Well, you knew these men couldn’t go on a late night talk show and not say something that would get people riled up. The case of Preachers of L.A. appeared on The Arsenio Hall Show Friday night and continued to defend their reality show.
Arsenio mentioned the “haters” and that instantly got all the men ready to speak on it. Pastor Clarence McClendon was the first to respond saying:
“Anytime you’re moving into space that’s unchartered, you’re going to have haters. Jesus had haters. Anytime you’re pushing the envelope. Opinions come and opinions go; I believe we are moving into an area where others will follow.”
Bishop Noel Jones popped in to add, “If you don’t have haters, you’re not that gifted.”
Jones also moved into a conversation about what his friends have about him being on a reality show of this nature. Jones’ best friend, Bishop T.D. Jakes has gone on record about his disapproval of the show and not agreeing with Jones’ decision to apear on it. He said:
I didn’t get on the reality show to make enemies out of my friends. Each person is entitled to their opinion and each person has to operate in their space according to the conceptualization that they have as it relates to other people. And I am NOT going to play ping pong with the opinions of my friends.
Arsenio had the men on for the full hour and at some point, he had them do a “Preach Off.” The title was “This Life Is Not A Reality Show” and each pastor was given 30 seconds to deliver their sermon. Of course, there were no winners – minus those who actually got something out of it -but it was a chance to see how each of them reach their respective congregations.
Check the next page for video from their appearance.
Preachers of L.A., if you don’t already know, comes on Oxygen at 10pm Wednesday nights.