Kristen Haynes, Juanita Tyler

A Catholic school in Durham, NC canceled classes after they received threats of protests if a lesbian councilwoman spoke at a planned Black History Month event.

Councilwoman Vernetta Alston was invited to speak to students at Immaculata Catholic School's Black History Month event this week. Alston is an alumna of the school.

Alston tweeted a letter after school administration uninvited her, citing the threats.

In her letter she said she always "felt like home" at the school, and that the school "built the scaffolding for my character and values."

"Immaculata is a religious institution and I believe strongly in the freedom to believe and worship how one chooses, even if a belief conflicts with something fundamental to my own life," Alston wrote.

She said she was "deeply disappointed that my colleagues and I were uninvited to the school's Black History Month celebration and that the event was altogether canceled."

"That said, adherence to that basic principle means that I can freely say that the Church, by depriving the students at Immaculata of the chance to honor black history, and in doing so, condemning the lives and rights of the LGTBQ community, is sending a sad, regressive, and life-altering message to our children. That the voices and experiences of those within the black community can be canceled and that inclusion is not valued by some who are charged with shaping their character. I reject that message."

According to the school's website, the campus was closed Friday and all events were canceled.

Father Christopher VanHaight wrote in a letter to parents:

"Regrettably, I understand from a variety of sources that a number of groups are planning demonstrations at our school that day to register their respective opinions regarding Vernetta Alston. As pastor I cannot place our Immaculata students into this contentious environment."

Immaculata's African American Heritage Committee released a statement in support of Alston, saying they were "stunned, frustrated, and extremely disappointed" that she was disinvited to speak.

"Sadly, a few expressed concerns about Ms. Alston's presence at our school," the committee said. "Questions were raised about her sexual orientation and her public stance in support of gay marriage as contrary to Catholic doctrine. In response to these concerns, church authorities rescinded Ms. Alston's invitation to speak."

In an email to BuzzFeed News, Mayor Pro Tempore Jillian Johnson said they "value our LGBTQ community immensely here in Durham" and hopes the school will "reconsider their harmful decision."

  • HotInCleveland

    What else would you expect to happen at a CATHOLIC school?

  • teather

    Well, at my Catholic school, as long as you didn't represent, it was fine. You had to remain in the closet. When they found out our History teacher was a lesbian, they fired her. I find that ridiculous. She was one of our BEST teachers, hands down. They found out because somebody found a comment she made on a site. Otherwise, she'd still have her job. We loved her so much.

  • Chicagowise

    "Questions were raised about her sexual orientation and her public stance in support of gay marriage as contrary to Catholic doctrine."

    My gay brethren are so thirsty for love and approval, they will knowingly latch on to religion that states you should be roasted like a marshmallow being gay. Sad. Sad. Sad.

  • HotInCleveland

    Wow! Catholics don’t play when it comes to homosexuality or abortion.

  • stav

    But they are sure fine with corruption , homosexual pedophilia, and lies.

  • HotInCleveland

    That part!

  • Elevated Soul

    Good....It's time for families to stand up for their children. There are too many people who are not parents to children who are set to push their agenda.

    According to my elders: There has always been gays around but the problem is that many are trying to push the gay agenda and that is a problem.

  • ??ee??a Da Snakecharmer ?

    Sandra that Black lesbian looks just like you- black baldheaded and all ????

  • Soda

    Read last week about nuns being sexually abused by priests. Before that I read about nuns sexually abusing kids. But everyone seems to look the other way and accept the misdeeds of this organization.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    ive always strongly believed that the men tricking other men into lusting after them was god's way of punishing the lustful nature of men.. (eventually that belief grew to include the women who find themselves using fake penises to deceive other women).. i thought it was a beautiful check. i did not know they would turn their demonic / mentally ill ideas into attacks on children..

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    And stone silent when it comes the Priests touching and rubbing on little boys.

  • DeJeri

    The Catholic church should focus on their issues with pedophilia.

  • Elevated Soul

    Once certain boundaries are crossed,then Pandora's Box will be wide opened.

  • Sushi

    Hmmm, and raping Nuns.

  • n1kk1a

    Shut up, please.

  • ??ee??a Da Snakecharmer ?

    Stay in your lane cunt

  • Realhiphopsearch

    Well actually both
    Pedophilia & Homosexuality
    Both are issues that should be addressed by the "church"
    The Word of God is against both behaviors
    And add the raping nunns who the other poster replies about

  • MoniquetheGeek

    Instead of finding other speakers, they canceled the event altogether? Lame!

  • Yup, I said it

    I live in Durham and people aren't are bothered by this as they are about the 200 illegals arrested in the last five 5 day by ICE. It seems like 21 Savage wasn't the only one. ICE must be doing nationwide sweeps.

  • HotInCleveland

    MONEY!

  • Topic Influencer

    I'm in Raleigh. Ain't know we were viral again. The same Council went viral earlier this week bc a 10 yo white Cub Scout took a knee during the allegiance

    This upset me tho. The entire Durham City Council is black. The only person that's white is the mayor. Hate this happened to the council members. From my Facebook feed Ms Alston is very well liked. Mad folks know her personally from when I was at the paper

  • Topic Influencer

    Yep

  • Topic Influencer

    She is a product of another local Catholic School and volunteers there regularly

  • the guest

    Councilwoman Vernetta Alston's statement in response is intelligent, eloquent, and harmonious. She's an accomplished alumni and is entitled to be a guest speaker.

  • Renee26

    Yet, the Catholic church has covered up child molestation of Altar Boys and
    rape of nuns at the hands of priests for years even decades but they have a problem with this sister coming to the event?? Interesting

  • the guest

    Speak.

  • Topic Influencer

    If they aren't gonna let her speak, should stop taking her donations of time and money. She volunteers AND gives from my understanding.

  • dontgetblocked

    I attended catholic schools. Parents pay good money to educate their children in a religious environment. Homosexuality is against the catholic religion. She should not have been invited in the first place and all of this could have been avoided. It seems like she's a gay activists and her speech would have promoted the lifestyle. It's like inviting a racist to speak at a HBCU. Not a good idea.

  • dontgetblocked

    I agree. It's a catholic school. Of course, that's not the place for a gay speaker. Those parents would pull their kids right out of that school.

  • Li-Wright
  • Li-Wright

    They should review her speech before she speaks. If she's going to talk about gay rights, decline the speech.

  • Li-Wright

    Were those illegals working and paying taxes? Were they working in low level jobs?

  • the guest

    You are correct. Councilwoman Alston must be principled and not donate her money and time to her exclusion. All politics aside, she is an accomplished black person and woman, she is a black leader in her city, she is an alumni, she is beyond qualified as a guest speaker for Black History Month.

  • the guest

    You can read her statement and see she's not pushing a gay agenda.

  • dontgetblocked

    Went back up and looked at the picture. Why was she invited? I thought it was a male. Clearly, she is openly gay.

  • Topic Influencer

    They can't have it both ways is my feeling. Take my money and I can interact with the students as a volunteer, but not as a speaker, is some BS. She from my understand also attended Cardinal Gibbons as well which is another Catholic school in my area. Maybe they will have her.

  • Yup, I said it

    I agree with you in that. Parents have the right to raise their kids the way they want to. The parent probably threatened to shut the school down and pull their kids out.Tolerance goes both ways and Democracy only works when we all respect each other individual rights.

  • Topic Influencer

    30 of the 200 were taken from a manufacturing company. That poster is right. This is the Durham news site and Ms. Alston not a top story. This is. ICE

    https://abc11.com/roughly-200-arrested-in-ice-raids-across-north-carolina/5127440/

  • MsPam

    Why is she looking like Kobe Bryant?! Sincerely basking fan?????

  • Yup, I said it

    Idk, you should contact ICE to gather those statistics.

  • THE Queen

    man, i don't wanna hear nothing from same sex people when my child attends a school founded on biblical principle. take that to them public school kids but stay TF outta here with that satan

  • Alextra Ballard

    Laaaawd dey gotta mess in Vaginya....iono if he's a gonna....but he will neva be Governor

  • HotInCleveland

    Good question

  • Dun Dilly

    Catholic schools like their gay style the old fashion way : In the Closet.

  • McKay

    The ignorance, I'm reading. I'm confident the ignorant ones don't own a passport, nor have they left the USA. Let people live their life. With good parenting, you don't have to worry about a gay person speaking to your child. #Fools

  • OvertheMississippi

    Ahhhhh, hmmmmm. ??????????

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Don't log out. You might not be able to get back in. ?

  • dontgetblocked

    Only the catholic religion performs exorcisms.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Don't forget about abortions

  • HotInCleveland

    Not true. When I was a christian I went and saw them done at Several non-denominational and apostolic churches. Only difference is they call it “casting out” demons and not exorcisms.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    You must haven't stepped foot in a Catholic church in over 100 years because they're out of the closet worshiping right next to everyone else.

  • Fire & Ice

    Yup! Can't have it both ways.

  • Fire & Ice

    Damn ???. Public school kids are test dummies for everything LOL.

  • Fire & Ice

    There's so much hidden EVIL in the church!

  • Soda

    ...a religious environment
    Lol!

  • Fire & Ice

    Very silent!!! They even go as far as moving them around, to cover up their demonic acts.

  • Lucky8

    Where are the protests against the catholic preists that sexually assault children? Oh no they just sit back and let them move the pedophiles from one parish to the other.

  • HotInCleveland

    I’ll never understand how a homosexual can be a christian, muslim or jew (religion wise) when the doctrines they follow condemn homosexuality to the point of no redemption.

  • Elevated Soul

    I can't begin to understand why people like you think it's okay to disrespect Sandra Rose on her own blog?

  • Elevated Soul

    I can't begin to understand why people like you think it's okay to disrespect Sandra Rose on her own blog?

  • the guest

    This is true. The only exceptions here is that the councilwoman is not promoting a gay agenda, she speaks to what sounds like a Catholic and conservative foundation in her life, she is an alumni, and she is a elected official. Nevertheless biblical is biblical and in a school rooted in biblical doctrine then biblical is not debatable. But there are so many other ways that Catholic and Christian schools contradict their biblical foundations.

  • Bashi22

    Go where you are welcome. In my country two male students who are in a homosexual relationship. They wanted to go to the Catholic school prom as a couple. They called the media and still, the Catholic school told them no.

  • the guest

    They are.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Welll!!!

  • the guest

    Agreed.

    That letter had to have been hurtful and she responded with grace and class.

    I get that a biblical school wants to honor biblical principles but Catholic and Christian schools contradict biblical principles in other dangerous ways.

  • the guest

    Devastating.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The only way they have focused on molesting priests is to move them to other parishes where they molest most children or they are moved to the Vatican so they can't go to jail.

  • the guest

    Agreed.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Well damn!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ba wa wa wa!!!

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Most black people worry too much about what other people think and all large number of blacks are on the downlow and they were jealous that you had the balls to be true to yourself.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Considering that the celebicy rule for priests basically begs gay men to become priests a lot.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lmaooo....shol dew....it looks like a pix taken from his high school yearbook

  • Yup, I said it

    These religions ban alot of things like fornication, adultery, swearing, greed, drinking etc. But they are about not acting on those desires through prayer, confession, forgiveness and repentance. The catholic church will accept homosexual priest if they have renounced it and abstained from all sex. The problem is when the priest and nuns don't abstain and used that platform to be a predator. Its happens anywhere there is a vulnerable population like schools.

  • Tlowe89

    Ok so they can touch on lil boys and nobody has nothing to say about that gay pedophilia stuff... but they want to get all upset about a grown adult woman who is attracted ADULT (keyword) woman.... this is why I can’t with the church

  • Tlowe89

    It looks like they have a problem with women.... and black women to be specific. Because nobody is coming for they Lilly a$ses when the raping kids and nuns

  • Tlowe89
  • HotInCleveland

    I was a christian for 23years. I’ve heard that excuse of hate the sin but love the sinner over and over. Why repent for something that comes natural and doesn’t hurt anyone. It’s all rubbish. They call homosexuality an abomination in the New Testament of the King Janes version. That puts it in a different realm from your other “normal” sins. I’ll be damn if I let religion tell me that my natural way of being will condemn me to hell.

  • Tlowe89
  • Rayne

    This is what I don’t like. When being introduced and getting to know another female or co worker, ion understand what thee fawk you being gay has to do with your work ethic? That’s being too personal with your bedside manner. Being gay doesn’t make you do your work harder so why in the hell did I need to know. Just let me like you on the fact that you are willing and able to do the damn work around here. That’s not gonna make me like you any more or any less, but know I’m side eyeing the mess outta you!? IDC who you screwing.

  • T Willis

    Is it their sexuality that makes them predators when they don’t abstain from sex? Or did you just feel that homosexuals are especially sexual deviates?

    This type of thinking is why so many of our youth continue to suffer from molestation in silence. Ppl like you think that a homosexual not abstaining from sex are predators... smh ignorance at its finest.

  • Rayne

    That’s what I tell my 50 year old friend who still worries about what her family thinks. Bish, you are 50 years grown ?

  • Yup, I said it

    I'm not a big fan of religion because its morphed into cult like behaviors for some. For other they may use it as a tool to bash other people. I don't like that side of it. I do like the peace, and guidance and focus that it can provide so I'm more about spirituality. Its really is about how the individual.

  • Dowoop

    This person said school though.

  • Dowoop

    Lmfao

  • Dowoop

    I'd be too scared to attend one of those things.. Before that demon sets its eyes on me to run to.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    LOL.

    Unfortunately people (especially black people) do care who you're sleeping with.

    I get hit on all of the time by desperate black females who are looking to get married and hear their biological clocks ticking.

  • Yup, I said it

    Idk what your talking about . I said priest and nuns have to abstain from all sex. They take a vow kf celibacy that means both heterosexual and homosexual sex. They renounounce allllll sex. Please. Don't jump on my case or attack me about something I didn't say.

  • Blunted25

    With zero accountability to boot.

  • Blunted25

    The Catholic Church has ruined so many lives it’s not even funny and biblical principles? Nearly all of their practices are a blatant contradiction to the Bible starting with idolatry and blasphemy all the way down to pedophilla and satanic rituals. The nerve.

  • http://www.legalizemelanin.com Legalize Melanin

    ?????? lmfaooooooooooooooo drag her Sandra ?

  • CookieMobster

    Here is my thought... If the school knew she was gay and being gay is against their beliefs then she never should have been offered the opportunity to speak at the school. I am certain that there are other exceptional black people the school could have approached about speaking in honor of black history month. All the making plans and then back tracking once a few people have objections or negative options about the plans you have made has got to stop. Make wise and sound choices and then stick to your guns once those choices have been made. Also, to all the weirdos and professional protesters and activists out there, please allow other folks to have a dang oppionion, just as you have your own opinion, even if it differs from yours and quit threatening to kill folks and cause harm to innocents all over a difference of opinion. That is lame.

  • Yup, I said it

    If that's all they want then they need to stop being so thirsty and beating around the bush and just ask do you need a surrogate like Star on Black Ink.

  • Kimberly King

    Lmao you ain’t right !

  • Yup, I said it

    Including the food. We know that canned peanut butter and cheese was the welfare cheese that they stopped giving recipient but were still serving in the public school

  • Kimberly King

    They knew she was gay when they booked her to speak. But since people threatened to protest, they pull the plug. That’s extra lame.

  • CookieMobster
  • Renee26

    ?

  • ??ee??a Da Snakecharmer ?
  • ??ee??a Da Snakecharmer ?
  • HotInCleveland

    The follow a different bible than Protestants

  • Realhiphopsearch

    Yes
    Just tells you there are many wolves in sheep clothing as the bible says
    Just got to identify those wolves by the Word of God
    If it's against the Word no matter who it is - no matter their title or position they are wrong

  • the guest

    This is true.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I notice gays have no conscious, and if a gay man is your superior And you are a heterosexual male you are going to get mistreated and it goes the same way if your superior is a gay woman

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yeh right

  • Rayne

    ? forreal roderick lmao

  • n1kk1a

    Wow. You are so disrespectful. You’re nothing but a poisonous weed in our Rose garden.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Alright now ..... Shouldn't be so fine Chile ..... ???

  • Fire & Ice

    So true...poor kids smh

  • HotInCleveland

    It was comical. Grown folks rolling around, pushing people, screaming, foaming at the mouth, throwing up and needing to be restrained. Mental illness is real.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Sumbody help me! She wasn't invited to talk about her s3x life, so where's the problem?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "you are willing and able to do the damn work around here. "
    Let's keep our focus on the work. Keep your s3x life at home.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    "Unfortunately people (especially black people) do care who you're sleeping with."
    Being honest...we sure do l0l!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/9040962bce6e1c5f80881e157b694ae915d8e8859a5d8ac0ba0e58d81dacc9fc.gif

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's whut he gets!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Woah Nelly!!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    At first glance I thought she was male also.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    They should have thoroughly investigated Before the invitation.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Girrrl...don't be bringing no logic into this conversation!

  • ClaireHuxtable

    There U go. But who declines the million dollar contributions from adulterers, wife beaters, alcoholics...?

  • Rayne

    That’s all I care about. For some reason every person I damn meet wanna tell me about who they’re screwing. I DONT CARE!!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    ??????

  • ??ee??a Da Snakecharmer ?

    Stay in a child’s place

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • PlayerP

    Thank you...people act like their opinion is the only opinion anyone can have - everybody got one. Like my rev says, you are not your opinion.
    What really sucks is, I'm sure this woman was super hyped about this opportunity.
    Religionites kill me with their hypocrisy. What would Jesus say?

  • PlayerP

    RIGHT! People act like being gay automatically Gives you some super power or deficit. I find it says very little about your character. Bringing me back to...I DON'T CARE!!!

  • hottlanta

    How can u say he gets hit on bcas he is soooo fine when flava flav gets trim n women had the nerve 2 have his kids n wasnt afraid if they came out looking like him.

  • PlayerP

    Sounds like typical machismo to me...men have exhibited this behavior for years...what does being have to do with it?

  • hottlanta

    Betta say it n they mad at u bcas u dont tell your business. I tell them when u r used 2 trim u dont have to advertise.

  • DeJeri

    But I bet none of the white collar managers who turned a blind eye were arrested. That's the problem.

  • Renee26

    I already know it's pointless

  • Kendra Foster

    L00k, I'm sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo tired of Psycho-driven hateful demonic wicked people like YOU! You hate yourself or you're a Anglo-saxon, maybe both. If you are black, you are brainwashed and controlled. Colonized World have you by the b@11s, you vermin living scum. Suck your way out of h3ll.

  • Kendra Foster

    Forget religion, u know one thing it's a heaven and a h3ll. When you get there it's to late. Yah saves you from that nightmare. Research testimonies.

  • HotInCleveland

    Proof? Truth is nobody knows what happens after we die. We don’t know if we cease to exist altogether, float around in darkness, are reincarnated, go to a paradise or face eternal torment. If the later is true, what are the standards for reaching paradise v hell? Thousands of religions say different things.The nefarious view is that Man makes up these things to control the masses while others believe selling an afterlife helps people cope with death.

  • Kendra Foster

    OMG! No you didn't. ?Playing is fun to you? There isn't any one who's this ignorant or I'm giving people too much credit. I be right back!!! SMH!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10JDKE3-fmg

  • HotInCleveland

    You provide a youtube link as proof? ?????? We’re obvious not in the same league when it comes to intelligence. Good luck!

  • Kendra Foster

    Okay, why when I was 8 years old I saw him and I want to stay? He wanted me to come back for some odd reason. Now I have tell deal with your wanna be smart mouth. I didn't know anything about that. So how intelligent are you who has'nt experience but your own h3ll, trying to patronize me. Go to your own due diligence of external d@mnation. So......????????

  • HotInCleveland

    ??????

  • Kendra Foster

    What that mean, you psycho????? ok

  • HotInCleveland

    It means you’re not advanced enough to converse with me and you need to seek psychiatric help for your delusions. Good luck! ??????

  • Kendra Foster

    You aren't anybody but as human as me. You sound like you are delusional into thinking have some super special mentality with super moral thoughts. You are brainwashed into utter stupidity; I can tell because of your guilty conscious. You are NOT a doctor, your are not warranted, you are not a G0d. Now go repent!

  • HotInCleveland

    Lololol ???????? Pathetic. Your command of the English language may be worse than the way you process information.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Ha,ha,ha!!

    Thanks, but I will never see it.

    I grew up very skinny and when I graduated high school I was 6'2 and 150lbs soaking wet.

    After I graduated and went to college and started lifting weights and now almost 30 years later I am about 50lbs overweight and I am considered a 'bear' and I get hit on by both men and women and it's very uncomfortable.

  • Kendra Foster

    Psycho!!!!

  • HotInCleveland

    Moron!!! See how this works. ?????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Exactly. The hierarchy in the Catholic Church care more about protecting the institution than they care about the people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No I will never have any children.

  • Kendra Foster

    Don't k!ll yourself cause you need attention. Psycho!!!

  • HotInCleveland

    Huh? Make it make sense. Do you even know what a psychopath is? You’re just throwing words together all willy nilly. Pathetic. You really are a Moron.

  • Kendra Foster
  • Eileen

    They made the right decision it goes against church doctrine also lgbt??? is not beneficial to our black community! We have enough issues without our children being confused example: your mama got a women who can at like man to be your daddy! Realy? my prayers go out to the lgbt??? they need our prayers to turn their lives around to what God intended: Man and Women!!!

  • Eileen

    they made the right descision...

  • HotInCleveland

    Major FAIL.

  • Eileen

    I pray this man is doing and living right now that he has a second chance...

  • stav

    The living are conscious that they will die; but as for the dead, they are conscious of nothing at all.” (Ecclesiastes 9:5), "He breathes his last breath, he returns to the dust; and in that same hour all his thinking ends.”?—Psalm 146:4

  • Kendra Foster

    Well, you'll eventually find out, wouldn't you?? Why risk it all from the difference of religion that's man made and just have the anointed spirit. Which it is, a spirit of the father, the son, the holy spirit. Not a gh0st, no a hidden id0l, not a anglo-sax0n man that looks Italian. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fd964801ad55755e0cfe0e74dff682373526134e3bd29b50dee20e06d85881de.jpg

  • HotInCleveland

    Pointing to a religious text in dogma isn’t proof. That’s not evidence. The bible is bullsh!t.

  • HotInCleveland

    More bullsh!t

  • CPA

    I believe ?

  • CPA

    To laugh is a weird reaction

  • HotInCleveland

    The majority of Americans do, so that doesn’t surprise me.

  • HotInCleveland

    I find it funny that you people believe this foolishness.

  • CPA

    Ok move on then

  • HotInCleveland

    You went out of your way to reply to me

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Catholic schools and churches are usually on the same ground and sometimes in the same building. I knew what I meant when I said what I said.

  • Soda

    You saw who, Satan?

  • HotInCleveland

    Girl bye! There are thousands of other books that claim to be divinely inspired by god. Just bc you choose to believe in this particular dogma does not make it anymore truthful than the other dogma out there.

  • EMILY POST

    Considering its a church that would make sense. Why would you invite people to speak that are opposite of the lifestyle the church is promoting....
    Black History and now we have to care about her sexuality??? Its amazing how some of the the dusty attention seeking people From the LGBTQMNOP community try to use the marginalization of blacks to slide in normalizing their sexual preference and pushing a homosexual agenda.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    You gotta pray for this one. I had to block her awhile ago. Tried to get me to understand Satanism and gave me a link, after I told her I stopped listening to Sammy Jr because he was one. Pyscho sums it up!!!?

  • Topic Influencer

    Don't back down. You are entitled to believe what you believe in or dont

  • Topic Influencer

    Bible thumpers out. As normal

  • HotInCleveland

    Oh I’m not.

  • HotInCleveland

    Because you were putting out incorrect information and I called your lying a$$ out on it complete with receipts.

  • Eileen

    lgbt??? are not about living their lives they want you to accept their lifestyle that is why the are infiltrating the school system with all their crap. you do you but dont force me to accept it!

  • Topic Influencer

    I believe. But folks like these piss me off. Leave you alone if they can't accept. But yet supposedly gays trying to push an agenda. They up here pushing one too. Ugh

  • Soda

    Child molestation, priests sexually abusing nuns, scandals...exactly what lifestyle is the church promoting?

  • Topic Influencer

    I do too. But she doesn't have to

  • HotInCleveland

    The thing for me is why be so dogmatic about it and not open to receiving information instead of just regurgitating the same talking points that we’ve been learning since children.

  • Topic Influencer

    not open to receiving information
    ^^^^^
    Close minded and not open to anything else. It irks me. If you hate the info you can't just scroll by? Like...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    He can feel their eggs throbbing like radiation!

  • Topic Influencer

    are not a G0d. Now go repent!

    ^^^^^
    Neither are you. The gall for you to feel as if you can demand someone to repent. This is disgusting.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    LOL! Charge them $5 to listen.

  • HotInCleveland

    Claims of “absolute truths” should be able to stand up to scrutiny and backed up with evidence. My friends (most of them are christian, 1 atheist, 1 agnostic) have these conversations all the time.

  • EMILY POST

    You mad cause they don't want to promote a Lesbian at a church?? Really...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Exactly! I love God, but she doesn't have to.
    It's her choice.
    I just pray that one day that she will experience what I have.

  • CPA

    Never said she had to. Each to their own ??

  • MsSapphire9800

    WOW...the biggest gay communtiy do not accept outsiders...really!!!

  • Soda

    Oh, I see, hypocrisy doesn't bother you. Carry on.

  • CPA

    I totally agree. Sex is every where. Does it need to be at school too?

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Jesus is a gentleman who doesn't force himself on others.
    I just pray that one day that you will experience what I have.
    Even if that never happens, I still enjoy talking with you, H0t.

  • EMILY POST

    if you are referring to what is going on in the inner workings of the Catholic Church yes there is much room for conversation but why would they promote an alternative lifestyle not supported by the church? Why would they even invite the person to speak in the first place... Whats next devil worshippers...

  • ClaireHuxtable

    People are obsessed with it.
    I've found that the people with a good s3x life don't feel the need to talk about it all the time. They just enjoy it and are happy.

  • HotInCleveland

    I enjoy talking to you too! I love my life though. I’m at peace. I have friends and family. A man that adores me. I want for nothing. As a Christian I felt bogged down. I feel freer without religion. Being a Humanist was the best choice I ever made.

  • Topic Influencer

    Now I have tell deal with your wanna be smart mouth
    ^^^^
    Your block button broke?

  • Kendra Foster

    Right, I don't know who he is or was but he didn't have to say anything about it. What ever happen must've woken his spirit that it gets real cause what would he have gained by making it up????

  • Kendra Foster

    If I saw satan I would've of told you. I was only 8 years old sick and I was given a peaceful visible light not fire.

  • Kendra Foster

    Your negative attitude is foul. What is it, does it intimidate you? I don't care what he/she/it does. I really don't, I'm doing what is willing full my right to speak on defending myself from distorted logic. I'm not mixing lies with the truth. So leave me alone if you are feeling some sort of guilt in which one should Repent to our Elohim.

  • Kimberly King

    I never said if they did or didn’t. I said they KNEW she liked cooch when they booked her. So canceling on her is LAME. If they don’t want gays speaking at their school, then they never should have booked her in the first place. They cancelled on her because of other’s opinions. That’s LAAAAMMMMEEEEE. You need to learn how to read old hag. Good day.

  • Kendra Foster

    You do not intimidate me. Why can't you all understand that (rolling my head) I am going to be whom I'm made to be. Not to be in anyone's favor, so I share light on knowledge that I can speak the truth on what's revealed. Not what I feel or felt. Thank you for trying to play God-like in your perfect realm of deceit. People like you are very intimidated so you'll use education as your last resort.---- George Carlin. R.I.P.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't know if that necessarily makes them desperate just because they hit on you. If they don't know you're gay, it might be understandable that they'd flirt a little and see what comes if it. And besides, even some men who might seem gay might actually be "sexually fluid", (i.e. they consider themselves bisexual).

  • HotInCleveland

    Still throwing words together.

  • Kendra Foster

    I like to thank you cause this is what I was trying to speak on but I had a defend my manner on his presence.

  • Kendra Foster

    I'm sorry you can't read a d@mn thing cause you only want to read on what you believe. (speaking slow) Got that!!!!!!!!!!!!! B-Bye!!!!!

  • HotInCleveland

    You got it sis! ????

  • HotInCleveland

    Girl...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No they aren't desperate because they hit on me they are desperate because they want to get married because Gawd and their pastor told them and they want the societal status that goes along with being married .

    No thanks. I am not attracted to women at all. They start off acting sane and at some point sh%t goes sideways--it has happened all of my life since kindergarten.

  • ?jessica?

    I understand both sides of this but ultimately it's the church's decision

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    They invited her to come speak. She didn't offer and it's obvious that she's a lesbian.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    The Church accepts 'donations' from people who want their marriages 'annulled' so they can marry someone else inside the church.

    It's just a money-making scheme.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Lot of them end up in prison for touching on little kids.

  • Topic Influencer

    Total help me sing

  • Eileen

    What is your problem? You have never seen me you do not know me...you must be a Democrat and lesbian...you are on my Prayer list...God Bless

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No there are some people who were raised in religious households and have genuine faith like I was, but over the past few years I decided to make a clean break due to the conflict that you discussed.

    It's like a gay or racial minority being a Republican---it's requires a large amount of cognitive dissonance.

  • Eileen

    You are so right they expect black folks to accept anything because remember black folks know how it feels to be excluded and marginalized ..smh

  • Eileen

    Preach and Amen!

  • Li-Wright
  • Topic Influencer

    Stupid

  • Topic Influencer

    They knew. Why they invite Her?

  • dontgetblocked

    A Catholic church! Why are people acting surprised. Of course, she can't speak, work there or represent them in any way. I

  • MsPam

    Ms.Sandra, I read about your cousin, I’m glad he’s okay.

  • gail jones

    I thought the same thing!

  • Topic Influencer

    She does tho. She volunteers there. Openly. Her bio on her having a wife is on the Council website. It was in the paper and on our local news sites when she ran. Why is that ok but speaking is not. Her FREE work is ok ANY other TIME

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    sexy stallion lolololol

  • gail jones

    ?????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile .... Here we damn go ..... I'm out .... getting da fawk out here see ya next post https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/09fafa1ff14074237d5e47dfc0543a674ac1d9695de78cc45c3648cbc2d08965.gif

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    Whom she loves in her personal life shouldn't matter, those who are against it could of just stayed on home. They knew beforehand I'm sure.

  • http://www.id820534.sexylfx.website Readytochokemothernatureout

    ???

  • Soda

    Why would they continue to allow sexual abuse? Do as I say, not as I do. If devil worshippers are next, they don't have to go too far to find them.

  • Topic Influencer

    They been doing it. Promoting her

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Majority of my relationships are May-December and the way these lesbians look at my chicks tell me one thing they looking for the young girls they can corrupt

  • Soda

    Well, you didn't say who "him" was, so the way you come across as all knowing and passing judgement I guessed it was Satan.

  • Topic Influencer
  • Chicagowise

    I was fortunate, because my parents don't believe in indoctrination. I think I was raised by well-groomed and well-educated hippies. If we showed a particular interest in a certain subject matter, we were given tons of books and drawn into lengthy discussions.

    My parents believed in allowing their children to form their own personalities and opinions. When I was 5 years old, I told my parents, I didn't believe in god. They were very understanding and supportive. They asked If I wanted to stop going to church with my aunt, and I said, no, because I really enjoyed the music. I can still remember the amused looks on their faces when I made that declaration. To this day, I still love gospel music and its uplifting message.

    Here's one of my favorites (I cry everytime I hear it):

    https://youtu.be/u1Am_T-Bld0

  • Chicagowise

    During the height of the AIDS epidemic, I can't begin to tell you how many church queens were abandoned by their congregation, the moment they became visibly ill. They were abruptly kicked out of the choir and told to stay away from the church. One guy became so depressed, he stopped eating and the virus completely took over, killing him in a matter of weeks.

  • HotInCleveland

    That’s a damn shame

  • Chicagowise

    The guy who stopped eating, was named Sean. He lived with his mother. When he became I'll, his mother bought him a bucket and told him to stop using her bathroom. She would fix food and leave it on the floor by his door, like a he was a dog. Sean never disclosed this to anyone. After he died, we discovered the details through a family friend.

  • Chicagowise

    I'm gay and I endorse this message. ?

  • Topic Influencer

    That bish. Fukkk her

  • brooklyn23

    May I know what you believe may happen after death?

  • Sushi

    Wow that is sad.

  • Chicagowise

    Sean was a pretty man - no makeup - no extra - just pretty, but he was as sweet as pie. He looked JUST like his mother. Approximately 10 years ago, I found her on Facebook. Introduced myself as a friend of her son, and she "paid me dust, " as the children used to say.

  • slim3542

    Not really. I am late 30s. Many many women are bisexual or bicurious. Many are freaks, thirsty and desperate and use sex as a bandaid which is why I'm always being approached by "straight" and gay women wondering if I like girls. I can't befriend anyone, they all crush on me and began possessiveness of my friendship. It's embarrassing and gross. I have zero female friends because of this.

  • Chicagowise

    Sean and I were good friends. He simply disappeared and stopped communicating with me. I had no idea what happened to him. I had another friend who tried to walk away from me when he became ill, but I called him up and started singing Jennifer Holliday's "And I Am Telling You, I'm Not Going!" We laughed until he cried.

  • Chicagowise

    Well, in her defense... back then... no one really understood how AIDS was contracted. Sean was crazy about his mother, so there had to be some good in her.

  • Li-Wright

    People were afraid of AIDS/HIV and didn't know if it was contagious.

  • Sushi

    You area fool for that one,,,,,, Yessssssssss. You just took me back...….LOVE IT.

  • Chicagowise

    Yes. Even other gays were paranoid. I knew two gay roommates. When one them contracted AIDS, the other one started pouring bleach on everything!

  • HotInCleveland

    Wow.

  • Yup, I said it

    Yes, people were terrified back in the day. I was like EBOLA. There was no cure or treatments, it was a death sentence back then. Nobody really know how it was spread either. Im glad that we have treatments for it now.

  • Sushi

    I'm so sorry you had to go through that......I have no words, all I can say is that, he did not 1 want to feel any rejection from you, because you was near, and dear to him, and 2 he did not want too burden you with his issue. ...

  • HotInCleveland

    No idea. I have not seen any peer reviewed evidence to substantiate any of the theories people float.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    God loves us all...even those who don't believe in Him. His mercy has been great in my life.

  • Sushi

    You are so right , but I just wanted to say, there has always been a cure..... HIV/AIDS, was a Man-made disease.....
    You never make a Disease without a cure. ...

  • HotInCleveland

    ?????? just like that. She was scared.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    That's heartbreaking.

  • the guest

    The disinvitation is so uncouth.

    Sending her a letter to disinvite was unkind.

    Kindness is supposed to be a tenet of Catholicism.

    I am not criticizing the school’s religion and conservatism, but I have to say their behavior is ungodly toward an alumni, invited guest, church volunteer and donor.

  • Bashi22

    She can say no too or ask if parents are on board with her lifestyle.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    U must have $$$.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    I LUV that scene!

  • the guest

    It is wrong for straight and gay men and it is wrong for straight and gay women to objectify women. No one should objectify men either. People are human beings not targets of desire.

  • the guest

    They should not have extended the invitation in the first place. I just feel the way they handled this was unkind and ungodly. Yet, the fact remains that their hearts were moved to invite her.

  • the guest

    Speak.

  • the guest

    Because in their hearts, they know she is a worthy guest due to her elected office position and her successful dedication to Catholic education and the church.

  • Chicagowise

    I took my friendships seriously. They were my family. I would have crawled over hot rocks and broken glass for them. After what happened to Sean, I made it clear to my other friends that I wasn't afraid to be around someone with AIDS and I wasn't afraid to hug them. I wanted them to understand that I am not a fair-weather friend. My parents didn't raise me like that.

    Needless to say, some of my friends still decided to disappear and die in private. One friend claimed he was visiting family in Texas. He was really in the hospital. The last time we spoke, I told him I loved him and asked when he was coming home. He promised he'd be home by Christmas. Christmas morning I had a dream that he was fully recovered. He was his old self and full of energy. In the dream, he kept telling me stop worrying about him, because he was much better.

    That morning, I called his house. His sister answered the phone. When I asked to speak to him, she said, hold on. Then, his mother took the phone. She told me that he died that morning.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Why she think it were a problem since she was invited?

    You make zero sense.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I wish. I have hypertension and high cholesterol and my cardiologist changed my hypertension medication and put me on lipitor.

    I promised myself that I will be off all medication by the end of this year.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Did you change your diet and your lifestyle, per doctors orders?

  • Sushi

    Wow, I am in tears, just thinking of the lost, but I am sure he had a relationship with GOD, not the beat you over the head Bible thumpers, but a relationship with the Most High...….He is ok and doing better, his race has been ran, and he is back Home.....I don't know you, But I pray your healing …. Much respect......

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Stay calm and keep cutting off people that don't mean you well .... it will balance off ...... relax and you will be just fine !!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile Tyler Perry a fool lololololol

  • Sushi

    Why I don't like you? Reason 1. THE ABOVE,,,,,, I just fell out, you a fool for that one..... LOL....

  • lovelygamour

    well it is black history month and she is married to a white lady. so you have a poorly passing, white married, jr counsel member who is suppose to speak at a catholic school. she shouldnt be surprised and whoever invited her needs to be ashamed. they shouldve ran this pass the school council and got their agreement that they will shield the council woman. but honestly its not worth it. the council woman shouldve went to the priest and talked this through. what will they do if there is push back. I know its a sobering moment but its not unexpected. its not the school who had the issue. plus it seems the city doesnt have a problem with her in general just some troll has an issue with her speaking at a religious school.

  • lovelygamour

    i'll piggyback and say it would be worth fighting for if she was a long term council woman or she brought an important change. she has only been in office a year.

  • Chicagowise

    I'm an atheist, but my friend believed in God. We never really talked about heaven or hell. I do remember him telling me how he felt about a particular lyric in Stephanie Mills' song, Home. He told me, he wished he could correct his mistakes. He quoted these words....

    "And just maybe I can convince time to slow up
    Givin' me enough time, ooh, in my life to grow up
    Time be my friend
    And let me start again."

    I knew exactly what he was saying.

  • Harley

    ????

  • Sushi

    Damn you just reminded me that I will be 44 this year.....I remember the lyric. ..All I can say is that he had an understanding of what time is, he made peace, but only if I can go back, I'll do things differently .... He made peace with God, Atheist or not, we all, EveryMan or Woman , has to find a Relationship with HIM.....

  • Topic Influencer

    See? Still feel some kind of way. All these years later. She sounds awful

  • Taj

    Oh well

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Then why did they invite her in the first place?

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    So I can cut off my mom?

  • The Art

    Truth!! Some churches even refused to host funerals for gays who'd died of AIDS. Times were harshly different back then. This is what led people to being scared to get tested and treated. Some would just move away, hide out, and try not to be a burden or embarrassment.

  • GrapeCrush

    Oh my word that is heartbreaking! ??

  • GrapeCrush

    Sorry but his mom sounds like a cruel and cold hearted monster ?

  • Bashi22

    I'm just basing my question on how they operate in my country. They do ask parents before they impose speaker to the children. Sorry I don't know how Amerikkk works different.

  • Chicagowise

    I was hoping she would tell me where he is buried. I reached out to another friend's mother on Facebook and had the same reaction. After that, I stopped trying to find my friends' final resting places.

  • Chicagowise

    Yes, the world was a very different place, back then. Being gay was bad enough, but anyone even suspected that you had AIDS, your life would be ruined. Nowadays, the kids go online and post their HIV positive statuses like a badge of honor.

  • Chicagowise

    Sean always spoke highly of his mother. That's why I was shocked to hear that she turned her back on him in his time of need. I just wanted her to tell me where Sean is buried.

  • the guest

    Actually, they have been using her.

    They shouldn't have ever accepted her donations and volunteer time. They've been bending the rules and looking past the church's doctrine to accept her money and time.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    In America it would have been the school's responsibility to clear the speaker with the parents but it sounds as if someone at the school got a bee up her a$$ because they over-reacted by cancelling classes.

  • Topic Influencer

    She was giving to that school way before she was a council member. It should be worth it being that she is not only an alumna but an active volunteer and monetary benefactor. That alone should make it worth it. Not her council tenure

  • EMILY POST

    That’s is a great question to ask a catholic!

  • PlayerP

    It's not her fault, they asked her to speak and renigged...if what you say is true then surely all of this could have been avoided. Especially the hurt and humiliation it's caused. Most definitely poor judgement was used all around. Now it's consequence of circumstance.

  • PlayerP

    Despicable

  • PlayerP

    Weird, right?

  • MsVAllDay

    I mean it is a Catholic school for crying out loud. Whoever invited her to speak in the first place is in the wrong.

  • Nina Ross

    She’s alumni of the school:/

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    They looking for guidance something every woman needs

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I totally understand seem like the freak have been let out of a lot of women in the last 15 year never have I ran into so many that want to be tied up and abused as I have in recent years

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Yes of she is unhealthy no one is exempt .....

  • the guest

    The decision was not ordered by the church. The decision was made by the school’s administrators. These same administrators who invited the councilwoman because they obviously respect, admire, and deemed her worthy of the invitation. Then changed their mind due to public protest.

    Interesting that it actually wasn’t the church or that city’s diocese that cancelled her speaking engagement. There is no letter from the church’s priest or deacon and no letter from the diocese cancelling her engagement.

    This was entirely the school’s response to public protest.

  • the guest

    There was no letter from the church and there was no letter from that city’s diocese that cancelled her engagement. So cancelling her engagement was not church or diocese mandated.

    The uncouth and unkind disivitation of the councilwoman was enitirely the school’s decision in response to public protest.

  • ?jessica?

    I honestly thought it was the church. The person that made the decision must have not thought this through

  • ?jessica?

    I agree

  • Renee26

    So sad

  • Renee26

    Deplorable

  • Renee26

    They dooooo??!!

  • Rayne

    That’s probably what I need to do too ?

  • Rayne

    You always say the right thing!

  • Logan Roberts

    I'm sure she'll be alright. Thank u, next.

  • Topic Influencer

    All of it is widely known. Her wife is white etc. Listen. This lady dresses in all male attire. None of this was or is a secret. When she won it made headlines. Nobody here seems to get that

  • Chicagowise

    Several years ago, I was lurking in a chatroom, listening to several black males talking about purposefully being infected with HIV/AIDS, so they could get "a check." If you visit any of the gay online hookup sites, you'll see an abundance of men proudly proclaiming their HIV positive statuses and looking for unprotected sex.

  • EMILY POST

    Well it is the parents children and the parents pay their hard earned money... ... It shows they are engaged with the school.

  • Kayke

    Possible oversight.... however, you don’t have to keep going down the wrong road, simply because you made a wrong turn.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Yes we do...from The Holy Spirit. If our spouse follows Him we have no problem following that man.

  • Nonya Bizness

    Do you think the mother's didn't acknowledge you because doing so would be acknowledging the disease that they have probably been lying to people and themselves about all these years? I'm sorry for your losses. Your friends were lucky to have you and I'm sure they knew it. You sound like a great friend. Now if I could stop crying that would be great.

  • HotInCleveland

    That’s interesting. The game must’ve changed and I’ve only been out since 2017.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    How was it an oversight?

    The woman is obviously a lesbian. I assume that she a was asked because she graduated from the school, but hey thanks for your homophobic post and you can shove it where the sun doesn't shine.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Oh them sugar daddies and simps you talking about something I am the opposite of

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Oh them sugar daddies and simps you talking about something I am the opposite of

  • Chicagowise

    To me, it felt like they were trying to forget their sons ever existed. People told me that some of the mothers didn't want anyone in their presence to speak their sons' names. One mother refused to tell anyone when and where the funeral was held. She also threaten to call the police if any of her son's friends showed up, but she was the same person who allowed her husband to literally beat her son up, strip him down to his underwear, and throw him in to the streets. This was the result of him telling his mother that he was gay, something I begged him not to do!

  • Chicagowise

    To me, it felt like they were trying to forget their sons ever existed. People told me that some of the mothers didn't want anyone in their presence to speak their sons' names. One mother refused to tell anyone when and where the funeral was held. She also threaten to call the police if any of her son's friends showed up, but she was the same person who allowed her husband to literally beat her son up, strip him down to his underwear, and throw him in to the streets. This was the result of him telling his mother that he was gay, something I begged him not to do!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What if he Muslim?

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    What if he Muslim?

  • LuLu

    Preach the Good News, then! ;-)

  • stav

    Thanks LuLu!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    How can a woman expect a man to go to church and bow down to another man?

  • Renee26

    WOW... I could see if they were disclosing so their partners would be aware but to do it for a check...and to want unprotected sex while infected is shocking as hail to me.

    I know it's people who will knowingly infect people for revenge and spiteful reasons but geesh

  • Missy

    She flavors Mr. Obama a lil bit.?

  • Kayke

    Lmao! You’re triggered. What is an “obvious lesbian”?

  • Chicagowise

    They are called "bug chasers." Some folks look for people who are already infected, because they want to have unprotected sex. They believed if you already have it, there's no for a condom. However, there are different strains of the virus; so, it is like playing Russian roulette. Gay men are some of the most self-destructive people on the planet.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, not triggered but it was obvious discrimination and they didn't even have the balls to dis-invite her so they cancelled classes.

    The young lady went to the school and she looks like a lesbian. It's not rocket science that someone at that school knew or suspected her orientation.

  • hottlanta

    You know why they are doing that do you. Magic Johnson said people look at him as if having HIV is not a death sentence and say look at Magic he is still around. What they don't understand is Magic has the time, and the money that can afford him the best healthcare and doctors. Those posting online do not. They stop posting ads showing happy people with AIDS because they said that is not a reality and people feel like that they don't have to take care of themselves.

  • LuLu

    LOL! Real recognizes real!!

  • hottlanta

    Then if you break up they wanna know what happen or will say behind your back to other people I thought she was sooooo happy she talked about him all the time. Everyone knows in a relationship you either gonna break up or stay together it goes along with the territory. What they do is always try to relationship up other couples as if my relationship is better than yours making it a contest. Relationships were never supposed to be made into a game show of winners and losers.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Then he's not the one for me. So I can't speak on that.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    God is no ordinary man. I'm sure you know that.

  • Alicia.Ashe

    Then they should give her all her donations back. Good enough to take money and time from, but not good enough to let her speak. Clowns, this should open her eyes on them and say F U.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    But them slick pastor be wanting another man to bow down to them... that why so many men don’t go to church.. how am I supposed to go to a church but my woman take guidance from a pastor

  • the guest

    All politics aside, what's concerns me is that the councilwoman is an upstanding member of the black community who highly regards the Catholic church, she has excelled academically in life, and she is a black female elected official.

    She earned that guest speaker invitation.

    She is a role model who is not preaching a gay agenda to young people. May every student at that school excel in school, have the character of donating and volunteering, and succeed in their city as the councilwoman has.

  • HotInCleveland

    ?????? So you’re not: paying rent, utilities, tuition & books, car notes, insurance,; taking them to board meetings; connecting them with high power individuals; or introducing them to different countries and cultures. What’s your Usefulness to them?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Girl BYE! AND DON'T EQUATE YOUR HOMO STRUGGLE with the PLIGHT OF BLACK HISTORY! FOH!!!

  • CoTToNCaNDie SWeeTAsGolD

    Like if we put him over here he ain’t gone do it again...Smdh

  • the guest

    What's sad is, I think the school leaders respect and admire the councilwoman. They were genuinely inspired to invite her. They went against their own heart, that's what sad.

  • T Willis

    Aren’t catholic schools privately donated to? You make it seem like a public protest is a small thing for a school that survives on its catholic doctrine and private donations. Public outcry seems like a pretty valid reason to me to cancel the council woman’s speaking engagement. It was actually short sighted for her to be invited in the first place, without having any contingencies in place should there be any public outcry. The fact that no one considered this as a possibility should be the most embarrassing aspect of the story.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Telling them what they need to do...this real life not TV...

  • Fire & Ice

    Yup! They way they rationalize things is scary.

  • ?jessica?

    Yeah that is sad

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Don't worry about slick pastors. Concentrate on your own spiritual life. You'll get what you need to lead a righteous life. Your mate will willingly follow if she has confidence in your character.

  • HotInCleveland

    That’s it?

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    I don't know why I'm feeding you troll, but it's the same damn struggle. You oppress one, you will oppress everyone who is other.

    Also, rot in hell. Peace!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Yup structure is priceless

  • HotInCleveland

    ??????

  • HotInCleveland

    ??????

  • Chicagowise

    It's also possible that Magic Johnson is a carrier. Carriers can infect others, but they rarely get sick, themselves. Another possibility is that Magic has a less deadly strain of the virus. Regardless, people often overlook the fact that medications that work for one patient, may not work for others.

  • Rayne

    Plain and simple. ?

  • Renee26

    Sad

  • Topic Influencer

    Made me cry TOO

  • MistaO

    No it's not.

  • slim3542

    Wow. Smh.

  • Anji

    Not only that. In L.A. many refused to funeralize as I had to help plan a few. Yet I was a member of an esteemed church musician's org that was run by B. Prestons sister Rodena and where it was common to see males sport frosted blue eyeshadow. They were thee best virtuosos on any type of keyboard. I witnessed Billy on one grand facing Lil Richard on another. I had luck with Episcopalian churches. I simply no longer ascribe to any organized religion. The 80 s were a hurtful era.

  • Anji

    I don't know the Mom's age, religious beliefs or what geographical location she hailed from, but she obviously put how others thought of her vs. the protection and unconditional love due to Sean. Even animals would be more empathetic. I am a mother. I have an adult son who does not fit society's definition of normal. There is nothing he can do to make me turn away. I might disagree or be disappointed but an unbreakable bond should've occurred the 9 months she carried him. You didn't want her friending you...even on SM. Blessings

  • Anji

    You honored them on life. Not much else to offer. Nothing else needed.

  • GrapeCrush

    I understand babe. I’m so sorry you your friend went through during his last days and I’m also so sorry that you had to witness this. I literally started crying as I was reading your posts about him. God bless ?

  • XoXo

    Somebody played a practical joke on the school.

  • Chicagowise

    The 80s: it was the best of times and it was the worst of times.

  • the guest

    This is true. BUT the school invited her she didn't invite herself.

  • Leroy Brown

    durham has a long standing racial tradition...grew up there so i am not surprised

  • jwoo250

    OMG are you guys serious?? As an HIV/AIDS Awareness advocate this is just shocking to me. My mother caught the diseases from a man who was down low. So I personally feel some type a way about gay men. They are the reason the disease spread like wild fire. The reason woman caught the disease was because a lot of their men were down low and the women had no idea back in the day. Look at how many gay men died in the 80s over 60,000 men in the 80's. My mother never saw it coming. It has always been a gay mans disease. Women please be careful out here unfortunately women are more susceptible to catching HIV. In fact a man can have sex with a woman with HIV and not catch it at all.

    My step father married my mother before she found out she contracted it from the other guy. They were trying for another baby and she was unsuccessful in getting pregnant. In fact my mother had carried the virus for awhile before she found out she caught it from a guy in 94. She married my step father in 96. The worst years of my life is seeing her sick and give up on life.

    It's sad that this disease seems to never end. Even with all the knowledge of today. It almost makes me want to give up the fight.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    REALLY? A CATHOLIC SCHOOL? ARE PEOPLE SURPRISED?
    WHY?

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Was that at St Paul's? Didn't DJ Rogers go there too? Read on another page...…...Said it was a sight for sore eyes to see Billy and Andre walking around in a hotel room in their bath robes.

  • Bee jaay Cee

    Mental illness.

  • Anji

    Sorry/not sorry...I harbor bitterness towards Billy and Andre while acknowledging musical greatness. They were both predators of minors and Andre stole a 14yo student I taught and groomed since age 12. His mother wanted both money and sold her child to be around celebrities no matter my cautions. Andre moved Abe into a condo and I, who took him on pro bono was swept aside. Life goes on more students. Later Abe hid from me at events, now reaching the height of 6'9 and close to 600 lbs dark skin with platinum hair and a nose ring. I had no problem embracing him. Andre was deceased, Abe disenchanted with the Black church ventured into R&B hanging with Kelly Price who indulged his now gossipy ways. Sadly I lost Abe last year due to heart failure due to weight. Andre assisted his destruction allowing him to have his heart's desire. Food and grease. Andre's twin had the opposite inclination but equally messy. The legacy of James Cleveland indelibly marked gospel music in this city.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    You mad cause I'm not one of you! Biiiiiiyatch scram!

  • Chicagowise

    In all fairness, gay men didn't spread AIDS to women, bisexuals are to blame for that part of the epidemic. What some people don't realize, is that there are a lot of married and down low men, who are bottoms. Engaging in unprotected, backdoor action is a surefire way to get infected.

  • http://www.nicolaloves.com/ NicolaLoves

    Not one of me? Oh, so you ARE gay?

    I thought so - most homophobes secretly are. You should love yourself . I pray you find the courage to come out, and live your authentic life! No need to be angry at those who have the courage or support system to do what you can't!

    XOXO

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Ok. I am the person she is speaking about. My kinfolk used to sing with the Crouches and got an up close view. My brother was almost welcomed into their clique, but he had his own demons that eventually killed him. We think he was put on by a gay gospel singer, then just couldn’t live with the guilt. I received a letter from the coroner about his death. Thankfully, we had already been notified.

  • yvette46

    So Glad !!

  • Anji

    I am so sorry about your brother. My heart aches for you and your family. Guilt and stigma need to be erased. Your notification of your brother's death is a harsh way of being informed. The world lost my student in 2018, he was 41 and one of my most gifted. Peace, light and love to you.

  • Yashara Bat Orion

    Is your Abe deceased?

  • brooklyn23

    There has to definitely be something beyond this (different dimensions etc). I dont believe that the good people (from innocent kids to adults alike) who have had their lives ended abruptly and/or lived a miserable life just dies and thats it. Same way I cant believe that evil people go breeze through life doing evil (not being able to sleep not until they do their evil deed) not having bad karma make a way to them, and they just die without being punished. There has to be a light at the end of our paths, where good people are rewarded and evil are punished. Im not speaking of heaven and hell (Im not biblical nor religious, more like spiritual). Example myself: I would like to think me being a martyr for a nice amount of my life that at some point all the hurt I've endured there will be peace and compensation in the afterlife?

  • WinterIsComing

    That’s wishful thinking.