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Obama’s Campaign Gospel Tour To Feature Ex-Gay Advocate

Singer "struggled with homosexuality" after being molested at ages 8 and 13.

Daniel Gonzales

October 21st, 2007

Senator Obama’s campaign has planned an “Embrace the Change” gospel concert tour to consist of three dates in South Carolina featuring five acts, one of whom is Donnie McClurkin according to the New York Times. (Yes, the tour is named “Embrace the Change” which XGW also finds worth noting.)

Several years ago the Washington Post noted McClurkin’s public statements on his own sexual history and views on gay conversion:

McClurkin wrote on a Christian Web site in 2002 that he struggled with homosexuality after he was molested by male relatives when he was 8 and 13. “I’ve been through this and have experienced God’s power to change my lifestyle,” he wrote. “I am delivered and I know God can deliver others, too.”

Via AmericaBlog



October 21st, 2007 | LINK

“I am delivered and I know God can deliver others, too.”

AKA, ‘Change or Burn’.
and more realistically…
‘Gays deserve rights?’

October 23rd, 2007 | LINK

I would like to hear from McClurkin to find out if he still holds the same position. He was a Bush supporter at one point. Bush and Obama hold diametrically opposed viewpoints so one wonders if perhaps McClurkin is moving past theories he held as truth several years back. I haven’t heard anything from him recently regarding his thoughts on homosexuality.


April 11th, 2008 | LINK

God can deliver anybody from anything. Now the problem with people today is that we rate sins but sin is all the same. God can deliver a drug addict like he can deliver a homosexual. Donnie McClurkin is a true man of God and anybody who comes against him will not be blessed but cursed for coming against God’s anoited.

Just keepin it real, shiloh

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