Jamal Bryant

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.

Jamal Bryant

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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Thanks to loyal reader Olivia for the tip.

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    • 100% usa made!

      :popcorn:

    • 100% usa made!

      Pastor is kinda cute, too bad he’s a cheater

    • NaijaGal

      oh so was she 18 instead of 17 cause he certainly failed to correct the age…btw in TX a 17 year old is considered an adult :tea:

    • Miany

      Wonderful wife
      :coffee:

    • gbellab

      hahaha I thought those 2 negroes were wax figures!

    • NaijaGal

      he’s so wack

    • FuturedocDonte

      A higher standard is required and the statement jeopardizes my ministry to the youth in my church and community.

      Sleeping with the flock jeopardized ur ministry sir :nono:
      How are women with issues supposed seem counsel while u r unbuttoning their blouses :shrug:

    • WorkInProgress

      I smell bullshatt on his breath.

    • NaijaGal

      I smell bullshatt on his breath.
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    • WorkInProgress

      I smell bullshatt on his breath.
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      ^^^^^

      :yes:

    • 100% usa made!

      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)

      It irks my soul when folks do the most and then wanna quote scriptures. It folks actually practiced what the scriptures teach – they wouldn’t be over there breakin commandments and whatnot. practice what you preaching pastor

    • Ididntreallymeanit

      I wonder how old the lady was then

    • NaijaGal

      It irks my soul when folks do the most and then wanna quote scriptures
      ================================
      the devil made him do it

    • Daria Morgendorffer-La_la_la_la_La

      A higher standard is required…

      /\ of pastors. What a loser.

      When will women understand that it is God’s will for men to be fruitful with multiple women?

      /\ Say word :think: does God want them to wrap it up or go bareback? No shade but thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife,,,thy neighbors teenage child, thy neighbors bi-racial half sister Ming lee Jackson, nor thy neighbors effeminate uncle Peaches…God would not cosign his earthly representatives spreading their seeds like a sunflower…Sorry :no: one of the worst Black women and aids stories I saw was that of the church lady who caught HIV from her deacon husband. He knew, yet infected her, and hid behind his cloth bearing bretheren…Not cool. Men are going to be men…thats true. However bible thumping men either live by the words of that bible they hold, or retire the damn robe!

      The End.

      Xoxoxoxoxo Brenden

    • Milky

      @brenden :clap: :cosign:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :think:
      the Pator RebuKes EBONY,and not SlappiNeM w/a lawsuit for Defamation? :huh:

      AhhhBUUlCHIT!

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Bren let the chuch say Amenz :clap:

    • Paige

      Sandra you are doing the most! God did not intend for men to be fruitful and multiply with multiple women. It’s a dangerous reckless lifestyle that can end in disaster I don’t even want to hear this so-called pastors explanation.Especially if he’s hanging with Puff Daddy/P-Diddy/Diddy or rwhatever his name is now. :dead:

    • PumpkinsMama

      LuVn mam why for u gots a triangle face? :rofl:

    • luVn_liFe…

      :wave: PUMPKiN,u NO LIkeY my new Gravie??

    • luVn_liFe…

      Jermaine last name is JackSUN now :smack:

    • PumpkinsMama

      I much prefer your lovely blonde headed likeness :tea:

    • Milky

      @luvn :kiss:

    • Milky

      @pumkin :hug:

    • luVn_liFe…

      I realize that peeps on this blog pop in/out to start confusion ION Like it :nono:
      They DOING2Much4to little.
      so Ima just give a lil :hug: i havent been here in a few days

    • NaijaGal

      :applause: BRENDEN…school the kids :preach: <===pun intended

    • luVn_liFe…

      MILKY How are YOU? :love: wutchU doing here? Im on 3rd shift here on it 😀

    • NaijaGal

      I much prefer your lovely blonde headed likeness
      =========================
      ain’t nobody got time for that *sniggles*

    • luVn_liFe…

      NaijaGal says:

      I much prefer your lovely blonde headed likeness
      =========================
      ain’t nobody got time for that *sniggles* :thumbsup: MaaM Show Ya right!
      GAL watchu doing for it? im laying on the couch chillN! Hubbys pissed ididnt wanna go out :shrug:

    • Milky

      :koolaid3:

    • Milky

      Im sippin on some :koolaid: tryin not to give da kids two to the throat.

    • luVn_liFe…

      😆
      MILKY,I Thought ur kids wer Grown?

    • NaijaGal

      LUV N – still at work…got me still in the fields even though I got my freedom papers :whip:

    • luVn_liFe…

      NAIJA 😯
      :whip: GETCHO A.s.s. back to work then! 😀

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Milky :hug: Whatchu doin back in here?

      @ LuVn Why you didnt wanna go out?

      @ Naija did you laff at me :huh:

    • PumpkinsMama

      Chop em Milky! Chop em! I’m all for domestic violence against midgets :rofl:

    • Milky

      Luvn i have a 11 and 5 year old. Boys

    • luVn_liFe…

      @PumPkin
      he wanted to go to his Mothers his fams down here from Buffalo,He’s been sick aLLLLLLLL WEEK iVe been GETTING VERY LIL SLeeP thanXs2Him
      IM
      TIRED
      and
      CRABBY!
      *aintNoBodYGOTtiMe4that*

    • luVn_liFe…

      MILKY
      OHHHH I thought ur boys wer OLDER :pray: Ima Pray for THEM!

    • NaijaGal

      PUMKIN :kiss: never *crosses fingers* how are you this evening, weather ok? 😀

      LUV N – I was gonna ask about the illnes, so now it’s magically disappeared huh? nigguhs 😆

    • luVn_liFe…

      NAIJA
      :woohoo: <– HIM I feel so MUCH beTTER!
      Girl I Wanted2choke him out.I tole him Happy 4ya,go2ya moms
      😆
      That didnt go over well :shrug:

    • Milky

      Luvn my other son is 20. & i have my cousin that is 20. Yeah u neef yo pray for these ninjas. i am not in the mood today. :spank:

    • Ni ni

      Not Pastor Jamal too :crying: I havent seen him on tv in a while and was wondering what happened. I loved to hear him preach. I need more on this story :typing: Sandra I disagree that its Gods will to be fruitful with multiple women. I think that was changed to each man supposed to have his own wife. I wil say that I dont think its possible for todays man to be faithful.

    • Milky

      #need to :rofl: i aint even drunk yet

    • tld007

      I am not surprised one bit

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Naija the snow/rain whateva fuckery may come didnt start yet. Watchin Rio with the midget :rolleyes:

    • Milky

      Pumkin we got that today. :cold:

    • NaijaGal

      @PUMKIN – LAWD ion know how yall do that NY weather :cold:

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Milky ya’ll got snow??? :shocked:
      @ Naija been here all my life (except college) I’m use to it :shrug:

    • Milky

      Girl yes about two inches but it got freezin rain on top now. :cold:

    • PumpkinsMama

      @ Milky O lawd sounds like that damn ice/slush capades :no:

    • NaijaGal

      just saw pics of the Girlfriends cast :love: I want a Girlfriends movie

    • Milky

      Pumkin i aint got time for this. Im not about this life. The kids r goin to get put outside. :chase:

    • Ni ni

      In court papers, she says her husband’s “persistent pattern of conduct was so cruel as to render” her “incapable of properly discharging her marital duties.” Bryant’s conduct, her complaint says, “was his final and deliberate act and was calculated to, and did, seriously impair” her “health and permanently destroy her happiness.” In his filing, Bryant says he and his wife were “mutually and voluntarily separated” and that “there is no hope for reconciliation.” They have a 3-year-old and 1-year-old twins. Bryant also has two children from before his marriage. He acknowledged one, a 7-year-old daughter, for the first time last year from the pulpit after a court battle over child support payments surfaced and became a topic of speculation.

    • NaijaGal

      @NINI you can’t really be surprised…he’s always screamed “hustler” to me

    • Milky

      :happy: <—-me and naija un our gurlfriends sitcom

    • NaijaGal

      why don’t I know Oprah :wail: LAWD knows I luvs that woman…momma O :wail:

      *shoutout to mommy Naija, you still have my heart*

    • Milky

      #in our movie

    • NaijaGal

      MILKY :happy: I’ll be Toni Childs no Garret…you be Mya…Joan was too desperate and annoying and Lynn was a leech 😆

    • luVn_liFe…

      LMAO,ya’ll have to go to RADAR and see the VID of the girl GIVING a Tutorial on how to curl ur hair
      :rofl:
      😆

    • PumpkinsMama

      Milky pls see comment # 36. They barking up the wrong tree especially today. Handle ur Scandal :tea:

    • NaijaGal

      Scandal
      ============
      they got me liking this show and very leery of the gubment

    • NaijaGal

      LUV N – that whith guhl’s a star-rah now 😆

    • pointhimout

      dont you love how people want to call out the “other” bs, but wanna dance all around the real bs? he knows not responding would hurt them dollars. it doesn’t have anything to do with his kids or ex-wife. if the congregation believes it, that cash flow will lighten up. like someone else posted, she must’ve been 18.

      You can tell Ebony/Jet is now run by a crock of young journalist who want to shock you into reading their stories. when the johnsons dad-mom-daughter (linda johnson rice) ran it, you didn’t have this nonsense.

    • luVn_liFe…

      NAiJA . . I Know,THAT SHYT is FunnY No HILARIOUS!!! omg!!
      :hahaha:
      I needed that laugh!

    • luVn_liFe…

      :yawn:
      AIIGHT IT WAs fun Good FOLKS time4BED!
      :zzz:

    • PumpkinsMama

      GN LuVn

    • NaijaGal

      :buttshake: <====one time for your holy man *sniggles*

    • Unshakable

      As I read some of the posts and as a sinner, I would like to present an alternative viewpoint. I will use my life as an example. I have fallen many times and continually commit sin. I have succumbed to instant gratification only to regret it later. I have fallen short of God’s grace and mercy more times than I care to admit. And yet, because I serve a God of a second chance (many chances in my case), I am able to confess my sins and be forgiven. Now mind you, I am working on my flaws and it is a day-by-day, uphill battle.

      My point is this:

      If God viewed me the way this pastor is being viewed by his fellow man, my soul would have been damned a long time ago. Could it be that this man is truly sorry for his actions? Could it be that he is working to repair his life and make amends?

      Furthermore, he is a pastor, not God. Just because you’re a man/woman of the cloth doesn’t make you invincible or immune to sin. Furthermore, it is not my job to judge him, but rather love him and continue to analyze my own life.

      Again, I just wanted to present an alternative view; no judgment from this corner or to anyone’s post. I love all of you. :kiss: and :hug:

    • Unshakable

      Auntie Sandy says:

      When will women understand that it is God’s will for men to be fruitful with multiple women?

      ———————————————————————-

      Auntie Sandy, I wholeheartedly (but very respectfully so I won’t get banned) disagree with this sentiment. NOT BEING ABLE TO versus NOT WANTING TO are two different things. Being faithful is not a “capability” issue (can a man do it); rather it is a will issue (does a man really want to do it). Regarding fidelity, or the lack thereof, individuals have the power of choice. People who remain faithful to their vows/relationship have CHOSEN to do so.

      Males are not helpless, pitiful creatures inept of critical thinking; this is what society and cultural dogma has manufactured and passed on as truth. Many women “choose” to accept this because they either don’t know any better or don’t want to do better and consequently put up with infidelity. Submission of this kind reinforces the notion that men are supposed to be polyamorous. My belief is that Sandy’s sentiment will be revered as truth as long as people keep drinking the kool-aid. I’m not judging anyone’s choices, but to women who want a faithful, monogamous man, know this – THEY DO EXIST!

      PS-Love you auntie :kiss:

    • KrayZKat

      Unshakable, :applause: and :thumbsup:. Thank you!!!

    • coco creamy

      there’s a difference between a Godly repent and a worldly repent. and most folks keep a worldly repent, because they know if they do a GODly repent, they will be damned, cause they know “gooden” hell well they will not stop fornication, adultry, lies, etc. if you do a godly repent, u should never ever ever pick that sin back up again. ever it is now dead. but not in today’s church :nono: how can a pastor turn you from your wicked ways when his is just as damned as yours. its sad that most people have tickled ears, that you can keep sinful acts and still be with the LORD, but GOD don’t want no filty trash in his kingdom, I don’t know why preacher don’t preach this, but I guess its all about the money. :coffee:

    • Unshakable

      @Coco,

      But that’s just it….because we are “human,” the word “never” is not applicable. That’s why Jesus died on the cross for our sins. That was the plan of redemption. I understand where you’re going, but the Bible says that we were born in sin and shaped in iniquity. We wrestle daily with principalities, you know what I mean?

      As for pastors, first and foremost…..they are humans. They eat, sleep, and pass their bowels like everyone else. They are just as flawed as their flock. When I go to church, I may have my ears on the preacher, but I’ve got my eyes on God; you best believe that. I know that on Judgment Day, I only give account to God; no one else. They are there as a supplement to my walk with Christ. #justmyopinion

      I will speak for myself when I say this: All I can do is take it one day at a time, step by step. I hope I don’t sin. If I do, I hope God gives me a chance to repent and do better. But to expect to never do wrong is unrealistic; only God is perfect. No judgment to you/no disrespect to your post/thoughts. Just a different perspective. :hug:

      KraZy Cat,

      Thank you my love. Be blessed. :kiss:

    • Paige

      Unshakable I agree with you to a degree, but men of the cloth are held to a higher standard. If you can’t control your own sinful actions…you DO NOT need to be leading others. Who wants a pastor who is engaged in just as much if not more sin than the members!! Jesus will forgive him….and yes he can repent, but in the meanwhile step down and get yourself right with the Lord.

    • KrayZKat

      Unshakable, you’re welcome, darlin!

    • Unshakable

      @Paige,

      I cosign what you said 100%. However, I don’t think they should be deified; they are humans, not God. I believe some people put too much stock in “humans” and in so doing, lose focus because they’ve taken their eyes off the Master. But I agree with your statement. Thank you for that viewpoint. :thumbsup:

    • SexyToothpic

      :hi: Good night Roses

      Daria Morgendorffer-La_la_la_la_La says:

      A higher standard is required…
      /\ of pastors. What a loser.
      When will women understand that it is God’s will for men to be fruitful with multiple women?
      /\ Say word does God want them to wrap it up or go bareback? No shade but thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife,,,thy neighbors teenage child, thy neighbors bi-racial half sister Ming lee Jackson, nor thy neighbors effeminate uncle Peaches…God would not cosign his earthly representatives spreading their seeds like a sunflower…Sorry one of the worst Black women and aids stories I saw was that of the church lady who caught HIV from her deacon husband. He knew, yet infected her, and hid behind his cloth bearing bretheren…Not cool. Men are going to be men…thats true. However bible thumping men either live by the words of that bible they hold, or retire the damn robe!
      The End.
      Xoxoxoxoxo Brenden

      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

      :cosign: Totally!

      *side eye Eddie Long still selling holy water in 2013*

    • coco creamy

      @ unshake………….
      did you know that the bible speaks on laying down your sin and not picking it back up. it makes no sense to say I am walking with ?GOD but yet I’m making him look stupid by doing everything he would not do, JESUS walk and did as any other man did on earth, according to the BIBLE, so why do these so called preachers get a pass, they the ones saying they are called by the most high to do his will….. its a dam shame, that people follow this dumb-di-fied dogma, and take it as GOD words… this is why people not getting the knowledge they need, its the man made excuses, and touge tide twisting of scriptures and epistles, psalm, etc…. that’s why people stay dwelling in their sin. there is no hope for this world, this is not directed at u, but just simply making my point. they are a disgrace b4 GOD. I could not do it, claim to be holy preacher but still lying and doing all else. it makes no sense, no matter how a person try to fix it up, or what epistle they throw out, it will not add up, this is why when these so called people say “TOUCH NOT MY ANNOITED” …. my reply is Im not, PAUL, JOHN, LUKE r not here so ummm who u talking about :coffee:

    • Yardgirl

      Daria Morgendorffer-La_la_la_la_La says:

      A higher standard is required…

      /\ of pastors. What a loser.

      When will women understand that it is God’s will for men to be fruitful with multiple women?

      /\ Say word does God want them to wrap it up or go bareback? No shade but thou shall not covet thy neighbors wife,,,thy neighbors teenage child, thy neighbors bi-racial half sister Ming lee Jackson, nor thy neighbors effeminate uncle Peaches…God would not cosign his earthly representatives spreading their seeds like a sunflower…Sorry one of the worst Black women and aids stories I saw was that of the church lady who caught HIV from her deacon husband. He knew, yet infected her, and hid behind his cloth bearing bretheren…Not cool. Men are going to be men…thats true. However bible thumping men either live by the words of that bible they hold, or retire the damn robe!

      The End.

      Xoxoxoxoxo Brenden

      @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

      :applause: Oh Brenden, how I love thee!! I loves it when you bring on your grown and sexxy self!! :love:

      Happy Saturday y’all!!

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Brenden says:

      Men are going to be men…thats true. However bible thumping men either live by the words of that bible they hold, or retire the damn robe!
      The End.
      Xoxoxoxoxo Brenden
      _____________

      Truer words have never been spoken on this blog.
      :applause:

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Ni ni says:

      In court papers, she says her husband’s “persistent pattern of conduct was so cruel as to render” her “incapable of properly discharging her marital duties.” Bryant’s conduct, her complaint says, “was his final and deliberate act and was calculated to, and did, seriously impair” her “health and permanently destroy her happiness.”
      ____________________

      How can a man, or anybody, “permanently destroy” her happiness? That’s not possible, unless she was unhappy going into the marriage and expected him to make her happy, which is something a lot of women do. :coffee:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      :tea: This ninja look like a slick

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      pointhimout says:

      You can tell Ebony/Jet is now run by a crock of young journalist who want to shock you into reading their stories. when the johnsons dad-mom-daughter (linda johnson rice) ran it, you didn’t have this nonsense.
      __________________

      I said the same thing. There’s controversy surrounding every cover now. :no:

    • ShoYaRight

      when it says impair her health and destroy her happiness…seems like she could be implying he infected her with something permanent

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Unshakable says:

      Males are not helpless, pitiful creatures inept of critical thinking; this is what society and cultural dogma has manufactured and passed on as truth. Many women “choose” to accept this because they either don’t know any better or don’t want to do better and consequently put up with infidelity. Submission of this kind reinforces the notion that men are supposed to be polyamorous. My belief is that Sandy’s sentiment will be revered as truth as long as people keep drinking the kool-aid. I’m not judging anyone’s choices, but to women who want a faithful, monogamous man, know this – THEY DO EXIST!
      __________________

      Very eloquently put, however, nature demands that men be fruitful and multiply with multiple women or the human species would’ve been extinct a long time ago.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      ShoYaRight says:

      when it says impair her health and destroy her happiness…seems like she could be implying he infected her with something permanent
      __________________

      You could be right. I thought she meant her emotional health and happiness was destroyed.

    • Ni ni

      NaijaGal says: @NINI you can’t really be surprised…he’s always screamed “hustler” to me……he sure does have the look but I guess i
      was trying to give him the benefit of a doubt.

      ShoYaRight says: when it says impair her health and destroy her happiness…seems like she could be implying he infected her with something permanent….Exactly.

    • Unshakable

      @Auntie Sandy,

      Thank you love. I understand what you’re saying; however, I truly believe there are men out there who do not (and have no desire to)cheat on their significant other. Some men are polyamorous, and some are not. Regardless of what a man is, it is his choice.

      @Coco,

      Thank you for your viewpoint. It helps me to understand where you’re coming from. I would like to share this with you. In the Bible, God used sinners to speak minister to others. God looked beyond their faults and saw their needs. I will give you a few examples.

      Rahab – a harlot who helped Joshua’s spies as they were planning the battle of Jericho. Because she helped him, her and her family were spared when they city was destroyed. Hebrews 11

      Saul of Tarsus – a Pharisee who severely persecuted the still-evolving Christian church as it professed that Jesus was the Messiah. He even watched as Stephen (first Christian martyr) was stoned to death. He would travel to houses and tortured or put to death anyone who proclaimed their faith in Christ. On a travel from Jerusalem to Damascus (he was preparing to punish more Christians for their faith) the resurrected Jesus visited him on the road. He was blinded for three days by the light, but his eyesight was restored by Ananias of Damascus. From then on he changed his ways and became known as the Apostle Paul, preaching that Jesus is the Messiah. (Acts 7:58, 9:1 and Galatians 1:13, 1 Corinthians 15:9, Ephesians 3:8, 1 Timothy 1:15)

      Moses – had a temper, but God humbled him. Numbers 12:3

      David – an adulterer who became a man after God’s own heart. Acts 13:22

      Acceptance of Jesus doesn’t mean we will be perfect. Perfection is an ideology that we strive for. Realistically we won’t achieve it because we are human; but Christians should make a concerted effort to pursue it. When they fall, they should own the fall and make amends with persons involved, ask God to help them be stronger, and move on with life.

      My point is this – God used everyday common folk to do His work. Furthermore, God saves from the guttermost to the uttermost. He can use anybody if they are willing to be used by Him.

      BTW – I love your font. This dialogue really ministers to my spirit. Thank you. 🙂

    • missmiami

      Sickening and exactly why Christians are given a bad name. I may be old fashioned but I hold those of the cloth to a higher standard.

    • Torae

      I’ve been to his church most of the women in his church are groupies waiting for their chance with this creep…..