Recently Patti was questioned on her Easter Day appearance at homophobic Bishop Eddie Long’s church in Atlanta.  Today on her website, the following message is posted:

Throughout my career, I’ve been blessed to have fans from all walks of life.  I treasure that love and support.  Members of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender community have always been some of my biggest champions, which I don’t take for granted. I’ve always tried to embrace everyone and practice non-judgment.  So, it pains me to see and hear that a community I have loved and embraced would boycott me.  Although we may not always share the same backgrounds or views, I value opportunities to work with various artists and individuals.  This ability to connect with different people and diverse groups has enriched me as an artist and a human being.  I unfortunately do not know all of the personal opinions of the people I have associated with.  All I know is who I am, what I am, what I feel and who I treasure and love.  And the Gay community is loved and adored by me.”

I guess in the case of Patti, the message was received loud and clear and now she knows.  Let’s see if she appears with Long in the future.