Today I am leaving for Mobile, AL. This Sunday is the first show of the "Living True" tour featuring Ray Boltz and I. I'm super excited to be doing this and believe this tour has huge potential and will minister to all who attend.
Jennifer Knapp is going to be on Larry King tonight. I think that is very exciting. She is someone who has her head on straight and is firm in her faith. I hope that her appearance on Larry King will offer hope and healing to people who still hate themselves (or loved ones) for being gay.
I've been in Nashville for two days now and have been loving every moment. It's been so great to catch up with friends and visit some of my favorite hang out spots. I'll be back in Nashville next week for a few more days and look forward to seeing more friends during that time. I miss it here often but am very happy with where I am now and the direction of my life.
I hope to see some of you while Ray and I are on tour!
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In a story about the widening oppression of LGBT people across Africa, ABC News reports that in 2009, a gay man's body was exhumed from its grave and desecrated by a mob who videotaped the scene and sold the clip at public markets.
Madieye Diallo's body had only been in the ground for a few hours when the mob descended on the weedy cemetery with shovels. They yanked out the corpse, spit on its torso, dragged it away and dumped it in front of the home of his elderly parents. The scene of May 2, 2009 was filmed on a cell phone and the video sold at the market. It passed from phone to phone, sowing panic among gay men who say they now feel like hunted animals. "I locked myself inside my room and didn't come out for days," says a 31-year-old gay friend of Diallo's who is ill with HIV. "I'm afraid of what will happen to me after I die. Will my parents be able to bury me?" A wave of intense homophobia is washing across Africa, where homosexuality is already illegal in at least 37 countries.As regular readers of this blog are well aware, the current wave of anti-gay hatred in Africa has been fueled by American evangelicals and GOP politicians.