(OPINION) — Pastor Jamal Bryant criticized radio show host Tom Joyner for slamming his “hoes ain’t loyal” sermon that sparked outrage. Bryant claims that a snippet went viral and people didn’t listen to his entire sermon before passing judgment. Still, why would he step in that muck considering his own failings as a husband? His infidelity almost led to the destruction of his ministry. He said people who didn’t see the entire message will come away with a different interpretation.
Bryant talked about how black men were turning their backs on the black women that God sent time in favor of less godly women.
“Every sister elbow another sister and say, ‘He should have listened.’ Every brother tap another brother and say, ‘I should have listened to her,’” with “her” being the hypothetical cheater’s wife. “Old saints, y’all forgive me, but I gotta tell you. These hoes ain’t loyal!”
Really? Hoes ain’t loyal?
The fact is, I blame the members of his church who turned a blind eye to his infidelities and accepted him with open arms, no questions asked. I also blame them for allowing him to speak to them using such language. Chris Brown shouldn’t be emulated by anyone of any level of moral standing, much less to use words from his songs as a basis for a sermon. Jesus didn’t call Mary Magdalene a ‘hoe.’ He didn’t denigrate the people he came to minister to. So, why should we expect any less from Pastor Jamal Bryant?
Criticizing Tom Joyner and his co-hosts is hardly a way to take responsibility for a bad choice of words. Jamal Bryant has as much credibility as Eddie L. Long and Creflo Dollar. All are in it for the MONEY. Pimps in the pulpit.
— jamalbryant (@jamalhbryant) June 4, 2014