Preachers of LA: Staying True to You

Last night’s episode of Preachers of LA, “Staying True to You,”  struck a chord among Christians and Black Twitter. Preachers getting tattoos, using the pulpit to put people on blast, and the weirdness of Bishop McClendon.

Bishop Gibson Has Me Feeling Some Type of Way and It Isn’t Good

Bishop Gibson used to be my favorite preacher on the show, but I’m beginning to believe he suffers from pride and a major identity crisis. In last night’s episode he used the pulpit to call out a few members who didn’t vote for him to be on the C.O.G.I.C. board. “I got about 3 haters in this section” were his exact words. Sir, no one could care less about you being on the board, but why are you using the Lord’s platform to seek revenge? I can’t. Also, did anyone else find it strange to hear him say he’d get a tattoo to attract the young people to him? Dear Bishop Gibson, you don’t have to carry a gun and get a tattoo to attract the thugs and young people to YOU. Simply be a light that will attract them to CHRIST. Geez.

(Yawn) Bishop McClendon and his Family Are Still Boring

Why is Bishop McClendon on the show again? No one knows his wife’s name. She never talks. His hair is too glossy. I think I saw him wearing a charm bracelet yesterday. He’s just weird. However, his son can sing. He better use this platform for something.

Getting “Tatted Up”

Pastor Jay is usually safe and predictable. Him and his wife are drama-free, and have developed a positive rapport among viewers. However, last night changed everything. Pastor Jay turned necks and started a huge debate among Christians and Black Twitter by getting a tattoo on last night’s episode. Not only did he get a tattoo, but his actions seemed to influence Pastor Chaney into considering a tattoo, which is clearly against his wife Myesha’s beliefs:

“If I can get a tattoo, then maybe I can get drunk, or maybe I can have sex too.” -Myesha Chaney-

First Lady Myesha clearly equates tattoos with sin. Okay, here we go. Leviticus 19:28 says “Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am Jehovah”. This is why many Christians believe tattoos are a sin. However, the verse right before this (Leviticus 19:27) says “You shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard”, which is basically saying you shouldn’t cut your hair or shave. So is that a sin as well?

I was kind of sad that Deitrick Haddon and Bishop Jones weren’t in last nights episode. If you ask me, they’re the ones who make the show. Oh well, there’s always next week. Catch me on twitter live tweeting the foolery. Same time, same place: @nikkiandthecity

YOUR TURN: What do you think? Is it a sin to get a tattoo? Should preachers get tattoos after they accept the calling?


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  • Jasmine

    I dont think it is a sin to get a tattoo but just be mindful of what you put on your body there is no need to put your name above your butt God calls us by name he knows who we are and some symbols are unnecessary. I have no tattoos and do not plan to have any but I dont judge others, I disagree on Bishop Gibson he is true to himself he should have expressed how he felt it was very appropriate he is fulfilling his calling and he is still human a lot of folks expect our pastors to be without flaw the only man without flaw is our father above, our ministers are just the messengers they come in all different packages and forms. Enjoyed this reading !