First JET magazine, and now EBONY, have come under fire from celebrities or public figures who are angry with the magazines’ coverage.
On Wednesday R&B singer Fantasia accused JET magazine of deliberately using an old photo that she didn’t approve of. Now Pastor Jamal Bryant (pictured above left with Sean Combs) has put pen to paper to rebuke EBONY magazine for accusing him of impregnating a teenage member of his congregation.
Bryant, a single father of 3 beautiful daughters, acknowledged he surrendered to his primal urges in an open letter to EBONY titled “Pastor Jamal Bryant Rebukes EBONY”.
“In 2007 I participated in an extramarital affair that resulted ultimately in the termination of my marriage to my incredible wife Gizelle,” he wrote. “NO minors were involved but my minor children have been affected.”
Bryant went on to call the accusation that he slept with a minor, “categorically and completely untrue.”
Pastor Bryant writes:
For 67 years Ebony Magazine has been the drum beat for culture in the African American community. John Johnson its beloved founder dedicated his life to safe guarding our image with great integrity.
The March 2013 edition has left a hole in my heart. On page 124 they published that it’s alleged I impregnated a 17-year-old member of my church. This accusation is categorically and completely untrue. To publish this with absolutely no source lends itself to reckless endangerment to my children, my congregation and my community.
Ebony is not the National Enquirer. A higher standard is required and the statement jeopardizes my ministry to the youth in my church and community. So it is on moral grounds that a retraction is necessary.
In 2007 I participated in an extramarital affair that resulted ultimately in the termination of my marriage to my incredible wife Gizelle. NO minors were involved but my minor children have been affected. I don’t want them to have to live through any further unnecessary pain.
Matthew 18:15 say’s if your brother has sinned against you go and tell him his fault. I solicit your continued prayers for my family, forgiveness for myself and accountability from Ebony magazine.
Flawed but faithful. I remain,
Jamal- Harrison Bryant
(A Father and Pastor)
When will women understand that it is God’s will for men to be fruitful with multiple women?
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