Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pray about Bishop Eddie Long?

T.D. Jakes advices that we pray about Bishop Eddie Long.

“You can’t make great decisions with poor information. Until you can separate facts from conjecture, there is nothing to say,” the charismatic Dallas preacher added…

….In the meantime, Jakes said "Christians should just pray” and know that once everything is said and done, “God will give the victory.”

The best advice a leading black pastor can give to his flock is pray about it? The situation demands actual guidance. It demands a conversation. Jakes all but told his flock to shut up. I don’t get it. How is this helpful? It’s not like we should condemn Long as guilty, but his case raises serious questions about homophobic pastors and their unethical practices. That at least should be a topic of discussion for all Christians. How Long handles the scandal is an important discussion item because it reflects on his character. Instead of talking about these issues Jakes demands we pray and refuses to raise the issues himself. This makes him a coward in my book.