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Baltimore Pastor Jamal Bryant Rails Against ‘Hοes’ From Pulpit

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger

Pulling from the words of R&B singer Chris Brown, a Baltimore pastor’s sermon targeted women Jamal Bryant2with derisive attαcks.

“These hοes ain’t loyal!” Pastor Jamal H. Bryant of the Empowerment Temple yelled as his congregation cheered and shouted in approval.

Bryant referred several times to the lyrics in Brown’s song of the same name, according to a story by the Smoking Gun. The article rιpped the pastor for his rant.

“The ‘Man of God’ doesn’t stop there, he also had words for ‘baby mamas’ and ‘sanctified sιssies’,” the article states. “With this level of misogyny permeating the ‘Word,’ it’s little wonder that Black women are leaving the church in droves.”

Bryant was previously exposed for infidelity to his then wife, leading to a highly publicized divorce.

In an interview with NewsOne’s Roland Martin, Bryant said the experience humbled him.

“I stepped, Roland, outside of my marriage and had an extramarital affair that ultimately ended in a divorce to an incredibly wonderful woman – not because anything was flawed in the marriage, or in her; but in my own immaturity for the level that I was getting ready to go into. And when that happened, I think I was one of the first – if not the first – I don’t want to take the honor – the first real black pastor to go through being castigated over the Internet.,” Bryant said in the interview.

Braynt also told Martin that he became a better person through the experience.

“I think I became a better person post the divorce than I was in the marriage. This journey has really been a process. She and I still are great friends and on two, different paths of life and are still able to operate in a meaningful way for the sake of friendship and parenting, but it was a necessary evil for me,” he said.

Andrew Scot Bolsinger won more than two dozen press awards during his journalism career. He is a freelance writer, author and operates www.criminalu.co, which is focused on prison reform. He can reached at Andrew.Bolsinger@gmail.com and can be followed @CriminalUniv on Twitter.

11 Comments

  1. jacqueline

    June 4, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    do you hate us pastor? what did we do that you did not do? and who made you god?????????

  2. Mona

    June 4, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    What type of language is that to use in the church, from the pulpit. Ministers used to been seen as the moral compass of the community, and the person that had some humility and example for the community. Why would anyone want to attend a church service with the minister spewing filth.

    • Larry

      June 4, 2014 at 7:30 pm

      Thank you Mona!

    • sgoldengirl

      June 4, 2014 at 9:07 pm

      I agree!

  3. Larry

    June 4, 2014 at 7:29 pm

    You all just keep on following these pimps in the pulpit. He already told you he was creeping while preaching and he is calling YOU a hoe. Yeah coming from a punk pimp in the pulpit I guess if that is what you want to follow shame on you and your soul. RUN form these churches as fast as you can. If your preacher is driving a Bentley and you are scraping by–leave. If he lives in a mansion and you are scraping for rent—leave. If he has a HISTORY of cheating—–LEAVE!!

  4. Bishop CCA

    June 4, 2014 at 8:36 pm

    Sorry young preacher, but this IS NOT the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is clear that you have a gift but please allow yourself time for his grace to temper you and moderate both your speech and conduct. These things do more harm to the church than edify believers. The Holy Spirit must be your inspiration not Chris Brown’s song. Remember Jesus died for the profligate sinner. All sin is illegal and a prostitute is just repentance and forgiveness away from being a child of God. You need a father to guide you, not the adulation of fans. Stop preaching to the applause of people and preach for the glory of God Almighty. Bishop CCA.

    • sgoldengirl

      June 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Amen. Christ didn’t die on the cross for this foolishness.

  5. berdell

    June 4, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    Well somebody has got to preach word of God!! If not him then who?
    A preacher has to be BOLD!!

  6. Camden Summer

    June 4, 2014 at 8:56 pm

    There comes a time when our leaders must be REAL…and if the congregation can understand a Chris Brown song better than an antique historic verse from the Bible, so be it. I think the critics of this brilliant young man need to listen to the entire sermon before condemning him. There is a reason his congregation went wild, the WOMEN rose up from their seats, and he was applauded for his message. It was not because they felt he was calling them “hoes” or insulting them…. Again, hear the message before condemning the messenger……

  7. ericaf

    June 5, 2014 at 10:23 am

    A preacher needs to speak the truth in love. And if you’re offended, you know why.

  8. Ann G.

    June 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I thought his job as a pastor was to bring those that are sinners into the church and help them change. This is why young people do not go to church nor respect the man in the pulpit! He is not doing the work of God but the work of the devil!

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