Saturday, March 22, 2014

Church Homophobia In Harlem

The following are my Facebook comments regarding the homophobic message board in front of the Atlah Church on Lenox Avenue in Harlem. The message on the message board advocated the stoning of  homosexuals. My comments on Facebook were posted on March 20, 2014. Regard this as the early draft of a longer essay on this issue.

"In the 1980s and '90s, such blatant homophobia would have been confronted by mass demonstrations. It seems like the LGBT community is too concerned with being mainstream and too mesmerized by the latest trivia on social media to get out in the streets and let their feelings be known, loud and clear. Alas, many of our boldest, as well as best and brightest, activists like poet/playwright Assotto Saint were mowed down by AIDS. Their absence has definitely weakened the resolve of the LGBT community. When a church states on its message board that 'Jesus Would Have Stoned Homos,' then it is time to carry picket signs while chanting 'Hey, hey, ho, ho, homophobia has got to go!'

One other thing, this church has a breakfast program for school-age children. It makes me wonder if they indoctrinate the children with homophobia as they serve them their morning cereal."

Thursday, March 20, 2014



Keep checking this blog for new content. I plan to post some really interesting material here. One of the posts I plan is an essay regarding the homophobic messages that have appeared on the outside message board of the Atlah Church in Harlem. I've already posted a comment on Facebook but I intend to go into more detail in my essay.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014



See "The High Cost of Moviegoing" post of February 1, 2014.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Monday, March 3, 2014

Saturday, March 1, 2014