Bishop Wellington Boone

Bishop Wellington Boone

Bishop Wellington Boone

Bishop Wellington Boone Norcross, Ga. A spokesman for the patriarchal and largely white Promise Keepers evangelical men’s movement, sidekick to Focus on the Family leader James Dobson and a popular guest on the “700 Club” hosted by Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network, Bishop Wellington Boone preaches that homosexuality unchecked “will result in the ultimate destruction of society.”

Boone is a strict Christian “dominionist” who advocates replacing constitutional democracy with Biblical law. He takes literally the language in the Bible that he feels outlaws homosexual behavior.

Boone’s liberal critics have suggested that the bishop is overly beholden to white Christian leaders, to the point that Huffington Post writer Max Blumenthal last year labeled him a “minister of minstrelsy.” Boone had already lost all credibility with many blacks after he said in his 1996 book Breaking Through that he wanted “to boldly affirm Uncle Tom. The black community must stop criticizing Uncle Tom. He is a role model.”

To many African Americans, being called an “Uncle Tom” is as offensive as calling a gay person a “faggot.” But while Boone has called on blacks to stop hating Uncle Tom, he has no problems with either epithet. As he told the audience at Dobson’s “Value Voters Summit” last year: “I want the gays mad at me. … Back in the days when I was a kid, and we see guys that don’t stand strong on principle, we called them ‘faggots.'”

Bishop Wellington Boone Norcross, Ga. A spokesman for the patriarchal and largely white Promise Keepers evangelical men’s movement, sidekick to Focus on the Family leader James Dobson and a popular guest on the “700 Club” hosted by Pat Robertson and his Christian Broadcasting Network, Bishop Wellington Boone preaches that homosexuality unchecked “will result in the ultimate destruction of society.”

Boone is a strict Christian “dominionist” who advocates replacing constitutional democracy with Biblical law. He takes literally the language in the Bible that he feels outlaws homosexual behavior.

Boone’s liberal critics have suggested that the bishop is overly beholden to white Christian leaders, to the point that Huffington Post writer Max Blumenthal last year labeled him a “minister of minstrelsy.” Boone had already lost all credibility with many blacks after he said in his 1996 book Breaking Through that he wanted “to boldly affirm Uncle Tom. The black community must stop criticizing Uncle Tom. He is a role model.”

To many African Americans, being called an “Uncle Tom” is as offensive as calling a gay person a “faggot.” But while Boone has called on blacks to stop hating Uncle Tom, he has no problems with either epithet. As he told the audience at Dobson’s “Value Voters Summit” last year: “I want the gays mad at me. … Back in the days when I was a kid, and we see guys that don’t stand strong on principle, we called them ‘faggots.'”

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