Flunder and Pearson, Lexi barely registers any visible disagreement with them. Even when Donnie Earl Paulk said the Holy Spirit asked him if he (the Holy Spirit) was homosexual would Paulk still worship him, Lexi tossed the question to a embarrassingly weak pastor who refused to condemn Paulk’s stark blasphemy. Given such a volatile and divisive issue in the church, anyone serious about truth (not emotional string pulling) would ask the hard questions and press for answers to them.
The Lexi Show has an unspoken agenda to desensitize us to these false prophets and their heresy. The issue isn’t having them on, the issue is allowing them to be there with no sound —and comparable— counteraction to their doctrinal vomit. Further, that she still considers them “brothers and sisters” in Christ, despite the fact these people actively and openly fight against the Word of the Lord is reprehensible.
At the end of the Tonex episode, she attaches a (sort of) disclaimer. But its an interestingly crafted statement.
“I would like to take this time to thank my friend and brother Tonex, for a very open honest and candid interview. It is my belief that a man is made for a woman and a woman is made for a man, I believe the bible speaks very clearly about this, however as a journalist it is my job to tell the story. And as a Christian it is my job to love absolutely everybody and I do that. Unequivocally and unapologetically.”
Although she said that she believes in heterosexuality, its important to note she neglects to condemn homosexuality.
You can check Lexi’s videos and you wont see gushing “I must love everyone” disclaimers on anyone else. Why this one?
Behind the scenes with Lexi
The major unseen problem with people like Lexi is that they generally have someone in their inner circles who are homosexual and don’t want to offend them by speaking up for the truth. Because the massive influence of unrepentant homosexuals behind the scenes of the gospel music and entertainment industry (Tonex confirmed that), truth is restricted. The only thing acceptable is for us to have a big, happy, ignorant praise fest replete with gay club sounding churchified music that’s coded with their downlow sin (Tonex confirmed that too).
Behind Lexi’s scenes is Vaughn Alvarez. You’ll see his name in the credits of her show. He’s Lexi’s assistant, public relations rep, webmaster and also screens the calls of potential guests for the show. Alvarez (pictured right), a Nashville based entertainment promoter also handles work for COCO, Brandy and Donnie McClurkin. Granted, all the entertainment types employ someone to screen people who seek to talk to them, but is Alvarez intentionally blocking guests who could come on the show and refute the lies told by Pearson, Flunder and Tonex? This is a classic fox guarding the henhouse scenario.
Alvarez’s twitter page is a good indicator of where he falls on the issue of homosexuality and the bible.
Alvarez, Sep 10: “VOGUE EVOLUTION 4EVER BABY!!!!!!!” (Vogue Evolution is a group of homosexual dancers plus a transvestite).
Alvarex, Sep 13: “People r just not ready to accept the truths about the way church is. That’s why I stay far away from church queens and overly church peeps!”
Alvarez, Sep 12: “The truth sets us free! I love Tonex for being free & being comfortable being the wonderful human God made him.”
Alavrez’s twitters invites his gay friends to call him to contact Lexi.
But others do not get such a enthusiastic and inviting welcome.
Linda Carter, a former lesbian who lives in Mobile, AL told GCM Watch when she called after the Carlton Pearson episode, Alvarez answered and replied that he was Lexi’s “assistant”. Carter said she told Alvarez she wanted to speak to Lexi personally and Alvarez replied that regardless of the method, all communication to Lexi was routed first through him. When she told him she wanted to be considered as a guest to share her testimony about deliverance from lesbianism, Alvarez instructed her to send it in and he would take a look at it.
But after she received no response, Carter called back. This time Alvarez “had a nasty attitude and was dismissive with me” . When Carter asked if he had read the testimony he told her to send him, Alvarez told her” we’ve already heard those types of testimonies before.”
Carter said she waited longer, hoping that she would get the opportunity to speak with Lexi about the situation. But Alvarez refused to take any more calls from her.
The one guest who is scheduled on an upcoming segment told GCM Watch although they were aware of who Alvarez was, their spot on the show came about through a chance meeting with Lexi. The meeting was independent of Alvarez’s involvement. Further, the guest said that Lexi seemed only interested in a certain sensational part of the guest’s story.
God’s not dead, but Tonex is in his sins… (The Dunamis Word)