Although I don't believe that his homesexuality is the result of the abuse or the spirit, I acknowledge that it may have shaped his views on why he loves men.
February 19, 2009 PM You know,we as gay brothers have to be careful that we are not overly judgmental or cynical about our brothers who choose to believe that there is a choice in being gay.
I think it is a reason for a lot of people's lifestyles that they choose.
At some point you choose for that to be what you're into and what your lifestyle is--for some.
We all possess sexuality and we all possess the ability to be sexual with whoever we choose to be and that is not all of who we are. I think sometimes people get hung up on that and it takes away from someone's true purpose. But I believe it's sends a potentially dangerous message.
It's the kind of message that ex-gay ministries prey upon and gives false hope to parents who are struggling to accept their gay children.
Native New Yorker, Rahsaan Patterson is a seasoned entertainer, whose reputation for being extraordinarily gifted spans from his childhood acting career, cast as "The Kid," on the popular 1980s television show, Kids Incorporated, to his sustained, enumerable accomplishments as a highly-regarded, successful Independent Contemporary Soul Music Artist, Songwriter, Producer and Music Executive.
After appearing in a school talent show in 1984, Patterson auditioned for the television show Kids Incorporated.
There is evidence which supports the idea that when/if you are male and abused as a child sexually by a male then the chances of you having samesex attractions as you become older are greatly increased.Read More Registration for the fourth annual Lace Up for RAINN 5K Race is in full swing, and hundreds of runners and fundraisers across the country are planning to lace up their running shoes on May 20, 2017.One of my favorites singers Rahsaan Patterson recently sat down with Daily Voice columnist Mark Corece for an exclusive interview prior to a performance at Chicago's Park West Theater.I grew up watching Patterson as a child performer on Disney's Kid's Incorporated and I identified with him even then, ironically we had more in common than just a talent for performing. So what do you think about Rahsaan Patterson's views on his homosexuality? It is unfortunate that many do not fully accept or understand that homesexuality isn't a lifestyle or a choice, it is just a part of who one is.Yes, the mainstream Christian church does indeed teach that homosexuality is a spirit, but if one were to go deeper into the truth of the matter, it is very easy to be both a Christian and a proud gay or lesbian person. What we must begin to do is meet people where they are and guide them into a better understanding of who they are. There are some who are comfortable believing certain things about themselves. As important, I believe, is the need to have balance.
The people that know me like my family, my friends and the people I am intimate with, they know, and that's what matters to me. I understand that our experiences are not the same.