Clout's official decree on this matter: Let's just go back to the days when we all silently agreed to ignore the church's most far-flung and antiquated beliefs and instead keep our eyes on the big picture - loving each other.
Or, at least, treating each other with a modicum of respect, not denouncing loving couples as "irregular" because they don't have the proper paperwork.
An active session musician, he has contributed to the works of Adele, Norah Jones, Eric Clapton, Joss Stone, Ziggy Marley, Macy Gray and Femi Kuti.
Poyser received a Grammy for Best R&B Song in 2003 for co-writing Erykah Badu and Common's hit "Love Of My Life." James was also the executive producer on Badu's highly celebrated albums, Mama's Gun and Worldwide Underground.
The group's first release for the label after leaving Geffen Records, the album was recorded by the Roots mostly using the Apple-developed software application Garage Band. It produced two singles and achieved moderate sales success.
Upon its release, Game Theory received acclaim from most music critics and earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Rap Album.
A collaborator with the band dating back to Things Fall Apart, Poyser officially joined The Roots in 2009, performing live as the houseband for NBC's Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and subsequently The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.