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Black women have apparently abandoned Bishop TD Jakes' megachurch after he said they are too independent and trying to be men.

In a Father's Day sermon, Bishop Jakes told his parishioners that we are losing the Black family because women no longer value their own femininity.

"Your self-esteem is compromised when you have to ask your wife for lunch money," he said. "This breaks all sociological orders of the culture we're living in now."

"Because we are raising up women to be men! And you are not applauded for your femininity. You are applauded in the contemporary society by how tough, rough, nasty, mean, aggressive, hateful, possessive you are. And you're climbing the corporate ladder, but we are losing our families!"

Since then there are many empty seats in Jakes's church on Sundays, according to MTO News.

In the images, obtained by MTO News, entire sections of the church were completely empty. Producers of TD Jakes' livestream apparently moved the congregation into a single section to make the church appear to be full.

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Originally published on January 5, 2017.
 
Gospel singer Kim Burrell continues to suffer the consequences of her fire and brimstone sermon, attacking down-low gay people in the church.

Burrell's sermon at her Houston church last Friday was captured on video and has since gone viral on social media.

"I came to tell you about sin," Burrell said. "That perverted homosexual spirit is a spirit of delusion and confusion and has deceived many men and women, and it has caused a strain on the body of Christ."

She continued: "You, as a man, you open your mouth and take a man's penis in your face, you are perverted! You are a woman and will shake your face in another woman's breast, you are perverted!"

The reaction on social media was swift. Openly lesbian daytime talk show host Ellen DeGeneres canceled Burrell's appearance on her show. DeGeneres later said she didn't want to give Burrell a platform.

But not everyone is critical of Burrell.

When church member O'Rhonde Chapman first met Burrell, he said she opened her arms to him. O'Rhonde was an openly gay, cross-dressing student at Nimitz High School in Houston.

"Kim Burrell loves people," Chapman told Houston CBS affiliate KHOU. "[Burrell] supported me, embraced me, encouraged me and inspired me to be all that I have become today," he added.

O'Rhonde endured years of bullying by other classmates when he joined Burrell's Life and Liberty Fellowship Church.

"I was openly gay at the time," he said. "So [she] embraced me. She didn't shun me. She didn't have hatred towards me. She treated me in a way that I was supposed to be treated."

O'Rhonde defended Burrell's freedom of speech, saying the problem wasn't the content of her message but the way her message was received by hand-wringing liberals.

He said Burrell's message was "every bit of pure—no matter how it's being received."
 
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O'Rhonde, 30, is a fashion designer, stylist, fashion expert and entrepreneur, residing in Atlanta, Ga. He is a national reporter for Newsweek magazine.

O'Rhonde credits Kim Burrell with helping him convert from a cross-dressing gay male to a heterosexual.

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Kim Burrell proved she was out of touch with the people after her ill-advised sermon last weekend.

The famed gospel singer made headlines when she instructed church parishioners not to make friends with "broke" people.

Burrell threatened to sue bloggers for criticizing her sermon at Pastor Brian Carn's Kingdom Church, according to Icecreamconvos.

Burrell warned parishioners to interview potential friends to make sure they aren't in debt or have a history of not paying their bills on time.

"You got to choose up. Find you some value, you know?" she said. "Sometimes before we get friends we have to do an interview. 'How long have you been broke? How many times have you changed your name on your light bill? How many of your bills are in your little cousin's name? Do you live in a trailer or a house?'"

After taking 24 hours to reflect on all the bad publicity, Burrell, 49, posted this wordy apology on Instagram before deleting it.

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She then brought in another pastor to counsel her and help her to see the error of her ways.

She sought out the leadership of Pastor Dr. Mike Freeman of Spirit of Faith Christian Center in Maryland, according to TMZ.

Burrell knows she crossed a line last weekend, and she says Pastor Freeman, and others, will make sure she doesn't back step again.

Pastor Freeman explained why he's supporting Kim, telling TMZ, "We don't shoot the soldier we nurse them."
 

 

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Bishop TD Jakes tackled a controversial subject in today's society where boys and girls are being taught in schools to reject gender roles.

In a Father's Day sermon, Bishop Jakes told his parishioners that we are losing the Black family because women no longer value their own femininity.

Black men are praised and rewarded for rejecting their masculinity and embracing femininity.

"This breaks all sociological orders of the culture we're living in now," Bishop Jakes said.

"Because we are raising up women to be men! And you are not applauded for your femininity. You are applauded in the contemporary society by how tough, rough, nasty, mean, aggressive, hateful, possessive you are. And you're climbing the corporate ladder, but we are losing our families!"

Bisho Jakes continued:

"We were not designed to receive from women. Your self-esteem is compromised when you have to ask your wife for lunch money... I know you can buy your own car; I know you can buy your own house, but until you create a need that I can pour into, I have no place in your life. So stop coming home bragging to me about how much you don't need me, and wonder why I shy away."

One YouTube viewer wrote in the comments:

"What about the men that LEAVE the house and create the broken home? The woman at that point have no choice but to fill both roles the best way she can. But you not gonna talk about that. Cause why hold men accountable?"

Brother Jakes would probably tell her that a man leaves when his home life becomes intolerable.

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Pastor Creflo Dollar made blog headlines recently when he called tithing a "scam."

The founder of the Christian World Changers mega church in College Park, Georgia, said, "Today I stand in humility to correct some things I've taught for years and believed for years."

He said the Bible never instructed believers to give 10% of their income to the church.

Pastor Dollar has had a change of heart.

Via Rhymeswithsnitch -- "In a recent sermon Creflo Dollar tells his flock that tithing is Old Testament law and that the New Testament requires generous giving. So instead of tithing 10% you should generously give 40%, but ultimately how much you give is between you and God."

Dollar was among the first mega-church preacher to demand W9 forms from his parishioners to determine how much they should be tithing.

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Pastor Dollar and his wife Taffi share 5 children and reside in a custom built 17,000 square foot mansion in Fayetteville, Ga.

In June 2012, Dollar was arrested for an allegedly choking his 15-year-old daughter, according to the Fayette County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office.

The charges were dropped in January 2013 after he attended anger management classes.
 

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A Nashville pastor is going viral for screaming anti-vaccine scriptures at his congregation.

Conservative pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church refers to the coronavirus Delta variant as "nonsense" and telling his congregation: "Do not get vaccinated!"

Locke told his parishioners that if they get vaccinated or show "up with masks and all this nonsense, I will ask you to leave."

Locke said:

"The Delta variant was nonsense then, it is nonsense now. You will not wear masks in this church. I'm telling you right now. Do not get vaccinated, do not get vaccinated. I don't care what you think about me. I don't need your money. I don't need your hand clap. I don't need more people on social media to follow me."

He added that "Joe Biden's days are numbered" and that the only people denying the 2020 election was stolen are "crack-smoking, demon-possessed leftists."

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Rev. Kwame Kilpatrick preached his first sermon since he was pardoned by former President Donald Trump on his last day in office.

The 51-year-old disgraced politician walked out of prison a free man in January after serving nearly 8 years of his 28-year sentence for bribery, racketeering, extortion and fraud charges. The crimes were committed while he was Detroit mayor.

By law, Kilpatrick cannot hold public office for 20 years after his conviction. However, Kilpatrick needs money fast.

His family and his debtors were happy to see him released from prison.

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In a recent interview Kwame announced he is about to be remarried. Kilpatrick's first wife, Carlita Kilpatrick (pictured), divorced him in 2018 after 23 years of marriage.

After a crash course in bible studies, Kilpatrick made his first public appearance in the pulpit, preaching a sermon at Historic Little Rock Baptist Church in Detroit on Sunday.
 

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An enraged pastor ordered police officers to get out of his church after they arrived with a health inspector to shut the service down.

The incident occurred at the Cave of Adullam Church in Calgary, Canada on Sunday.

The pastor, Artur Pawlowski, looked up to see about police officers escorting the health official into his church.

In a video that has gone viral on social media, the pastor ordered them to "Get out! Get out of this property immediately! Get Out!"

When the health inspector attempted to speak, he shouted, "Out of this property immediately! I don't want to hear a word!"

"OUT! Out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant!"

He continued to scream, "Gestapo is not allowed here. Do you understand English? Out Nazi! Nazis are not welcome here." The police seemed apathetic by the pastor's response to their presence.

The cops slowly turned, and without speaking, exited the church. Cops are generally respectful inside the Lord's house.

Pawlowski addressed the camera directly: "Can you imagine those psychopaths? Passover. The Holiest Christian festival in a year, and they are coming to intimidate Christians during the Holiest festival? Unbelievable!"

Social media users in America and around the world sided with the pastor. Pawlowski grew up in Poland and experienced marxism and communism firsthand.

Here in America, church attendance has declined to a historic low, as politicians use the coronavirus to keep church doors padlocked.
 

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Kanye West has backed out of pastor Joel Osteen's virtual Easter concert over safety concerns for his Sunday Service choir.

The 42-year-old rapper had been slated to join actor/director Tyler Perry and singer Mariah Carey for Osteen's remote holiday Easter worship service, which will be livestreamed from his Lakewood megachurch in Houston, Texas on Easter Sunday, April 12.

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The original plan called for the choir to wear face masks and maintain social distancing while recording songs with Kanye for the gig, but the "Jesus Walks" rapper decided that he could not satisfy his artistic expectations and safety concerns with these arrangements, so he called off the appearance, TMZ reports.

TMZ adds discussions were ongoing up until Good Friday, but the "Jesus is King" star ultimately couldn't make his plan work to his satisfaction.

The Easter Sunday service will be broadcast live over Osteen's megachurch feed at Joelosteen.com at both 9.30am EST and 12pm EST.

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Kanye West has booked his Sunday Service choir to sing at a controversial evangelical event this weekend.

The rapper's gospel choir is booked to perform at Awaken 2020, a religious gathering that has sparked outrage from the LGBTQ community for its lineup of speakers.

The event is scheduled for the Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday, Jan. 18.

Cindy Jacobs, who has been openly hostile towards gay marriage, and Lou Engle, an advocate of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill, are booked to speak during the event, WENN.com reports.

Engle had high praise for Kanye, who gave up secular music to lead the unwashed masses to Jesus.

"We believe Kanye is a sign to this nation that in a moment, thousands and thousands can be swept into the kingdom when (God) converts key people and their voices will be like thunder," Engle told The Western Journal.

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Kanye, 42, was not fazed by the backlash on social media. The producer and his wife Kim Kardashian, 39, watched the LA Lakers defeat the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Staples Center on Jan. 13.

Fans online expressed their indignation and outrage that Kanye has agreed to allow his choir to perform at the religious gathering.

"People will still stan (stalk) Kanye despite him legitimizing and supporting radical anti-LGBTQ evangelicals/bigots," one fan tweeted, while another wrote: "What a f--king a--hole".

Kanye is rumored to be taking his Sunday Service choir on a world tour later this year.

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Pastor John Gray was a no-show for Sunday morning service at his Relentless megachurch in South Carolina, just days after it was reported that the church received an official eviction notice.

Gray spoke to his congregation via video from an undisclosed location. The embattled pastor delivered a message of defiance and hope, even as his church undergoes an eviction filed by the former owners.

In a calm voice, Gray explained that his absence was "pre-planned before there was a setup with a camera to serve papers to our church."

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Gray also noted that he was not in church so he could take "a necessary day” with his wife, Aventer Gray, to "build my marriage so that it can be healthy and vibrant."

Gray was the subject of cheating rumors and an extramarital affair with a woman in the Atlanta area.

The church's month-to-month lease expired last week. The Redemption Church, which owns the property, filed documents in court to evict the church.

Gray claimed the lease was paid and his church was not in default.

"We have paid what we owe, according to our agreement, and everything is going to be shared at the right time trough the proper legal channels," he said. "But until then, we, the Relentless Church, will continue to have service and we will maintain the moral ground."

Gray did not address rumors that he may be moving his megachurch to Atlanta.

For years Edward Long, son of the late Bishop Eddie Long, dropped by the downtown Atlanta office of "Hurricane" Dave Smith, vice president of programming and operations at Radio One. He often left his phone number, flyers, demos and notes requesting a meeting with Smith.

Last year, his persistence finally paid off.

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