Last Days Report
Uh Uh Oh!!!! Inclusion strikes again…
Monday, June 6, 2011
By Rondy Long
Now yall know I try to give everybody the benefit of the doubt and we as a ministry will always promote the love of God towards everyone, the Bible says “love believes the best of every person” –but people, people, people – with all of that said I have a question:
“What is going on in Gospel Music?”
This is exactly how it went down last Saturday morning: we were preparing to go to teach for the second day of our purity conference “WDM for youth.” (what a blessing it was- many young people were saved and gave their lives to Christ). Someone asked me before the session started was I going to show the video for Kirk Franklin’s “I Smile.” I watched the video that morning and told them absolutely not- they asked why- I said among other reason, the main reason is because in the video Kirk is wearing pink lipstick and eye-shadow ( I hadn’t yet noticed the mole above his lip that he had penciled in). Now folks listen to me, I have a degree in Communications. I know how to edit video- I know exactly what it takes to shoot and edit a music video. I used to do it for a company within the Six Flags amusement Parks. Do you understand the mind-set it takes for a man – A real man- Manly man to put on pink lipstick, pink eye-shadow and allow the video to be shot; and then watch the video over and over as it is being edited –sleep on it – watch it again- let your wife and children see it- all your close friends watch it –and then release it knowing that millions are going to see in the matter of a few days?
Now I know somebody might be naive enough to say: “well maybe it was an accident or maybe the TV make up was a little too heavy” – No maam, no sir – it looks like this was Kirk’s attempt to get the LGBT dollar. Do you think it was a coincidence that the video was released just in time for LGBT Month? There were a few tale tale signs that this was Kirk’s first OVERT attempt at signaling his inclusion agenda. Yes, folks another one OFFICIALLY BITES THE DUST.
First of all we should be able to stop with the Pink lipstick, eye-shadow, and the Marilyn Monroe beauty-mark right? But there is more – the V-neck black shirt with dropped shoulders, with the big linked silver chain – is often the decour of gay men ( I know some of you will argue with that- but don’t forget PLUS HE had on pink lipstick!!!!) Next, Donnie McClurkin…that’s all I will say! Next, some butchy girl, with a mo-hawk and “barber shop clipper-parts” on the side of her head- was prominently featured in the video. Next Mary Mary, who often brags about how they have the support of the LGBT community was featured heavy on the video.Lastly, only a few weeks before this was released he performs this song with Jacob Lusk, on American Idol. I don’t know much about this guy- but lets just say, He is not the most masculine guy in the world!!!
Just by default this makes Kirk suspect right? Let me explain: everyone knows that James Cleveland and Paul Jones were homosexual but they never publicly wore lipstsick and eyeshadow- yet Kirk wears lipstick and eyeshadow and is not a homosexual? Look people, I know STRAIGHT church musicians who go out of their way to be a little “extra-masculine” as not to be falsely identified as gay. But this guy? (SMH)
Folks not only is this an indictment against Kirk but what about his camp? I mean maaaan my wife and my children would be like – “Daddy that looks gay!!!” I am not judging her, but his wife was in the video with him – and she didn’t say nuffin?!!! (maybe she did AND HE DIDN’T LISTEN). He has older children – they didn’t say nuffin? C’mon, Ike from the Men of Standard was in the video- he didn’t have any lipstick on – but he didn’t say nuffin? I mean if I had been involved with the video shoot- I can see myself pulling Kirk to the side and saying, “hey Kirk – yo dude, I mean what’s up with lipstick- yo? Do you know how many little boys are going to see this video- man once you put this out there, do you know its going to be out there forever, for ever, ever!?!” But you see this is the problem with wealth and notoriety – you can systematically remove all of the people from your life who will tell you the truth. I have told my wife over and over no matter how big the ministry gets or how sought-after I become, don’t ever let me go “off- the- deep end.” My wife was like “ don’t worry – I’m not going to let you embarrass me!” Anybody has the capacity to have a moment of insanity – but the people around you ought to be able to pull you back in.
I’m sure Kirk has his spiritual reasons for why he did what he did. I can hear him on TBN explaining the video by saying –
“see, yall deep saints don’t understand when God tells you to do something to minister to those in the world – you have to do it – see God told Hosea to marry a prostitute – God told Isaiah to eat booboo. Paul said “I became all things to all men…” –some of yall don’t want to hear this but homosexual falls under all things, transvestite falls under all things. I know the church got a problem with the video but we not trying to reach the church –we are trying to reach the world. I got so many letters from gay guys who watched the video and said that it ministered to them….and blah, blah, blah.”
Whatever……. that “I Smile” video was gay – and that’s all there is to say. Listen, the Bible clearly states that not only homosexuals, but also effiminates (men who dress and make themselves-up to look like women) shall not inherit the kingdom of God”
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homosexuals)…shall inherit the kingdom of God. 1Corinthians 6:9-10
We know that as the end approaches, the rapture draws near, and the anti-Christ is waiting behind the curtain – that the gay agenda is going to continue to be promoted by the world- but the church needs to stay far from it because it is the Spirit of Anti-Christ. Yall, seriously lets pray for our people, lets pray for the church, lets pray for our children – and yall lets pray for Kirk, If He has any God in him …I am sure at some point he is going to experience buyer’s remorse with this one. The one reason I have always liked Kirk is because he has seemed willing to repent and admit when he was wrong in the past. Lets pray that God “grant him repentance” again— Nuff said.