Gospel Superstar Tonex Risks Career By Revealing His Homosexuality…Sort Of!

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Gospel music superstar Tonex admitted in an interview on “The Lexi Show,” produced by The Word Network, to having homosexual tendancies, but came kind of short of actually outting himself.

In that interview, Tonex discussed how being molested  as a child affected him, but refused to blame his homosexuality (sort of homosexuality) on the incident:

“It wasn’t a struggle (accepting his gay identity, sort of). And then people like to blame the struggle on molestation. No. Just say you were attracted to men and be honest.”

That’s funny because in 2007 when the rumor mill was in over drive about Tonex’s ambiguous sexuality and the question of it, Tonex fervently denied he was gay. Where was the honesty then?

Tonex continued to say that “the church has completely f******tized everybody who’s gay, sends them to hell over the pulpit and the church literally screams hooray and are happy about that. And yet, we celebrate the pastor who has a clean record and a clean look, but yet he is still doing the same thing that the same gender loving people are doing. I believe that there’s holy ghost- filled fire baptized gay people.”

Well, there you have it. Now, it is a few grains of truth to what Tonex said in that quote. The church is full of hypocrites using the Word of God as a hustle. Most die-hard church goers suspect that the choir director, the organist, or soloist could be gay, but if these do not acknowledge it, then it’s not real. But in the African American church, homosexuality takes a slight detour in that department. Homosexuality is whispered  about and quietly accepted, but is publicly demonized from the pulpit. This is also notable in the world of African American Gospel music.

Gospel music is full of gay and lesbian artists. Superstar status artists. But even though their homosexuality is quietly accepted behind closed doors, the Gospel music industry itself is not that kind. Especially hypocritical African Americans. So, what does this mean for Tonex?

It could mean that Tonex has kissed his phenomenal music career bye-bye. In the superficial, hypocritical world of  Gospel music, you can be just about anything but gay.

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3 comments on “Gospel Superstar Tonex Risks Career By Revealing His Homosexuality…Sort Of!
  1. peggy maureen says:

    IT IS VERY SAD WHEN WE PRE- JUDGE PK’S AND WANT THEM TO FIT INTO OUR MOLDS AS SOON AS THE PASTOR PREACHES FROM THE PULPIT. WE EXPECT THE PREACHER’S KID TO KNOW AS MUCH AS THEIR” HOLY GHOST FIRE FILLED” PARENTS. THE TRUTH IS THEY HAVE TO LEARN LIFE FOR THEMSELVES. WE PUT THEM ON PEDESTALS AND IN BIG ENORMOUS FISH BOWLS AND AS PARISHIONERS WE TRY TO RUN OR RUIN THE KID’S LIFE. GIVE THEM A CHANCE. PRAY FOR THEM. COME ON MAKE UP YOUR MINDS THEY CAN’T PLEASE EVERYBODY. THEY CAN’T PLEASE THE MEMBERS. AND THEIR PARENTS. AND THEIR FRIENDS (IF THEY REALLY HAVE ANY). IT’S VERY DIFFICULT TO SURVIVE. SOME PEOPLE LOOKED TO HEAR BAD THINGS ABOUT YOU. AND THEY REJOICE WHEN IT HAPPENS. TAKE HEED UNLESS THE SAME THING HAPPENS TO YOU. PRAY FOR PREACHERS KIDS, POLICE KIDS, POLITICIANS KIDS.

  2. babydady says:

    about time! a dude who is real. his career is not at risk. he may have been kicked to the curb by the fake gospel community, BUT he has won me over by coming out. i have been watching him from afar several years and would get looks when i said i dig him. i will buy more of his CDs going forward.

    • Tracey Ricks Foster says:

      Thanks for your comment, BabyDady! If REAL fans such as yourself continue to support Tonex despite what the strict and hypocritical Gospel music world portray, then Tonex’s career will flourish. Thanks for reading The Washington Review!!!

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