Beyonce’s former Destiny’s Child bandmate and friend, LeToya Luckett appears to think so.
Luckett released some frustrations – not so much about the sin of being gay but that it’s the only sin people tend to focus on.
The Houston native posted on Facebook yesterday,
“Being GAY is the ONLY sin people focus on. Cursing? Sin. Sex before marriage? Sin. Sins are sins. Y’all are too judgmental, that’s also a sin.”
Luckett’s position on the subject of homosexuality and judging isn’t entirely surprising, since as a child she grew up and performed at her Brentwood Baptist Church.
Within three hours of posting the statement, Luckett received over 800 “likes” and nearly 100 comments.
One standout comment from Michael Scott challenged the misuse of the words “homophobia” and “judging.”
He wrote, in part:
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“All have sinned but to exchange the truth for a lie…exchange the natural for the unnatural never makes it right or any sin all have sinned..to say something is wrong is not judging…We’re all called to love but we are not called to agree with a lifestyle…It’s okay to condemn every other lifestyle but the minute you speak out against homosexuality then it’s called judging or you’re homophobic….”
Juice Fromdayone questioned the role of the media:
“Only because the media pushes it in our face everyday, don’t see any straight people parading to be excepted or promoting “im straight”, as a Christian it’s a(n) abomination according to the bible, yes they (there) are many sins, but this one is the only (one) that thrives to be noticed, most people who are gay have more issues than we think, never completely happy, but its not up to no human to judge, God got that”
Meanwhile Luckett, who joined Beyonce to form the original Destiny’s Child, has other projects she’s focused on when not stirring up debates on Facebook.
Later this month July 21, fans can watch Luckett on Centric network’s Culturelist.
During an interview to promote the show Luckett revealed to Ebony.com that she’s also working on new music.
“I’m working in the studio right now. You should be hearing something from me very soon. The sound is different, I’ve been working with different producers than my last album. It’s definitely still R&B, of course. I’m trying some new things. Live bands, and even vocally. I am just trying some new stuff and I hope the fans love it. It’s still young and fresh, but it’s still LeToya.”