Monday 6th September 2004
Worship leader Israel Houghton speaks about US radio stations barring his music.
IN THE September issue of America's Charisma magazine Israel Houghton
of the Lakewood Church in Houston spoke about the racism inherent in
some US Christian radio stations. "We don't play black artists,"
Christian radio stations told Integrity Music when it was promoting
Israel And The New Breed's 'Live From Another Level' album. Houghton
is not deterred by the block. He said, "It creates a vacuum of
challenge for me to be an advocate. I'm half black, half white, raised
in a Hispanic church. I love the meshing of these cultures. It's sad
there's still a skin-tone issue. In Heaven are there sections? A black
section? A white section?" The opinions expressed in this article are
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