A Closer Look at Why Donnie McClurkin Struggles with His Sexuality, "I'll Probably Be Alone"
In a recent interview for TV One’s “UNCENSORED”, renowned gospel singer and minister Donnie McClurkin gets candid as he shares his past life experiences.
Previously, in 2002, Donnie McClurkin wrote a letter to the public, giving us a detailed look into his past traumas and how they have shaped his beliefs.
At the age of 8, “I was hurled into a chasm of confusion by a violation of rape. This Pandora's Box was opened in my prepubescence and introduced me to adult sexualities, issues and perversions far beyond my years and definitely beyond my ability to escape without damage.”
He goes on to state that although he forgives his abuser, “---a seed had been planted--a seed of homosexuality that I would struggle with for many years to come. I was not born with these sexual tendencies. It wasn't chromosomal and had nothing to do with my DNA. These tendencies surfaced because a broken man thrust an 8-year-old boy into this whirlwind. Thus my first sexual relationship was with a man. Before I could ever know the purpose or pleasure of a woman, have my first date or even my first kiss, the wound was inflicted, and the seed was planted.”
However, McClurkin believes he was able to reverse his orientation through will and prayer, encouraging others to do the same. Concluding his letter,
“There may be some who will read this and resent some of the statements made about homosexuality. I understand. Some have no desire to change this lifestyle. But there are countless numbers of people who are not happy in this lifestyle and want to be freed from it. They were thrust into homosexuality by neglect, abuse and molestation, and want desperately to live normal lives and one day have a happy home and family. For them, I write this without apology, knowing that I've been through this and have experienced God's power to change my lifestyle. I believed that I was meant to be a whole man, made for one woman, and God brought it all about. I am delivered, and I know God can deliver others too."
The teaser for the upcoming "UNCENSORED" episode shows McClurkin speaking on his public relationship with singer Nicole Mullen; more-so, why the relationship didn’t last.
McClurkin explains, “I didn’t know how to have the relationship. I didn’t know, really, what a woman wanted."
He admits to struggling in the relationship department and despite his beliefs, he has had dealings with both men and women over the years.
He continues, “I’ve messed up more than I’ve done good—I don’t know how to do this.”
See the full clip below:
Donnie McClurkin’s “UNCENSORED” episode airs this Easter Sunday at 10/9c on TV One. Will you be watching?