July 6, 2017
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For some, Pastor John Gray is a fan-favorite in the religious sector and for others, well, let’s just say they often don’t agree with his very honest, very assertive way of teaching.
While at MegaFest in Dallas over the weekend, Pastor Gray caught a ton of criticism for his views on wives seeking validation from their husbands. During First Lady Serita Jakes‘ Girl Talk session. he said, “the bills are paid, the kids are covered, I’ve prayed over you, now handle your business, so we can have a nice night,”
The clip has since gone viral, spawning conversation on if women should seek approval from men. Watch below.
Gray took to Instagram to explain his thoughts in more detail after receiving backlash for his comments.
“I wanted to add context to the video that’s been posted. It’s very interesting to me how fast some in the church are ready to vilify and judge something without proper context,” Gray explained. “I was a part of a panel of men who offered perspective during the Girl Talk panel hosted by First Lady Serita Jakes and her daughters. The question was posed to the men as to whether or not women should need the validation of a man, particularly wives.”
“My response was that wives MAY want to work, but there are times when some don’t want to HAVE to work. As a husband it is my honor to give my wife the best that I have. And most husbands would say the same,” he added. “This SHORT clip is designed to get people to go to see the entire conversation. But I’ve noticed how fast things get taken out context, which is what some people want to do anyway. Some people want to disqualify you from the public discourse because they never liked me anyway. Doesn’t change what God is doing in my life. But responsibility says to offer clear context to the video which I neither edited or saw before it was sent out.”
Echoing her husband’s sentiments, Gray’s wife Aventer also had a message for “religious boxy people.”
TELL US: What do you think? Do you agree with the Gray’s views?