“These Hoes Ain’t Loyal” Pastor Responds To Backlash
When pastors mention or quote Chris Brown, it’s usually because they’re praying for the troubled star or shunning him for what he did to Rihanna. It isn’t often that they use his lyrics for their sermon. Pastor James Bryant of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland set the Internet ablaze with a 40 second clip of him citing “Theses Hoes Ain’t Loyal” in his a sermon titled “I’m My Enemies Worst Nightmare.”
The video went viral and as you can imagine, religious and non-religious people are upset about it. Church-goers who are familiar with Pastor Bryant’s preaching style say his methods are based on his efforts to appeal to the youth. We can’t say we’re so mad at him for trying to get through to younger audiences. In a time when men are cornering children in the elevator then stabbing them to death, it seems silly to condemn Pastor Bryant for trying to service Chicago youngsters.
Every sister just elbowed another sister, “he should’ve listened!” Every brother, would you tap another brother and say, “I should’ve listened to her.” God help me! Old saints, y’all forgive me but I gotta tell ya, these hoes ain’t loyal! You gotta find somebody!
Pilate lives in conflict because he washes his hands and then signs the death certificate. He could’ve put a curve on the whole movement of women’s suffrage. Women could’ve got the right to vote earlier They could’ve had the right to own property sooner if he in that right moment would’ve listened to what the woman of God spoke over his life, trying to help him. It was no benefit for her. She just wanted to see him in his rightful place with God! -a clip from his sermon “I’m More Enemies Worst Nightmare”
Pastor Bryant responded to the criticism on Twitter, “Don’t critique a quote when you never heard message! 20 seconds of a 30 minute message is incomplete assessment Dear Family @TJMShow fell into a sensationalized quote & regrettably lent no context. Be mad whole not in part,” he said.
Of course we would have preferred that he omit the word “hoe” from the church, but we applaud his intentions. Pastor Bryant called into “The James Fortune Show” this morning to clarify his statements. “When you don’t have a God-given woman, you end up with a woman someone gave you,” he explained. “I didn’t call anybody that,” he said. “It’s the same profession that Maya Angelou had as a teen parent.” (He tried it).
Apparently, these pastor’s ain’t loyal either. According to NecoleBitchie, Bryant cheated on his wife a few years back and it resulted in their divorce.
Listen to the full interview, here.
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