I have always enjoyed much of what Southern Gospel has offered. Even though my musical taste takes me across other lines, I love Southern Gospel music. However, I have of late become increasingly frustrated with the whole deal. Today’s Christian music scene is becoming nothing more than a entourage of Hollywood wannabes. Anyone with a little discernment or at least a little brain activity can see this in the showmanship and the surrounding fanfare. There are elements of sincerity that keep us coming back. However, to discover pro-homosexual activities among these so called psalmists, should shock Southern Gospel’s faithful. I for one will not sit quietly while my XM radio blasts the sounds of these few, but prominent, individuals. This article will only touch a little corner of this widespread problem, specifically the most visual, yet ignored, homosexual and pro-homosexual artists.
As my good brother reported on the gcmwatch blog GCMBLOG, Kirk Talley, (who came out of the closet after a man, who Kirk had sent a nude picture of himself, threatened blackmail), has frequented the sodomite and lesbian congregation of Open Door Community Church near Little Rock, Arkansas several times in the past. Curious to who else may have shared fellowship with the church, I did some surfing. What I found wasn’t surprising to me, but it was disappointing. Back in 2006 Kirk “Is he Gay or not” Talley shared the Open Door stage with Joyce Martin of the Martins. Can’t believe it? Here is a link with pictures of the touching event. Pics Unless the sodomites rush to take down the pictures, you will see Kirk and Joyce lovingly ministering and fellowshipping with both sodomites and lesbians. For those of you who will throw up the whole “but Joyce is too anointed to be wrong” argument, let me remind you that the anointing of God is neither charisma nor talent. The anointing argument is often used to exclude the person from any scrutiny or rebuke. Listen to what the book of 1 John says about an anointing from God:
1Jn 2:26-27 These things have I written unto you concerning them that seduce you. But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
No lies, no rebellion to truth allowed! Scripture itself teaches you that whoever would fellowship with sodomites and lesbians are enemies of God.
James 4:4-10 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness. Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
1Co 5:9 I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
1Co 5:10 Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
1Co 5:11 But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
1Co 5:12 For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
1Co 6:9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
1Co 6:10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
1Co 6:11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
(Notice verse 11 allows for redemption from this lifestyle, but total submission and repentance is necessary)
Now, to get to the verse I know some of you are waiting to throw at me.
James 4:11 Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
The Bible clearly directs this passage to those who are in the fellowship of the church. The Bible places these heroes of the stage outside of that fellowship. (1 Cor 5:9-12 see above)
Lets bring in one more favorite story of redemption before we get to Kirk’s testimony at Open Door (of which this blogger has obtained a copy!). A few years back the Bishop family split up without any explanation. It was rumored that Kenny was in trouble. Years and a divorce later, Kenny admitted to his bar-hopping ways. Now, I can’t condemn him for something of which he claims repentance. However, just like Kirk, Kenny’s road to recovery led right through a gay spot near old Little Rock. On April 26, 2005, Kenny shared the stage at Open Door. In attendance that day was no other than Dr. Tony Campolo and Marsha “won’t Bill Gaither give me one more hug” Stevens. Its no wonder that Kirk and Kenny have some common dates this year, since they share the same crowd! For those who don’t know either, they are both pro-homosexual “ministers”. The openly lesbian Marsha Stevens is best known for her songwriting. One of her most famous songs is the theologically incorrect “For Those Tears I Died”. Marsha is also the founder of BALM – (Born Again Lesbian Music). See the GCMBLOG for more info on Stevens (hint: search Mark Lowery)
Back to the superstar of this story. Recently, those in the know (this blogger) has personally been in contact with those who are scheduled to host Mr. Talley. When asked about Kirk’s upcoming date with Evangelicals Concerned, ECWR Kirk defended himself to them by saying that he was only going to give his testimony. Another church was given the excuse that is only a business engagement and that they weren’t going to limit what he said. When you read the summary of his “testimony” you will see why a militant gay group would agree to these terms. They’re not in bed with the enemy, Kirk’s an old friend of their cause. In our scoop Link (go to speakers and scroll down to Kirk Talley, 4/06) of the “testimony’ of Kirk Talley, we see a very arrogant response to the whole situation. I know this is going to sound much different than what you have heard, but remember Kirk’s among friends at the Open Door church.
The first thing that I noticed was Kirk’s familiarity with the church. He was no stranger to the crowd. He has been in this hole before! He begins by giving an overview of the entire story. One thing that was new to me was the admission that homosexuality had broken up his marriage. This was way back in the 80’s. Now, this revelation came to his family at this time. Roger and Deb (His brother and sister in law. The three comprised the
Talley Trio Talleys corrected 3/29) knew that Kirk was gay for almost 20 years before the scandal broke. An interesting bit is that he has one sister who is bold enough to obey the Bible and stop fellowship. Kirk claims that he hasn’t spoken to her since 86. If Roger had been so bold, we would have been saved 20 years of deception! Anyway, he went from the family story to the scandal. In vivid detail he describes how his world fell apart when the Knoxville News Sentinel broke the story. He was suicidal because he was going to lose everything. He made it sound like “everything” was his spot in the industry. No regrets of homosexuality breaking up his marriage, driving away his sister, or causing his lifelong depression. Man, I hate to lose my place in the charts due to everybody hatin’ me!!! Not once did he say that his sin had caused this fall. He blamed his church, his High School friends (I went to Middle School in the same building), his family, and the extortionist. Evidently he’s not responsible for his own actions (maybe he was born that way?). Matter of fact he spent exactly 37 minutes and 21 seconds blaming everyone else for the pain he had gone through. By his own admission, 2004 was the worst year of his life. He lost money, singing dates, received mean emails, etc. The whole time I’m listening to him complain, I’m thinking of Numbers 32:22-23 “And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” I tried to hold out hope that he was going to swing this thing around and rebuke the spirit of sodomy. All hope fell when he invoked the name of the lesbian gospel saviorette, Marsha Stevens. He related her rejection by the church with his own. Hmmm. Kirk she’s a lesbian, what are you driving at? After some time, he brought up his process of redemption. Funny, his redemption didn’t include admittance of sin nor repentance. He stated that his 6 member advisory board had asked him to sit down because he was “emotionally unfit to talk to anyone.” I thought it was because he was contacting gay men with pornographic pictures of himself in order to “discuss” his hidden gay desires! In testimony language meeting gay men online with lewd photographs of oneself in order to act upon his sodomite urges while you continue to deceive the church is translated as, “finding someone to talk to.” Anyway, when this board finally saw that not singing was leaving him in a worse state, they let him sing again. One of early concerts was at The Potter’s House Fellowship in Miami. He said that he went there and experienced a move of God more powerful than he had ever experienced in any type of church. He told the Open Door crowd that The Potter’s House was “a wonderful, loving church like this one.” For those of you who are wondering it is also a sodomite & lesbian church, just like Open Door. He went on to brag about the way that church ministered and worshiped god. Kirk, is worshiping the god of this world really that great? The next day he said one of the 6 ministers called him to ask about where he had been. When he answered that he had been at a gay church, his spiritual advisor asked him, “aren’t you afraid to sing there?” Kirk arrogantly replies, “When he said that I just kinda… I just kinda snapped, (crowd laughs) I said, ‘LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING, I’ve sung to gay people all my life’ I said, ‘They’ve just been hid, in your congregation, and on your staff, and on, and in your choir, no I’m not afraid to sing there.’ I said, ‘how inconsistent would it be of my testimony if I said, “no I can’t go and sing” (homosexual crowd claps). Evidently the conversation shifts to money and Kirk basically tells him that the homosexual church took care of him while a nearby straight church wouldn’t even pay for his hotel room. Its an industry baby… gotta have that money thing happening in order to be right! The rest of the story is littered with his prideful account of how GQ treated him better than the Christian media. Ok, he said a lot, to be fair go listen for yourself.
If you decide to go to the site and listen, here are a few words and phrases that you will fail to hear: repent, sin, I take responsibility, deliverance, abomination, hell, I’m sorry, I deserve the fruit of my sin, I beg forgiveness. If you contact Kirk, don’t expect a straight answer (no pun intended). He will tell you whatever it takes to get in bed with your congregation. If you have him for a concert, expect tears, pity, blame, and bitterness. Don’t expect repentance. Don’t expect a saved, sanctified, submitted, saint. If you are a spirit-filled child of God, don’t be surprised if your spirit and mouth echo the words of the apostle Paul in Acts 13:9-10 “Then Saul, (who also is called Paul,) filled with the Holy Ghost, set his eyes on him, And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?”
I encourage you to demand an end to this promotion of this abomination. Earlier this year I street preached at the Super Bowl’s Gospel Celebration. The headliner was the pro-homosexual Patti Labelle. Get some boldness, don’t let this vile, nasty spirit into the church or your heart. Mark my words, the silent church will be the lost church!
Rev 2:18 And unto the angel of the church in Thyatira write; These things saith the Son of God, who hath his eyes like unto a flame of fire, and his feet are like fine brass;
Rev 2:19 I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first.
Rev 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols.
Rev 2:21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.
Rev 2:22 Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds.
Rev 2:23 And I will kill her children with death; and all the churches shall know that I am he which searcheth the reins and hearts: and I will give unto every one of you according to your works.
Rev 2:24 But unto you I say, and unto the rest in Thyatira, as many as have not this doctrine, and which have not known the depths of Satan, as they speak; I will put upon you none other burden.
Rev 2:25 But that which ye have already hold fast till I come.
Please feel free to comment. Watch for further blogs about the music industry’s secrets in the future.
Open Door Homosexual Church – http://www.www.sherwoodopendoor.org
w/pics of Martin & Talley – http://www.sherwoodopendoor.org/talleymartinconcert.html
list of guest speakers and performers w/audio files – http://www.sherwoodopendoor.org/downloads.html