Pastor Jamal Bryant recently gave a controversial sermon at the Empowerment Temple A.M.E. Church in Baltimore, Md., in which he referred to women as "hoes."
Pastor Bryant was preaching about how Pontius Pilate's wife warned him not to order the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, but he did so anyway (video below).
“Every sister elbow another sister and say, ‘He should have listened.’ Every brother tap another brother and say, ‘I should have listened to her,’” stated Pastor Bryant, noted TheRoot.com. “Old saints, y’all forgive me, but I gotta tell you. These hoes ain’t loyal! You gotta find somebody!”
The audience then cheered wildly.
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“I know y’all don’t like it,” Pastor Bryant preached, “but I’m not supposed to be politically correct, I’m supposed to be Biblically correct.”
“We have a greater number of young black lesbians than we do of young black male homosexuals, and they’re becoming younger and younger, in the eighth grade, in the sixth grade,” stated Pastor Bryant.
In response to the controversy, Pastor Bryant defended his sermon on Twitter today:
Dear Family @TJMShow fell into a sensationalized quote & regrettably lent no context. http://youtu.be/6DcT_0H2EnQ Be mad whole not in part.
Don't critique a quote when you never heard message! http://youtu.be/6DcT_0H2EnQ 20 seconds of a 30 minute message is incomplete assessment