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New book examines gays in the black church

In Homophobia and bullying on June 3, 2012 at 10:34 pm

An open secret about the African American church in the US is the role LGBT musicians have in the institution’s music.

In 1971, Anthony Heilbut wrote a comprehensive study called The Gospel Sound. In its first edition, he kept knowledge of the personal lives of gospel performers quiet (one sentence was focused on sexuality). Now, as reported by the New York Times, the scholar’s new work details the contributions of LGBT singers to church music. Heilbut also chastises black Christians for standing firmly against marriage equality  while depending on the work of gay musicians.

Gay Star News

The Gospel Sound: Good News and Bad Times – 25th Anniversary Edition 

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