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Bishop Paul Morton Angry After Grammys Televise Gay
Weddings: ‘I Woke Up Mad at the Devil’
EEW Magazine Entertainment News
When millions of people tuned into to watch music’s biggest award show, they did not know they would be
attending a mass wedding with the aim of affirming same sex marriage. And at least one person is hot as fire
Boldly outspoken Christian leader Bishop Paul S. Morton, 63, expressed his outrage on Twitter after the 56th
Grammy Awards featured Queen Latifah, who was ordained for a day, officiating the nuptials of 34 couples—
some gay, some straight, all diverse.
“I woke up mad at the devil,” tweeted Bishop Morton, after posting a string of messages on Sunday, Jan. 26
reprimanding pastors for being silent on the issue of gay marriage, which he abbreviated “SSM” in his short
“The world has many influential people speaking 4 (SSM) what they want but not a lot of influential preachers
talking about what God wants,” he said.
Morton also added, “Preachers who claim 2 Represent God it's time 2 come out of the closet. ((SSM) on family
TV was over the top we should b blowing twitter up.”
Morton was nominated this year for Best Gospel Album for “Best Days Yet”—a trophy that went to Tye Tribbett
Though the singing pastor had to leave the ceremony early and did not get to see the wedding, he heard about
The in-your-face moment directly followed Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ performance of their gay-affirming,
Grammy-winning anthem, “Same Love” with Mary Lambert and Trombone Shorty.
The Christian-bashing rap spews disrespectful rhetoric toward people of faith that believe homosexuality is a
sin according to the Bible. It was originally recorded in connection with a campaign for “Washington
Referendum 74,” which passed in late 2012, legalizing same-sex marriages in Washington State.
Some of the controversial lyrics of “Same Love” hit hard at the church.
“The right wing conservatives think it's a decision/And you can be cured with some treatment and religion/Man-
made rewiring of a predisposition/Playing God…” Macklemore raps.
He goes on, “If you preach hate at the service those words aren't anointed/That holy water that you soak in has
The hook vocals, sung by its lesbian singer-songwriter, say, “And I can’t change/Even If I tried/Even if I wanted
It’s pretty bold and Morton believes leaders of faith have an obligation to be even bolder.
“The quieter God's people are the louder the devil gets we must lift our voice like a trumpet in Zion show the
people their transgressions,” Morton wrote.
See the Grammy moment below (Note: Video may be offensive to some):
JANUARY 27, 2014