Decatur, Georgia — A recent sermon by Pastor E. Dewey Smith has taken the Internet by storm, due to Smith’s fiery evisceration of church leaders’ hypocritical anti-gay stance, and their habit of selectively choosing Bible passages and interpreting them in ways that are short-sighted.
“You change wives like we change underwear,” he cried to a wildly cheering and conspicuously awed congregation. “‘These folks are an abomination, they are nasty.’ Tell you what you do then. Go find every song that’s been written by a gay person for the last 100 years and don’t sing it in church. Let’s see how many songs you can minister on that Sunday.”
Sending his point home, Smith concludes, “We demonize and dehumanize the same people that we use, and we don’t say nothing about the gay choir director because he’s good for business. As long as the choir sound good, I ain’t saying nothing about his sexuality. We have done what the slave master did to us. Dehumanize us, degrade us, demonize us, but then use them for our advantage.”
You can watch Smith’s wholly impassioned speech here: