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Last month a peculiar photo surfaced of Hollywood producer Tyler Perry laying hands on Bishop T.D. Jakes. It turns out that that the photo was taken the day after the annual Christian conference, MegaFest.

“I can’t even explain what happened today at …u have to see it for yourself!,” Bishop Jakes tweeted about the photo.

While some credit the occurrence as an awesome move of God, others gave both Bishop Jakes and Tyler the super side-eye, insisting that it was pretty ironic how Tyler laid hands on Bishop Jakes and sowed a seed of $1 million into The Potter’s House ministry all in the same night. During a recent interview with JET Magazine, the Let It Go author responded critics, insisting that everyone is in need of prayer–regardless of who may be doing the praying.

“When you start talking about prayer, no one is exempt from the need of it,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter who it comes from as long as it comes from a place of purity,” he continued.

Bishop Jakes–who has been quite successful since venturing into the film industry–also defended himself against those who question his motives for filmmaking.

“When I’m asked what does filmmaking have to do with being a member of the clergy, I often direct them back to Jesus who told parables.”

“If those stories were put to screen, they would be movies. The great commission calls Christians to go into the world and spread the Good News. We can use television, we can use books, but there are more people in the theaters on Friday nights than the pews on Sunday morning.”

What do you think of his response?

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