*News from the pulpit…Or should I say judgment from the pulpit? I suppose that, as according to pastor Andy Thompson, we’d have to step back and recognize his intent.
The pastor of the World Overcomers Christian Church in Durham, North Carolina, finds himself in hot water over something he recently posted on Twitter. He reportedly told women that if they did not want their man or husband to look at other women, they should shine more and not let the “hoes” or whores beat them to their man.
Thompson placed the tactless tweet on April fools day this year and while some were caught up in the “April Fool’s” spirit and believe he was too, as for others...Not so much.
Like writer, speaker, activist and poet Taurean Brown, who edits the blog blacksankofa.
Brown wrote that Thompson should never have used the word “hoes,” not even if he was referring to those women who make a living selling their bodies for sexual purposes. He added that it was a very derogatory term to be used for any woman.
Brown says that this pastor of a church with 10,000 members should humble himself, own up to his blunder and immediately apologize to women.
And apparently the pastor did just that (though no one but the pastor knows if the move was initiated on his own or because of Brown).
The pastor posted a video on YouTube, and he also deleted his twitter post that same day.
In the video, Thompson says that he is so sorry for his careless remarks about women and asks for their forgiveness before saying he believes that he has been misunderstood.
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