Enough Is Enough! Why Are Christians Making Excuses for Pastor Jamal Bryant?
Reader, according to some folks sweep around your own front door. Once again Demetria Lucas D'Oyley has hit the nail on its head with her latest article for Essence, in which she came for Pastor Jamal Bryant. Should ministers be held to a higher standard? Does holding someone to their office mean we deny their humanness and imperfections? Are we more forgiving of men with indiscretions than we are with women?
I don’t understand the folks making excuses for Bryant here. I've read Christian folk drag women in the church for so much less. Erica Campbell and Yolonda Adam's catch hell about the fit of their dresses on their womanly curves. But yet a pastor can impregnate a woman that isn't his wife and there's a stampede of folks willing to defend him? If Pastor Bryant were a woman, can you imagine what the backlash would be? Picture it: a female minister who admitted to cheating on her husband, and then later as a single woman becomes pregnant? The exodus from her church pews would rival the annual Great Migration. And you know who would probably be first in line to criticize her, calling her out her name? Jamal Bryant.Rest Here: