Fathered a child out of wedlock circa 2000. In a PBS interview given in 2005, claims to no longer be gay. In another interview, he elaborates: "There was a big 20-year gap of sexual ambiguity where after the rape my desires were toward men, and I had to fight those things because I knew that it wasn't what we were taught in church was right. And the older I got, the more that became a problem, because those were the first two sexual relationships that I had. Eight years old and 13 years old. So that's what I was molded into. And I fought that. When I tell you from eight to 28, that was my fight -- in the church. And you were in an environment where there were hidden, you know, vultures I call them, that are hidden behind frocks and behind collars and behind -- you know, reverends and the deacons, and it becomes a preying ground, a place where the prey is hunted, and that was what it was like."
Grammy 2006 for Psalms, Hymns & Spiritual Songs
Raped 1968 (by uncle, on night of brother's funeral)
Raped (at age 13, by cousin)
Risk Factors: Leukemia
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Gospel (7-Oct-2005)
The Fighting Temptations (17-Sep-2003) · Himself
Author of books:
Eternal Victim, Eternal Victor (2001, memoir)
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