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Guest Columnist: Darnell Moore

Darnell Moore

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Darnell Moore is a writer, educator and activist living in Brooklyn, N.Y.
His writing explores the intersections of race, sexuality, gender and class.
His work also examines notions of Black religiosity and theologies of sexuality.
He is working on a first book project tentatively titled “To be Black, Queer and Christian: Essays on the Black church and Sexuality.”

Mr. Moore joined with Derrick McMackie for the piece: “To Believe or Not to Believe: Is That the Right Question for LGBT people?” Derrick McMackie is the founder of The Anti-Intellect Blog. A graduate of Florida A&P University, he resides in the DC area where he is at work on his first book: a collection of essays on race, gender, sexuality, and atheism.

He can be reached on Twitter: @Anti_Intellect
or @ his blog: Anti-Intellect Blog

We are proud to have him share his viewpoints with LGBT Faith Leaders of African Descent. Check this page for links to upcoming posts.

Read Post: Contested Alliances: The Black Church, The Right and Queer Failure

Read Post: A  Letter to Queer Christians

Read Joint Post: “To believe or not to believe: Is That the Right Question for LGBT people?”

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A Letter to Queer Christians

A Letter to Queer Christians by Darnell Moore I was moved to rage during a particular worship moment several years ago. I sat on the pew in disbelief while the rest of my sisters and brothers in the congregation were ecstatically offering praise to God. It happened when a well-known evangelist proudly declared from the …

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A Prayer

Dear God, Please fix me. You, who are all-powerful and all-knowing, can see what others cannot. You, loving and merciful God, know the deepest desires of my heart even those that bring you shame. I do not want to love men, but I do. And I desire to be with you in heaven and seek …

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Contested Alliances: The Black Church, The Right, and Queer Failure

by Darnell Moore ..there is something powerful in being wrong, in losing, in failing, and that all failures combined might just be enough, if we practice them well, to bring down the winner. Let’s leave success and its achievements to the Republicans, to the corporate managers of the world, to the winners of reality TV …

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Lesbian Teenager in Newark Dies. The Black Church is Silent.

The Death of Sakia Gunn Why were Black churches silent after the death of Sakia Gunn, a 15-year old lesbian who was stabbed to death on Newark’s busiest intersection in 2003? That question is one way to begin an interrogation of Black churches’ responses, or lack thereof, to the tragic murder of Sakia at the …

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To Believe or Not to Believe? Is That the Right Question for LGBT people?

Authors: Darnell L. Moore and Derrick McMackie Darnell: What motivated you to pursue an atheistic path? Derrick: Like many Black Americans, I was indoctrinated into Christianity as a child. The child and grandchild of Black Christians, I had very little choice about my religious views. I was always an inquisitive child. I can remember being …

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