Why Do Some In The Black “Gospel” Music Industry Never Recover From A Downfall or Scandal?
Disclaimer: This is not an attack on either one of these gentlemen work, but I got questions? Why do some in the Black Gospel music industry never ever recover from a downfall or scandal, while others lose strength or momentum? Seriously, why are some allowed to move on while others are not?
I love listening to Gospel/worship music that exalts God, proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, and ministers to my soul. In my opinion, the church has always in most cases sweep things under the rug, by letting some who commit scandals live and other to die.
What I mean by that, a couple of years ago an explicit video clip showing up-and-coming gospel artist Kevin Terry(the one on the end)doing things with his mouth that the church would not approve of was leaked online. Terry at that time lead the singing group “Kevin Terry and Predestined,” was allegedly videotaped performing oral sex on another man, and the video footage, which was originally posted all over the Internet for weeks, getting a lot of buzz, before being taken down, along with Terry career. Kevin Terry has not recovered from that.
Gospel singer James Fortune and Gospel/pastor Charles Jenkins have had some awful scandal associated with them in the last couple of years but it hasn't impacted their music careers at all in my opinion.
Anyhow, I was listening to some of Terry's music on Youtube today and got to thinking about how we in the community of faith treat scandal, we let some live and some die. Why hasn't this young man recovered from his downfall?
It's been almost four years.