Sunday, April 20, 2008

Faith under fire by LaJoyce Brookshire

Check out the interview with LaJoyce Brookshire. She is the author of the novelization of the heartwarming film “Soul Food” but her latest book is self-published and it's called, “Faith Under Fire: Betrayed by a Thing Called Love.” This is a painful read, my friends. Not only does she have to deal with the illness and death of her husband but she discovered he had been on the down-low all the time she was with him.

okay: my soapbox:

AIDS and abortion are the highest cause of death in the African-American community. AIDS is the highest killer of black women. And down-low brothers are one of the biggest cause of this. There is a lot of sexual woundedness in the black male community: children raped by molesting relatives and church deacons, children raised without men in the family, many adopted male children, guys who got habituated to down-lowing when they went to prison. Yes, yes, I know there are some folks who are gay and none of this connects to them. But in my experience among my gay male friends...those folks are pretty rare. Some folks don't know why they are gay. Others know why they are. Am not picking on anyone's orientation. Just stating it like it is. And honesty is what heals a person and an ethnic group. And there is waaaay too much down-lowing going on in the black community. Whether a guy is gay or a sex addict or tipping, he should be honest and not be down-lowing and risking the health of the ONE woman he's involved with. And, yes, folks...we should be abstaining from pre-marital and extra-marital sex.

Anyway, check out the book and her blog.
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