Self-proclaimed "ex-gay" has Bible, will thump

Donnie McClurkin Adds to Obama Drama

donniemcclurkin2.jpgWhether or not you believe controversial gospel star Donnie McClurkin is sincere in his assertion that he was “delivered” from a his homosexuality by the power of God’s graces, his performance last night in Columbia, South Carolina had “drama queen” written all over it.

McClurkin has been a hot potato for Prez hopeful Barack Obama in recent weeks, splitting his Democratic supporters along lines that usually differentiate the Democratic Party from the GOP. And according to The New York Times, McClurkin’s contribution to Sunday’s gospel rally and concert in support of Obama didn’t do much to mend fences. At the close of the three-hour show, McClurkin took center stage to give the crowd a finale that included some of his greatest pulpit hits to date, including:

Don’t call me a bigot or anti-gay when I have suffered the same feelings!”

God delivered me from homosexuality!”

The greatest change a person can have is not in politics!”

and the sure-to-be-hit…

Believe the Bible over the blogs!”

“Obama’s Gospel Concert Tour” [New York Times Caucus]