- Those that were 100% in agreement with the article without reservation. They applauded my courage to bring to light something that they'd been thinking for years but were too afraid to speak on. Many shared stories about personal experiences within the Institutional Black church that mirrored the criticisms I set out;
- Those that were in general agreement or who agreed with specific portions of the article. Many of these admitted that there were problems in the Institutional Black Church and that churches were not perfect, but they chose to defend the church due to their offense that "they weren't like that" or that the language was too strong for their taste. Others rejected the article due to their fears of change. Many men and women questioned me about solutions to the problems I set out… what I was proposing they do instead of going to church; and
- Those that absolutely hated it because they interpreted the article to be an attempt by a demon filled Anti Christ harpy to turn every Black women in the country into man-hating lesbian atheists. Really! Some of the charges laid at my feet were based on words and concepts that were not even addressed in the article. Other readers and I were both left scratching our heads over how these folks got THAT out of the words clearly on the screen. I've also been called worst names this week by so-called God-fearing Christians than I have my entire life by alleged worldly sinners!
Category: The Black Church