MICHAEL GILDON’S QUESTION OF THE DAY!



HAVE LEADERS OF THE CHURCH LOST THEIR TRUE FOCUS AND PURPOSE OF LEADING THE FLOCK?

“Pimps on the Pulpit”

What is becoming of some our preachers of today? Every time you look around one of them is making headline news or just the center of hear-say gossip…These guys are now living in mansions located in secluded neighborhoods, wearing tailored made suits, sporting bling-bling, some even having entourages with a personal security detail. Oh, did I forget to mention the ones with their hoes, sorry I mean most holy ones on the second pew who love to get their sexual healing. In today’¬ís society lets not forget the ones who may have Brother Barry who likes to get hands laid upon him….Kids all jokes aside ” No more Jesus juice”!!. Moving on, these are the same people who ask when applying for new membership in the church please provide your latest check stub…Church bulletin reads as follows “The fees for the ATM located in the lobby have been waived.” Can a brother man say Amen. My question your thoughts. These flamboyant people are the ones who are to suppose to give us spiritual guidance teaching us to be Christ like?? Are they the ones who will personally drives us up to the Pearly Gates in a big Body on dubs?? What ever happened to that old guy driving a caddie that knew your whole family, came and ate diner at your house?And if you disrespected your momma while he was there he might have given you an ass whipping. You know what I’m talking about—what happened to these folks????

(THE VIEWS EXPRESSED IN THIS COMMENTARY ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF THE INSITE BUT THAT OF THE GUEST BLOGGER)

6 Comments

  1. Shelia July 3, 2006 11:59 am 

    This is has long been a major issue especially in the black community. Preachers are becoming like rock stars and rock stars hav e a lot of scandal. I would say we should just focus on the word and now the people who lead the chruch.

    Shelia

  2. angie f July 3, 2006 12:59 pm 

    I agree w/Sheila. There are many spiritual leaders who have become well known(worldwide)and I think their trendy materialistic possessions,referencescan go a bit far,but as long as they acknowledge their true purpose and the nature of their success hasn’t been pushed aside(abandoned),I see nothing wrong with being blessed and fortunate… as long as the Leader doesn’t get caught up in the hype. My focus is more so on the ” written word” and if it’s validly spoken and taught.Now as for the Pastor, Preacher,Bishop etc. he/she has to give account for his/her actions. I’m member of a mega church and my main concern is my spiritual wellbeing and not being swindled or led astray. There are still good spiritual leaders out there that make good on their purpose.

  3. Anonymous July 3, 2006 1:12 pm 

    There is a lot of truth to this blog. Many preachers in ALL churches live well above the lifestyle of the church members. I’ve heard people say things like, “he’s our preacher, shouldn’t he have a nice house (or car, or clothes) and that tells me they bought into the scam. P. Slade of TSU(who was just a school pres. know)has a whole gaggle of people who believe she should live like royalty to better the school, meanwhile students at her school are dropping out because they can not afford it!!!! Same goes for preachers.

    Note- someone once ripped up Catholics for spending a lot of money on a church, well prists are pretty damn poor when it comes to money and nice possesions.

    MF

  4. Non-traditional July 3, 2006 4:36 pm 

    Hey what about the Black preachers and these so-called “Ministers Alliance(s)” who will endorse/back a political candidate if that candidate donates to their church or church charity? Sometimes up to $25K!!

    This is the unspoken “pimping” you don’t hear church folk talk about.

    Oh, and let’s not forget the ones who “..like them boys.”

  5. Anonymous July 4, 2006 9:04 am 

    Unfortunatley, this is the very reason so many people in the black community do not go to church, or have stopped going to church. People are turned off by the flamboyance that these so called ministers flaunt. I do go to church to “get the word,” but I also want the pastor of the church to set an example. Anyone who believes it’s okay for their pastor to condone such behavior while still getting “the message out” is condoning his hypocrisy. I am tired of people in general who go around saying they are blessed, and they go to church 2 and 3 times a week and are still the biggest sinners in the world. Yet, the excuse they give is “God knows my heart.” Sinning and fornicating while still sitting in the church thinking evil does not give you a one way ticket to heaven. That’s just something to ponder.

  6. jaylyn July 5, 2006 9:38 am 

    I don’t know what’s happening in the churchs. How can you try to teach something and do the opposite quite often, knowing better?

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