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Bishop T.D. Jakes in his sit-down with the Huffington Post’s Marc Lamont Hill discusses the topic of the Black church and LGBT community “coexisting.” Gay Preacher’s Wife author Lydia Meredith calls out the bishop’s “toxic theology” and “segregation.”

‘Gay Preacher’s Wife’ author Lydia Meredith on T.D. Jakes’ ‘toxic theology’


  1. hidaya on June 11, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Ms. Meredith sounds angry and appears to have an ax to grind. She did not accurately respond to the sentences stated by Jakes. She went off on her own tangent…Her own agenda.

    Jakes said if you aren’t in a church that shares your belief, find a new church which does! YES! That’s the truth for Gays, straights, and unicorns! He is right to tell us to find a place where we fit in! I appreciate his fair and balanced view! However, Ms. Meredith misses the mark!

    • LT on June 12, 2017 at 11:47 am

      The Bible says, “teach ALL nations” and that’s inclusive language. The church does NOT belong to human kind therefore there’s no authority to go against the authoritative Word. John 3:16 tells, “whosoever.” Ms. Meredith doesn’t appear or sound angry. She looks poised, calm, focused, and serious about the subject matter. What you hear is passion and love. But, Black womyn often get accused of being “angry Black womyn” and your comment is no different. On answering questions, that’s the same thing I thought when Jakes didn’t respond directly to the question about where he stood now with matters of LGBTQ. Mr. Hill had to repeat the question then restate it more directly. Jakes evaded the question for a reason and this is why he had to post a separate and clear communication after the interview. This is not about us but about pushing the Kingdom of God. There’s enough segregation in God’s house and someone with Jakes influence should be pushing conflict transformation and reconciliation.

  2. Anthony Zeigler on June 11, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    I don’t think Lydia Meredith missed the mark at all nor did she appear angry? She appeared spot on and her argument was on target. There is not a “love” for people based on sexuality, there is just love. Now as a Black person, would I have accepted the ideology that I shouldn’t go to a predominantly white church because “they” didn’t mesh politically with me. We promote a universal love (at least in my reading of scripture were there differing meanings of “love thy brother?”) but when gay people want to worship they should go somewhere that doesn’t get uncomfortable with them? Because I thought “church” was for all who sought God or a higher being or whatever, I guess we need each church to post who should come and they should also tell us which scriptures apply to them and which “truth” they are ignoring?

  3. Varghese P on June 16, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I have not heard Bishop TD Jakes preaching God hates homosexuals as Ms.Meredith claim in the video.

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