A: The imagery is wrong.
Even though some of these same preachers are are the biggest hoes in town - Gay is still taboo.
My next door neighbors likes to brag about being a former Deacon at his church... but in the next breath, he likes to brag that his wife permits him to receive one blow-job a month from a hooker because she won't do it.
Then he tells me that it's even okay for a guy to give him one. (I don't speak to the guy anymore - I think he was trying to hit on me.)
Black is still seen as something fierce,
something to be feared.
Black is not seen by Blacks as Gay.
Smart and Black is seen as something less than desirable.
Gay and Black is something to be hidden. (Or something to kill one's self over.)
Unless you're Prince.
So why do so many Black preachers speak out against an issue that won't effect their congregation as much as one like extra-marital sex?
(And with a "friendly" choir director to boot?)
Because most Blacks are conservative in their values.
Because many still see themselves as those African warriors - not as Lamar from Revenge of the Nerds.