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Gospel singer Darrel Walls deleted his Instagram page after a man he was intimate with leaked a video of them kissing.

According to Lovebscott.com, Walls initially shared the video to his close friends list on Instagram. But his lover apparently shared the video on his public Instagram feed, sparking an uproar among Darrel's gospel fans.

Darrel's female fans were particularly distraught over the news. But others were supportive.

"I love you Darrel Walls PERIIIOOOODDD!!! And you KNOW that ain't NEVER gonna change!!!" one person wrote on Darrel's Facebook page.

B. Scott said Darrel deactivated his IG page then reactivated it. Dallas-based journalist Shakari S. Briggs called Darrel's involuntary outing "sad" and "tragic."

"The sad part about the Darrel Walls situation is the other man making the decision to post the video of them in such an intimate setting. Darrel clearly hasn’t let the world know his stance on his sexuality, so why did the guy feel compelled to do it for him? Tragic."

The Black church frowns upon homosexuality. The church believes in the philosophy "Love the sinner, hate the sin."

Darrel is the eldest member of the Walls family gospel group.
 

 

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President Donald Trump was front and center in the pews during a mask-free service at a non-denominational church in Las Vegas on Sunday.

President Trump attended church service at the International Church of Las Vegas, where he pulled out a wad of bills and placed the cash in a collection plate.

Pastor Paul Marc Goulet thanked Trump for helping the church open its door during the fading coronavirus pandemic.

"He gave the church back a voice. He's given a voice to the unborn," Goulet said, as parishioners gave Trump a standing ovation.

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Trump attended the indoor service on Sunday morning alongside close aides Hope Hicks, Kayleigh McEnany and Dan Scavino. None of the four wore masks and there were only a handful of mask wearers in the crowd.

The president recently recovered from a coronavirus infection and he is now fully immune to the virus.

McEnany and Hicks both tested positive for the coronavirus a few days before Trump, the first lady Melania, and their son Barron, 14, tested positive.

All have fully recovered, and all are immune to Covid-19.

Hours before Trump attended the church service, Twitter flagged an anti-mask tweet by Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force.

"Masks work? NO," Atlas tweeted Saturday with a link to an article that confirms masks are ineffective against a virus. "LA, Miami, Hawaii, Alabama, France, Phlippnes [sic], UK, Spain, Israel."

The tweet was deleted by Twitter for violating the social media site's "misleading information" policy, a spokesperson confirmed to the Daily News on Sunday.

A recent study by the CDC shows masks are ineffective against the virus.

According to the study, 85% of people who "always" or "sometimes" wore masks were infected -- while only 12% of people who "never" wear masks were infected.

The CDC has since pushed back against their own findings by claiming some of the people who "always" wore masks removed their masks to eat in restaurants.

The CDC seems to suggest that mask wearers should never remove their masks even to eat. The CDC stated that restaurants "are locations where even mask users become vulnerable by dropping their guard to exposure."

But in an email to WCNC News' VERIFY team, a CDC spokesperson stated mask wearing is not intended to protect the wearer from a virus.

"CDC guidance on masks has clearly stated that wearing a mask is intended to protect other people in case the mask wearer is infected. At no time has CDC guidance suggested that mask[s] were intended to protect individual wearers."

This is just another example of the CDC sending mixed messages to the public. If masks are not intended to protect wearers, why does the CDC urge healthy people to wear masks?

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Nick Cannon is still feeling the heat after making anti-Semitic comments during an exchange with former Public Enemy member Professor Griff on the June 30 episode of his "Cannon Class" podcast.

The public fallout was swift and harsh as ViacomCBS severed longstanding ties with the comedian, taking millions of dollars in revenue with them.

Cannon's bank account took another hit as his daytime talk show, The Nick Cannon Show, has gone on hiatus and his radio show on Power 106, Nick Cannon Mornings, is temporarily suspended.

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The talk show, which was scheduled to premiere later this year, is pushed to 2021, the show's producer, Lionsgate-owned Debmar-Mercury, confirmed in a statement obtained by Variety.com.

The production company said it is "standing by" Cannon, as did Fox TV, which said it is keeping him on as the MC of The Masked Singer -- for now.

Debmar-Mercury stated Cannon could redeem himself by meeting "with leaders of the Jewish community".

On Monday, Cannon visited the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, where he learned about the Holocaust and the millions of Jews who lost their lives in the Nazi concentration camps.

The father-of-three pledged his first paycheck from The Masked Singer to the Jewish center to continue its work.

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Cannon, 39, once known as one of the most powerful media personalities in America, was so despondent over his derailed career that he wrote a series of cryptic social media posts that sounded very much like suicide notes.

In the caption of a photo of himself and rapper Ryan Bowers, who took his own life, Cannon wrote:

"After waking up and barely rising from my own dark contemplation of continuing my physical existence on this planet, this powerful warrior actually had the balls to do it."

In an early morning tweet on July 17, he wrote: "I thought it couldn't get any worse. Then I watched my own community turn on me and call me a sell-out for apologizing. Goodnight. Enjoy Earth."

He followed up by tweeting, "Y'all can have this planet. I'm out!"

Cannon has been "counseled" by Jewish manager Guy Oseary, whose celebrity clients include Madonna and U2, according to Variety.

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President Trump ordered governors to reopen churches in states where church services are banned. Open the churches, or I will, he said in a tersely-worded statement on Friday.

In his daily coronavirus press conference, Trump declared all churches should open for Memorial Day weekend. He said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued guidance to governors declaring places of worship "an essential part of life," allowing them to reopen as of this weekend.

He said if governors had any questions they could call him at the White House, but they're not going to be successful changing his mind.

Trump made it clear that if governors refused to open the churches, he would "override the governors."

Trump added: "In America we need more prayer -- not less!"

Watch Trump's press conference below.

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Rapper DMX is holding daily Bible studies on Instagram.com amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The 49-year-old Mount Vernon native began holding Bible study online last week to minister to those who are still on quarantine in their homes.

The rapper, who became a born again Christian in between prison stints, took to Instagram Live on Friday to preach to the unwashed masses.

The father-of-15, born Earl Simmons, has spoken candidly about his addiction to rock cocaine and other hard drugs. He began smoking marijuana laced with the drug when he was 14.

On February 10, 2016, DMX was found unresponsive in a Ramada Inn parking lot in Yonkers. A bystander said he snorted an unknown substance before collapsing. No drugs were found on the property.
 

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Hundreds of parishioners ignored a ban on large public gatherings to attend morning services at Life Tabernacle Church in a Baton Rouge, Louisiana suburb on Sunday.

Church officials ordered the news media to leave church property as entire families arrived at the church.

1,265 attended morning services on church grounds in the state of Louisiana, where 3,500 residents tested positive for the Covid-19 virus that can cause a potentially fatal pneumonia in men, the elderly, people with chronic medical conditions, and smokers.

Pentecostal preacher Tony Spell, 42, stood in defiance of the governor's ban on large public gatherings amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He leaped into the pews and embraced and laid hands on worshipers' foreheads in prayer. "We're free people. We're not going to be intimidated," Rev. Spell said. "We're not going to cower. We're not breaking any laws."

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Seven people were baptized on Sunday, and 10 parishioners were filed with the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. Tears streamed down their faces as they accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards banned gatherings of more than 50 people earlier this month. He issued a stay-at-home order on March 22. Most churches and synagogues complied with the orders, but Rev. Spell continues to hold services at Life Tabernacle.

Only about 10% stayed away from services on Sunday, including Rev. Spell's own 90-year-old father who in self-quarantine at home.
 

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Kourtney Kardashian claims the coronavirus pandemic is a punishment from God for all the "evil" in the world.

The Keeping Up with the Kardashians star took to Twitter.com to share a passage from the Bible about epidemics and pestilence with the unwashed masses on social media.

The passage was originally shared by born-again rapper Young Thug. It had "pay attention children" scrawled around it in red ink.

The passage reads:

"Whenever I hold back the rain or send locusts to eat up the crops or send an epidemic on my people, if they pray to me and repent and turn away from the evil they have been doing, then I will hear them in heaven, forgive their sins, and make their land prosperous again."

The Bible verse began to gain momentum online after swarms of locusts hit areas in Asia and South Africa in January, prompting her fans to compare that incident and the outbreak of Covid-19 to the religious text.

Throughout the global health crisis, Kourtney regularly shares her thoughts on the virus online, and how to handle self-isolation.

Her sister Kim Kardashian, shared a screenshot Kourtney posted in their family group of an excerpt from a book by psychic Sylvia Brown, published in 2008, which appeared to predict the pandemic.

Kourtney, 40, is considered the most stable of her famous siblings.

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A Florida pastor sparked outrage when he claimed the deadly Wuhan coronavirus was sent by God to punish unbelievers and parents who transgender their minor children.

The death toll in China jumped to 132 with more than 6,000 confirmed coronavirus cases in 18 countries.

Pastor Rick Wiles founded the non-denominational Flowing Streams Church and he is the creator of the TruNews streaming channel, Newsweek reports.

According to Right Wing Watch, Wiles made the controversial comments during a podcast on January 27.

"Look at the scriptural rebellion that is in this country, the hatred of God," Wiles said. "Just vile, disgusting people in this country now, transgendering little children, perverting them. Look at the rapes, and the sexual immorality, and the filth on our TVs and our movies."

Wiles continued: "Folks, the Death Angel may be moving right now across the planet. This is the time to get right with God."

Wiles previously called former President Obama a "demon from Hell" and he warned that "there's gonna be violence" if President Donald Trump is removed from office.

The United States chartered a jet to fly 201 Americans from Wuhan to America. The plane landed in California on Wednesday after an emotional stopover in Alaska.

The passengers and crew were screened multiple times for symptoms of the virus during the flight, during the stopover in Anchorage, and when they landed at the March Air Reserve Base in California.

The passengers will be held in quarantine at the base for at least 72 hours before they are allowed to leave.

The flight was chartered by the U.S. State Department. More flights will return to Wuhan to transport up to 1,000 Americans from the coronavirus epicenter.

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Kanye West has booked his Sunday Service choir to sing at a controversial evangelical event this weekend.

The rapper's gospel choir is booked to perform at Awaken 2020, a religious gathering that has sparked outrage from the LGBTQ community for its lineup of speakers.

The event is scheduled for the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Cindy Jacobs, who has been openly hostile towards gay marriage, and Lou Engle, an advocate of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, are booked to speak during the event, WENN.com reports.

Engle had high praise for Kanye, who gave up secular music to lead the unwashed masses to Jesus.

"We believe Kanye is a sign to this nation that in a moment, thousands and thousands can be swept into the kingdom when (God) converts key people and their voices will be like thunder," Engle told The Western Journal.

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Kanye, 42, was not fazed by the backlash on social media. The producer and his wife Kim Kardashian, 39, watched the LA Lakers defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center on Jan. 13.

Fans online expressed their indignation and outrage that Kanye has agreed to allow his choir to perform at the religious gathering.

"People will still stan (stalk) Kanye despite him legitimizing and supporting radical anti-LGBTQ evangelicals/bigots," one fan tweeted, while another wrote: "What a f--king a--hole".

Kanye is rumored to be taking his Sunday Service choir on a world tour later this year.

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Former comedian and Nickelodeon star Kel Mitchell is now an officially licensed pastor after graduating from theology school.

Pastor Mitchell currently serves as youth pastor at Spirit Food Christian Center, a church in Southern California, according to WENN.com.

Mitchell, 41, is best known for his comedy hijinks with sidekick Kenan Thompson on Nickelodeon's hit 1990s series All That.

They were so popular that Nickelodeon rewarded them with their own TV spin-off, Kenan and Kel.

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The guys used their television success as a launching pad for movie fame. In 1997 they starred in the movie Good Burger.

They also appeared together in an episode of Sister, Sister with Tia and Tamera Mowry, four episodes of The Steve Harvey Show, and an episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch.

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The Chicago native has a 2-year-old daughter, Wisdom, with his 2nd wife, Christian rapper Asia Lee (pictured above), whom he married in 2012.

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Asia, 41, is stepmother to Mitchell's two children, Lyric and Allure, by his first wife, Tyisha Hampton, whom he divorced in 2005. Kel and Tyisha are pictured above during happier times in 2004.