I'd rather have me a saved, sanctified, delivered, righteous, FILLED man of God as my leader than some educated man who knows the letter but has NO anointing, no love and no Spirit.
Those old songs have kept me.
Church folk need to worry about what THEY have going on and leave other people's business alone.
Kirk Franklin is good for what he does but when I REALLY need something to take me through listening to "Smile" is not going to do it.
Psalms 133:1, "[[A Song of degrees of David.]] Behold, how good and how pleasant [it is] for brethren to dwell together in unity!" People will always attack your difference and try to make you into an exact duplicate or carbon copy of what they have become in life. They will attack what they do not know or understand attempting to put down others in order to satisfy their own ego and need to promote self-worth.
God made us with differences. You might like scrambled eggs, hard boiled eggs, over easy, sunny side up, poached eggs, deviled eggs or an egg omelet. The bible speaks of unity in Christ, as long as the message or foundation remains the same God enjoys our cultural differences (ethnicity). He likes the old church hymns as well as the modern day contemporary praise and worship.