Congratulations to the church community. The Democrats once again win over with their party platform of intolerance for people that are straight and living for God. But then again, this is the party that you voted for.
Mayor Vincent D Gray disinvited Grammy award winning singer, Donnie McClurkin, from singing at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, because he says that God delivered him from being gay. The mayor’s office released a statement, saying that McClurkin had decided not to perform. Doxie McCoy, a Gray spokesperson said:
“The Arts and Humanities Commission and Donnie McClurkin’s management decided that it would be best for him to withdraw because the purpose of the event is to bring people together.
Mayor Gray said the purpose of the event is to promote peace and harmony. That is what King was all about.”
Others are scoffing at those remarks, because the March on Washington was for civil rights, which the mayor denied to McClurkin who was to headline the event. His right of free speech was denied to him, even though his words have never been hateful or demeaning.
McClurkin fired back that he did not decide not to perform but that Mayor Gray disinvited him. Here is his response:
“It’s bullying, it’s discrimination, it’s intolerance, and it’s depriving someone of his civil rights, there should be freedom of speech as long as it’s done in love.”
Nolan Williams, the director of the show felt that McClurkin should have been allowed to sing and he compared the gay activists and Mayor Gray unfavorably to the Chinese handling of Tianonmen Square:
“Even in Tiananmen Square, they were singing ‘We Shall Overcome.’ The fight for human rights is a global fight that has to bring us together. That has to bring us together whenever there are differences of opinions or differences in views. We still need to find a place to come together even when we don’t agree.”
It is ironic that in celebrating the fight for civil rights, that civil rights was the first casualty.