Pastor Jamal Bryant Responds To Criticism For Preaching “These Hoes Ain’t Loyal”

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Pastor Jamal H. Bryant of the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore has caused quite the stir amongst religious and non-religious people because he said “These Hoes Ain’t Loyal” during a recent sermon.

The pastor used the lyrics from the popular Chris Brown song “Loyal” in the “I’m My Enemies Worst Nightmare” sermon where he preached about Pontius Pilate, the man best known as the judge at the trial of Jesus, and the man who authorized his crucifixion.

“Every sister elbow another sister and say, ‘He should have listened.’ Every brother tap another brother and say, ‘I should have listened to her.'” He continued, “Old saints, y’all forgive me, but I gotta tell you. These hoes ain’t loyal!”

The congregation did not seem to take issue to the use of the lyrics in the pulpit, as they stood, cheered and clapped for the pastor.

Others were not so cheerful about the pastor’s message, commenting that the use of a word that is not only derogatory, but also misogynistic has no place in the pulpit.

Since the heavy criticism, the pastor has come to his own defense via Twitter citing that many people did not get the full context of his sermon.

“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,” he tweeted.

He also retweeted the positive responses to his sermon. One twitter user commented, “Love this sermon! Girls with a dream, become women with a vision.”

Views of whether the message was appropriate, or not, differ; you can listen for yourself below.

(Pastor says these hoes ain’t loyal at around 18:00 minutes into the sermon)

 (Photo Credit: Twitter)