Kansas Church: If Clay Aiken’s Gay, He Can’t Sing Here

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Parishioners at the Central Christian Church in Wichita, Kansas where Clay Aiken is reportedly scheduled to give a Christmas concert in late November are apparently worried they might have a gay enter their holy sanctuary and want to make sure that’s not the case before Aiken is allowed to sing there:

“The Central Christian Church controversy reached a fever pitch shortly after the performance was announced, and the executive pastor Mark Posson felt compelled to send a letter to concerned elders. A source tells the National Enquirer, ‘Pastor Posson thought it was in the church’s best interest to circulate a letter.’ In the note, the pastor avoided the gay issue, declaring Aiken was a Christian who didn’t ‘drink, smoke, swear or womanise’. The clergyman also recalled interviews Aiken gave to Rolling Stone magazine and an internet site, in which he stated he was not gay.”

Well, that doesn’t sound like he “avoided the gay issue” to me, but take it for what you will.

Comments

  1. Zeke says

    So, Clay, what say ye?

    Even if YOUR’RE not gay yourself (pfttt), do you really want to perform in a church that has such an exclusive, ugly and hateful policy?

  2. Daniel says

    So he has to prove he isn’t gay? This will be interesting. Isn’t he just using the church as a concert venu? It isn’t like he’s there to preach or to take part in a church service. He’s singing Christmas songs. What’s the problem?

  3. anon (gmail.com) says

    Well, he certainly doesn’t womanize.

    I thought the general rule was that the behavior is a sin based on free will choice–thus, you really don’t have “gay” men, just men who lead a “gay lifestyle” by choice. If Clay doesn’t do that he should be just as acceptable as anyone else.

  4. Rad says

    Not that I give a rats ass one way or another about Clay, but if he has ANY thread of decency about him, he would tell these bigotted zealots to go fuck them selves, regardless, over their attitude.

  5. Eric says

    Sadly this doesn’t surprise me (I’m from Wichita). This church is commonly referred to as “Six Flags Over Jesus” by the local residents. They were big supporters of the Gay Marriage Amendment and tend to do everything possible to make gays lives hell on earth.

  6. 24play says

    I think as a test of his worthiness to perform within their holy sanctuary, the clergy of the Central Christer Church should offer up a 13-year-old female virgin for Clay to expertly deflower on their altar—before the whole parish.

  7. Judy says

    First of all, the church did not say that Clay wasn’t welcome. Visit their website and you will see a totally different picture. They are delighted that he is holding a concert in their church.

    This whole story is coming from one person who is a Clay stalker and attention seeker that keeps contacting the National Enquirer in hopes of getting his picture in the paper and hoping for a career in porn. Unfortunately sometimes it works because the NE isn’t smart enough to know what he’s after and they like to publish sordid stories regardless of whether they are true or not or what kind of depraved person they are coming from. You need to visit some other blogs that tell the real story of the stalker. You can start with Chexxxy’s Pearls and LiesBiteBack. There are also many links to other blogs that will enlighten you.

  8. Alexa says

    What’s interesting is that two of the four people who tour with him are openly gay men (the other two are women). Does the church object to them being on stage? Do they have a problem playing at this church? From what I understand, this letter has never actually been verified as real, and originated on the blog of the guy who outed Clay two years ago, and he sent it to the National Enquirer who then printed it.

  9. JanieD says

    Judy is correct. You’re repeating another slanted story by stalkerboy who keeps trying to become famous by creating fairytales. Clay isn’t gay but his musical director for the Christmas tour and this past summer tour is along with Clay’s drummer. What a couple of sweeties and I would be very surprised if they don’t win over members who attend the concert.

    Truth is that stalkerboy is doing everything he can to get the concert disrupted. He wants Clay to sue him so he can breathe the same air as Clay. He’s just your run of the mill con artist but he’s also a very dangerous, deranged stalker and the more people who give him attention in the media and blogs, the more dangerous he becomes.

    By all means check out the blogs by starting at chexxyspearls.blogspot.com and follow her blog links. There’s no shame in seeking the truth and reporting that.

    Thank you for your time

  10. evan says

    That John Paulus fellow says that Aiken isn’t good enough for the church, that he has sent them pictures and IMs and his own testimonials about how Aiken is a filthy homosexual who cannot set foot in a Christian church. He posted the pictures and phone numbers of all the staff members of the church and has encouraged anybody and everybody to harass the Church into canceling the show.

    It seems to me that the only one upset about a homosexual performing at a Christian church is the person who’s been stalking Aiken for the past two years with a claim of a bad one-night stand. Which he has admitted that lied about earlier this year.

    Seriously, get this guy a straight jacket.

  11. Phil says

    Clay is all about inclusion. He is not denying his strong faith, but he is also not denying the right of his gay coworkers to participate in this event. Maybe everyone needs to step back and think about his efforts to include everyone.

    Clay is about free speech, open acceptance, and the value of the individual. He is not going to pick sides.

  12. crispy says

    I love it when one of the blogs I read does a Clay Aiken post. It always brings out the crazies. It’s like they sit around all day doing Google blog searches looking for any mention of Clay so they can rush to his defense.

    Kathy Griffin couldn’t make this shit up.

  13. Allen U. says

    Well, how Christian is this??? Typical behavior for those so called Christians who probably are out having same sex romps of their own!!! Those who condem are usually closeted themselves!! Learn to live and let live!!

    Allen U.

  14. el polacko says

    yep.. i’m with ‘crispy’ on this one. any mention of clay and all the “claymates” come out of the woodwork to swear he’s str8 and repeat the same old tired lines about his ‘stalker’.. amusing, yet tiresome.
    i don’t give a rat’s ass about clay, but when you’re posting videos on the manhunt site …mmmm.. you MIGHT be gay .. hahaha.

  15. Jo says

    I am a fan of Clay’s, but I do not think it is “rushing to his defense” to correct misinformation and lies, when the correct information is readily available for anyone to verify. We aren’t making anything up – there is a loon doing that. See the addresses above where you can see for yourself.

  16. ProfessorVP says

    Actually, for all its trashy supermarket checkout image, the National Enquirer is often right on the money.

    Clay Aiken, like many public figures, skates thin ice in that his entire career is built on the shaky sand of the public not really knowing him. In that respect, Clay Aiken = Larry Craig.

  17. John Paulus says

    It’s unfortunate that in their desperation, Clay Aiken fans would take a sarcastic retort that I made in response to their ludicrous assertion and construe it as a statement of fact. Again, there was never a legitimate recant made by me nor will there be. I stand by the story as reported by the National Enquirer and as told by me on the Howard Stern Show.

    Clay Aiken had an opportunity to address the claims I made back in January 2006, but declined. Instead his management and publicist refused comment when asked by several media outlets if the allegations were true.

    In interviews back in September 2006 with Diane Sawyer, and Larry King, when questioned whether or not he was gay, Clay Aiken declined an opportunity to provide a direct yes or no answer. In an interview given to ‘People Magazine’ in the Fall of 2006 he was once again asked the question and again he chose to equivocate and not give a definitive yes or no reply.

    His current refusal and equivocation to the question provide credibility to my assertions. Those using his 2003 Rolling Stones interview as evidence of his heterosexuality do so in desperation.

  18. Judy says

    JP…bored are you? same post you’ve written on a bunch of other sites….

    You are a deranged…sad…sad person..I can’t even call you a man..cause you are not. Actually..that is not your writing above…you’ve had someone with education write that for you…you know I’m right!!!
    You aren’t that articulate.

    This is just crap you like to bring up..cause no one is paying attention to you. I’m done with you…you’re a waste of my time and everyone elses! Of all the things in this world that need fixing…helping, lending a hand…you create crap. How do you sleep at night, knowing that you make lies about people..good people..????? What a pathetic life you lead.

    I hope no one else posts on here…and ends the hits…this site is not worth the paper it is written on. Junk!!!

  19. bd1421 says

    I’ve been to this church (it IS “Six Flags Over Jesus”) and I know some of its members. These people are so stereotypical hand raising, contemporary christian oozing, holy spirit invoking, blindly flag waving republican, whitewashed bigots. They smile as they tell you you’re going to hell because of something they know about you that THEY feel God wouldn’t accept, based on their cell group’s conclusion of their pastor’s interpretation of their particular sect’s belief of the denomination’s stance on an issue that 2,000 years ago was nothing like today. But hey, I’m sure they’ve been revealed ‘The Truth.’

    So glad I got out. Tell ’em where to put their hypocrisy and bigotry, Clay.

  20. John Paulus says

    Judy-

    Do Clay fans find it exceedingly impossible to communicate their view without it degenerating into personal attacks and name calling?

    Responding to your statement that someone other than I wrote the comment above, you are as incorrect about that as you are about Clay Aiken’s sexuality.

  21. CLAYTON says

    First of all I wish towleroad didn’t post stories about Clay because of all the crazy people that end up at the site. No regular reader of Towleroad gives a fuck about Chexxy or her pearls,much less her fucking blog.
    That said, I’m from Wichita and so the mention of Kansas caught my eye.
    ERIC was right when he called CC “Six Flags over Jesus.” This is the same church that my parents sent me to every Saturday for counseling after I came out in high school.
    I don’t care about celebrity gossip, I don’t care if Clay is gay or not, but i can attest to the hatemongering this church participates in. No one should be taking money from them, giving it to them (my parents paid $75 a session for my brain washing), or associating themselves in anyway with them.
    DISGUISiNG HATE AS LOVE IS DEPLORABLE.

  22. ProfessorVP says

    For one thing, this site is not written on paper.

    It may well be true that John Paulus had some editorial help with his post, and it may also be true that he posted it in more than one place. In addition, it may also be accurate to say that John Paulus is… well, pretty sleazy. But those three factors, in themselves, don’t mean the posting is not the truth, or has no value.

    The only folks who would be upset by it are the hardcore Claymates, usually from smaller cities, religious female rubes who fantasize that Clay is a sensitive straight guy who will perform well sexually, not be abusive like their fathers or their mothers’ boyfriends, and one day will marry them. This dream is the engine that fuels what’s left of Clay’s career. Once the dream dies, it’s all over for Clay. Don’t expect him to come out in a hurry.

    To know that Clay, or for that matter Ricky Martin, is gay, is like knowing that the sun is large. You just look for one second, and there it is.

  23. RJ says

    Can we please vote both John Paulus and the Claymates off the island?

    Better yet, can we ship them all off to that remote desert island while the rest of us stay in the real world? They deserve each other.

  24. Charles says

    There is no controversy – just a story created in John Paulus’s imagination.

    The church does not have a problem with Clay playing there.

    The church is aware that 2 of his musicians are gay, and they are OK with it.

    This entire “controversy” is fictional – created just to get hits on websites, and attention for a wacko stalker.

  25. Judy says

    So JP..you say I’m deliberately attacking you….ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?????

    After all the crap that you have created….

    Let me see…
    Clay….A Unicef Ambassador
    On the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    His own Foundation for people with disabilities…to include all..ALL ABOUT INCLUSION.

    JP….couldn’t make it in the gay porn business….
    Lies about Clay
    then writes an article (which I have by the way) stating that it was all a lie.
    Now writing things again.

    Let me see…who am I going to believe????

    By the way Charles….you are correct in your post….

    and the post about Claymates…being all religious….YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK YOUR FACTS…… A lot of fans are professional people…Doctors…lawyers…music teachers and teachers in general….Another person not checking things out before posting them. Pathetic, seriously sad

    Oh yea…the one that speaks the truth. and it ain’t you JP. go back into your slimy hole..you worthless piece of garbage.

  26. Judy says

    So JP..you say I’m deliberately attacking you….ARE YOU OUT OF YOUR MIND?????

    After all the crap that you have created….

    Let me see…
    Clay….A Unicef Ambassador
    On the President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities
    His own Foundation for people with disabilities…to include all..ALL ABOUT INCLUSION.

    JP….couldn’t make it in the gay porn business….
    Lies about Clay
    then writes an article (which I have by the way) stating that it was all a lie.
    Now writing things again.

    Let me see…who am I going to believe????

    By the way Charles….you are correct in your post….

    and the post about Claymates…being all religious….YOU REALLY NEED TO CHECK YOUR FACTS…… A lot of fans are professional people…Doctors…lawyers…music teachers and teachers in general….Another person not checking things out before posting them. Pathetic, seriously sad

    Oh yea…the one that speaks the truth. and it ain’t you JP. go back into your slimy hole..you worthless piece of garbage.

  27. ProfessorVP says

    It is not uncommon for celebrities to float charities and go baby-shopping to keep their names in the paper and their careers alive.

    If Bush does, in fact, have a commission for People With Intellectual Disabilities (which I am sure is a gag, since Bush himself is borderline retarded), I wouldn’t brag about it. Gay male celebs, in particular, do their good deeds “for the children” to dispel the myth of gay pedophilia. Ricky Martin does kiddie charity, too. Nothing wrong with that, but it is more about Ricky than the kids.

    If out of a nation of 300 million people, two doctors, two lawyers, and two people with an IQ over 98 are Claymates, then you are allowed to say, “Doctors, lawyers, and people with IQs over 98 are Claymates.” Duh.

    What I want to know is- is there some sort of Clay Patrol out there? A Clay Secret Police that trolls for anyone saying the obvious- that Clay is a marginally talented queen deceiving an audience of semi-rural, tone-deaf girl dunces and their grandmothers, hoping against hope that Clay will “marry them” one day?

  28. Robert says

    Judy,

    In ressponse to THIS comment:

    I hope no one else posts on here…and ends the hits…this site is not worth the paper it is written on. Junk!!!

    Posted by: Judy | Oct 9, 2007 1:05:30 AM

    Last I checked, this site (Towleroad) is NOT PAPER and NOT PRINTED! LOL! But what you did post IS junk. Now, Clay is gay whether Paulus is a failed porn-star or no. Clay had more than a year to dispute the Paulus allegations and never did. Further, there were other allegations besides those by Paulus. But, it occurred to MOST people that CLAYMATES ZOMBIES wouldn’t be dissauded if Clay himself were caught in a compromising situation, most simply (yawn) gave up and went on with their lives. Which you should do too.

  29. sam says

    Paulus is a psycho stalker, of that there is no doubt, with nearly 2 yrs of internet postings, tabloid gay “fan” fiction, & gossip blog rantings to prove it. No one in NC will hire him, his mother supports him & his entire life is desperately trying to prove that Clay Aiken’s long, hard, throbbing “instrument” was once up his pimply bum. What a sad, pathetic creature.

  30. thetruth says

    Um, sorry Robert, but there is NO ONE but Paulus who has ever claimed to have been with Clay in that gay way… LOL! If there are more, then name them ….. & “anonymous source” doesn’t count.

  31. Brian says

    Clay not invite to the church, that sucks.
    If clay came out as bisexual, I bet everyone here (expect jason) would be freaking out, You be calling him a liar,denier, or just admit your gay.
    Great thing about the bisexual double standard is we get too see alot of hot girls making out :).

  32. Victoria says

    I read most of the comments and sympathyze with the feelings of those who have chozen a homosexual lifestyle. My neice is a lesbian and I love her no less just as Jesus loves her non less. It is the sin Jesus does not love, not the sinner. We are all sinners, myself included. The Bible teaches that in the end times homosexuality will be plentiful and those that teach that it is wrong will be riticuled and labeled as biggots. Sound familiar? I know and love MANY “gay” people and I treat them with respect because it is not a Christian’s place to judge. That is what the day of the Great White Throne of judgment will be for. Any “Christian” that is hateful to a homosexual is not revealing the true virtures that the Bible teaches.

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