Holy Grail Spilled Over : COGIC v LGBT community


You curse my name
In spite to put me to shame
Have my laundry in the streets
Dirty or clean
Give it up for fame
But I still don’t know why
Why I love it so much

– Jay-Z

Well…………where can I start….

On Sunday November 9, 2014, I was at the drive-in with my family watching Big Hero 6. So, I happened to pick my Samsung note and go through my facebook feed. My dear college buddy and fellow blogger Ronald Matters *shameless plug www.ronaldmatters.com * posted a video about 107th COGIC convention about a gay man being delivered from homosexuality. I watched the clip like others for pure entertainment. I thought to myself, “This is going to blow over by the morning.” I was so wrong since we are living in social media/viral world we have become today. Monday morning, all hell has broken loose and started a holy war. I think this almost bad as wars we fought in the past. On one side, you have LGBT community and other side you have religious people. Baby, it has been some name calling, sentencing people to hell shade throwing extravaganza. In the midst of all the smoke, there is deep wound that is left to be healed.

For those who know me, I am an advocate for the LBGT community some of my best friends are a part of that community. I have  been raised love people no matter what background or sexual orientation. We are all precious in his sight. The concept that sickens me mostly in the church is   is placing one sin higher than other. Trust, I have not yet met a human being who have walked this earth and not sinned. Who am I judge or cast the first stone? I am from Memphis where the COGIC first stated by Bishop Charles Mason. I known the COGIC community to be saved, sanctified and filled with Holy Ghost. As I have always been told by my parents. On the other hand, I have some terrible stories about people being shunned from this community due to their life choices.  It amazing the most brutal and hateful acts can come within the church. The only thing I have against the COGIC church all the hats, diamonds and furs they draped themselves in. Jesus didn’t have diamonds and furs….I am not perfect Christian and I am not on the platform to preach. This clip shown on YouTube and has now gain over thousand views caused this wound to be open again.

There has always been disconnect with LGBT community and church. You have one side saying, “Love me accept me for who I am.” Then you have the other side saying, ” What you have chosen to be is not acceptable in God’s eye.” This caused a lot of people not just gay but straight to stray away from the church and seek peace on their own terms. It like a brick wall that blocking a bridge for peace and understand between the sides. Although, the Berlin Wall has been torn down for years now, this wall seems to be unbreakable. We continue to put drapes on it by covering up who we really are only to be accepted by people who frankly does not give a damn about us. We continue to paint the wall with lies from the past and one-sided scriptures.  It’s no longer a wall it is apart of the house now. It will take a person to say enough is enough with the Tom foolery and bring in hardcore facts.

Here are my thoughts; I don’t know what this young man was going through. It is not in place to know that is between him and God.  I do have a spirit of discernment and part of me believes him. What he was delivered from still hangs and the balance. Although,   I must say I never seen a bowtie like his. *sips tea* I urge this is not the time to play judge and jury over how people choose to live. Whether you know it or not, we are living in the last days, it is time to get your house in order. As a community, we must come together and hear both sides of the story and find a solution. If we let our close-minded thinking rule as a number one factor on accepting all people then we will forever be lost. I ask put the weapons down and come together on something. Love is key and all that matters.

I’ll end this story with Frankie Beverly and Maze …. listen to lyrics.

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Check The Rhyme : Week In Review For Dec 13th

From Justin Bieber to the Fiscal Cliff, I cover it ALL today. Also, I will list my top 5 Jams for the week.

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underground grooves

If you are in Memphis Area, you want to go somewhere and listen to some good music. Come out and support my good friend Steve @Snipes901 and his company. I promise you will enjoy it.

Overwater Entertainment presents “Underground Grooves” every Thurs night starting 12/13/12 at the Oak Room (inside the Clarion Hotel) 6101 Shelby Oaks Memphis, TN. FREE admission from 6 – 8 with happy hour specials every week. Musical atmosphere provided by @DJ_Supawheels and @Snipes901. Relaxed dress code. Security strictly enforced.

 **This event is catered to the young adult who enjoys lounging in a nice environment while enjoying the best music that may or may not be on the radio. Hip hop, southern soul, blues, RnB and more under 1 roof!** 

Hey Everybody. I wanted to add a new segment to my blog called “Check The Rhyme” which it named after one of my favorite hip-hop songs by Tribe Called Quest. It is my personal week in review of movies, fashion, music, news, and all other stuff. Hopefully you will like it and if you have any topics I need to cover, music or news we can use please let me know at TiffanyReneeBlogs@gmail.com.

Da Jam For The Day 5/18 5/19

Sorry, I forgot to post the jam for the day yesterday… so I thought I would combine them for weekend. It’s the weekend baby. What you got planned????? This weekend is my hubby birthday so we going to have casual date night. We going to see battleship *side eye* I’m not too stoked to see it but review will come later. Enjoy these cuts to get your weekend started right.

Enjoy Patience 🙂

This is ultimate summertime theme song and it never gets old….Ever. It sampled from Kool and the gang. Summer madness cut. Will Smith now famous actor was the Fresh Prince when this jam came out. Will in the track serves as a storyteller letting you know what goes on during a typical summer day. Every time I play this song, it puts straight in mood for the summer.  If I could classify the song, it is LEANING TO SIDE YOU DON’T SPEED THROUGH TWO MILES AN HOUR SO EVERYBODY SEE YOU song.

This is when she was JLO. Jennifer Lopez was the fly girl who burst into the scene with her first album On the Six. I absolutely love this song. The song describes a typical good day and it can serves a song to get ready to go out with friends. I beat is very R&B fused with hip-hop. On the song it features Fat Joe and Big Pun (RIP) rapping. If I could classify this song… it is  GET READY TO HIT THE AFTERNOON WITH FRIENDS AND TEAR UP THE NIGHT song.