I recently read that Actor, Producer, Screen Writer Tyler Perry is expecting a baby. WOOHOO! Well God Bless him!
So let me tell you why this news is upsetting so many people.
Well people are saying that he should practice what he preaches. People are saying that if he is truly a man of God, as he says he should not be having a child out of wedlock. People are saying that his "ministry" talks about not having sex until you are married, and the comments or remarks go on and on. I read these and similar comments from a post of the article which was posted on Yolanda Adams morning show page. You can read the article for yourself HERE.
So this is my issue... and mind you a lot of these comments are coming from Christians who are quoting scriptures saying how wrong he is. So my position is this... THAT IS NOT YOUR BUSINESS!
"WE" (and I use we as a general term), we are so caught up in the "celebrity" that we are overlooking the "man". Tyler Perry NEVER said he was a PASTOR, PREACHER, or Man of the cloth. He is NOT a gospel singer, nor does he work in or represent a church. Tyler Perry is an ACTOR, MOVIE PRODUCER, SCREEN WRITER, and maybe even a MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER. So what, he has been seen with preachers, so what he prayed for Bishop Jakes, SO WHAT!
People have put this man up on a pedestal, People have made him out to be something other than a human being, People have decided that because he talks about God in his movies and plays, and because he speaks truths sometimes, than he should be held to the standard of a preacher.
WOW! So have YOU ever prayed for someone? I have. Have YOU ever talked to someone about life and said words that really moved, changed, or impacted them? I have. Does THAT make you a preacher? NO! I am a regular, ordinary, everyday person. I sometimes curse, I sometimes drink wine, I listen to a wide variety of music, I even watch movies that sometimes contain sex, or immoral behaviors. BUT I also have a relationship with God. I pray, I read my bible, and I try to live my life in a way that God would be pleased (But there are times when I fall way short)!
My question is, why do you care so much abut Tyler Perry's private life??? It has absolutely nothing to do with you. Ultimately everything Mr. Perry does is between him and GOD. And when you say, "I'm NOT Judging him, I'm just stating the facts" you really are judging him.
Stop comparing celebrities to preachers, Stop putting people on pedestals and then getting mad if they fall off in your eyes.
GET YOUR OWN LIFE AND LIVE IT!
As for Mr. Perry, Congratulations & welcome to parenthood!
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