Donnie McClurkinGospel music on a Sunday afternoon? Sounds like a great idea.

But no city-supported music festival should preach prejudice against youths, nor promote ostracism and family strife in the name of God.

Yet notorious homophobe Donnie McClurkin, who has called gay people “vampires,” is appearing at Boston’s city-funded Gospel Fest on City Hall Plaza, on July 18.

Join the Impact MA, Truth Wins Out, and the Anti-Violence Project of Massachusetts are planning a counter-protest. McClurkin’s bigotry, his hostility toward LGBT people of faith and their families, his unhealthy contempt for sexual honesty, and his harassment of gay and lesbian youths — all are unwelcome in the cradle of liberty.

Sunday, July 18, 2010 at 5 p.m.
Boston City Hall Plaza at Government Center

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Protest Against Ex-Gay Crusader Donnie McClurkin at Gospelfest

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About Donnie McClurkin:

  • Raped by uncle at age 8 and by uncle’s son at 13.
  • Denies spiritual equality to LGBT people of faith
  • Claims to be “saved,” “sanctified,” and “delivered” from homosexuality
  • Admits he is still same-sex attracted, comparing his orientation to diabetes: “I don’t eat sugar, but it doesn’t mean that I don’t want sugar.”

What Donnie McClurkin has said and done:

  • Incited crowds in Barbados, where homosexuality is illegal
  • Says about young lesbians, “They can hide … but there are some evil young hard butch girls.”
  • Calls openly gay, well-adjusted young men “broken and feminine.”
  • Calls sexual honesty a “curse,” calls gay people “vampires”
  • Of fellow gay gospel singer Tonex, McClurkin says, “God did not call young people to such perversion.”
  • Projects his lies about his own orientation onto those who live honestly: “Anybody who has a lying problem: They get to the point where they hate having such a lack of character that they make a change.”

City of Boston’s call for Gospelfest performers