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As an Afrocentric feminist who read the “Loose Lips” article (7/29) about the Rev. Willie F. Wilson of Union Temple Baptist Church, I was disgusted with his homophobic meanness, and woman-hating attitude.

I am a black woman of 63. Here is my response in a poem to Rev. Wilson—and to all men who must stop acting like mini-gods with discriminating religious bigotry.

Strappling Good Loving

Stick it in, and stick it out.

Fuck it left, and fuck it right.

Knock the nuts against

A female butt ’til it is

Natural as beating an

African drum.

Change the tune, or change the


You will discover God Almighty

Made back, and front a gift of

Happiness for man or woman.

Thank you for publishing my thoughts and poem.