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Friday, October 31, 2014

TBN Special: "Carman's Halloween House of Praise"!


I tell you what, folks just be making stuff up as they go.  On Friday evening, October 31st faith-and-family television giant Trinity Broadcasting Network and contemporary Christian music legend Carman will team up to take Halloween back from the dark side as Carman hosts a unique and exciting evening of music, drama, and worship called Carman's Halloween House of Praise Spectacular.  I wonder how he's going to do that?

Hundreds Of MI Pastors: Stop ‘Gay’ Civil Rights Or Send Me To Jail!!

HEHE, I hope Michigan is getting those jail cells clean and ready because they just might be needed very soon.

A group of Michigan pastors, working under the moniker of "No Gay Civil Right," has declared that they will not comply with any LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law that might pass in their state. Pastor Stay Swimp activist/preacher, explains it like so:

"Let there be no doubt that, if you should decide to go forward with this grave injustice, I, every born again believer I know, as well as every pastor you see here today, shall disobey your unjust law,” continued Swimp at the outdoor press conference (see video here). “Here we stand, Black and White together, ready to go to jail!"

The Leandria Johnson Collection!

Have you-all checked out the NEW Le'Andria Johnson Collection?

UPDATE: Gospel Singer James Fortune Facing 15 Years for Almost Killing His Wife — WITH A BAR STOOL!


Lord, have mercy it's been rumored that James Fortune kids called an ambulance after dad kicked and stomped mommy pelvis and legs  and the hospital called the police after treating her injuries. This is truly horrible!

 James Fortune, Facebook Page:
Thank you to everyone for the outpouring of love and support in light of the recent news. I am truly sorry for the negative attention this situation has brought my wife, family, friends and business partners. Because it is a pending legal matter, I cannot comment on what has been reported. However, I understand the seriousness of this matter and ask that you respect the privacy of my family as we address this together.

Note: all this negative press could put a damper on the star studded birthday celebration. 
Update: James Fortune legal team speaks:

My name is Dorian Cotlar. I am a criminal defense attorney in private practice and I represent Mr. James Fortune on an allegation of domestic violence. Like many in the Houston-area, I saw a very brief news story about this situation yesterday evening on the local news. The primary "contributor" to this story is attorney Toni Jones-Stroman. Ms. Jones-Stroman's statement that she "believes" that Mrs. Fortune suffered either a broken pelvis or a broken leg is reckless and absolutely not true. Mrs. Fortune went to the hospital only briefly. I personally visited with her at my home on Sunday night. She displayed no injuries or signs of injuries whatsoever. Mrs. Fortune is also stating that her husband did not assault her. Ostensibly, Ms. Jones-Stroman practices both family and criminal law. One would hope that she would understand the presumption of innocence and not put baseless facts into the media. Although Mr. Fortune is anxious to make a public statement, I have instructed him not to do so. We are denying these allegations and this case will be aggressively defended where it is supposed to be - in a Fort Bend County Court, not in the media. Please contact me if you have any additional questions. 
Thank you. Dorian Cotlar

Bishop T.D Jakes’ Daughter Sarah Jakes & Touré Roberts To Wed Next Month!


One Church International Pastor Touré Roberts has been called a heretic and opportunist after apologizing to Destiny’s Child and scolding the church for speaking against their questionable career choices. But Bishop T.D. Jakes’ daughter Sarah Jakes simply calls him “babe.” The two are officially engaged to be married and will tie the knot next month.

Six Superstitious Myths About the Devil!

Excellent article, except I'm not a big fan of the Message Bible.  The only thing I care to know about Satan is that he is a DEFEATED foe and his eternal home awaits him, the lake of fire and brimstone.

Do you know that most Americans don't even believe in the devil. And those that do, think he is dressed in a red cape and has horns on his head. But that's not how the bible describes him at all. Here are 6 common myths about the devil:

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Preacher's Of L.A.: What's On The Cutting Room Floor?

 Launching Out Into The Deep:

This is an awesome article written by blogger Terrence Jameson. Mr.Jameson examined last week's segment of fallen gospel music star Kevin Terry appearance on Preachers of LA. The article deal with some of the key elements that he feels, unfortunately, may have been cut from the segment.

The blog author mentions when key elements are left out of any story, the story can end up saying something entirely different to the listener. When it comes to the things of God, this can be very very dangerous to those within and outside of the church.

Top Ten Preachers Everybody Should Know!

Ten Preachers Everybody Should Know:
I love lists, everywhere you turn, there's a list for this or that. We are a society of listers. You got your bucket list, grocery lists, to-do lists, bestseller lists, etc......Mainstream magazine feature lists, entire websites are devoted to lists. Even museums have now begun to celebrate lists.

With that being said, in celebration of October being Pastor Appreciation Month, MOMENTUM Writer, Marissa Glover, compound a list of ten preachers everybody should know. Ms. Glover said she looked all over the country and came up with pastors who different styles and ministries, but the same mission – proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. Nice list There. 

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Heartbreaking: Pastor Cries On The Church Floor After Losing Much Of The Congregation To Ebola!

The assistant pastor at Bethel Heart of Faith Church in Joe Blow Town wept after loosing many members of his church in the past week including their head pastor and second assistant pastor. Source: 

Pastors Meet With Mayor Parker Over Subpoenas!


Houston Mayor Annise Parker met with clergymen from across the nation yesterday to discuss the city's subpoena of church records tied to Houston's recently passed Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO).

All Right Now, Celebration of Soul With Tank, Erica Campbell, Chante Moore & Deon Kipping!

 Palace Theater:

Gospel great, and Grammy Award-winning artist Erica Campbell of Mary Mary and newcomer, Deon Kipping is headlining a "Celebration of Soul" at the Palace Theater in Waterbury on Saturday, Nov. 1. Celebration of Soul is a concert that features incredible performances by both inspirational and R&B artists.

Lord Have Mercy: New Life Holiness Church Pastor Frederick Smith Have Taken Legal Action, To Limit What Talk Show Host Thaddeus Matthew Can Say On-air???

Action News 5:
A Memphis pastor says it may take more than prayer to silence controversial talk show host Thaddeus Matthews. He's now filed a lawsuit over what he calls slanderous allegations involving sex and corruption. Talk show host Matthews has made a career of stirring things up on radio and now cable access T. V. So he says a new legal issue is no surprise. "I got my legal problems, and those things are what they are," Matthews said. The latest comes courtesy of New Life Holiness Church pastor Frederick Smith.

 He claims in a newly filed suit that Matthews defamed him. The lawsuit says false statements by Matthews include that Smith "had sex with his adult nephew," "is HIV positive," and that he maintains "female concubine in a home in East Memphis." "The end goal would be--these people, he's poisoned their mind with the negative things--that they will receive the positive things of the gospel and live a more productive life," Smith said. Smith is also seeking millions of dollars in damages from Matthews and SVP Network, which produces his show. He's also seeking a limit to what Matthews can say on-air. He says his congregation has Matthews in their prayers. Meanwhile, Matthews says his crusade against corrupt preachers will continue. Both sides are expected in court later this week.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Update: What's In The "HELL" Is Meant By Grown Folks Gospel?


Am, I the only one asking the question, what is meant by the grown folk gospel? Now I watch J Moss videos on his FB page. He's done a series of them to explain the title. I tell you I don't get it. His fans and followers are saying there's a meaning behind the title and that I am missing.

Anyhow, The “Praise On The Inside” singer is gearing up to release his new LP ‘Grown Folks Gospel’, and so as to whip up heightened excitement he has unmasked the LP’s official cover. Preceded by lead single “Alright, Ok“, the set is scheduled to arrive on November 25th with guest appearances from PJ Morton and 21:03.

Update: J Moss, Facebook Page:
 Actually, I'm not worried about the heat I may get from dropping #GFG. I'm more worried about the heat from GOD if I didn't release #GFG ... We have to stop worrying about what man may or may not feel when God gives us a directive and a lane ... We miss so many blessings cuz we are chasing tradition ... But isn't that backwards? How can u chase something that's behind you ... If anyone has any questions as to why God gave me this CD .... U will have to ask Him ..... Put let me help u --- ask at UR own risk ...

EMERGENCY ALERT: Ambassador Dr. Juanita Bynum Gives A Heartfelt Plea!

Ambassador Dr. Juanita Bynum and her legal team have issued an EMERGENCY ALERT via her Facebook page:



 Ambassador Juanita Bynum

Being A Gospel DJ On A Hard Core Hip Hop and R&B Station Pays Off For J.J. Hairston In A Big Way!

The First Cathedral! 
THE J.J. HAIRSTON & YOUTHFUL PRAISE album release concert with Tye Tribbett and Hezekiah Walker, is tonight, Oct. 28, at 7 at The First Cathedral, 1151 Blue Hills Ave., Bloomfield. Tickets are $20, $30 and $35.

Nice article:  J.J. Hairston said when a "really hard core hip hop" station asked him to be on the air, he says, "I couldn't turn down the opportunity to introduce a whole new audience to gospel music."  People who would normally not go to church or don't go to church are being exposed to the message through the music.

That's what I thought was the biggest opportunity, which is why I agreed to do it. It wasn't about money or even the need to increase my name in the state," Hairston says. "It was more about spreading the message. And I can't think of an easier or better way to do it than through one of the biggest radio stations in the state."  Well, alright then, seventh live recording.

Christian Files Open Records Request for Strippers’ Names and Addresses… So He Can Pray for Them!

 Friendly Atheist: 

Wow, can't make this stuff up. David Van Vleet a Pierce County man recently filed an open records request to obtain the legal names, addresses, birthdates, photos, and other pieces of biographical information from 70 workers at a local Tacoma (Washington) strip club.

But of course, A federal judge in Tacoma on Thursday blocked the release of business licenses for dancers and managers at a Parkland strip club, saying the workers would “likely suffer irreparable harm” if the information is disclosed. David Van Vleet, requested the licenses under the state’s Public Records Act said he requested the information because he was curious and he wants to pray for the strippers.
“I’m a Christian. … We have a right to pray for people.“I would pray for those dancers by name.”
I'm praying for you is one of the biggest lies told by most Christians, today. It's an empty statement, with no heart or meaning.   These are the words folks love to put forth to make a conversation a little more comfortable in the moment. This is exactly what this guy just did, in my opinion.

Rev. Frank Schaefer's Clergy Credential Returned!

Faithful America:
Thanks be to God - the highest judicial body of the United Methodist Church has ruled in favor of the Rev. Frank Schaefer, who will now NOT be defrocked for officiating at the wedding of his gay son.

Say What: Pope Francis Says Genesis Account Of Creation Is Not True?

The Pope is ridiculously confused. The Word of God be the truth and every man be a liar. Lord have mercy, on Monday (Oct. 27)  Pope Francis waded into the controversial debate over the origins of human life, saying the big bang theory did not contradict the role of a divine creator, but even required it. The pope was addressing the plenary assembly of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, which gathered at the Vatican to discuss “Evolving Concepts of Nature.” “When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
 “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.”

Monday, October 27, 2014

Former KKK Leader Ordained in Black Pentecostal Denomination Has Died!

Remember a couple of years ago when a former imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan was ordained a minister in, one of the nation's largest African-American denominations?  Well, according to online sources,   Brother Johnny Lee Clary has died.


Mr. Clary was ordained a minister in the 6 million-member Church of God in Christ (COGIC) during a service led by Bishop George McKinney, pastor of St. Stephen's Cathedral Church of God in Christ in San Diego and a member of COGIC's 12-member general board. Clary, who is based in Oklahoma, will serve as an evangelist under McKinney's oversight, and his ministry will emphasize racial reconciliation. RIP Mr. Clary!

Tasha Cobbs' Brought The House Down In Live Recording!

 Tasha Cobb Live Recording A Huge Success. 

According to Michael Jones, the Director of Public Relations for Urban Roundup Group, LLC and Chief Editor of uGospel.com:

Tasha Cobbs’ recent live recording was a worship-filled, high energy event that will certainly deliver a sophomore album equally as captivating and powerful as her national debut, GRACE.

What Are We To Make Of This: The First Time In The History Of Gospel Music?!?!?

The Williams brothers, Wess Morgan, Christopher Williams and Shaw Mclemore make up the group Five Men. The group Five (V) Men consists of five musical superstars, coming from different genres of music, ranging from R&B to Contemporary Gospel to Traditional Gospel.


This group of world renowned, Grammy nominated, billboard chart topping - unbelievably talented men are coming together for the very first time ever to create something new, something fresh, something unique and something that has never been done before in the history of gospel music.

Hobby Lobby Donates 14.5 Acre Property To Pastor Charles Jenkins Charity!

Arts-and-crafts giant Hobby Lobby has partnered with Pastor Charles Jenkins, recording artist and leader of Fellowship Baptist Church in Chicago, to build a new "dynamic, multifaceted" campus for Jenkins' Legacy Project. 

The Green family, owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of stores, bought and donated 14.5 acres of land at the intersection of 85th and Lafayette in Chicago for the campus building project.

For The Love Of Jesus, The Movie Trailer 1!!

Very interesting, a movie that will clarify for some and at the same time fail to satisfy others in the body of Christ. The movie is about the struggles of leadership in the daily lives of many pastors and the power of God to deliver, restore and build his church and his pastors. Below is the official trailer for the movie For The Love Of Jesus. This movie is an up close and personal look into the lives of Christian Pastors raw and uncut by Matthew E. Bradby II.


Is The Black Church Guilty Of Body Shaming Young Women Into Change??

For Harriet: Leave That Girl Alone!
Great read:
I'm old school, where, the Christian stance on modest, typically goes, women are to cover their bodies as a mark of spiritual integrity. And too much skin was seen as a distraction that garners inappropriate attention, which can cause our beloved brothers in Christ, to stumble, and overshadows our character.

For those who claim the bible says come as you are, it meant come with your burdens and heavy heart.  Now if you are coming to church for the first time and dressing inappropriately like the pics below and that's all you have, fine, at least you came..... But after some time, you continue to come dressed like that, then, yell your inappropriately dressing needs to be addressed.

Anyhow, the Bible tells us that the Old (older women) ought to teach the young (younger ladies). Years Ago, there was a respect or reverence for the House of the Lord. Nowadays, there's just no respect. Club wear has become standard church wear. If you go to the court house, the workplace, you act & dress a certain way.

 The same should go for the Household of Faith. I don't get that people will do what a judge, cop, even teacher says, sit, rise, remain silent, but when it comes to the place of worship (not matter what your God is) people have a don't care attitude.

 I'm really surprised at the number of comments were the young women feel that they are being shamed, instead of viewing this as a form of love and correction.

Question: Do you believe the church of today, do a lot of shaming of young females?

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Church Announcement: Gospel Singer James Fortune Is In Trouble Again?!?!

Fox News:

ALLEGEDLY 2 time Grammy Nominee, 3 times Stellar Award winner, 6 time ASCAP award winning songwriter, President & CEO of FIYAWORLD Music! And producer of The James Fortune Show  arrested Friday, for assaulting Cheryl Fortune, his wife. According to the rumors, and staffers in the Fort Bend County Sheriff's office, Fortune was arrested and released on a $20,000 bond. He was charged with aggravated assault to a family member.

 You may remember in 2012, James Fortune was accused in a civil lawsuit of abusing his 4 year old stepson in 2001, by putting him in scalding hot water. That child is now 17 years old.

  Update here!

Jesus Take The Wheel: 100,000 Atheists Are 'Unbaptized'???!

100,000 Atheists Are Unbaptized:

Oh my! What's next?  Prayer Reversal? "The National Secular Society offers certificates to atheists who want to revoke their baptism. It estimates that 100,000 people have downloaded such documents from their website over the past five years. Unbaptism.org offers a similar service. Their certificate reads:
 "[Name] having at one time willingly submitted to the Rite of Christian Baptism and subsequently having realized my beliefs were in error, hereby publicly revoke any and all implications of that Rite and renounce the Church that carried it out. In the name of human reason, I reject all that Church's Creeds and all other such Superstitions. I wish to be excluded henceforth from claims of church membership numbers based on past baptismal statistics."
 Last month, an atheist group calling itself Sunday Assembly launched new services in 35 cities across the world."

Lord Have Mercy, New Creation Church Says Pastor Joseph Prince Is Not Worth no $6.3 million....

New Creation Church, a megachurch in Singapore, has rejected online claims that its founder Joseph Prince is one of the 10 richest pastors in the world. An online report claiming that Mr Joseph Prince, a founding member and senior pastor of New Creation Church, has a net worth of US$5 million ($6.4 million), has been roundly dismissed by the church's council. In a statement posted on its website on Tuesday, the council said that Mr Prince had shared with them that his net worth is "substantially lower than the US$5m that has been alleged".

A lifestyle website, richestlifestyle.com, had put the senior pastor’s net worth at US$5 million (S$6.25 million) and his annual salary at US$550 million (S$687 million), and the information is attracting brickbats from the public. In a statement released on Tuesday 21 October, the church’s council said that the pastor has not been drawing a salary since relinquishing his membership in the council in 2009 to “focus on his spiritual role”.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Can He Do That? Kenneth Copeland Binds Ebola Disease All Over The World!

With news of the Ebola virus growing in intensity across the web and news channels, Kenneth Copeland has released this message for his Partners and friends. On Oct. 18, in a meeting in Sacramento, Calif., at Faith Community Church, Kenneth Copeland took his stand and had this to say about faith and the Ebola virus:
Faith begins to shrink the mountain, and shrink the enemy. All of the sudden Ebola looks like what it actually is – it’s a little, tiny worm.”
Take courage! There’s no need to fear, for The WORD triumphs over anything the enemy tries to throw our way, The BLESSING wall is up!

Christmas Celebration 2014, Featuring Seven Of Your Favorite Gospel Artists!!

Evangel Multi-Media & Arts Center in Upper Marlboro, MD returns with the most spectacular and popular full-scale holiday musical ever. "Christmas Celebration 2014" in its 24th season you will be transformed as the birth, crucifixion and resurrection of Christ comes to life on stage. You will be swept away as beautiful camels, sheep, llama, horses, dogs and goats parade the isles and set the tone for a surreal nativity scene.

This production is filled with non-stop excitement including a fascinating light show, innovative DL2 technology and other special effects that illuminate a cast of over 200 men, women and children.

Lord Have Mercy, Pastor E. Dewey Smith Have Come Under Fire For Retweeting A Tweet From A Bishop!

Why Is Baptist Pastor E. Dewey Smith Retweeting Words Of Lesbian Bishop Yvette Flunder? 

 The following tweet is what got Pastor Smith in hot water:

Thoughts anyone?

Friday, October 24, 2014

Lord Have Mercy, My Heart Cries, I Can't Believe Bishop T.D. Jakes Is A Part Of This!

Folks on social media really have a problem with Pastor John Hagee inviting Bishop T.D. Jakes to, speak, while me, myself and I have got a problem with Bishop T.D. Jakes accepting an invite from Pastor John Hagee to speak.  And by the way, this feast took place a week ago from Oct. 9-16, 2014 or Tishrei 15 - 22, 5775. This was five days after the Day of Atonement/Yom Kippur (Leviticus 23, Deuteronomy 16).

Church Announcement: BeBe Winans To Be Special Musical Guest This Sunday....


Pastor Solomon W. Kinloch, Jr and Triumph Church, in Detroit, Michigan will have as a special guest this Sunday, one of the famous Winans brothers.

Bad News: Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Charlotte Church Enters Foreclosure!

According to The Herald Weekly, the New Birth Charlotte Church has entered foreclosure proceedings on its property off Sam Furr Road. Although Mecklenburg County records show that foreclosure proceedings began in November 2013 and a Notice of Sale was filed Jan. 21, 2014, there have been seven Postponements of Sale, with the latest postponed from Oct. 9 to Dec. 9.

New Birth Charlotte 23 months ago!

 Amy Pritchard Williams, a partner at K&L Gates law firm in Charlotte, was named as the substitute trustee. A representative from K&L Gates said the company couldn’t discuss the reasons for the postponements. County records show the church defaulted on its payments to Evangelical Christian Credit Union for a $10 million loan.