So Much "God" Talk At Whitney's Memorial!

Categories: Whitney Houston

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"Nothing separated her from God!" said an impassioned speaker.

"She loved the Lord!"

And lots of other people have been invoking God, the Lord, the heavens, the angels, and so on, insisting that today is Whitney's big day and she's up there with a halo right now.

Nice!

Except that ultra-religiosity like this tends to make people go into their closets!

This community does not exactly celebrate open gayness or bisexuality.

And the star-making industry colludes in that, so self-loathing bi execs are aligned with God-fearing gospel singers in persuading stars to hide their secrets.

And that's not healthy.

By the way, that speaker was Tyler Perry.



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Movielover
Movielover

Mikey, without even reading the comments, I know people are going to be all gawdy-gawdy-gawd-gawd at you for daring to speak the truth.  Funny how all the religiosity turns into exclusion and even murder.

freddiemessina
freddiemessina

Here's the thing about her funeral. WE WEREN'T INVITED!! Believe it or not, It had nothing to do with any of us. She was a person who had family and loved ones who were mourning. Nobody was forced to watch it. So to pick it apart when I'm sure they didn't want the media circus to begin with is just in bad taste.

talicia
talicia

Homosexuality is a immoral and unnatural sexual choice; nothing more.  It's not hateful or biggoted to follow the word of God and the Bible. What you do is you're business, but we're not going to condone you're behavior.   We don't accept pedophilia, beastiality, or polygamy either, which are also immoral and disgusting sexual CHOICES.   It's ashame so many have been brainwashed into thinking this is some great civil rights issue, it's not.  

Bellestarrr1946
Bellestarrr1946

here's bellestarrr's take on it...I was never a fan of whitney houston..she did have a wonderful voice and had EVERY advantage in the world..she threw it all in the toilet..she was not a champion she was a loser...Mae West on the other hand was champ..she ruled the world the world did not rule her..not a michael  jackson fan or judy garland fan..all losers..the champs are the survivors and legends these folks are misfit...sorry didnt watch that stuff

dsmith
dsmith

3 hours of praising the lord. During that time at least one person could have asked....If Jesus and Whitney were so tight...Why didnt' Jesus save Whitney when her head sank beneath the water? 

Roi
Roi

The Rihanna//Chris thing turned out to not be true, thank God.

Stinkbotch
Stinkbotch

And now, Rihanna and Chris Brown are doing a song together to sell records. NOTHING IS LEARNED!!!!

Stinkbotch
Stinkbotch

Moments after the "home going service," Bobbi Kristina was reportedly in the hotel room doing drugs!!!! Nothing is learned.

latenitebump
latenitebump

have much respect for kevin costner! kim burrell loved her. clive davis. no comment. bebe winans! what a voice! beautiful church! cece winans sang! choir was fierce!

and y´all broke right?!

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

Sooo ridiculous. Too much G_d talk! It was way too long for family and the kids, etc. People are grieving a quick and unexpected loss and it should have been two hours TOPS. After a while all those preachers are talking to hear themselves talk and to make a name for themselves, "I spoke at Whitney's funeral" RIP Whitney. Forever away from Bobby Brown.

BillySmith
BillySmith

"We are here today, hearts broken, but yet with God's strength we celebrate the life of Whitney Houston," and I'm very sorry that Whitney Houston died at the far too young age of 48, ... New Jersey Governor Chris Christie ordered flags be flown at half-staff -- Oh yeah! - This is all bull-shit I say... 

Where were the all star-studded music mourners and all the Clive Davis's and Governor Chris Christie's half ass flags back 12 years ago when Bobby (asshole) Brown was feeding her all the crack and cocaine and all the alcohol abuse and did I say Marijuana! 

In April 2000, airport security discovered Marijuana in Whitney’s luggage. Whitney has been in and out of rehab, and also has admitted to abusing Alcohol, Marijuana, Cocaine and Pills. In 2006 the National Enquirer published photographs of what was reportedly Houston’s private bathroom. The counters were covered with empty beer bottles, rolling papers, pipes and powder-covered spoons and lighters. 

Whitney’s sister-in-law claimed that she is addicted to Crack and has nearly overdosed several times. She also claimed that Whitney often punches and bites herself until she is black and blue, thinking that the devil is attacking her. Yes... sad but not surprised.

Billy Smith

Gregorama
Gregorama

And then there was Bobby Brown, trying to tilt the spotlight onto his own hideous face. What a complete asshole he is.  He took his final chance at proving that he might have just the smallest shred of class, dignity, compassion and consideration and threw it down the toilet.  He was clearly unwanted there, yet he insisted on showing up---with an entourage of nine (no doubt, a classy bunch, much like himself), traumatized his daughter, tried to steal the focus for himself and might as well have spit on the coffin for his final act of utter disrespect for this woman he supposedly loved.  And then has the nerve to issue a press release, stating that he "...departed as I refused to create a scene..." and "I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how."  I'd say his behavior was contemptible--but he's actually beneath contempt.

Chris J VonTanner
Chris J VonTanner

Ms Musto,I agree with practically everything you write...so why stop now.  For those who believe that  accepting/admitting who you are is not as easy for some as it may be for others...is dying easier!

Ynnocence
Ynnocence

You're on a "God" (or anti-"God") streak, babe! And thank god (or goddess) for that!

North
North

3 hours long and not one mention of her lesbianism or addiction problems. 

Southern Dave
Southern Dave

Ms. Perry knows how to go down on her knees, that's f'sure.

Capital Cat
Capital Cat

It's a church, for Christ's sake. Where the hell do you expect them to yak about God? As long as they're not doing it in schools and courthouses, let 'em praise the Lord all they want.

Numbnuts
Numbnuts

Ain't Alicia Keys a lesbian too? I did like her performance, though--except for the high notes.

Guest
Guest

All the same people who endorsed her closeting and her marriage to Bobby now shot him out so they could rewrite history and act like they cared. And they all praised Jesus in the process.

Ick
Ick

Why didn't they let Robyn speak and tell the truth?

Why did they shoo Bobby away?

Cocochanel
Cocochanel

I don't recall Jesus condemning gays.  We're ALL sinners and  His death on the cross is for ALL who come to Him, including members of the LGBT community.  

Ick
Ick

Thanks for saying this, Musto. Love of "God" destroys closet cases lives because of the way they have to hide, and then other closet cases get up and praise God as if it was all a good thing. And is Chris Christie there? The NJ governor who just vetoed gay marriage? What a sick spectacle.

Damp
Damp

Where was God to help Whitney????? Why are the praising the mystery figure  who turned his back on her???

Abc
Abc

Too bad that's all you're taking away from the service. You sound just as supercilious and judgmental as the Christians you dislike. Classy dig at Perry, too. As a gay man, one would think you'd understand more than most that accepting/admitting who you are is not as easy for some as it may be for others—oh, why am I even trying to reason with a gossip columnist...

Oillamps
Oillamps

Oh let them act out their little fantasy.

Wombs
Wombs

Thank you!!!

noodle
noodle

I really feel sorry for you, your a sad little person to be looking down on others, FYI if you need to believe in God so be it but many people don't and thrive so go figure!

Movielover
Movielover

You're a sad mess.  YOU are the one who has been brain washed.  If you look in the bible, I bet you can find some things that say your demographic (what ever it may be - look up d-e-m-o-g-r-a-p-h-i-c in a dictionary) is no good.  Bad.  Against god.  Have a nice day.  Idiot.

freddiemessina
freddiemessina

Who is this "we" you speak of? I think it is you who has been brainwashed. The very comment you wrote is unchristian and completely against God and his teachings. Putting yourself above someone else and making blind judgements against others who do no harm to you or others. You should be ashamed of yourself. This Gay man will be praying for YOU tonight.

talicia
talicia

he wanted her with him.  she's suffered enough

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

Gosh if that last part is true, it's truly sad. Let her RIP now. 

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

That is TRUE Capital Cat. lol... I agree with that. :)

mjm
mjm

don't forget Tyler Perry and Donnie McClurkin.

Numbnuts
Numbnuts

And let's not forget Gayle and Oprah were there. This was like a closet convention.

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

They say Bobby was trying to get to the front row to see his daughter, I agree it's good he wasn't shown during her funeral. This was for Whitney. We know Bobby is a part of her past, but this was ABOUT Whitney. 

Jim
Jim

Why should Jesus condemn gays? Being gay doesn't make you a sinner just because the uber righteous say so. Being sanctimonious hypocrites does, though.

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

Chris Christie needs to get on a diet.

Dance
Dance

God never turned his back on Whitney...You all are just sad. If you are gay, you gay! If you out then that's on you. Why the fuck did you even watch if you didn't like here. It's sad that you all didn't get the message but I bet you are white and don't understand shit!

Rogie
Rogie

Dear dear, someone does sound mighty "supercilious and judgmental." But methinks it's not the Musto.

Mary Kone
Mary Kone

It remindined me of the African American men's funerals in the 80's, when noboby would admit the man was Gay or died of AIDS. SHAME, DENIAL, and DUPLICITY is the message that I came away with. Tyler know's where his bread is buttered with his new film opening this friday! I wonder what it must feel like to be either Whitney's or Tyler Perry's child knowing your parents had you to cover their sexual orientation to further their carrer? Perhaps Christina Crawford might have comments on the subject of "Children had for the Publicity".....Oprah must have agonized today, feeling the same sense of isolation as her sister Whitney.

On a humerous note the visual was like some kind of Felini tableau with the preacher's wife right center that kept pursing her lips was like watching an erection ebb and flow. Who was the white woman with the Sheri Lewis afro-perm sittling next to the pianist? Miss thing with the red sash around her waist was right out of "Paris Is Burning." No doubt with a little coaching that sister-man could VOUGE!

Ri DeCarlo
Ri DeCarlo

No, "God" never turned his back on Whitney. Whitney was a human being like all of us, and subject to the ups and downs of life. I wish she could have been saved from an early death, she was a strong and powerful woman, a 'Leo'. I wish her marriage to Bobby Brown had been easier, but we all walk our own path. I am not critical of her Baptist Church or the people in it, be they black or white. I don't think anyone is being critical of race. I love everyone, black, white, gay, Whitney. We watched it because we grew up with Whitney and we love her. Try not to take these comments too deeply to heart. :) 

Flow
Flow

I'm told the white woman with the big hair was Whitney's singing coach from her teenage years to the end.

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