I havent been blogging this week and honestly its due to so much going on in my life….all fantastically good. I literally cant keep up! Just fYI ive been in touch with a few designers and so has my partner in the foundation…..things are progressing much faster than anticipated! I never thought Id be here….doing these things at this time in my life! Dad is amazing!!! So excited about my travels that are coming up…and i honestly dont know when ill be coming home. Thats so exciting!
But what ive been chompin at the bit to blog about is this new Oxygen channel show coming to the small screen in fall of 2013, called “Preachers of LA”. I have been livid about the mere existence of this show…..as well as the ill-informed and mob like responses of Christians everywhere. I will apologize issue a disclaimer here: the following commentary WILL OFFEND many…not by the language but by the content of the principles discussed. Christians (religious right and liberal left; conservative white and democratic black christians alike…..read at your own peril!)
Yup, Im about to lose my license to preach but since no one else will say it…i will. Are you kidding people?! Who fell and bumped their heads and signed up to do these ridiculous shows?
1. There is no excuse that these people, who are charged with being effective to the body of Christ would hold their charge with so much distain that they would mar the effectiveness they’ve been blessed to have. Now I know some pentecostal thats so holy they glow in the dark or some evangelical is waving their Pat Roberson issued American flag in agreement….but hold on, I’ll get to you all in a minute. Heres my question: with every single mega ministry under scrutiny; every church over 5000 members being ripped apart by the IRS while the Donald Rumsfelds and Rupert Murdochs of the world rip off the american people at will; leaders in ministry for 20 years falling left and right into sin; No sinner anywhere believes that any christian anywhere is HONEST about anything……..AND THIS IS THE TIME YOU PICK TO LET THE RUPERT MURDOCH MEDIA INTO YOUR HOME TO BRODCAST YOUR STRUGGLES AS A FAMILY; YOUR FAILURES AS HUSBAND AND WIFE; YOUR PROCESS OF SUCCESS AND FAILURE?!!!!!! REALLY???!!!! HOW STUPID WAS THAT DECISION? Where was the general board of COGIC to stop Bishop Sheard from allowing his family to be filmed. So we trade dignity for dollars now? How can anyone who is unchurched every listen to your leadership to pastor a church when you cant control your son?
Now what isnt known to the average unbeliever and the church perpecuates this myth is that NONE OF US HAVE IT ALL TOGETHER!!!!!! NOT ONE CHRISTIAN!!!! WE ARE ALL STRUGGLING! EVERYDAY! But because of the lie that we have perepcuated that we are somehow magically transformed into perfect sinless beings at the acceptance of salvation….we have set a standard of perfection that we were never meant to live up to. SIDEBAR for the christians still reading: Pretending as if you live with no sin is literally telling God…”You sending your Son to die for me was a waste of your time and I have no need for the Cross! Ive got this God!” God sent His Son to die for people that needed time to be transformed through trials and tribulations into the sons and daughters He created in the garden of Eden…..and provide the grace to cover us while He worked on us as we live life.
Hello?!!! Sinners dont get that part!!! They are looking for perfection because thats the crap weve sold them for so long. And we are mad when they say all churches are bullspit?! All preachers are pimps?! Its our own fault!!! We are walking around swearing our poo doesnt stink with diarreha and tp hanging from our butts! The very existence of grace proves that we will and often screw it up….BIG! But WHY would you air that on tv to the very people who are looking for skid marks in your spiritual underwear to sell on the ebay of public opinion?!?
2. Then theres Sisterhood on TLC. Excuse while i throw up in my mouth a little. A reality show about preachers wives. Again, HOW LOW DOES YOUR IQ HAVE TO BE TO NOT KNOW THAT THIS WILL BE EDITED TO SHOW YOU AND CHRISTIANITY IN THE WORST LIGHT? wHY WOULD YOU SIGN UP FOR THIS? Black women already have the public persona of being loud, obnoxious, petty, short fused, overly concerned with their appearance, all about appearances, ghetto, class-less and selfish. AND THIS SHOW SUPPORTS ALL OF THOSE ASSUMPTIONS! Whats worse is that we have a tons of reality shows that have black women potrayed as ghetto fabulous hood rats already…at least we could say,”well church women have the fruit of the Spirit…long suffering, temperance, love…etc.”…NOT ANYMORE!!! How can a race demand respect when it shows no respect for itself on tv? How can black christians be taken seriously when they allow themselves to portrayed as hypocrites on tv? Of course evryone believes every church is run by a hustler with a hoochie on his arm, if shes not 80 yrs old. If i was of another race, i would too!
3. And Finally “preachers of LA”. This one particularly breaks my heart. I expected more wisdom from these men of God. In a climate that believes all preachers should be poor and destitute….the religious right and conservatives bound and determined to rip every dollar from the hands of any church over 500 members; prove every successful pastor to be a fraud (Creflo Dollar being jailed for whipping his OWN CHILD much lighter than my mom EVER whipped me!) What possessed you men of God to let Rupert Murdoch into your homes and catalog your belongings? How do you think this will not turn out with you being seen as a joke, a fraud, a hustler and the millions of people that have come to Christ by the preaching of the Word will be in jepardy? What Are YOu THINKING?!!!
NOW FOR ALL OF YOU EVANGELICALS, PENTECOSTALS THATS WAVING YOUR HANKIES SAYING AMEN BROTHER….you might want to hold your applause. These ARE NOT SHEEP IN WOLVES CLOTHING! THESE ARE NOT HUSTLERS BECAUSE THEY LIVE BETTER THAN YOU! THESE ARE MEN OF GOD WHO ARE CHARGED WITH PREACHING THE WORD YOU ARE TOO SCARED TO TALK ABOUT AT WORK AND THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH LIFE JUST LIKE YOU AND THE DISCIPLES!!! REMEMBER THEM?! THE GUYS WHO WROTE THE BOOK YOU LIKE TO THROW AROUND? THEY WERE LIARS, CHEATS, DRUNKS, HUSTLERS AND WERE USED BY GOD TO WRITE THE BOOK YOU ATTACK PEOPLE WITH. IM GOING TO SAY WHAT THEY CANT. THEY LIVE BETTER THAN YOU BECAUSE THEY ARENT NEARLY AS LAZY AS YOU ARE. WHILE YOURE LAYING AROUND CRITIZING THEM ON TV…MOST OF THEM HAVENT WATCHED TV IN YEARS BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO BUSY WORKING….WHILE YOU ARE WADDLING UP THE AISLE TO RECIEVE PRAYER FOR YOUR DIABETES WITH POTATO CHIP CRUMBS AROUND YOUR MOUTH…THEY ARE IN THE GYM…..WHILE YOU BLEW $600 AT LITTLE RIVER CASINO…(not gonna talk about your gambling are we?…just about those evil gays and baby killers) NOW YOU WANT A FINANCIAL MIRACLE? THEY HAVE A STAFF BECAUSE THEY ARE WRITING BOOKS…PREACHING ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHILE YOU ARE TOO LAZY TO INVITE YOUR NEIGHBOR YOUVE LIVED NEXT TO FOR 20 YEARS TO YOUR OWN CHURCH! THEY DRIVE A FERRARI AND YOU DONT BECAUSE YOU SKIP PAYMENTS ON YOUR 1999 BUICK!!!! THEY WORK HARD…YOU DONT….AND THE BIBLE YOU SLING AROUND ON SUNDAY (choking everyone around because of the dust flying off of it thats collected over the week) AND ARE TRYING TO BEAT THEM UP WITH PLAINLY SAYS, “YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW…’ YOURE POOR BC YOU SOW LAZINESS….THEY REAP WEALTH BECAUSE THEY ARE IN BED BY 10 AND UP BY 6…7 DAYS A WEEK!
one more group and im done……i am digusted by the lack of intelligent behaviour of my own race. These ridiculous shows wouldnt be on tv if we werent the idiots watching them! Other races arent watching this garbage…they watch Duck Dynasty! WAKE UP CHURCH PEOPLE!!!!!! STOP SUPPORTING RIDICULOUS BEHAVIOUR! TURN IT OFF! THE SHEARDS, SISTERHOOD, SCANDAL, THE GAME ETC. WHY ARE YOU ENTERTAINED BY YOUR OWN RACE BEING PUPPETED IN METAPHORICAL BLACK FACE CLOWNING THE GOD YOU STAND FOR?!