We told you last week about Bishop T.D. Jakes speaking to his ministry at the Potter’s House in Dallas and basically rebuking Preachers of LA, going as far to call the program “junk.” Here’s a little bit more from his remarks if you missed them:
“Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you’re sowing right now will buy my suit. I want you to know my car is paid for. I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I’m not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave.
You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie! I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don’t need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ.”
Seems that the men of God on the program disagree, especially Deitrick Haddon, who is not only a cast member but a producer of Preachers of LA. As someone who looks up to Bishop Jakes, Haddon said he was “shocked” by the leader’s words, especially considering that Jakes has found different, unique ways to share the gospel. In Haddon’s mind, that’s all that Preachers of LA is trying to do–share the gospel in a different way…that just happens to be on TV. Haddon called in to PRAISE 102.5 to share his own opinions in reference to Bishop Jakes’ comments:
“I have the absolute utmost respect for Bishop T.D. Jakes and what he represents. I considered him one of our generals in this generation.
I was a bit taken back and shocked when I saw his view on the show, being that he’s a forefather in unorthodox, unconventional methods of sharing the Gospel, whether it be through MegaFest or partnering with comedians or Oprah.”
Seeing that Haddon used the past tense to refer to Bishop Jakes as being one of the “generals in our generation,” I think it’s safe to say that he’s a little perturbed with the harsh criticism. But I think all this controversy will find a way to bring more eyes to the show sooner or later, which is exactly what Haddon and the folks at Oxygen want.
What do you think of his response to Bishop Jakes?