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You read the headline correctly and it contains zero embellishments.
The homosexual choir from the Metropolitan Community Church in St. Louis won the so-called gospel music competition’s regional finals.
How gay the sound?
Eurweb reported the group among the other winners:
Regional choirs from across the country were on hand to win up to $50,000. Grammy award winning artists CeCe Winans and Donald Lawrence served as mistress and master of ceremonies while award winners Marvin Sapp, Shirley Caesar and Israel Houghton served as judges for the competition.
Verizon traveled to nine cities to hold competitions for church choirs and the winning choirs from nine cities were then flown to Los Angeles to compete in the national finals.
The regional finalists were;
Dallas: St. John Church Ministry (Grand Prarie, Texas)
Atlanta: All Nations Life and Praise Church Choir (Stockbridge, Ga.)
Charlotte, N. C.: Salvation and Deliverance Church Choir (Tarboro, N.C.)
Washington, D. C.: James E. Jordan, Jr. Adult Choir of Refreshing Spring COGIC (Riverdale, Md.)
Detroit: The Anointed Voices of Higher Ground Young Adult Choir (Columbus,Ohio)
St. Louis: Metropolitan Community Church of Greater Saint Louis (St. Louis, Mo.)
Chicago: All Nations Choir of the Lighthouse Church of All Nations (Alsip, Ill.)
Los Angeles: Family Life Sanctuary Choir (Whittier,Calif.)
Oakland,Calif.: Christian Life Center Mass Choir (Stockton,Calif.)
“We’re looking for tone, pitch, the ability to blend and soulful voices,” said Sapp. “Great choirs have the ability to articulate songs with conviction.”
The Metropolitan Community Church is one of the most vilest caricatures of Christianity that exists today. Its members and leaders promote and participate in doctrines and practices that resemble what you would find at the bottom of an outhouse. For examples look here here and here.
Unfortunately the gospel music industry and its talking heads (or singing heads) are just as vile and disgusting for reinstating satan in a position that was violently stripped from him by God (see Ezekiel 28:11-19).
Previous GCM Watch coverage of How Sweet the Sound:
UPDATED 7:16am est [scroll down]
GCM Watch is working on confirming certain aspects of a story about a rather well known gospel industry worker and a lesbian wedding. Incidents such as these are going to increase and cause more upheaval in the church as gospel industry workers continue to sanctify homosexuality with their music and influence. For those whose faith is weak and for the great numbers of immature Christians, gospel celebrities at gay weddings will only add to the already massive confusion over the issue.
It was more or less and open secret that despite gospel industry worker DeWayne Woods‘ controversial testimony of healing from AIDS, something still didn’t add up about him. Woods came out of the Donald Lawrence gospel music stable and like many of the industry workers refused to renounce homosexuality. In March 2008, Woods had agreed to an interview with homosexual blogger Darian Aaron, then according to Aaron, backed out at the last minute. Whether the interview was to be Woods’ “coming out” debut isn’t known.
But now an email with pictures allegedly sent to G. Craige Lewis’ Ex Ministries place Woods at a lesbian wedding in Atlanta, as the “guest psalmist”.
Ex Times posted the story —with pictures— November 10th but little outside attention was paid to it.
GCM Watch contacted Andrea Williams, president and founder of the Telilah Entertainment Group where Woods’ picture is currently featured prominently on its website as one of its featured clients.
But Williams was quick to deny that TEG connections with Woods…anymore. In an email to GCM Watch, Williams said, “I no longer represent Mr. Woods. DeWayne was never part of my company. We represented him briefly. We stopped representing him in 2008.”
GCM Watch also asked Williams if Tehilah Entertainment support artists on its roster performing at gay marriages, but she refused comment.
Pictures posted on ExTimes show pictures of the lesbian wedding officiated by an Atlanta gay cleric OC Allen, the women and a picture of a man in dark shades whom Ex Times identifies as Woods. But the picture is somewhat dark. And Ex Times did not confirm the source of the pictures. Obviously if they are pictures taken at a lesbian wedding, the picture taken would have been in attendance.
This isn’t the first time GCM Watch has informed you about Christians fornicating with gay weddings. In August 2008, we reported that:
Wendy Gritter, the Exodus ministry leader in Canada (ironically called New Direction) who admitted to gay activists she doesnt agree with Exodus’ message of change from homosexual is now telling activists she would attend a homosexual “wedding.” What’s more, Gritter said she would give the gay newlyweds a gift because “at the end of the day I believe loving people is what God asks of me.”
Gritter eventually left Exodus and is now progay. But far too many pastors and churches continue to act irresponsibly by not informing their congregations of what is at our doorstep. Like in the Sodom story, soon the activists will be banging at the doors of the church (despite the lies they have told to the contrary) demanding that church leaders marry them or else face “discrimination” lawsuits and loss of 501c3 status.
Earlier, we posted a poll asking if you as a Christian would attend a gay marriage ceremony. See the poll and register your response.
GCM Watch has confirmed that the man in the photo posted by ExTimes is Dwayne Woods. An alert reader sent us this picture showing Woods with OC Allen while wearing the same blue sweater vest, purple tie, dark suit and dark round glasses (see inset comparison).
Do you think a headline like that would stop other churches from
selling themselves out competing in this contest? Probably not. That’s why the homosexual choirs are back again sangin’ gospel music. Its more proof that singing gospel music requires zero holiness. In fact, you don’t even have to believe the bible is true.
So they’re back. And sweeter than ever.
Gay choirs are back in the running for Verizon’s capitalistic cash cow How Sweet the Sound. How you ask?
Because HSTS is owned by a secular, pluralistic company whose bottom line is money, there can be no restrictions on who can participate. It can be the Black Temple Church of Satan Mass Choir or Black Temple Church of God in Christ Mass Choir. To Verizon Wireless, they’re all the same. Qualifications per Verizon:
The Choir must have a meaningful and consistent relationship with a church, temple, mosque or other similar religious organization (the “Religious Organization”). The Religious Organization must be a tax-exempt organization as described under sections 501(c)(3) and 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended from time to time, and must have a tax-exempt ID number; (our italics).
Please also understand that a great majority of gospel music isn’t what it labels itself to be. Its like a jar labeled as jelly but inside its glue. However they need the name to deceive the shallow-minded. Its money driven.
Last year we reported to you that HSTS judge Dorinda Clark Cole advanced a St Louis based homosexual choir from the Metropolitan Community Church denomination to the competition’s semifinals.
This year, the same choir is back again. With all the blasphemous vomit spewed out by this denomination time and time again, you would think that somebody with a slither of integrity would protest their inclusion. But not so. The lust for money and fame has attracted greedy, ignorant churches lined up once again to “praise the Lord”. And if its any consolation, we can’t single out any denomination. Churches from a smorgasboard of denominations have got on the grind to win the cash prizes and fame for their pastor.
There is absolutely no way light and darkness can co-exist physically or naturally. They are polar opposites of each other with nothing in common. The same can be said spiritually.
I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness. John 12:46
And the light shines in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not. John 1:5
So what does Marvin Sapp, Hezekiah Walker, Dorinda Clark Cole, CeCe Winans and other celebrity gospel music industry workers not understand about that undeniable truth? To be blunt, satan’s kingdom is characterized by darkness and God’s kingdom is characterized by light. So Marv, Hez, DCC and CeCe are you saying its okay for the two to mix to sing gospel music? How can the blind sing of a glorious light they have never seen? How is it possible to praise a God whose sexual standards you reject? How can you approve and participate in such things knowing the judgment of God against them?
Don’t hold your breath waiting for an answer.
You can see a list of all the churches involved here. Oh, how ironically sweet it is.