So Much "God" Talk At Whitney's Memorial!
"Nothing separated her from God!" said an impassioned speaker.
"She loved the Lord!"
And lots of other people have been invoking God, the Lord, the heavens, the angels, and so on, insisting that today is Whitney's big day and she's up there with a halo right now.
Except that ultra-religiosity like this tends to make people go into their closets!
This community does not exactly celebrate open gayness or bisexuality.
And the star-making industry colludes in that, so self-loathing bi execs are aligned with God-fearing gospel singers in persuading stars to hide their secrets.
And that's not healthy.
By the way, that speaker was Tyler Perry.
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