Keith Boykin and gay activist sidekick Jasmyne Cannick, berated and ridiculed Rev. Willie Wilson publicly by insinuating that he (and other black preachers) were gay. This was apparent retaliation for Wilson's sermonic remarks about lesbians at his church. Their faulty and laughable premise was that because one opposes homosexuality, that makes them suspect of being gay. A completely idiotic and illogical supposition. Additionally, Boykin stood by and did or said nothing when rabid Boykinites on his forum slurred and called Rev. Wilson all types of crude, garish names. What should he expect then other than to get straight up played? Judge the ethical implications for the Reverend all you want, but when you disparage somebody (even though some cautioned Boykin against it) like that and show up at THEIR house, don't expect to get a glass of ice cold lemon tea and a nice chair to sit in.
Wilson may have had a moment of ghetto justice fall on him when he banned Boykin from speaking. Boykin must have forgotten how he crowed about forcing Bishop Eddie Long to defend himself in his own house. Don't he know that preachers talk to each other? Oh,snap! Wait a minute, this is Mr. Dartmouth-worked at the White House-don't go to church-gay activist. Of course, he wouldn't know that.
Wilson told the Washington Post Boykin "straight out lied." Methinks Boykin's egotistical and messiah-induced complex led him into it like a blind sheep. What else could have led him to push for such a extreme measure of addressing his opponents leading up to the very public forum he was lobbying to be a part of? He played his hand with the "outing" series and then got played big time.
After all the glowing press releases here and here announcing that he would speak at the MMM, the rug was pulled out from under his feet. Ego won't let you see setups like that. Boykin has been silent as accusations against a perhaps rival group, surfaced. The truth is that MMM actually did have one openly homosexual speaker, but he didn't subscribe to the white racist gay agenda that Boykin adopted.
That's why Boykin's organization issued a press release stating that no "openly gay speaker" had been allowed to speak. Of course, that was a lie and perhaps intended to slight the "same-gender loving" camp. The other speaker, Cleo Manago, provided the Washington Blade a few choice quotes about his beliefs, affirming that Farrakhan's choice of him was a "natural selection."
“Other organizations have done everything from inside a gay box,”Perhaps a little too black for the gay and lesbian crowd?
“Our work is out of a black community box while affirming and raising issues relevant to same-gender loving people,” he said.
“So-called homophobia and so-called heterosexism are not the real estate of just one group,” he said. “It’s in the culture. There are lots of homosexuals who are homophobic.”
Homophobia and heterosexism, he said, are “white terms.”
At any rate, Boykin really should retire. He has failed to secure any substantial victories for black homosexuals mainly because he embraces an agenda set by racist white gays. i.e. so-called marriage "equality",etc. He failed to resurrect the now defunct National Black Gay Leadership Forum. Then, turned around and questioned whether it was "relevant". Another failure for the savior of the black gay community.
So, then we come to the reworded "National Black Justice Coalition" Talk about sell out. They were too afraid to use the words "gay" or "lesbian" in the title because they knew that the black community would recognize the trojan horse initiative. The same word that Manago rejects. The same speaker the NBJC denied existed. Round and round we go.