EX Ministries exposed (Anthony Charles Williams II) a.k.a Tonex b.k.a B-Slade’s plight in 2006 in the Truth Behind Hiphop Anti-Christ Superstars DVD. He would appear on Bobby Jones Gospel and numerous award shows wearing wigs and effeminate clothing. We even preached against his obscene gospel song (lyric) where he split up the word masturbate and we were accused of being judgmental. Mr. Williams once threaten to sue EX Ministries for speaking out against what he was doing. That same year in 2006 we warned the body of Christ that this day would come not only for Mr. Williams but for the entire gospel music industry and the Church if we didn’t contend against sin – we would eventually affirm it. However this post is not to make mockery of Mr. Williams but to show documentation of why we are Adamant Believers in Gods word, our assignment and not the opinions of people. The blble says, “Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. This lifestyle is an abomination according to God and it violates His commandments. Romans Chapter 1 outlines the progression of wickedness that leads to a homosexual lifestyle. While many are now affirming sin (homosexuality) goes contrary to nature as well as the Word of God. It is anti-christ and it has deceived & destroyed the lives of those who have submitted themselves to sexual immorality. Our desire is that all be saved & delivered from the bondage of ALL sin and darkness. But no matter what culture says The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever. Can You Handle The Truth? (Click here for G.Craige Lewis 2009 Blog)
Premiering June 15, 2014 on PBS Check local listings: http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/broadcast.html
This video extra from the Independent Lens documentary The New Black gives us an intimate look at how singer Tonéx, a.k.a. B.Slade, shifted gears in his life as a successful gospel artist when he revealed he was gay. The news set off a storm of controversy within the gospel music world and the church, but won him new fans as well.
TONEX RETIRES FROM THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
What’s funny is I still have people writing to me kicking me while I’m down. So now I say y’all can have it. Tonex will be out of your way once and for all. You win. Please congratulate Ex-Ministries, some Chick from England named Alexandria and a host of other so called Christians who have literally destroyed,defamated , embarrased and fatigue my life, my family and my spirit. I’m done y’all. Really. Sorry that I let some of you down but it wasn’t intentional. I don’t have ANY options right now so I have to do what I have to do which is “Nothing”.
They don’t even ask me what the real deal is but they use and twist my words for controversy sake to sell CD’s DVD’s and magazines. I had no idea Christians get down like this ????
Now the Gospel industry can finally be at rest because the funny guy isn’t around any more.
Lauryn Hill said it best. ” You superstar you Stupid star they hail you to nail you no matter who you are.” Until I find peace and a real reason to get back in this game called the record business, I retire. I might still write for others and stuff like that but as for me and my house?, y’all take it and have it because i’ve been nothing but slung in through the mud. I haven’t done everything right, but what I ‘ve been expericencing here recently is wrong.
My faith in Christianity is fading because I’m not understanding alot of “Christians” mentality when it comes to love. I have found nothing but anguish, lies, hatefulness and deception. I believe in the Kingdom of God and I definitely believe in Jesus. But western civilization’s version of Christ is very disturbing because they have totally disconnected Him from real life. He lives in THEIR church and THEIR church only. I don’t wanna hear any scriptures and I don’t wanna hear any Oh, God’s gonna bring you out type stuff right now. I need a miracle and I need it fast. I’ve still been pastoring and that’s been the only thing that really brings me joy, to see others blessed. But now I’m at the point where I’m drained and I don’t have the physical energy anymore to continue on. God gives me the strength to deliever a rhema word every week for others but it’s crazy when you still need one yourself.I see so many Gospel Artist that literally HATE each other and when I see them celebrated like oh God is so pleased with them and I’m just being me and now I’m the ANTI CHRIST ? I’m like y’all niggaz can have this. I can’t take the fakeness no more. I’m wide open and now I’m like y’all take a hit cuz I ain’t got nothing to lose. I’ve lost everything so you really can’t hurt me anymore than I’ve already been hurt. And that’s what hurts. So many people call themselves ministers but they don’t minister they COMPETE. I’m gonna tell y’all the truth what you see on TV ain’t real….. because if you’re “real” then you’re a sinner, if you’re real then you’re out of the will of God. But I don’t have the energy to be fake. I never have been and I never will be.
Until God sends me a word through somebody for real that don’t care that I’m Tonex but cares about the man of God who really needs the love of Christ to be demonstrated through a human being , I don’t wanna hear it.This is not a ploy to get you to worry about me or start more rumors; so let’s clarify something right now…..tonex is IS NOT leaving “Gospel” to go sing the dreaded “R&B”. TONEX is retiring from an industry and religion that has completly stipped and cut and scarred his heart to the point he feels there’s no repair. And yes I blame CHURCH FOLKS. You have caused so much hurt and pain to so many people that needed to see the Love of a Real Christ. I’m done with Church. I’m all about kingdom now. And in my pursuit of the real Jesus I leave your fictious, vindictive country club and cancel my membership to the industry and denounce it. I don’t fit in and I don’t want to. Whatever my mission is for God I wanna do it with the right heart and the right spirit. But that’s just it I don’t have a spirit right now. I’m too bruised to know what to feel.Maybe one day someone with real discernment will know how to minister to someone like me right now. But if there was someone like that then I’m sure that Michael Jackson, Dennis Rodman, and some random heavily pierced skater on the beach would have experienced that real agape love by now. So until I find it , I’ve gotta get out of this matrix before I end up never wanting to sing again ever.Thanx to every person that wrote to me and I do my best to write you all back because I want you to know that I’m a real person with real feelings and a real family. I read everything.Thanx to Yolanda Adams for being a real big sister to me. Kirk you really came through for me in Houston, I’m grateful. Judith McCallister thank u so much.Until you hear from me again musically.Kingdom Kulture Kool2 each His own
NEWS HE’S BACK: TONÉX ANNOUNCES COMEBACK CONCERT
By Gospelguru.com | August 2013
Tonéx‘s back and ready to blaze the stage!
Exciting details below….
The 38 year old megastar has announced that he’ll be performing at his first concert under the Tonéx moniker in 10 years at the historic Howard Theatre in DC on September 15th at 1PM.
EPIC. As you know Tonéx has been an ever present hot topic among many since his recent showing at Dorinda Clark-Cole’s annual Singers, Musicians, and Arts Conference.
Moreover, little else is known about the show, other than tickets purchased in advance are $35 ($45 the day of). And group sales are available for parties of 10 or more. For more information click here or call 202-803-2899.
This is MY BROTHER right here. #Tonex (Ant). Rocked the mic w/me today at church.. smh!! He is the BEST that has EVER done it! The GREATEST PRESENTER OF GOSPEL MUSIC #PERIOD. I’m still TRYING to present it on the level he did it YEARS AGO! His ministry opened the door for ME! His production n creativity STILL inspires me to this DAY! I give honor where honor is due… I honor you bro, for makin the way for this generation of the presenters of gospel music. I’m excited about your future annnnnd ours!!!#KingdomMusic … “When God has His hands ON people, it’s just best to keep our mouths OFF.#GodLovesusall Gods Love > ANYTHING #greaterthan
According to Ty Tribbett:
Calling something “natural” that the word of God styles as an “abomination” rubbed defenders of the integrity of God’s word the wrong way.
According to the urban magazine’s website, Tribbett also said, “There are certain things that can trigger the not-so-great natural in all of us. But is it God’s will or God’s best for us, period?”
He added, “And I don’t condemn homosexuality, but I don’t believe it’s God’s best for our lifestyle, according to the Bible.”
Dorinda Clark Cole Defends Artist Formerly Known As Tonéx: ‘Everyone Goes Through’
By Elaine Byrne:: EEW Magazine Entertainment Reporter | August 21, 2013
The faith-based community remembers the artist formerly known as Tonéx coming out as gay, but is he now coming home? At Evangelist Dorinda Clark-Cole’s 15th annual “Singers, Musicians & Arts Conference” (SMAC) on August 14-17 in Toledo, OH, according to EEW Magazine’s insiders, the 38-year-old performer, real name Anthony Charles Williams II, appeared to be showing signs of transformation.
During the gospel music event, the seven-time Stellar Award-winning artist, best known for his smash hit, “Make Me Over,” was spotted crying, praising, and even breaking out in a dance alongside Clark-Cole—an image she posted on Facebook August 18.
Williams’ jubilant expressions of rejoicing in a church environment have left the faith community wondering if this should be viewed as proof positive that he is making a return to a Christian lifestyle that denounces homosexuality as sin.
In 2009, during an appearance on The Word Network’s “The Lexi Show,” in response to Lexi Allen’s questions, the vocalist stunned the conservative faith community with his open admission of same-sex attractions, hinting that he had given over to the lifestyle. Then, in 2010, Williams was profiled in The New Yorker magazine in a piece that also exposed an undercover gay culture in gospel music.
“I think the interesting notion is that people kind of knew [I was gay]. It’s just as long as it wasn’t confirmed I was deemed okay,” the out artist told Essence.com in a 2011 interview.
But in the face of Williams’ much buzzed-about public praise break, gospel enthusiasts and Christians who say they have been praying for his deliverance, are waiting to see what happens next.
Since 2010, he has adopted the stage name “B. Slade” and performs as an independent R&B/Glam Pop artist, finding his niche in the small, but growing LGBT music market.
While some have expressed joy over what appear to be his first steps—literally and figuratively—in the right direction, others have wondered aloud about the genuineness of Williams’ praise and brokenness in God’s presence.
Despite what others feel, Clark-Cole, is defending the prodigal son of gospel on her Facebook page. “We will continue to pray for our brother that God will keep him in perfect peace,” she wrote. “Everyone goes through, heartaches, pain and wrong doings, but we serve a God that sits high and looks low, we know him to be a healer and a deliver, so with that being said, is that we will pray and continue to uplift my brother.”
While the online debate has reached fever pitch, with hundreds of commenters expressing their opinions, the journalist, Allen, who originally broke the story about Williams’ sexuality on her show, chided those judging his praise.
“HEY REALLY!! THE WORD SAYS LET- LET MEANS ALLOW– LET E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G THAT HATH BREATH PRAISE THE LORD!” she said. (CLICK HERE TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE)
The Truth Behind Hip Hop Part 3
The hip-hop genre has taken the world by storm, seeping through the walls of God’s house through music and corrupted praise. Once a house of refuge and a place of salvation, the modern church has been weakened through the infiltration of wickedness and self-glorification weaved into its worship service. No longer is God and His holiness the sole object of worship.
The pulpit has become a performing arena, the choir stand has become a dance floor, and the sanctuary resembles a club scene. Satan has crept in unawares intermingling the things of the world into the house of God.
Pride and self-glorification has replaced pure worship and the sacred music has been desecrated with worldly influences. Learn to recognize and dismantle the plan of Satan to deceive the very elect as Elder G. Craige Lewis of EX Ministries expose the spirit of the Anti-Christ and its effects on the body of Christ. This 2 Disc DVD is full of extras including 2 full length presentations, documentary styled expose’, interviews with various ministers and outtakes from the Documentary “What every church needs to know about Hip Hop”. Order Here!