Free shipping over $99 | Interest Free *no credit check* financing is available!

Church Blocks Gay Singer From Helping With Charity Gala

by Benji Douglas March 14, 2016

kat williamsOnce again, nice things cannot be had due to annoying bigots. This time it’s the Catholic Charities Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina. They held a charity gala on March 12, and at the last minute they told blues singer Kat Williams, who was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2012 for her Hands of Hope project,  not to bother showing up. The reason: she’s married to a woman.

Kat has sung twice at the gala in past years, and somehow, miraculously, the world didn’t end. Imagine that! It is possible for lesbians to sing a few songs and raise money for a good cause. Amazing.

An anonymous source with the religious group said “Marriage can only be between one man and one woman. Because Ms Williams chooses to be in a relationship that’s different from that, it really makes it inappropriate for her to perform for us.”

Exactly what kind of performance were they worried she’d engage in? Did they think she was going to go up there and start making out with women? Also, what’s with this “chooses to be in a relationship” garbage? What, would they prefer a sham marriage with a man she doesn’t love?

Apparently church officials found out about her marriage from a 2013 article where she talked openly about her personal life, which she should do because she’s done nothing wrong or shameful.

Kat Williams, for her part, has responded quite gracefully. She’s asking fans to donate to equality groups and an AIDS nonprofit. And she invited one of the bigoted bishops to come visit her church so he can see what a loving religious community looks like. Good for her.

Benji Douglas
Benji Douglas


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Think

WATCH: Bi Guys Explain Differences Between Sleeping With Men Vs. Women

by Dan Tracer October 27, 2016

Continue Reading →

Kelly Ripa Wanted Andy Cohen To Sleep With A Woman. So He Did.

by Derek de Koff October 27, 2016

From what we understand, there are saucy tales galore in Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries. Case in point: this tasty little morsel gleaned from the Daily Mail. Related: Andy Cohen Finally Opens Up About Sex With Anderson Cooper Cohen proudly recounts that one crazy time Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos strongly encouraged him to sleep with [...]

Continue Reading →

Racism Is A Major Problem In The Gay Community, And This Election Proves It

by Dan Tracer October 27, 2016

Racism is a problem in the gay community and you need look no further than the current presidential campaign, argues Gabe Gonzalez in a new video from Mic. “Nothing more clearly illustrates that racism is alive and well in the gay community than this election cycle,” Gonzalez says. “Don’t believe me? Ask the gays. For Trump.” [...]

Continue Reading →