Gospel Singer Donnie McClurkin

“Grammy-winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin said he was disinvited from a concert he was supposed to headline commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech because of his position on homosexuality.”

Donnie McClurkin

SINGER SILENCED

World magazine,  September 7, 2013, p. 9

Grammy-winning gospel singer Donnie McClurkin said he was disinvited from a concert he was supposed to headline commemorating Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech because of his position on homosexuality. McClurkin, who has said that he struggled with homosexuality, wrote in 2002, “I am delivered and I know God can deliver others, too.” Gay activists in Washington, D.C., pressed D.C. mayor Vincent Gray against McClurkin’s appearance, and McClurkin said the mayor’s office called the night before the Aug. 10 concert to ask him not to attend. Local pastors called Gray to reconsider, to no avail. “Quite unfortunate that today a black artist is uninvited from a civil rights movement depicting the love, the unity, the peace, the tolerance,” McClurkin said in a video statement. “It’s bullying, it’s discrimination, it’s intolerance.”

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