Black Churches Still Conflicted On Queers

The unholy civil war over Black America’s soul seems to be gaining steam:

For years, disputes over homosexuality have convulsed predominantly white Protestant denominations — Lutheran, Methodist, Episcopalian and Presbyterian — but they have only recently hit black churches.

“It’s going to be a real challenge,” said the Rev. Carlton W. Veazey, minister at Fellowship Baptist Church in the District and founder of the annual National Black Religious Summit on Sexuality. “We’re just beginning to really deal with it.”

Considering “Black” Christianity’s long, tumultuous American history, we’ve got a feeling this particular battle’s just getting started.