’s family reportedly purchased a historic church in #NewOrleans
, complete with pews, a pulpit, and ready for service. The church is over 100 years old and located on the corner of Camp and 7th in downtown New Orleans.
Its uncertain if worship is what the property will be used for since the the church is zoned HU-RD1, meaning it could be transformed into a small residence. City ordinance states that HU-RD1 zoning is, “limited non-residential uses such as places of worship, historic neighborhood commercial establishments, and recreational facilities that are compatible with surrounding residential neighborhoods.” The Knowles family is also connected to a Garden District home about five blocks away.
The church was purchased on May 11, just weeks after a San Francisco church held a #Beyoncémass
. Nearly 1,000 people showed up to sing Beyoncé songs and listen to a sermon by Reverend Yolanda Norton about the Biblical themes in the music. Broadly reports that the event was “to tell a story of empowerment for particularly women of color, but for anyone who happens to sing praises to the #goddess
herself, Beyoncé.” Reverend Yolanda Norton says the mass was about “naming black female spirituality” as it’s embodied in Beyoncé’s songs. Using the song “Flaws and All” Norton quotes the lyrics, “I’m a train wreck in the morning, I’m a b**** in the afternoon, every now and then without warning, I can be really mean toward you.” She explains that Grace church is using this song as a prayer to God during worship.
The Beyoncé Mass was part of a three-part series at Grace church that started with a program on #MaryMagdalene
called “The Original Nasty Woman.” “For those in the bondage of the patriarchy, we need freedom,” they sing. Music with faith based themes like Beyoncé’s songs “Freedom” and “Walk on Water” are on the rise with the open support of #Christianity
increasing in #America
. The #entertainmentindustry
is sure to put their own twist on anything faith based... 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾#IdolWorship