Of course he has a complex. Just look at that mustache.

No wonder this happened. Look at that hair and mustache. Oy!

A popular brick on the Wall is our unfortunate story about Ray Boltz, who continues to butter churn that knife thrust in the Church’s back with stark reminders of his “Coming Out” party.

Thanks to trolling and hooking up with like-minded and -spirited folk, I find gold like this from “Another Brick in the Wall,” Chrystal and the Slaughter of the Sheep.

You see, that gay parade of Boltz’s has a soundtrack, according to the Washington Blade.

Gospel singer Ray Boltz, who came out in the Blade’s Sept. 12 edition, gave a mini concert Sunday afternoon at Metropolitan Community Church in Washington and wowed attendees with a batch of new songs that proves the gay experience has been on his mind for awhile.

Nearly all the new material Boltz unveiled in his roughly 75-minute set addressed the gay experience. He joked that “Don’t Tell Me Who to Love,” an up-tempo dance number he sang to a pre-recorded track, might sound a bit too much like a Cher cut, but he said a producer he’d been working with in Los Angeles encouraged him to try it.

This is one polarizing story that has the Body of Christ torn like the veil Boltz walked through as he traipsed out of his closet saying, “I wouldn’t go back“… except this time, he was snapping while flailing his arm in a circle. OK, OK. I’m upset about this. I admit it. Cut me some slack. This is man whose music I not only enjoyed, but played on-air during my radio days and was used as a point of ministry and connection with Christ. And now this…

Musically speaking, that song was the exception though. Most of the new material was performed with Boltz accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. Even though the audience was hearing these numbers for the first time, their accessible, uncomplicated lyrics made them easy crowd pleasers. The cleverly crafted “I Will Choose to Love,” ominous, jangly “Swimming Hole” (about a hate crime) and emotionally bare “God Knows I Tried” were the standouts.

The Bible declares the gifts and callings of the Lord are without repentance – and yes, that means Ray Boltz. His gift will continue bless those attending MCC churches, although most of the Body of Christ is feeling a little territorial about said gift and want to pee on his anointed vocal chords to stake their claim. But since they can’t, we have stories like this and the ever-growing notion of “Wha’ Happened?!”

Whatever it was – and is – the Church continues to wonder where this thinking is going to take Ray Boltz because many believe “Heaven is STILL counting on you,” Ray.

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