Monday, July 09, 2007

They Don't Want No Sissy Church

An MKR Poem

Faith brought us through the Middle Passage
Helped us survive slavery
It emboldened us to take out Jim Crow
And build community

Our ministers led us all those years
Had dreams like Dr. King
They ran for public office
And still dried our salty tears

But now they're on cable TV
Leaving some peeps in the lurch
Shufflin' for the GOP
'Cause they don't want no sissy church

Thought y'all were called by God
To take care of all your flock
When it comes to your GLBT children
It's them you demonize and mock

Adulterer, drug dealer or hooker
If you're straight then that's okay
If you're gay and wanna get married
You wanna ride with the KKK

The sermons in front of arena-sized crowds
Chock full of hate and bile
Dividing our community
Making white fundamentalists smile

You flap your gums on Faux News
Repeating the 'gay agenda' lie
But y'all were strangely silent
When Katrina caused our peeps to die

You're a fool for the GOP
Groveling for every faith-based cent
Not caring what you do to Black gay peeps
For that you'll have to repent

You Christopimps disgust me
You designer suit wearing sellout jerks
God and history will determine
Who the sissies are in the Black church


Jackie said...

BRILLIANT!!!! I say Bravo! to every single word.

Fightin' Mad Mary said...

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Nice blog!

Monica Roberts said...

Thanks and I like your blog as well.

Check out Club Peanuts in WeHo on Tuesday nights. It's on Santa Monica Blvd. I actually ran into a girl I met at Studio when I was visiting LA in 1992.

Genaro Urso said...

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