Tonex (1)Tonex continues to stir up controversy, in a recently interview with Swerv Magazine, he gives the interviewer an ear full about the recent events in his life. Tonex, who the writer state has never been more free, vibrant, and out-loud as he is walking in his truth right now; sat down with L. Michael Gipson and let loose his true feelings surrounding Donnie McClurkin words about him. If you are not familiar with the back story: Donnie spoke at the C.O.G.I.C. Convocation this past November and in his message he spoke out against Tonex and his views on his sexuality. Here are some excerpts of what Tonex had to say about Donnie:

L. Michael Gipson: The New Yorker has quoted you saying that “Donnie McClurkin owes you an apology” for including your name in his now infamous condemning outburst against homosexuality to a roomful of children and teens. Why do you think he included you and what would an apology mean to you if Donnie continues his crusade to sow more seeds of uncertainty in the lives of teens struggling with their own histories of sexual abuse and their sexual identity?

Tonex: I just handed him a Grammy a few days ago. He gave me this big old bear hug like we were ‘boys’. I gave him a gingerly tap on the back to be polite and professional, but I wasn’t feeling him then and I’m NOT feeling him now. I don’t respect disrespect. How phony can you be to throw me up under the bus at the C.O.G.I.C. Convocation and turn around and hug me like I’m your brother in Christ? You don’t ever have to worry about me carrying on a legacy of self -hatred and personification of the very thing that I’m bashing someone else for. I know he must be in a weird place, but don’t ‘come for me’ because I know who I am in God and I know that God knows how everything is going to end and I trust God enough to be honest about where I am.

He still has yet to apologize for using my name to state his claims about gays in church. He called me confused and wounded. Uhm, no. He’s confused and trying to deflect the bullets on to someone else to cover up his own sexual insecurities.

The bible says work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. I’ve never had a beef with this man. He was in San Diego in September 2009 defending me and telling people to keep their mouth off of me (and I have the footage to prove it), yet in the next breath (because I’m a trending topic on twitter) you put me OUT there like that? Be a MAN and come to me if you got a problem. I’m only addressing this issue publicly because I was bashed publicly and a “fake hug” ain’t gonna fix it.


4 Comment(s)

  1. How can Tonex expect an apology from anyone? Anthony Tonex Williams need to 1) apologize to his ex-wife for marrying her without letting her know he is gay and 2) apologize to God for calling himself a minister who refuses to believe “homosexuality is an abomination.” Tonex is angry because he DIDN’T WIN A GRAMMY, BUT HAD TO PRESENT ONE TO DONNIE MCCLURKIN. He needs to get over himself. He is the most self-centered, egotistical person you ever want to meet. PRIDE COMES BEFORE A FALL. Tonex has fallen! There are plenty other people willing to sing the Gospel of Jesus Christ!

    P.S. Please tell Tonex that he should stop using the excuse that he ushered people into the presence of God. He’s confused people’s emotionalism with God’s presence. THAT DOES NOT MEAN GOD WAS PRESENT!

    Rance | Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

  2. Ok first we all should be careful about what we say when it comes to quoting the bible nowhere does it say “pride comes before a fall.” It says in Proverbs 16:18, Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

    So by saying this you’ve left out the most import aspect of the “Word, Destruction”. That’s why if we don’t know the word and only use it for our own glorification or for the means of knocking others we shouldn’t use it. As far as a apology, yes Mr. Mcclurkin should , he knows better than anyone else that the bible teaches not to speak out in madness about others. Even Jesus the Christ didn’t speak out about people, even to the end. Jesus, in fact was the new word. He came to forgive all. He became sin that we might be the righteousness of God. Mr Mcclurkin, fell to the wides of a sinful life in homosexuality and he’s said it took he time (even now you can still see some of the tendencies from a man who lived the life). It’s going to take Tonex time as well, but we don’t cut of he’s legs to and tell him to go, walk. If they’re cut off we teach him a different way of walking. When Peter asked Jesus how many times should I forgive my brother, Jesus stated 70X7 (forever). We should pray that Tonex recovers and seeks God’s face for whatever sin he’s committed. It’s not for us to say. We all are of sin. And how is it that Tonex even in sin, is unable to usher people in to Christ. God did just that with the devil… God works. Please stop determing were God is, he’s omipresent.. Let God deal with them both

    tbennett123 | Oct 10, 2011 | Reply

  3. The name Christian means followers of Christ. Please give me one scripture where Jesus speaks out against homosexuals. Get out of the Old Testament.

    mrichards49 | Jun 5, 2012 | Reply

  4. Wow!!! Really?! So that’s the tactic(loophole) that people in the 21st century will use now to defend homosexuality?? By saying half of the Word of God is wrong? Wow…good luck on that. Can someone please explain to me what Hebrews 13:8 means then? The New Testament may not say anything explicit about homosexuality but it definitely says a WHOLE LOT about divorce along with sexual immorality (Matthew 19,Corithians 7, Ephesians 5, and Colossians 5 just to name a few.)
    Marriage was DESTINCTLY defined as between man and woman. I have never read ANYTHING about husbands submitting to their husbands, man leaving his family to be one flesh with his husband,or virtuous women being the crowns to their wives. WAKE UP! I’m not going to judge or condemn anyone on their sexuality but I absolutely refuse to allow ANYONE to try to change the meaning of the Word to suit their own little lifestyle. God defintiely loves ALL but that don’t mean he loves/accepts what you do if it’s outside of what He has clearly stated. For the love of God, respect the (B)asic (I)nstructions (B)efore (L)eaving (E)arth!

    JPillar | Oct 16, 2012 | Reply

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