Rev. Willie Wilson
Cue the porn music and the church organ: things are about to get mighty colorful in God’s house.
In an apparent attempt to prove that lightning won’t strike if you talk about strap-ons from the pulpit, the Rev. Willie Wilson of the Union Temple Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. gave quite the sermon July 3.
Among other things, Wilson said that black women and girls are flocking to lesbianism. “Lesbianism is about to take over our community,” he said during his sermon. “My son in high school last year, trying to go to the prom, he said, ‘Dad, I ain’t got nobody to take to the prom because all the girls in my class are gay. There ain’t but two of them straight and both of them are ugly.”
Wilson then helpfully tried to answer that age-old question for the folks in the pews: what DO lesbians do in bed?
“Women falling down on another woman, strapping yourself up with something, it ain’t real,” he said. “That thing ain’t got no feeling in it. It ain’t natural.”
Oh, my. But don’t worry, he’s got gay men covered, top to bottom. “Any time somebody got to slap some grease on your behind, and stick something in you, it’s something wrong with that. Your butt ain’t made for that,” he said.
Reports of the sermon, which has been posted online, say the congregation was cheering Wilson on during his anal sex rant. I guess they know what they like.
I’ll spare you the part where he starts yelling about how it “takes a screw and a nut.”
Call me old fashioned, but, wow – anal and dildo talk from the pulpit?
But Wilson isn’t homophobic. “I ain’t homophobic, because everybody in here got something wrong with him,” he said.
Actually, Wilson is homophobic. Someone who wasn’t homophobic wouldn’t try to scare his congregation with bizarre tales of lesbian prom takeovers and “wild” sex acts. By reducing gays and lesbians to nothing but partakers in sexual acts, Wilson dehumanizes us all and makes it a lot easier for those in his audience to hate us.
This trick has worked wonders for racist white folks for decades.
It so happens that Wilson is the national executive director of the Millions More Movement to mark the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March in October. Earlier this year Minister Louis Farrakhan said that gays would be welcome at the march. Now many aren’t so sure.
Wilson has since apologized for the remarks, kind of. “To any and all whom I offended because of this language I sincerely and most profusely apologize,” Wilson said in a statement. “But I do not apologize for bringing to the forefront a very critical and crucial issue facing our young girls as well as the survival of the black family.”
Tell Wilson to respect all families by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202-678-8822.