Hi guys i saw this article about Tonex and thought i should share it with you. This hopefully will answer some of the questions, many of you have been asking and discussing on Gospel Music Bites.
In June EUR Gospel posted an article saying that gospel singer Tonex (Tone-ay) decided to respond to a gossip Website’s gay innuendos about him with an expletive-laden YouTube video called “The Naked Truth.”
We wrote: “…Why are we telling you this? No, not because Tonex distributed a news release or wrote an Open Letter to squash the rumor. We’re telling you because Tonex uploaded a video on YouTube.com to respond to MediaTakeOut’s innuendo.”
Well, this time we can say it. We’re telling you this because Tonex has penned an Open Letter:
“Greetings & Salutations in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
To our Presiding Bishop, Horace D. Smith To my own Bishop in California Henry Johnson and in the the Loving memory and honor of the Late Great Bishop R.W. Mc Murray, Bishop Charles L. Taylor and My Father District Elder A.C. Williams Sr. I would like to say Praise the Lord.
I am writing on this Myspace Page of my organization to say that due to the high volume of controversy around the world concerning my recent but distant decisions, I would like to submit my deepest regret for any shame that this may have caused my Bishops and or Body Members.
This was not meant to bring a reproach, but it was meant to bring closure to one of the darkest chapters of my life from whence I came out alive, thank God.
I would like to publically (sic) apologize for any action deed or word that may have caused breach, embarrassment, or shame to the legacy of our great organization P.A.W. and to any other Denominations that have done their best to support me even if they didn’t understand me.
I justify nothing, but I repent for anything that may have caused some to stumble. Indeed, I did tell the “Naked” truth but the bible also does state that “all things are lawful but not expedient.”
The world experienced my purging, my therapy session and the release of puss, vomit, anger, and rage that all humans have the propensity to demonstrate — I do not ask a pardon for the Sin, only for the anger and discouragement and resentment that came from years of misappropriated slander toward myself and my family. In other words, things just honestly came to a head and busted.
To every Youth Pastor, to every parent and young person that I hurt or let down , I am truly and deeply remorsed (sic) if I caused you pain or embarrassment, please forgive me and restore me. My issue was public, so therefore I needed to publically (sic) ask for forgiveness. From your understanding of your own private struggles I ask that you at least understand. I’m not asking any of you to agree, just forgive me….I’m truly sorry. However, I’m glad to report that since that song released in June of 2007 I have become a new creature. I have never been so relieved and freed from my past and the future looks very bright ahead.
I’m am currently under the care and counsel of Bishop Norman Wagoner, and locally I’m covered by District Elder Dwayne Shepherd of Greater Apostolic Faith Temple Church which is my Home church where I came from.
All of these things I submit humbly and respectfully and pray restoration with meekness. If a public rebuke is necessary I’m willing to receive it, but please know in my heart that I know Who Jesus really is. I still teach and preach the apostles’ doctrine according to Acts 2:38 and I’m a TOTALLY on fire for Jesus. My mission is clear; unify the body for the edification of the Kingdom. To reach the masses through mainstream media with creativity and a real flow of the unadulterated anointing.
Am I perfect ? no . Will I still make mistakes, most likely. But I am completely and totally striving for excellence through Jesus Christ Our Savior. Anyone that needs to respond feel free to hit me up at www.myspace.com/theofficialtonex.
Thank you all for reading this lengthy but imperative open apology.
Anthony C. Williams II“