Bishop T.D. Jakes Speaks Out About Son’s Gay Sex Arrest

***FULL TEXT of BISHOP TD JAKES STATEMENT regarding SON’S ARREST***

As parents, we occasionally feel that our children do not live up to our highest and best ideals. When they do not, we don’t diminish our love for them as recompense for our disapproval. Like our children, we also are not infallible nor do we profess to be. Our now adult son Jermaine is 29, but when he was at home he was a recipient of correction, compassion and wise counsel. We hope that the light of what we believe will guide him through times of contradiction and moments of concern as he continues to mature.

In spite of the family pain we feel from this unfortunate situation, it has given us a chance to show him the same help, support, and restorative grace for which our family and church is noted. Through our ministry at The Potter’s House, as well as our own home, we have for years offered help in the time of need to all adults, our five children and other people’s children.

It is in moments like these that I am so grateful that we do not preach that we are the solution, but we look to Christ for resolution. So then, as a very human family with real issues, like many other people, we will draw from the same well of grace to which we have led others to drink and be refreshed.

Bishop T.D. Jakes

Comments

  1. Bill says

    Yeah, look where all that “corrective compassion” got you Bishop Blowhard. Now you offer “restorative grace” – what is all this bullsh*t “Christian” gobbledygook? Your son is messed-up – largely due to your “corrective compassion.” HE’S GAY – let him live his life the way God in her wisdom created him and stop forcing people to fit into your tight, bigoted, unloving, unmerciful, UNCHRISTIAN worldview.

  2. CJ says

    Nice. It never occurred to T.D. Jakes that perhaps his son wanted to be caught as an open cry for help. Instead of throwing him an olive branch, he pushes him further away. Don’t you love religion? Don’t you love how religion teaches love, forgiveness and compassion? Oh, wait, by bad.

  3. says

    I believe T.D. Jakes is the Bishop who is always on the Dr. Phil show giving his “sound” advice. He’s sort of the “Dr.Phil” to Dr. Phil, as Dr. Phil was to Oprah on her show.

  4. Jimmyboyo says

    Oh great

    The poor guy is gonna end up even more mentally and emotionally F’d up than he already is due to his religious nut parents

  5. MAJeff says

    ***let him live his life the way God in her wisdom created him and stop forcing people to fit into your tight, bigoted, unloving, unmerciful, UNCHRISTIAN worldview.***

    That tight, bigoted, unloving and unmerciful attitude is a VERY christian worldview.

  6. Yeek says

    Mr. Jakes speaks well and offers many great, moving turns of phrase. I guess I just think the reality of Christian behavior so often fails to live up to their rhetoric.

    I feel sorry for that young man, but even sorrier if he turns to his family for help – they are ultimately more interested in hiding his homosexuality than anything else, most likely.

  7. Jack M says

    So if you show a cop your peter you get redemptive grace shown to you? Interesting. And what a nice dad, he sure cut his son loose without any hesitation. No wonder the lad has issues.

  8. says

    I participated in a panel on same-gender marriage in Plano, TX with this guy. He is the preacher who runs around proclaiming “don’t compare your sin with my skin”. Complaining about LGBT rights/issues seems to be one of his favorite topics. Hopefully at a minimum this will severely curtail his public comments about LGBT issues.

  9. Keith says

    Ghandi said it best: “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”

  10. Ben says

    I’ll admit, I had little sympathy for his son in the aftermath of his arrest and the public scrutiny. After all, he was waving his wang at cops in a public park. A major DUH.

    But reading this statement…sad. It’s a wonder the guy is only trying to freak in the bushes and hasn’t already killed himself. It’s garbage like that spewed by Mr Jakes that leads to so many gay youth committing or attempting suicide, to ending up on drugs or drink, and worse.

    Yes, those youth make those bad decisions, but the why behind those decisions should never be ignored….

  11. FunMe says

    When the Reverend, a so called Christian, fails to be Christ-like, we pretty much know he’s another HOMOPHOBIC, bigot, & discriminating straight man.

    He to work on the true lessons of Christ (Love and compassion) and stop telling others know how they should live.

    KARMA always does come back and bite you in the a**.

  12. Olive Yurdich says

    T.D. Jakes need only read Deuteronomy 21:18-21 to solve his problems.

    The LORD is a jealous and avenging God. Suck no cock other than the LORD’s.

  13. Randall says

    If only Jermaine Jakes had introduced his pastor father to a boyfriend, this story would have a different ending. Parents (even a pastor) can be guided toward acceptance and they can change their views; mine sure did. Think about Dick Cheney and his out lesbian daughter, Mary.

    Jacking off in the bushes is a valid way of expressing oneself sexually (public sex, yes I’ve done that too, the park, the toilet, the abandoned subway platform, the gym, etc.) but I imagine bringing a partner home to meet your parents is a better way of starting a dialogue. I hope that Jermaine can find support from his local gay community and get it together for himself. He’s a 29 year old adult, after all.

  14. Dee says

    This statement is truly sad for the Christian Community and the secular community. It is bringing light to what really goes on in the church. Bishop Jakes probably does not want the story to bring light to his own questionable lifestyle. You see, he said he would not hire a person with an active lifestyle. This is typical down low language. Active means Open!!!

  15. 1mo says

    All of the previous comments are very disrespectful and shows what type of upbringing you come from. Bishop Jakes has and always have been honest with this life. He said that he and his wife are not perfect. They raised their children the way the bible instructed. With love and correction. The Lord gave children parents to be taught and guided through life until they are old enough. Bishop Jakes’ son made the decision to do what he did. Bishop Jakes simply stated that they still love their son but not what he chooses to do. There is a distinct difference. If he had done or said differently, you all would have called him a hypocrit for preaching something different for others and not meaning it for his own son. You all need to be very careful of making fun of God’s people. Not man, but the bible says “touch not mine anointed…”. I am paraphrasing but it is better not to say something if you do not know what you are talking about. There are radical hatemongers that are haters against homosexual people and claim they are doing it in the name of the Lord, but Bishop Jakes is not one of them. If you as homosexuals do not like to be catagorized and easy and people who spread diseases (you know what I mean), then stop doing to Christians what have been done (unjustly) to you.

    Bishop Jakes is one of the finest pastors I know. I will listen to his counsel as long as he follows the bible. Be careful of the things you say because the seeds that you sow even in speech will come back to you in a harvest.

  16. ROFL says

    Yeah, be careful, or else Allah or Zeus or God or Mohammad or Xenu or Raptor Jesus will totally slaughter you and throw you into an eternal lake of napalm for talking about HIS CHOSEN PEOPLE WITH A MISGUIDED INFLATED VIEW OF THEMSELVES.

    Please take that holier-than-thou fuckshit somewhere else. You’re no different than anybody, regardless of what your MAN-MADE bible tells you. Guess what, DEE? What if YOU’RE wrong and you havent been honoring the teachings of Mohammad as the Koran instructs you to do? Forsaking Islamic beliefs will only land you in a vat of burning oil for all eternity. You’d better decide which side is right before its too late!

  17. DM says

    What do you think that Christ like really is? Jesus loved the sinner and not the sin. When He spoke to the woman at the well, He did not say that what she was doing was ok, but He loved her and showed her a way out of her sin. I know that everything today is measured by political correctness but Jesus made sure that the views of His day were always challenged. He was politically incorrect! But He changed the world. He stopped and started the world! No, there are none perfect but Him, but that does not mean that we all just ignore sin. WE call it what it is and we love those that are bound by satan and his devices and we help them find a way out. That is what a Christian does!

  18. LINDA says

    BISHOP I LOVE you and your family and i am praying your family Mrs jakes be strong and continue to hold your head up high you are a praying woman of GOD continue to pray because the devil is busy and a liarand a loser but God will prevail be blessed….

  19. A man of faith says

    Some of the anti-Christian comments made here are probably made out of ignorance. How ignorant they are God only knows.
    All….All have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
    Me, and you, and each one of the hateful responses towards Christians. Some of you must have never, I mean never read the bible before. Before pointing out all that other’s have done wrong each one of us will still have to come before the throne of a Holy God. None of us are justified either. No not one of us.
    We all deserve punishment. However, God made a way out through repentence, and living for Him not just self. Jesus said I am the way, the truth, and the light. No one can come to the father except through me. I’m hoping any one who has blogged or read this will come to the truth. The truth of the saving knowledge of Jesus. Instead of being so judgemental and wicked.

  20. Jason says

    Bishop Jakes son Jermaine has been a faggot for years, he has molested men at The Potters House Church. One guy said that Bishop Jakes son Jermaine harrassed him sexually so much that the guy had to leave and go to another church. In addition, to that the same son Jermaine, has been seen all over the city of Dallas wearing, capri pants, that women wear, and wearing a man purse, with earrings, on the verge of looking transexual. He has been parading hisself all over Dallas, in this fashion for many years and now Bishop Jakes issues a statement, because his sons lifestyle can no longer be ignored. It seems to me that God has extended his grace over the years. And, now God has pulled his Grace, back to expose and show the world that TD Jakes, Preacher and entertainer want to be, has lost his focus for ministry. And like Eli’s children, Hopni and Phinnas, Jakes, 13 yr old pregnant daughter now 21, and 29 year old gay son are not fit to be in the church God, and God’s final judgement will be the total demise of the TD Jakes empire.

  21. PAMELA says

    Bishop Jakes, my mentor and brother in Christ, I will always stand in the gap for you and your family. In my down times I watched you every morning on TBN and your teaching brought restoration to my life. FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY I AM ALWAYS PRAYER. GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME

  22. ABRONDA says

    BISHOP JAKES I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER I HAVE NOTHING BUT A SOULY DIVINE LOVE FOR YOU..I NEVER MET YOU IN PERSON I WAS IN LABOR WHEN YOU PREACH AT THE TEMPLE OF PRAISE..I BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 08…I KNOW THAT YOU AND BISHOP STAPLES ARE A MAN OF GOD…I ASK GOD TO REBUKE EVERY DEMONIC SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS WHO COMMENT ON BISHOP T.D JAKES NEWS FLASH…JAKES YOU GAIN MORE HATERS…THAT MEAN YOUR A GOING TO BE ELEVATED EVERY SECOND YOU BREAVE….EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS….NO BODY OF THIS WORLD IS PERFECT….YOU ARE SO SOAK IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS THAT SATAN IS STEAMING MAD THAT HE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GLORY..ITS A TESTIMONY COMING FOR MY BROTHER JERMAINE……..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE TEMPLE….

  23. ABRONDA says

    BISHOP JAKES I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER I HAVE NOTHING BUT A SOULY DIVINE LOVE FOR YOU..I NEVER MET YOU IN PERSON I WAS IN LABOR WHEN YOU PREACH AT THE TEMPLE OF PRAISE..I BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 08…I KNOW THAT YOU AND BISHOP STAPLES ARE A MAN OF GOD…I ASK GOD TO REBUKE EVERY DEMONIC SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS WHO COMMENT ON BISHOP T.D JAKES NEWS FLASH…JAKES YOU GAIN MORE HATERS…THAT MEAN YOUR A GOING TO BE ELEVATED EVERY SECOND YOU BREAVE….EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS….NO BODY OF THIS WORLD IS PERFECT….YOU ARE SO SOAK IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS THAT SATAN IS STEAMING MAD THAT HE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GLORY..ITS A TESTIMONY COMING FOR MY BROTHER JERMAINE……..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE TEMPLE….

  24. ABRONDA says

    BISHOP JAKES I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER I HAVE NOTHING BUT A SOULY DIVINE LOVE FOR YOU..I NEVER MET YOU IN PERSON I WAS IN LABOR WHEN YOU PREACH AT THE TEMPLE OF PRAISE..I BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 08…I KNOW THAT YOU AND BISHOP STAPLES ARE A MAN OF GOD…I ASK GOD TO REBUKE EVERY DEMONIC SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS WHO COMMENT ON BISHOP T.D JAKES NEWS FLASH…JAKES YOU GAIN MORE HATERS…THAT MEAN YOUR A GOING TO BE ELEVATED EVERY SECOND YOU BREAVE….EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS….NO BODY OF THIS WORLD IS PERFECT….YOU ARE SO SOAK IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS THAT SATAN IS STEAMING MAD THAT HE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GLORY..ITS A TESTIMONY COMING FOR MY BROTHER JERMAINE……..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE TEMPLE….

  25. ABRONDA says

    BISHOP JAKES I AM YOUR SPIRITUAL DAUGHTER I HAVE NOTHING BUT A SOULY DIVINE LOVE FOR YOU..I NEVER MET YOU IN PERSON I WAS IN LABOR WHEN YOU PREACH AT THE TEMPLE OF PRAISE..I BEEN A MEMBER SINCE 08…I KNOW THAT YOU AND BISHOP STAPLES ARE A MAN OF GOD…I ASK GOD TO REBUKE EVERY DEMONIC SPIRIT IN THE NAME OF JESUS WHO COMMENT ON BISHOP T.D JAKES NEWS FLASH…JAKES YOU GAIN MORE HATERS…THAT MEAN YOUR A GOING TO BE ELEVATED EVERY SECOND YOU BREAVE….EVERYBODY GOES THROUGH TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS….NO BODY OF THIS WORLD IS PERFECT….YOU ARE SO SOAK IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS THAT SATAN IS STEAMING MAD THAT HE TRYING TO TAKE AWAY YOUR GLORY..ITS A TESTIMONY COMING FOR MY BROTHER JERMAINE……..CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU AT THE TEMPLE….

  26. Lora says

    The blood of Jesus is against all you Christ-haters. You are dangerous to our world and to our youth. It was probably one of you who messed up this church child.
    Why are you homosexuals so angry and bitter? Do you not like who you are and what you say your god made you to be? You want people to accept you and not speak against you, but at the same time you speak so irreverently of others. What hypocrites you are!

  27. Eddie says

    I’ll be the first to say, I’m a 27 year old male, that has struggled with homosexuality for many years. However I’ve come to the conclusion that no matter what, I can’t allow my feeling or emotions to dicate my life. At the end of the day I believe the word of God does not lie. If God tells us same sex relations is a sin and at the end of it all leads to destruction, then forget how I feel. I must take up my cross and follow Christ. However the gay and lesbian community is always preaching tolerance, but the truth of the matter is they are the least tolerant of all. Bishop Jakes was’nt in that park, his son was, just like I was in many parks, subways, gyms for many year of my life. Why are they attacking the Bishop, you would think the gay and lesbian community would feel sympothy for Jermaine, however they dont even care about him all they care about is attacking his father, at the end of it all Christ loves you if your gay, straight, black or white, what he does’nt like is sin and homosexuality is sin. I can say that because I know how it is the have strong desires for the opposite sex, I would’nt be surprised if I was attacked next and I love the gay community with the love of Christ.

  28. JaeO says

    It is very sad to hear the voices of ignorance and hate that are presented on this website. What Bishop Jakes said was extremely loving and right. First off the bible clearly speaks against homosexuality. IT IS A SIN! Just like fornication, lying, stealing, murder and all other sins. Jakes is not speaking hatefully against it. He is speaking fervently and lovingly for those who our broken by it to come home. We as christians are so sorry that you all hate christ followers like gay bashers hate you. But we are taught to love you still. So I do. I love all of you. Its just the ignorance that I dislike. Btw it is very comforting to hear the voices of christians defending a leader in Christ and standing up for what is soley right. At first I thought this was a rest haven for christian persecuters. And for one to say the only christian died on a cross must not have known that he in fact was a jew naturally but spiritually was the son of God and thus the bridge for the gentile to cross from sin to eternal life. Christianity is not a secret nor an exclusive society or social group. It is an open door to the love of God. All you have to do is shed hate and sin and take part in Gods inexhaustible love and grace. Any and everyone has that right. Even gays. Yet the bible says “shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? By no means.” Which just means, “you are saved. Sin no more!” I’ll be praying for you all. Please love even when not loved, love.

  29. says

    Let us all stand together and pray for Bishop TD Jakes and his family as he has prayed for us for many many years.

    Let’s not judge anyone for the Almighty God is the judge of us all.

    God bless you
    nowfaithbeejay

  30. says

    For how long will people continue to talk about things they don’t know? who even made them a judge over God’s people? It has been proven many times that parents give birth to their children and not their character. Moreover, the servant of God is praying for God’s grace to be shown unto his son.Who then is still criticizing God’s servant? I please beg all those folks to stop accusing the servant of God. But even though they don’t,God will still continue to use his servant tremendously. That wont even stop me and many others from listening to his wealth of wisdom. Keep talking about him, but I tell you, if the lord should mark iniquity, none shall stand. including the folks throwing stones at God’s servant.Stop it now because God determines whom he will show mercy and forgiveness to and not you.

  31. Neeko N McColley says

    i beleive that GOD is faithful and He will work this whole thing out no matter what the world says. I was once in a lesbian reationship for two years and I was tormented the whole time. You see no matter how we make excuses and get gay support it still goes against GOD’s commandments and when you do that there’s a price to pay. YES GOD loves the person who lives the homesexual lifestyle but he doesn’t like the lifestyle. In fact it is an ambomination to HIM. GOD will have the last say when its all said and done. I can guarantee you that many homesexuals that died that way are in hell burning for eternity just because they allowed satan and their desires lure them from the will of GOD. You don’t have to agree because GOD reigns and HIS WORD lasts forever, no matter who agrees or likes it! READ YOUR BIBLE STUDY IT AND APPLY IT TO YOUR LIFE!

  32. maria says

    It seems to me that the voices here are so happy for an excuse to convince themselves and justify there own negative choices. Being a pastor does’nt garantee that your children will be saints but with prayer and supplication and all that jermaine’s dad taught him about gods word, he will find his way back like the prodigal son. And whatever the devil meant for evil god will make it right. so people, don’t jump ahead of yourselves, jermaine is 29 and we all will have to answer to god on judgement day for our own actions and not our neighbour’s

  33. maria says

    Bishop Jakes is a man of God, and God spoke against homosexuality in his word (romans 1:20-32) So as a representative of God he cannot condone negative choices of behaviors and still preach Gods word. He has to stand firm in what he beleives and trust that god will make it right. Do not be deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. (galations 6:7-8)

  34. La Rhonda Stewart says

    I would like to encourage the Jakes family. For whatever a man soweth that shall reap. You have been one of God’s vessels who have encouraged others to look to the hill during the storms we have faced down through the years. I come in the Name of Jesus to let you know that people all over the world are covering you and family. This is a personal attack from the devil but he want prevail. For the Blood still speaks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  35. dominic obadiah says

    TD jakes you are ma spiritual mentor.
    Here in Africa,Kenya we pray for you.
    All things work for good.
    Its men of God who are tempted en persecuted.
    Stand en hold firm to the truth.
    The devil is a lie,a looser and a blander.
    To God almighty be the glory forever and ever
    Amen.

  36. Minister Corder says

    The best thing to do is to pray for him and not talk about him. The bible says that he who is without sin cast the first stone. We are to hate the sin and not the sinner. God is a forgiving God and he can change anything and anybody. Prayer changes things.

  37. Lorraine says

    Prodical sons and daughters will always exist, and loving, caring fathers will forgive them, as Our Loving Father forgives us.

  38. Victoria says

    Its so amazing when unbelievers always looking for ministers,and men ,and women of god to fall , but the beauty of it all is we still connected to the throne of grace , and mercy,and his son sins is not on him I pray for his son as well as I pray for all the devils that are passing judgement, know that God is always into redeming, so only the lost souls don’t understand, I pray you find God and know that he hears a sinner prayer ,pray for anyone broken and not talk about them.

  39. i zi says

    dear bishop, you have been busy depopulating the kingdom of darkness and satan wont give up without a fight and distraction. dont be discouraged but keep on doing the good work. all the misguided comments above are full of hate, but we must rise above hatred and respond in love. that was how Jesus Christ overcame satan.

  40. andre says

    Bishop I know that this is a tough time for you and your family but God is going to use your son Jermaine in a mighty way. the work of Jesus has already began in his life, but we can’t see it as yet.

  41. Chan Scott says

    I thank God for bishop Jakes. The devil would use anything he could to bring him down. even loved ones. The same goes for all christians. Jesus Christ died for all the sins of the whole world.

  42. Kynah says

    Bishop TD Jakes…you are truley one of my greatest inspirations…we as brothers and sisters in Christ all over the world will be praying for you and your family…that the stregnth of God will be with ya’ll through this trial…Matt5:12:’rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you’…i believ there is a great reward coming your way stand strong brother…God will never leave you nor forsake you..i’m a pastors child myself and yes it is hard at times but through all my test & trials i LOVE CHRIST and continuously look to HIM and because of that everything just becomes PURE JOY to me knowing that Christ is always with me..Much Love God Bless:) stay strong BISHOP TD.JAKES

  43. Jennifer Black says

    Why everyone trying to blame everthing on God meaning God made us that way, not true if you go back to Genesis and read what really happen in garden when
    Adam and Eve was there. Pay attention Gen:3:1-24.Because of the serpent the trickster:meaning the devil. Because of Adam and Eve disobedient that when every type sin birth out on earth i want you know God never wanted us to know any thing about evil. So that why we battle with good and evil.

  44. Rob says

    Wow I’m always amazed at how deviant people like gays are so hateful and immediately attempt to character assassinate anybody that disagrees with their twisted life style. It’s the sooooo in your face attitude that gets so old and annoying. I don’t care which lifestyle anybody chooses and what odd acts they choose to act out in the privacy of their own home. Just don’t do it in public – heterosexual or not. Can we just keep our private lives and choices private?

  45. tucker says

    Just like celebrities, we prop up preachers as “God-like” and figure that just because they are in the public eye they ought to be PERFECT. In this case, unlike other cases involving some mainstream preachers, the preacher himself did not directly involve himself in wrong doing but instead was the victim of humiliation through a child’s act.

    While no one can accurately state and rate the level of quality in parenthood the pastor displayed to his child, one can conclude that the actions of the child were WRONG and BROKE THE LAW, thus, the child should be prosecuted.

    In this case, I don’t think it’s either fair or justified to blame the pastor for this incident unless one can properly point to delinquency on his part of being a parent. Coming from a black perspective, this was a black father that seemingly WAS involved in his child’s life, which is a great thing to hear compared to the high rate of father-less black households. I come from one of them.

    All of the comments above blaming the pastor or shaming the pastor, in my opinion, lack merit unless one can point to a lack of parenting quality that the pastor displayed while raising this individual. If none of you can point to such low quality, the only logical stance to take on this matter is that you had a young adult male that made bad choices on THEIR OWN that resulted in their OWN prosecution. If you break the law you pay the price, no matter WHOSE child you are.

    As a side note, being gay or straight has nothing to do with this prosecution. The sexual make-up of the individual was not the basis of his arrest but instead was based mostly on that individual’s decision of indecent exposure.

  46. Larryhorse713 says

    I just love the “agree with what I agree with or else you’re a bigot” doctrine. Do you want to see a true bigot? The folks who’d grab you and string you up or shoot up your household are the bigots. The racist cops who teargassed my uncle’s house (he was 60 years old and it was the wrong house) and shot him up with his hands in the air (some of his fingers were shot off) in Arkansas were bigots. Because we hold varying opinions about homosexuality, divorce or Christianity does NOT make you or I a bigot.

  47. ladybug says

    I agree with the Bishop, mainly on this note in the bible God said homosexuality is an abomonation in his eyesight. And you can not argue with the word of God.

  48. SkepticalCicada says

    The chickens of his bigotry have come home to roost. Instead of his son finding a life partner, marrying, and having a normal life, Jakes’ bigotry has put his son on a closet spiral into anonymous public sex and indecency. This dumb bigot should wake up.

  49. Jimmi says

    Jakes is just a money grubbing hack. No compassion or mercy. No wonder his son has turned out this way.

  50. Mpetshwa Simcelile James says

    Be strong and face the devil, You already won this battle, I don’t care what ever type of antichrist designed by devil can say. The only thing is that, the fire is hot enough for them. I silence them right now in the Name of JESUS CHRIST. I encourage you(mom & dad), always trust in the LORD.

  51. victor says

    Well i read a few comments by others castigating TD JAKES and the church. its good for all men to know that while parents must do all they can to mold their children up in the right way every child still has a choice in the long run. do you remember Lucifer who is now the devil or Jesus Christ and Judas. If you point a hand at someone someday others will point at you. Good children have evolved from very dysfunctional homes. Why is that? its choice.Judas and peter along with other diciplrs of Jesus were tempted equally to go the wrong way but Judas fell flat so did lucifer(now devil) fall from heaven without the kind of temptations and conditions on earth today. Adam and Eve fell from bliss because they were not content with all they had (the whole earth). dont blame nobody juct as God would act. Extend a hand of love and grace as JESUS did to Mary magdalene, Zacheus, the dieing thief on the cross, saul who became paul etc. A thief yesterday or today may become a saint tommorow. Adiues!

  52. Evang lisa Williams ford says

    As being a pastor’s daughter,we have felt the heat but we had a prayng father and praying mother.the words that we prayed everday was and still is were looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith he never saw the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging bread.just keep the faith and hold on everything will be alright we have you and your family in our prayers whatever you do continue to fast and pray because we learned tough times and trying times don’t last saved and santified filled with the precious gift of the holy ghost we have power to overcome everthing that is not like god.be blessed

  53. Barbara says

    A lot of these comments are so sad to read, as it shows the despair so many of these people are in. The commenters who so vengefully attacked Mr. Jakes over how he handled the issue with his son seem to have so much resentment and anger toward anything remotely connected to God and what’s morally right. Sadly, that’s testimony to where they’re at in their own lives. Everyone’s going to be accountable for their own actions, but bottom line is, God gave us commandments to live by and there’s no distorting or getting away from that. Just because a person chooses to live their life immorally, they can’t twist things around to make that immoral practice alright. I fear where our society is headed with all of the misguidance out there about what’s okay to do. We better line our lives up with how God has told us how to live.

  54. ebere says

    he is an adult the same word you preach that brings others to the feet of jesus you have preached to him also he has made his choice all you owe him now is prayers but pls dont let all these to ditract you for we are not ignorant of the devices of the devil. so keep preaching bishop we shall keep upholding you in prayers not even this can stop the gospel the devil should try something else for this isn’t working.

  55. jonny says

    how is this man just gay and let him live his life?He was masterbating in a public park in front of undercover officers.The man is nothing short of a very sick minded perverted person!!!

  56. Joy says

    This is a private matter that should be handled privately. All of us as parents only hope our children make good choices. However we are not responsible for the choices they make. God bless them and give them wisdom as they handle this private matter.

  57. dee says

    how sad that the average person has deceived themselves into thinking that God changes His mind and now will accept homosexuality. the fact remains that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. His laws don’t change. Homosexuality IS A SIN! if td jakes allows this MAN to live under his roof, he may create more havoc in the family. this young man knows the gospel and is being fooled by the DEVIL.

  58. ella says

    it just shows’that you bishop jake is living for the lord for the bible says’that many are the affictions of the rightous but the lord shall diliver us out of them all.I love your stand.your son is coming out with a great testimony.GOD IS GOING TO TURN IT AROUND.GLORY GLORY GLORY.IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

  59. TryHarder says

    Wonderful statement by Bishop T.D. Jakes.

    I was actually trying to locate an article about this situation and was led to this site.

    I find it interesting how so many homosexuals and their supporters on the comment section of this site accuse Jakes of hatred and bigotry, then express some of the most intense hatred imaginable.

    This is clear hypocrisy on their part. Indeed the bigotry and lack of compassion suit the want to put on Jakes, is actually tailor made for them! LoL.

    Jakes’ loving, forgiving, prayerful, corrective and restorative approach is exactly what the Word of The Lord calls for.

    May the power of the Holy Spirit break the chains of sin in the life of Jakes’ son…with the loving arms of God waiting for his son’s return…with God’s help.

  60. ratbastard says

    You know….in Japan by far most hypocrites, pedophiles, and so on are at least nominally Buddhist because that’s the dominant faith in Japan.

    In Arab countries most hypocrites, rapist, pedophiles, and so on are at least nominally Muslim because that’s the dominant faith.

    In Israel most people guilty of bad behavior are at least nominally Jewish, because that’s the dominant faith.

    In some societies and sub-cultures where atheists and agnostics are numerous, you’ll corresponding find many people nominally agnostic or atheist guilty of bad behavior.

    In North America and Europe where Christianity is the dominant faith(s), you’ll find most guilty of bad behavior are nominally Christian.

  61. THE TRUTH HURTS says

    Do you sodomites think that TD Jakes actually gives a rats A$$ about your comments regarding his sons transgressions or his views on sodomy? Thats it, Damn anyone who disagrees with your perverted, disgusting, and unhealthy behavior.

  62. willie ansley says

    God your word says that we should not touch your annoited ones.I pray that these same people who are attacking the man of God will recieve you as there Lord and savior.I also pray that your grace and mercy will be shown to them.

  63. Rev. John Miller says

    Dear Bishop Jakes, I read the article regarding your son. I offer you my encouragement, love, and may your faith continue to grow by things of this nature in abundance. (We know that this is a satanic attack). I especially appreciate your statement “In spite of the family pain we feel from this situation, it has given us a chance to show him the same help, support, and restorative grace for which, our family and church is noted.” And you went on to state, “It is in moments like these that I am so grateful that we do not preach that we are the solution, but we look to CHRIST for solution.” Yes, Bishop keep on drawing from the same WELL of GRACE to which you have led sooooooooo many, many others to drink and be refreshed. God bless you, your son, your entire family, and your congregation of which you are shepherd is my personal prayer for all of you and all of us(the entire world). Keep your head up, do not stop teaching us the actual facts/commands of GOD’S WORD, we need it more today, than on yesterday.

  64. ELI says

    Yes Bishop Jakes please continue to preach the Bible’s holy word:

    Leviticus 19:20 = ” ‘If a man sleeps with a woman who is a slave girl promised to another man but who has not been ransomed or given her freedom, there must be due punishment. Yet they are not to be put to death, because she had not been freed.

    Leviticus 25:44 = ” ‘Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves.

    Ephesians 6:5 = Slaves, obey your earthly masters with respect and fear, and with sincerity of heart, just as you would obey Christ.

    Colossians 3:22 = Slaves, obey your earthly masters in everything; and do it, not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord.

    1 Timothy 6:1 = All who are under the yoke of slavery should consider their masters worthy of full respect, so that God’s name and our teaching may not be slandered.

    Titus 2:9 = Teach slaves to be subject to their masters in everything, to try to please them, not to talk back to them,

    1 Peter 2:18 = Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh.

  65. For Real says

    The Bible says, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm.” Like it or not, TD Jakes is believed to be a prophet of God. If he speaks what the Bible speaks and stands on the Bible, you can disagree if you like, but it is what it is.

    One of the reasons this world is in the shape it is in is because we go to great lengths to justify our sins. We often know things we do are not right, but we will make up an excuse to place us in the clear. If everything we did was right, Jesus would not have had to go to the cross for our sins.

    You all keep talking about how God is love and kind and gracious, and He is. If God love you, the LGBT community, are you so narrow minded to think that God does not love those who differ from you? You often speak about people not being tolerant of you and wanting everyone to accept you, but do you tolerate others and accept them?

  66. Debra Connelly says

    I would like to just add please do not judge only christ deterimine our judgement please just lift him up in prayer and thank God he is still on the thorn and their is stil time to get it right.we have to be so careful because the same God that loves me and you also loves him.He also said in his word that he would leave the 99 to find the one lost sheep.Be of good courage and know that Jesus is love.

  67. Dean says

    Maybe the lad wasn’t exposing himself as much as he was the rebellion against his upbringing. He is an adult, and he knew the risks of what he was doing in public. I don’t much care for his father’s interpretation; I would like to hear his son’s deeper thoughts on who he really is and what he wants.

  68. James says

    Pastor Jakes you are a servant of the living God of Isreal, and I beleive that our God is the God of his word that he said he will never leave you or your family, and nether will he forsake you all.Pastor,remember Isaiah 61 and that God is the Healer and that He restores that which the canker worm has eatern.Love and God bless

  69. evelyn says

    My heart goes to you Bishop Jakes. it is only those who have never had kids that will castigate you in this manner.Am a parent and i know that you can not follow your kids to every where they go to, neither can you make hundred percent decisions for them especially when they are grown ups. The enemy (satan) is only trying to taint your testimony. Keep praying and loving your son just as christ loves and forgives us despite our house load of sins. God bless you and your family.

  70. BLESSED AND HIGHLY FAVORED says

    In the name of Jesus’…I hear so much strong language from some of the homosexual men.. Most of the time you are always soooo negative. I think it’s because of your brokeness and because it is so against human nature and you obviously are struggling internally ( I have gay acquaintances that are LOVELY)…I do love you, being a saved woman from the Arts industry and with an 18 y.o. male cousin that is now a “queen” after being raised by 2 different aunts btween B’more and D.C. that are ministers from the Southern Baptist background.

    You guys making the nasty comments and including all other religions, just keep it simple, calm down and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE people to help the world and people to understand and have compassion pray to God on your Knees and help somebody. JUST STOP BEING SO CRITICAL…It’s ridiculous and LIFE IS JUST TOOO SHORT

    If people are ignorant help them to understand instead of being loud and wrong!

    Thank God nobody compared this to racism and civil rights because there is absolutely none.

    PRAY FOR EVERYBODY IN JESUS” mighty name.

    We belive because it works!!!!!HAVE FAITH….And because it is wriiten…No matter what…TRUST

    This is after much reading, studying, researching…

  71. Bryn kudzai tavaziva says

    Bishop keep up the good wrk.we want to drink 4rm the same wel n let him drnk from it too.He nvr fails n wl nt fail u.

  72. Blamegame! says

    The man is an adult! Bishop Jakes can not be held responsible for what his son does! So many of you hate Christians but will be tolerate any other sect. You hate Christians and judge them very harshly but the truth is you won’t pick up the cross of Jesus Christ. If you know so much teach the rest of us how to be Christians.

  73. Evelyn Kelley says

    I know this is old news, but I am just reading it.
    Bishop and his family are human like any other family. How many of us, for years and years, , that care for our children, cry ,scream, talk and pray to our kids about doing the right things, making right decisions. We all want the best for our kids. Once they are grown and decide to do all the things that we have been speaking against , all we can do is pray for salvation. Because TD Jakes is who he is, does not exclude him or his family from issues. They have to do what he teaches all people to do when they are going through, turn to, rely on stay focus on the prize. JESUS. FROM WHAT I just read, that is exactly what he and his wife are doing. Bishop, you and your family are in my prayers.

  74. dolores says

    i belieave you r human andthat the devil is mad at you for being a man of god i love you bother jakes my life would not be what it is iwatch you every sunday i love your message just love your son he has to answer to god not you you child realy is gods son keep your head up your a great man

  75. Sandra says

    Rily the world z coming 2 an end.the dayz of sodom & gomorah a back hw can pipo defnd evil & turn against é preaching of God rily the end z near .be ware.no 1 noz da day or da hr ò hz coming dnt wait 2 change 2moro.2day may b é day.

  76. MARGARET PRICE says

    PASTOR TD JAKES AND MRS JAKES AND FAMILY, BE ENCOURAGED. AS YOU SIT THINKING ABOUT ALL THIS MESS. REMEMBER WHAT YOU PREACHED TO ALL YOUR LISTENERS. YOU ALREADY KNEW SATAN WAS GOING TO COME AFTER YOU WITH BOTH FEET. YOU ARE BRINGING SOULS TO CHRIST, PREACHING THE POWERFUL WORD, HELPING LOTS OF PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE WORD, WHICH IS SAVING SOULS. SATAN IS MAD HE WAS GOING CRAZY TRYING TO FIND A WEAK LINK IN THE FAMILY THAT HAD A CRACK THAT HE COULD SLITHER IN. WE ALL HAVE BEEN THERE. KEEP PREACHING

  77. val says

    Bishop Jakes is preaching the word of God, his faith is tested with the problems that he faces within his family.
    Gay/lesbian community are always ready to bash anyone for their beliefs, Yes, I have a niece who’s a lesbian, I may not approve of her lifestyle but it doesn’t mean I love her any less than any other family member.

    Keep the faith for God is always good!!

  78. Sharon says

    Homosexuality is an abomination. Pick up your bibles and read. True Christians should uphold the law and teach others to do the same. you would not blatantly disrespect your parents so have respect for your Father in heaven the same as you would your earthly parents.

  79. Latasha says

    TD Jakes has always been a man of GOD to me regaurdless to what has been said none of u know that mans life and u cant judge him by his childrens actions cause all u gay people out there thats mad because he told u what thus said the LORD r just mad @ the wrong person cause he just the messenger and Joshua said,”Choose ye this day who u will serve,As for me and my house we will serve the LORD” and thats the choice that was made, The love for his son will never go away but when it comes makeing decison between GOD and my child ill choose the LORD as well cause just like i cant get my child into heaven his child sure cant get him into heaven with those ways satan will use anybody that allows that and thats just what those kids have allowed and when it comes to the judgment day they stand accountable for thier own sins and their parents shouldnt have to burdened because of their own sinful nature and u who think GOD made u gay just like everybody else that has sin in their life u better get rid of it cause just like Sodom and Gomorrah HE’s got a place for u too…..Stop living by the flesh and enjoying it and blaming ur pervertid ways on the Man Of GOD just cause he’s telling u the truth..The truth is the truth and GOD gave it to him to give to u..and u can except it or reject it but u should still give respect where it is do cause that man has never done anything but give yall what GOD gave him and as far as i can see his soul is well with the LORD

  80. PASTOR DAVID EGBODOR says

    For ALL I care, for all I know and for ALL I want to know, whenever satan deals a blow and expects “total victory” which is forever a mirage to him, and he discovers he is even getting farther from winning, he organises a seepfold of hell-bound, cohorts – to whom the Gospel will only look foolish forever – to slander God and His Elect here on earth. The devilish comments of those satan’s cohorts here stated are a clear proof that My Spiritual Father and Mentor, Bishop T. D. Jakes, is a man of God whom the devil can NEVER stop. No matter how hard he tries! God bless you, Sir. Shalom!

  81. Jon says

    All of these false men of God dirt is coming out.Even if it is through their families we have to be careful of how we discipline our congregations as leaders of the Gospel, when it comes down to Gayness and the lives that gays and lesbians live.These people are human beings and Americans and should be treated as such, the indirect hate that they ministers in authority spew about these people is appauuling and discusting.Well, the ball is now in your court and Mr.Jakes, and I guarantee you that you cant pray that spirit out of him,because if you could you would have.But then too you dont appear to be 100% heteoro yourself whats good for one is also good for the other. Look at your friend Eddie Long.We must also remember that religion is the power of suggestion and a mind is so easily to be persuaded.So as the good book say judgenot.

  82. Brenda says

    “”Let he without sin cast the first stone” . Oh, wait, I got another one, “Judge not lest ye be judged”.

  83. Martin Barawa says

    T.D.Jakes preaches the true gospel of Jesus C hrist.but remember he is humane.and his family faces the same challenges as any other.i love you bishop.

  84. Ben says

    Trust the negative critics to twist and change the meaning of Bishop Jakes’s words of Love, compassion and support for his own son without compromising his faith. Bishop Jakes, your Ministries have helped people all around the world and touched so many people with the word of our Lord and we pray for you, your family and for those people trying to do harm that they will seek the light of God. ‘Ecclesiasticcus 1, 25′ “In Wisdom’s treasuries there are learned sayings, but reverence for God is loathsome to the sinner.”

    Thank you Bishop Jakes for your teachings of the Lord and long may they continue. :)

  85. denise says

    May Our Lord and Savior JESUS CHRIST continue to BLESS U AND UR’S. Ur son belongs to Jesus and we ALL are going through tough times because we’re in the LAST DAYS. Be strong, IT’S ONLY A TEST! I’m praying for U and ur Family

  86. bukola says

    let the saint cast the first stone at bishop JAKES!
    EVEN GOD SAID ” I HAVE SET BEFORE YOU LIFE AND DEATH CHOOSE ” but He advises that we choose LIFE!
    Jermaine Jakes this experience is going to work for your GOOOD. AMEN

  87. alice says

    GOD BLESS BISHOP JAKES,AM A PASTOR’S DAUGHTER AND IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER WE TEND TO GO AGAINST THE DOCTERINES OF OUR LORD AND ALSO THE COUNSEL OF OYR PARENTS,BUT GOD IN HIS INFINITE MERCY BRINGS US BACK IN ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.THAT IS HOW GOD WILL RESTORE JERMAINE BACK TO HIMSELF.GOD BLESS YOU SIR.

  88. Michael Smith says

    I am saddened to hear for the first time the situation that T D Jakes has had to face regarding his children. I honour him as a man that desires to teach and lead by example and ministry. I believe with all my heart that the only reason we can get away with saying some of the things that have been said about God in the comments is because of the richness of God’s Grace. I would say to the Bishop, Keep preaching the truth, keep applying the truth because the truth sets men and women free. There are many that have found Christ through your ministry that have been delivered from every kind of sin. It is time for Christians to stand up for the Truth the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

  89. Jay says

    T.D. Jakes has a powerfully anointed ministry that encourages many people daily. Try to count the number of souls he has won to Christ. I am not surprised to find that he has his crosses to bear and that Satan would try to destroy this man’s ministry, starting with his own children. Stop your criticism and pray for Bishop Jakes and let the first one of you without sin cast a stone. It is shocking how many people fail to have mercy. Stop talking and maybe you will have more time to pray for Bishop and his family.

  90. andrea says

    Bless TD Jakes And family you are so Blessed in the word, No weapon Formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that rises up against you shall be condemned. Isaiah 54:17; for those who don’t know the truth God says, Touch not my anointed and do my prophet no harm. So hopefully you will one day know for yourselves Christ Jesus as your saviour, you are hold accountable for your own souls. TD Jakes family and ministries continue to be strong and Blessed, love you all, and God Bless you all.

  91. betty jones says

    You learn lots of stuff online. So Bishop Jakes has a gay son. Bishop, just pray that God will cure him of that illness!!!
    I would like for a christian person to attempt to answer this question. Why is Bishop Jakes jumping into producing movies? My answer as a christian is GREED!!!!

  92. Igo Lawrence says

    Today, I saw this incident, its going to be different now, incase you are parts of the people who spoke negative words about Bishop Jakes; then its time to apologise or the Lord will also defend His own, I’ve seen it happen, am a witness. His word in Isaiah 54:17, will be fulfilled in your life. note that am not begging you to do this but try God!

    Generations of vipers

  93. maccherisch says

    i couldnt contend wit tears wen i read all fisrt about 15 comments or so.
    its a petty, how demons are manifested in human form.
    God have mercy;forgive all who dont know the path of light. my prayer is dt by every single second, souls wil be delivered frm the kingdom of darkness into Gods marvelous light.

  94. jesse jingina says

    Dear Bishop,..the LORD your God is with you! and he is MIGHTY to save!.. you wil finish strong!(amen).

  95. pastor Dee says

    Touch not God’s anointed and do His prophets no harm! No weapon formed against them shall prosper and every tongue that rises up against them they shall condem because this is there heritage.
    Read King David’s story in the Bible! And He was still in the line of the Christ!

  96. siza says

    Bishop Jakes is a great minister and i believe all that he shares is from e Word of God. Am with you in my prayers.Stand firm in the Word and God will take you through this time.

  97. VLucas says

    I am just really shocked at the negative comments listed and the lack of respect for the man of God. Bishop Jakes has never said he was perfect, none of us are, we are only striving to be. If you don’t believe the teachings of our Lord Jesus Christ, then all we can do is pray for you. Christian have been persecuted evert since the death, and glorious ressurection of Christ for their beliefs. We don’t expect any thing different now. But a word of warning, It is a dangerous thing to fall into the hands of an angry God.

  98. Lannette Price says

    Bishop TD Jakes is a man of God. The Lord loves him and his family. Especially Jermaine, he may hate the sin, but he loves the sinner. Their are many examples in the Bible which tell us the the son does not always follow after the footsteps of his father. Like Eli and his sons, or David and his sons who rebelled against him and commited rape with his sister. Cain and Able, etc., so children acting contrary to what they have been taught is not a new thing. I know this, Jesus came to set the captive and dmonized free. This is what He does. The Lord will send someone speak with Jermain and bring him back into right relationship with God. He is an adult and must choose who he will serve but prayer changes things and we the body of christ, will pray. Be careful what you speak against the man of God, better to be silent and hold your peace if you do not undertand the thing of God and how He works.

  99. says

    Hello Jakes Family Hold on out I beleive Like Bishop I read you’re biblograhpy about your son,accident You are so right God is against Homonesexually”but I feel that we need God word in our children I’m the mother of two children and, I tell you when your children are getting in trouble it’s enough when your children are young and, you get in trouble with the Law, but if it anit one thing to another, God say keep the faith about your son soul that he get back with God. I will be fasting and praying for your son recover that God will recover because you know he could have got kill by those Officer doing that ” Bishop You know the words so don’t get toss by this accident God say… Prophetess Sharon wimbush

  100. eugenia simpson says

    judge not unless you be judge jesus loves us all the same people and situations do not change jesus love for any of us we all are sinners by nature by gods grace and mercy we are forgiven love and pray for others right were they are as jesus does if we deny our brothers and sisters we are denying christ…amen

  101. Dee says

    I cannot understand why people feel that Bishop Jakes’ son’s behavior is representative of his father or some sort of failure of his father.

    Even Adam, a man who walked hand in hand with God had a son who was a murderer. In fact, Jesus befriended the most unsavory of characters, even Judas. Christians are not above enduring pain and suffering or having people in our lives that make bad choices.

    I didn’t hear Jakes say he was perfect or that his family was perfect. What I do hear him saying is that God said this is wrong, so I believe it. I hold myself accountable for making choices that are inline with God’s word. I teach my children the same. However, at adulthood they have the choice to make their own decisions.

    It doesn’t mean that while Christians, like Jakes, like myself, are praying and depending on God to help them live according to God’s rules, that they are perfect, and will not make mistakes, or fail. It does mean that we are going to hold ourselves accountable for our mistakes and keep praying and believing God will change us and make us more like Jesus, our example.

    If Christians trying to make themselves live a Godly life, and choosing to believe things are wrong that God says are wrong, offends you then so be it.

  102. Dee says

    The bible clearly says that homosexuality is wrong. If God says it is wrong, I am going to believe him.

    Why does that make people so angry. Why does me believing God over other people’s opinion about what is wrong, make unbelievers angry. I don’t get it.

    Why would a believe a mere human’s opinion.
    You are not GOD.

  103. sma says

    Man of God,you are called to change lifes,this is trying to disturb you. In the name of Jesus no woppon formed against you shall prosper. you are the winner this is for the benefit of Godz glory. Watch the space not long the glory will be given to Christ because he is about to turn tables around. You’re a blessing and you are blessed,we love

  104. Tutu George says

    Bishop Jakes is just saying the truth. God’s against “homosexuality” so much so that He destroyed the Sodom and Gomorrah in the time of Lot because of it. Bishop doesnt have to suck up to the world’s views because someone somewhere thinks it’s right…according to the Lord whom he is answerable to, it’s wrong and it’s just right he stood up for the truth!!!
    Peace Out!!!

  105. mekial says

    Laviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind,as he lieth with a woman, both of then have committed an abomination:they shall surely be put to death their blood shall be upon them. And Christianity is the main problem along with all world religions, the bible is not an religious book nor did god ever ordain or set any institute for religion he gave Moses laws,statures and commandments. For some of these people saying Mr. Jakes need to let is son live his life the way he want and so more idiots saying thats just how god made him, thats madness, anybody that say they born gay calls god a lier and he’s not a god of confusion

  106. samuel phillips says

    most times poeple tend to want to do a job not assinged to them when they they try to be what BishopEddie Long will call “Holy Ghost police” how on earth should someone who doesnt evenknow what parameters God is going to use to judge the world open his mouth to call another person names simply because his son decided to go off his father’s way. its not called for..i mean the person in question is not a baby and even at that what makes you think you are good enough to stand Gods judgment…even God himself left judgement for His son which is slated for the end. dont comdemn what God has not condemned.

  107. says

    Because that when they knew God they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations and their foolish heart was darkened Professing themselves to be wise they became fools:Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of thir own hearts, to dishonor their own bodies between themselves Who changed the truth of God into a lie. For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature and like wise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemlly and receiving in themselves that recompence(reward), of error which was meet(Due)Romans1:21-27 Ye shall know the true and the truth shall set you free.

  108. susankendi says

    I’m impressed by both the negative and positive comments made concerning the man of God Bishop Jakes.
    I’m so determined within me to be part of those that are going to snatch back Jermaine from the claws of the evil one.
    This year will not end before he experiences some moral shift.Lets continue to earnestly intercede for him daily so that he will be among those that will see the light this year.

  109. Christian says

    I never could figure out why homosexual people get so angry when christians speak. He isn’t degrading his son or homsexuality so why the nasty comments? He clearly said he loves his child but doesnt agree with his choices…whats the big deal? THIS IS STILL AMERICA, HE HAS THE RIGHT TO DISAGREE. How can you get angry at people because they don’t want to live your lifestyle? We aren’t angry because you choose to not live ours… I think gay people are angry over their own personal circumstance and the ugly nasty comments are a cover for the fact that no matter how many laws get changed and how acceptable society makes homsexuality, deep down they realize and believe that heaven’s laws are off limit and you cant change GOD. ITS WRONG. GOD SAID ITS WRONG.. in the end you have the same choice we all have change your lifestyle or burn. Dont hate the messenger. We all have the same dilema, stop lying, stop fornicating, stop cheating, it doesnt mean God doesn’t love you just means you cant have EVERYTHING you want in life.. YOU DONT GET TO HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO..sorry. Oh and for the idot that thinks the Bible is man made…who exactly came up with the scientific method??? MEN and WOMEN so if you can believe in your man made rhetoric I can believe in mine. It’s all a theory anyway right? Except…WHAT IF YOU’RE WRONG?????

  110. Christian says

    Bishop Jakes, you and your wife have an amazing ministry and it has blessed my life in ways that words could never fully convey. The word of God has changed how I see and know myself and I thank you for rising to the difficult challenge of committing your life to contributing to “filling broken vessels” The thing about true committment is that it still exists when no one agrees with you and its there even when your heart is breaking. You get the real with the fake and the good with the bad, that’s a new concept for me but you’ve been a shining example. Thank you. My prayers remain with you and your family.

  111. YUNI says

    Whenever we have issues in our lives Pastors like T.D Jakes are always praying and battling with us. Now we should be praying and battling for him. Paul in the bible said that as christians we should pray for each other and he always told the church to pray for him. The devil is out there to destoy any1 whether pastor or not. He tried to destroy Jesus but Jesus overcame the devil thru prayer and so will T.D Jakes and his family

  112. bianca says

    Okay, first of all God is a God that wants everyone to take responsibility for his/her own actions, God isnt gona ask T.D what he has done with his sons soul. Jermaine will one day aswer that questions. Christ is Love, read Korinthiers 13. So i cant see where T.D made the mistake of not beign a Chiristian in your eyes. According to God Homosexuallity/ Gay is a sin and According to Gods Word not mine nor yours or T.D he says for the man who sin should die. Christ only came to give us time to get loose from our bounded soul through His help.Not saying that we as humans can do what we want but simply giving us time to admit where we are wrong and that we need Jesus in our Live. T.D can do nothing for his son Only God can help him. For the world talks of Peace but there is no peace within them. The problem of todays people is that they only want Jesus to fit into their lives when it suites them. They only want to read in the Bible the things that they think is applicable in their lives. Since you are pointing the fingers to T.D saying that he isnt a Father for his son, how many of you that think you know how to be a Christian can stand up for Jesus and do a better job than T.D. Please let me know. Become a Born Again Christian and come and show me, T.D and the whole world how to behave, do and think like a Christian, Then i will be glad to respect your opionions on this webpage. They often say the people on the stand usually plays the game better than the players on the field. Come join the field and see if you can even play the game. Dont just talk come and do. I CHALLENGE you!!!!!!

  113. THinds says

    the man is 29 years old, an adult, Bishop jakes is not responsible for his son’s action, you people just need to try hard to guide your own children and quit the blaming game lack of attention, He is 29 for crying out loud…. A MAN. Bishop jakes you are doing a great job keep going forward

  114. deloris says

    I think everyone should take a deep breath and look hard in the mirrow at themselves. Noons is perfect, no not one. He who can cast the first stone let him step forward. Aland all this profanity show a sign of illiteracy, and also lack of respect. Everything done in the dark will come to the light. That goes for you, me and everyone else. So pastor James is treating this matter with much grace and compassion as any other father would. Touch not my anointed is correct. Be very, very ca

  115. Paula G says

    The fact that he indecently exposed himself would seem to be the area of greatest concern and that he was arrested because of it would be the area of concern and prayer rather than trying to bash innuendos at Bishop Jakes for clearly expressing that his son is an adult and must grow and experience life like any other adult regardless how difficult. I would pray that he would look to Christ to bring him through this difficulty since He is the ONLY one that his son can trust and depend on. He is not alone. I know for myself.

  116. Sistagirl says

    Minister T D; “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote of thy brother’s eye” Matthew 7:5
    “If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in Heaven: and come and follow me” Matthew 19:21.

  117. lucky says

    the higher you go in ministry the harder the devil and his agents wants your fall to be. may the God of hope uphold your faith. those genuine and God fearing are with you in prayers now.Amen.keep on

  118. casey says

    Why are so many people who dont believe with the gay lifestyle being labeled as ” closed minded” “i. nsensitive” and “wreckless”. The last time I checked, we ALL have free will. No one makes you do anything. If people believe in the Bible, it states that homosexuality is a sin. So if someone believes that then leave them alone. We should have to agree with people being gay. I don’t believe in it. That doesn’t mean you are a better person than I am. I Sshould not be forced to agree with your choice of lifestyle. So stop hating on people who don’t believe in being gay!

  119. PATRICIA says

    BISHOP JAKES, I KNOW THAT YOU CAN RAISE YOUR CHILDREN IN THE WAY THEY SHOULD GO, BUT WHEN THEY ARE GROWN THEY MAKE THEIR OWN DECISIONS,I PRAY FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY, I LOVE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY,YOU ARE NOT IN TROUBLE WITH ME FOR I KNOW HOW THE DEVIL, WORKS HE’S OUT TO GET US ALL, TO TAKE US WITH HIM WHERE HE IS. TO HELL. GOD HAS PRAYED FOR US THAT OUR FAITH FAIL NOT. SATAN, TAKE YOUR HANDS OFF T.D.JAKES, AND HIS FAMILY.YOUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, WE HAVE WON.YOU CAN ACT LIKE YOUR THE BOSS,WE HAVE WON THE VICTORY, IN JESUS NAME.

  120. TheGreatSodomizer says

    oh great a bunch of morons. God never intended on any person being gay, he didnt make them that way. satan is called the ruler of this world so for you idiots not knowing your bible then please shut up. Jakes’ son is still Jakes’ son gay or straight, but TD Jakes isnt ruining his son his son just nee some psychiatric help lol.

  121. odeh isaac ochim says

    Daddy, Bishop T.D. Jakes.
    My Mentor, i have never meet you in person but you’ve added so much to my spiritual life, thank you.
    You are aware that times like this will surely come, it is your trial time don’t give the devil the opportunity the chance for the last smile. I believe after this will command your next rise in jesus name.

  122. odeh isaac ochim says

    Daddy, Bishop T.D. Jakes.
    My Mentor, i have never meet you in person but you’ve added so much to my spiritual life, thank you.
    You are aware that times like this will surely come, it is your trial time don’t give the devil the opportunity the chance for the last smile. I believe after this will command your next rise in jesus name.

  123. GLADYS says

    continueing serving God even in your situation,our lives as adults are accountable to God even your son’s life, the best you can do is to pray for him and love HIM.

  124. Scott says

    This is toward the self proclaimed christians that only live by the verses that they feel like.

    John 3:17

    For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

    The reason myself and other no longer go to church is because of the judging and gossip that’s worse than school children.

    A true christian will not judge ones actions or lifestyle. As the verse says. If Jesus did not come to the world to condemn, but to save.

    What gives YOU the right to condemn?

    A true christian will live and teach the word of Christ without damning those who do not.

    I have found more hatred within the walls of churches than outside. History shows that most wars in history had religious motivations.

    WWJD?

  125. Blessededdie says

    The power to set a sinner free from sin is in the blood of Jesus Christ which he shed. Accepting that you are a sinner and believing and confessing the Lord Jesus Christ, is the divine requirement for your salvation, do that today that you may not perish but have everlasting life

  126. Sonia says

    Bishop Jakes…I pray for you and your family at this trying time of your lives. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you…As you and I know GOD don’t give us more than we can bare…people of little faith open their mouths and dishonorable words flow. A fool is right in his own eyesight as the BIBLE say. So to all those sent to do the DEVILs work by posting these comments “I REBUKE YOU”…keep that ARMOR on keep preaching Bishop Jakes.

  127. Boronlee says

    Dear Bishop TD. Jakes, l respect the Annointing of God upon your life. You re a blessing to me and the world. May God empower you more to possess more ground and soul for God’s kingdom. About jermeine jakes.. God ‘l touch him for good. Satan is aware of who you re Bishop, bt ‘m convince about the power in the name of Jesus you victory ‘l be so easy.. Stay bless sir. Boronlee sam.

  128. Goodman says

    This is one of the lifes challenge that as a man of God have to face and overcome, the devil planned this to shame the man of God.

  129. donnagail says

    your web site is scared to post the truth! u didn’t say i couldn’t post all the truth i needer to. i’ll post all i wrote on anoyher site and tell of your scaredness 4 thuth,no matter how short or lingthtl it may be.

  130. donnagail says

    pastor my comments were 4 god and you and the truth yet u didnt allow me to send what I stayed up all night long 2 post. the god haters needed 2 see the truth i wrote on this site. never mind god will use me another time and no one will stop that he calls me to do 4 him . god rules, god wins!!!

  131. lionel says

    BISHOP T.D Jakes is a true man of God!!!!!!!!! We as Christiaans has to see this as an attack from the enemy on his live and the comments on this site are posted to break Him down but We will not stand for this in Jesus name!!! Be blessed Bishop

  132. Onelove says

    I do thoroughly agree with Rev. TD Jakes! Homosexuality would allow natural human reproduction if it were indeed natural. Period.

  133. BLESSING DOMINIC GEORGE says

    Please don’t talk about Christianity, ask question on what u don’t understand ok; that thing as far as i’m concern as a Christian is always a spirit and power from marrin kingdom it takes the power of God for one to be able to overcome and 2; prayers;Throwing him away is not an idear of solvivg matters, once again don’t abuse CHRISTIANITY.

  134. d kay says

    good day bishop if you get to read this. i’m also an evangelist’s son and we have our fair share of challenges. after soberly considering what happened to us, i came to the realization that parents strongly entrenched in the faith normally have their kids as targets of the enemies weapons. again scripture also tells us that God tests us in so many ways to sharpen our faith in him. we can be sure to rest upon this one scripture which was given to my dad by his brother in law as he consoled him during one of our worst moments as a family that ‘all things work together for good for them that love the Lord’
    remember the bible didn’t say ‘some things’ but all things which meant the worst tragedies, misfortunes and nightmares are all inclusive. this little scripture has so much hope that it puts the believer at rest and urges him to look up to God for his ultimate deliverance and providence.
    God bless us all.

  135. JimBob says

    The Bishop and his wife didn’t do anything wrong concerning his son, Jermaine did. I hate to put it in these terms but from a true christian perspective… Jermaine simply backslid. Even though he left the training (in the way they should go), the training will never leave or depart from him. It will be there in his constant subconscious reminding him and nagging at him that male/male and female/female sex is sinful, and it is, according to The Holy Bible. No president, no U.N. and no angel or devil will change the sinfulness and deceitfulness of sin.

  136. jasper mcmillan says

    Heterophobes are loving and tolerant of other views………as long as those views don’t contrast with theirs…anyone who thinks different is a bigot…..right???
    I mean, what goes around comes around…right??

  137. apostle adeyemi aiyegbajeje says

    your lordship, ‘m one of your distant mentees. Pls, accept my sincere concern and deep sympathy as you go through dis tribulative season. May I however, assure you that you and your family ‘ll not only come out of d tulmult stronger and better but that God shall turn every evil meant for your ministry to good, bcos He has prmsd to be wth us in the fire so that it cannot scorch us and in the troubled waters so that it cannot drown us. Yes, hell is let loose but we are more than conquerous says d holy writ.

  138. says

    Bishop,Our Lord God,I Am always has the last say>We do know that when the stupid old devil cannot touch His Anointed Ones,it targets our children>Remember,the prodigal son returned when all had been persecuting his father.God knows everything so increase that fire burning in you to Serve A Higher Purpose.l love u and brother Jermaine

  139. JAMES says

    WHEN YOUR RELIGION HAS BECOME ONE WHO IS CRITICAL AND FORBIDDING A TRUE AND LIVING GOD IN HIS GOOD TIME WILL PULL THE SQUIRTS UP ON YOU TO EXPOSE YOUR WICKEDNESS NOT THAT OF THE SON BUT THE HYPOCRACY OF THE FATHER JESUS DIDNT DENIE MARY MAGDELENE NOR DID HE REJECT HER BUT THIS NEW CHRISTIAN HAS GONE SO FAR THAT WHEN JESUS COMES IF HE DIDNT HAVE FOR KNOWLEDGE HE WONT BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY THE RIGHTEOUS FROM THE RETCHED..

  140. Caliban says

    Yeah, well if his HYPOCRITE holy-roller of a father hadn’t been telling him all his life how “broken” and what a sinner he was for being gay then maybe Jermaine Jakes would be in a RELATIONSHIP with a man instead of cruising parks looking for a quick hook-up. Ever consider that? If Jermaine Jakes is broken it’s his father and family who did the breaking.

    Now what the hell are y’all doing on a gay website beating the Bible for anyway?

  141. Baby in Christ says

    God bless all of you! More importantly god bless all of you who arent receptive to the responsibility of a parent/BISHOP! Mr. Jakes I’m sorry that your son and your family have been attacked with the malicious spirit of “brokenness!” However, you serve a great god who will restore all brokenness in the miraculous and glorious name of JESUS!

  142. Baby in Christ says

    God bless all of you! More importantly god bless all of you who arent receptive to the responsibility of a parent/BISHOP! Mr. Jakes I’m sorry that your son and your family have been attacked with the malicious spirit of “brokenness!” However, you serve a great god who will restore all brokenness in the miraculous and glorious name of JESUS!

  143. doby says

    My goodness… If I had any questions about the authenticity of Bishop’s faith, they’ve all been resolved just by reading a few of these previous posts. Where did all the hatred hostility come from in some of these posts? I’ll tell you where…from the same spirits of persecution that persecuted Jesus. Jesus, you said that they would attack Your people! Have mercy on them, for they know not what they do!

  144. says

    Men of god I need help by prayers from you my needs is finances I ask you to for me until god open the door of my finances thank you I see you has my spiritual father because every time I whach your preaching on tv

  145. Rhonda Jackson says

    MY GOD!…What is our World Coming to!..People Please be careful putting your mouth on the man of God!….And it dont matter what him,his moma,siter,or brother has done!…There is only one true and Living God!…and he FORGIVES!…Its sad that Our World has come to this…People can get on the computer…no Face…and just Bash and show disrespect!…OMG!

  146. FIDELIS NGR says

    ,Jermain made a choice in the midst of the availables.He is now a son not a child. Bishop JAKES has bin a blessing and still his ministry is still blessing millions around the world even now. As much as the conduct of Samuel’s children can not erase his uprightness as recorded in the bible,even so Bishop JAKES remain upright and his son’s misdeed will not dicredit him before God. Afteral, what do you expect from children that the country has given too much power in the constitution more than their parents

  147. thomas says

    There is nothing wrong with the way that TJ Jakes handle his sons arrest, Homosexuality is a sin a against God, which should be adressed, yet still Love the individual, but hate the sin, and his son should be treated with love, and compasion, which doesn’t mean advocating his sons lifestyle. Yes homosxuality is part of life, yet homosexuals are capible of bigotry when ever a homsexual mentions that anyone that speaks out against the homosexual lifestyle, and gay marriage is in deniale and needs to come out of the closet

  148. Tiffany says

    I’m not seeing the hate from T.D. Jakes regarding his son. He is a pastor. He believes what he believes. Can you really knock him for that just because you’re ok with something?

  149. Divine says

    IT IS WELL.
    D BIBLE SAYS 4 EVERY SHAME HE WIL GIV U DOUBLE.I BELIEVE U T.D JAKES ARE SET 4 A NEW ORDER OF GLORY.
    MAKE D DEVIL MAD BY COMMITING EVERYTIN IN2 D HANDS OF GOD.

  150. J.M.E says

    I thank God for the Bishop and his Christlike approuch to things; even to his sinful son. Indeed, he not the savior or solution; only God is.
    I pray that his son and others in his situation will recive God’s redemptive grace. That, the scales in their eyes will be opened to understand why God created them, sex and marriage.
    Lesbians, homosexuals etc are sinners and need to repent and forsake their sins. God is not suggesting to man; sin is self destructive! The applause of such abnormalities in the American society only show the heights of human deprivity, moral bankruptcy and spiritual dryness. Wake up America!

  151. YeahDeMan says

    All I hear is hate from the homos. Because TD Jakes commented on his son choice, people now say he is a man of hatred. Let’s not forget his son commited a crime and the homo’s are not talking about that. It is still not ok to expose yourself homo or not. So don’t try and change the subject and blame TD for his son’s bad choice.

  152. Eugene says

    Hi bishop T.D Jakes, the people who are saying such cruel things about you and your family are themselves empty and lost, therefore we just have to continue praying for them. I want to say that you are a great inspiration to millions of people across the globe, I pray that God continue to bless you and keep you and your family in good health. I just love you T. D Jakes with a fello kind of love of course lol. Peace my brother and God speed> Eugene Moses

  153. Eugene says

    Hi bishop T.D Jakes, the people who are saying such cruel things about you and your family are themselves empty and lost, therefore we just have to continue praying for them. I want to say that you are a great inspiration to millions of people across the globe, I pray that God continue to bless you and keep you and your family in good health. I just love you T. D Jakes with a fello kind of love of course lol. Peace my brother and God speed> Eugene Moses

  154. payam says

    hi
    tanks lord for now as i can confess about all i have done three days befor but i prayed in jesus name to ride of me from mastorbte and god put some one as my wife in my life at soon
    tank you sooo much for this minestry
    over all this i need the help for rescue this country
    plz help me i am in dabgerous between muslem s people
    god bless you amen

  155. CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON says

    I AGREE, “RANDALL!” THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH, “Jacking off in the bushes…”

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

  156. edgar: South Africa says

    Brother Jakes
    No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rise up against you,you shall condemn.

    I pray for you and your family.GOD BLESS and SUSTAIN

  157. edgar: South Africa says

    Brother Jakes
    No weapon formed against you shall prosper and every tongue that rise up against you,you shall condemn.

    I pray for you and your family.GOD BLESS and SUSTAIN

  158. blessed victor says

    my mentor TD JAKES. dnt mind those people that made sum unreasonable comment. you have done you path in bring him up right from birth to 20yrs youi have tried. God is the rewarder he will reward you dnt stop praying all is praying for you and you son. you son will sure be forgiven since this has happened. God is not wicked that he will forget his word that those that come to him for forgiveness that he will accept. i know and believe God that he will forgive jamie but it all depends on us to pray n believ

  159. stefon Spruill Sr says

    The Bible is the infallible written word of God. Satan is busy and he wants to confuse God people. God is not the author of confusion
    but of peace. The Bible speaks about the perilous times, Godliness in the last days, the truth for a lie, and the lie for the truth. In the end my brothers and sister we all will be accountable for what we have done. No one will be exempt from the judgement seat of Christ, weather you believe it or not. The signs of the times are here. God through his love, Grace, and Mercy has given us time to come back to him.

  160. joshua riches says

    In life you will find challenges, Jesus came to this world he was challenge by the scribe and pharisees, he was tempted by the devil but he conquered. Bishop this is one of the challenges i know you had some challenges before you reach the place you are now.those that speak against you some of them we soon come and celebrate with you. your a great and radical preacher of the gospel i encourage to focus unto the goal of the high calling just as Apostle Paul.. for the devil is a father of lies, bishop your ministering will never die as for your son God whom i serve will restore him back and he shall preach the gospel to every creature.

  161. Russ Davis says

    Those who use the deranged “homophobe” accusation are mindless hypocriticl antiChristian bigots who blab lots of c rap about tolerance that only goes one way, theirs and would be typically infantile in being highly offended if what they say about Jakes was what others said about them. The devil works hard to destroy godly men like Jakes because he doesn’t enslave him like he does his lawless fascist accusers. See the “homosex-” fraud of the mentally ill exposed as the lie it is by “The gay invention” at http://www.touchstonemag.com. The laughable censorship of “ex-gays” by “gays” merely proves they can’t intelligently or rationally defend their fraud against those who’ve been there and escaped the deathstyle, e.g. exodus.to
    The shrinks long ago knew sodomy was a sickness until they were bullied and bribed to reverse course into our current pursuit of barbarism sodomizing kids for which God will punish us far less than we deserve. No one who uses the delusional “homosex-” oxymoron of sodomy propaganda (homo=same+sex=opposite) that has brainwashed the gullible world as the Nazi predecessors like vile Kinsey did (exposed at http://www.DrJudithReisman.org) can be taken seriously in rational debate.

  162. Grace says

    I have heard this pastor many times. To those people who are so free with the sarcastic, ignorant and rude comments about the good pastor, I wonder what would happen if you are proven wrong. Even if you don’t believe what he preaches, shouldn’t you give him the same courtesy and respect you obviously think you’re entitled to? He and I and millions of others, were raised to believe in the Word and the Word is good. FOr us. It helps us to fall and know getting up has it’s own healing that you may not ever understand. A little thought: if you need a hand and you have no where to go, wouldn’t you appreciate going to someone who will give you a chance outside of their personal feelings because their belief system tells them that you are worthy and it is what their God expects of them? Truth is always hard when you don’t want to hear it. Facts are transient. Faith is hard to dismiss when it serves you well. I wish all of you people who believe anything goes the best.

  163. Elpapa3000 says

    Let no man say that he was tempted by god now we have all sinned and come short of the glory of god. I use to hate the homosexual but now as I became a Christian I have learn to love people and hate sin.

  164. Mike says

    LOL! I guess Bishop Jakes’s whole congregation now logs on to Towleroad. 😉

    Listen, the young man was having some stress or some kind of issues.

    My fear for Jermaine is that, if he is gay, he will get no support from his father or his church, who will view him as a “deviant”.

    But as a gay Christian, I know otherwise. I know *many* gay believers in monogamous, long-term relationships of decades. If that surprises the flock of Bishop Jakes, so much the better.

  165. vl hmachhuana says

    At first I thought that it was news and prayed for my idol TD and his family but it was in 2oo9! why still here? delete at once.

  166. vl hmachhuana says

    At first I thought that it was news and prayed for my idol TD and his family but it was in 2oo9! why still here? delete at once.

  167. vl hmachhuana says

    At first I thought that it was news and prayed for my idol TD and his family but it was in 2oo9! why still here? delete at once.

  168. vl hmachhuana says

    At first I thought that it was news and prayed for my idol TD and his family but it was in 2oo9! why still here? delete at once.

  169. vl hmachhuana says

    At first I thought that it was news and prayed for my idol TD and his family but it was in 2oo9! why still here? delete at once.

  170. Vivi says

    Bishop may God give u and ur family enough grace even in this difficult moment. U said in one of ur messages; new levels breed new devils. There is a new level, may God see u through safely. Love u and mummy so much. U are blessed

  171. Emmanuel iriase says

    man does not has the power to judge but God. I think what our brother needs is prayer and not castigation 4rm any1, 4 we all are sinners, dat need the touch of God in our lifes.

  172. robert says

    The attacks on this man of God behind the actions of his adult son are amazing.God’word says”train up a child in the way he should go,and when he is old he will not depart from it”(pr.22:6)my prayers are with this family and jermaine.Bishop,keep preaching the word of God;knowing His word warns us to do His prophet no harm.Everyone should be carefull with these spiritually undiscerned comments.

  173. John 3;16 says

    Pastor Jakes, I have nothing to say than praise God, Your son will soon convert his friends and bring all of his the group back to Christ. Heaven is appreciating your work in that area and you are already a winner and We all love you and Mrs Jakes. To all
    Christians,God is telling us that these group must be saved from the clutches of Satan, so we all have more works to do in that area and God is leading. No Satan or Evil can battle God.

  174. Ice says

    Bishop Jakes is human and like any parent hurts when his children dont seem to do whats right is Gods eyes.. so let him deal with this the best way he can.. you are not in his shoes.. best is to pray for his family.. may God help you Bishop life is realy difficult in this day and age.. may God be with you always.

  175. virtous jade says

    I have to agree with Jason aboutthe fact that some people have no self respect for themselves let alone others. GOD is LOVE REGARDLESS HE ALONE, CAN DO ANYTHING BUT FAIL. I FEELTHAT WE SHOULD BE CAREFUL WHEN WE PUT OUR MOUTH AGAINST THE MAN OR WOMAN OG GOD. AND TO A REPROBATED MINDED PERSON TO THINK THAT GOD IS A SHE, DO YOU NOT READ YOPUR BIBLE WE WAS MADE IN THE LIKNESS OF HIS IMAGE, NOT HERE IMAGE. I LOVE YOU BISHOP. T. D. JAKES AND I BELEIVE THAT YOU LOVE TYHE LORD WHOEL HEARTEDLY. WE NEED TO PRAY AND STAND FOR WHAT IS RIGHT. IT TAKES AN UNEDUCATED PERSON TO MAKE REMARKS LIKE THE COMMENT THAT I HAVE READ. ….THAT SHOWS IGNORNACE, DISCOMBOBULATION OF WHO GOD IS AND EHAT HIS WORD SAYS. SO TO ALL YOU THAT DONT KNOW. SIMPLY READ THE BIBLE. ASK GOD FOR UINDERSTANDING.

  176. whydee says

    His son is a grown man and needs to work out his issues. why would anyone dragg parents into a grown man’s decision? oh yea b/c yaul worried about the wrong things.Jaked didnt comment a crime. Last time i checked when you see crimals on the news their parents arent shown with them. IGNORANCE

  177. Terry says

    God bless you Bishop and Sister Jakes. We are prayin for you and your family. God answers prayer, that’s His promise to us… Love You.

  178. Trish says

    Wow such harsh words for the Bishop. Go back and read what he said before you comment. God heard all of these bad words twoard the Bishop he never ever said he was perfect or had a perfect family. And he did say that he tried to help his son. Wow people are so cruel.

  179. Andrews Stopfords says

    God continue to strengthen Bishop and give him more anointing and grace to deliver the Word of God to the saints! We all go through pain. We live in a fallen world! Jesus Christ will end all the pain when He comes back! – Andrews Stopfords (Stone Praise Entertainment).

  180. Andrews Stopfords says

    God continue to strengthen Bishop in Jesus Name! Every one goes through challenges including all the people passing comments here. May God be our strength as men! Amen!!!

  181. ester says

    I am so sorry that this awful thing has happen to the Jakes’ family, and I know that this is nothing, but the devil, trying to hurt a man of God and he will fail. Bishop T.D. Jakes has helped me appreicate the word of God.

  182. STACK says

    …I am praying for Bishop Jakes, his son Jermaine, the family and the rest of our society…we all have differences of opinion but I pray that thing that is common would perpetuated a better unity among all people…To God be the Glory for the great things God has done and will continue to do…

  183. says

    Kwame Kilpatrick will become a pimp preacher
    if he beats the coruption charges. Detroiters love preachers. Can I get a thumbs up? Thank you my fellow Detroiters!

  184. Adrienne Smith says

    You guys are so disrespectful!!! If you guys choose to be gay then be gay! Why do you always have to think that heterosexual people are ignorant and unloving…we don’t shove our sexual preference down your throats so why do you not give us the same respect? Bishop Jakes never once said he don’t love his son he simply said he doesn’t condone homosexuality and he doesn’t have too. He does not have to compromise with that spirit. He is not judging GOD is the one who has judged. Jermaine knows the truth but he’s just like any other kid, rebellious and defiant. He’s grown and he is responsible for his own sin and GOD is not holding his parents responsible for him they need to just love him and Pray for him like they’re doing. I would advise you people to keep your mouth off the man of GOD before you fall into the hands of an angry GOD

  185. Kasilofdan says

    I pray for his son and I pray for all homosexuals to be set free from their sinful ways. I pray that they will not be abominations upon the earth as they are now. I pray that their blight, that which satan feeds with lust and immorality, does not destroy us. Our society is already breaking down at the family level. We got kids killing parents, and setting bombs in schools and races. Now with gays getting in to help destroy all that is right we wont last long now.

  186. Thomas says

    Wow!!!! All of this stuff can make your head hurt. I just thank God for His “Amazing Grace”. I just love straignt, gay, and indifferent people.

  187. Theresa says

    Bishop Jakes you are absolutely correct. I believe that you stated clearly that every individual is responsible for their decisions. Your sons choices are all his own. And you have provided wisdom, understanding to your son. I support your statement.

  188. renee boyette says

    We as Christ followers must STOP and ask ourselves do we TRULY have the LOVE that CHRIST had. I am still looking for a body of believers that TRULY possess the LOVE of CHRIST- we will never reach a dying world without the LOVE Gods LOVE — we can say we possess that LOVE but do we REALLY–AMERICA NEEDS THEIR EYES OPEN TO WHAT WE HAVE BECOME-spoiled, self sufficient, and judgemental. The TRUTH is the truth – we must repent and TRULY PRAY FOR ONE ANOTHER. The only difference between a sinner and a saint is a saint has asked for forgiveness–we MUST never forget where we came from — self righteous christians are more of a stench in the nostrils of God than a homosexual — this is not to cast a bad reflection on Bro. Jakes – continue Bro. Jakes in your calling and continue to stand on the word of God and you will see His faithfulness – turning ashes into beauty- He will work all things out for good. May God richly Bless you as you continue to grow in His service.

  189. Musami says

    Gays and those who practice Homosex,you need deriverance from that evil spirit,I command that spirit to leave you in the Name of Jesus Christ.Amen

  190. Antoinette Sims says

    Td Jakes has bee an asset has been an asset to my life and I wish him and his family nothing but the best

  191. A black male in charlotte says

    There is always going to be people pointing fingers, most of you that do don’t even attend church but you say things about men of God and you don’t even read the word of God. When you talk about annointed spiritual men that God has called to preach his word you don’t read the bible THE WORD SAYS TOUCH NOT MY ANNOINTED and it also means don’t speak, these comments left are not from true CHRISTIANS because true christians pray for oneanother. I no that his son exposing himself in front of a. Police officer is not a christian thing to do, his son is an adult and he has made the wrong decision. Pastors with ….very high calling WILL BE ATTACT BY SATAN, If he comes through the pastors children or through the public if you believe this pastor is wrong in someway you need to pray to

  192. Kaytinkler says

    Pastor-Trim your lamp.Be strong romans1 is Gods and satan knows his time is short pastors son killed today in car greg”s son .I believe he died saved We ALL have unsaved in each family-kids parents-sis-bro YES be strong TRIM YOUR LAMP_Amen God will wipr our tears and remove from memory at death and rapture Israel had to kill Bens tribe way back angels took down Sodom for this sin it involves HATE an d Anger as the Moslems have too-TRIM YOUR LAMP amen Kay

  193. Kaytinkler says

    Homosexual-Lesbian -alive Time to get saved soon Jesus comes ask God show me what antichrist will do to me- personally He will-look up-www.JoeDallas.org-renewedhopenetwork.org SeizeGodsWordAndDon’tLetAnyoneElseIn.FightFor YOUR Soul Satans A Loser.amenDon”t Join him and sellout your own soul for Lust amen Kay Prositutes do for DRUGS mainlyWhats Your OPEN DOOR?InGodsLoveAndMine-Kay

  194. Carolyn says

    T.d.jakes you are a man of the most high n so be glad because you have fought a good fight and dnt worry abt your boy god is taking care of him

  195. Carolyn says

    T.d.jakes you are a man of the most high n so be glad because you have fought a good fight and dnt worry abt your boy god is taking care of him

  196. DR, JOHNJONES says

    we would be very surprised about who has problems and don’t even know it we just pray for bishop son and don’t judge him or bishop t djakes bishop is a very compassionate man of god and we love them dr johnjones love peace & soul

  197. Tod Twiddles says

    How ironic it is for a well know pastor’s son to be arrested for beating his meat in a public place, especially whe his dad preaches that it is wrong. When I read this story, it made me think of an epesode of the Canadian T.V. production of the Trailer Park boys where they were at a mall parking lot and the security gard came out and told them that he caught a guy masturbating in the food court. It was quite hilarious to say the least.

  198. Tod Twiddles says

    It surprised me when I read that T.D. Jake’s son was arrested for beating his meat in a public place. It sue must have rocked his o’l man who preaches against that person’s lifestyle. This reminded me of an episode of the Canadian television show “The Trailor park Boys when they were in a mall parking lot and the security guard to check what they were up to and said “I’ve had a rough day boys and had to take a guy down to the office for masturbating in the Food court. I found this quite hilarious but am grieved at the intolerance of those who call themselves born again Christians. Ba-a-a! Wake up!

  199. Tod Twiddles says

    I was quite surprised when I read that T.D.Jake’s son was arrested for beating his meet in a public place. I’m sure it rattled his o’l man, who preaches against this lifestyle, when he found out. This made me think of an episode of the Canadian t.v. show The Trailer Park Boys, when they were in a mall parking lot and the security guard came out to see what they were doing, and said;”Look boys, I’ve had a hard day and I just took a guy into the office for masturbating in the Food Court. I found this quite hilarious, but do not find Christian intolerance amusing.That is not funny. When are we going to start understanding and loving people for who they are?

  200. kobby says

    why are so many people bashing T.D Jakes?? exactly what did he do or say that warrants people to judge him in the exact same way which they complain about being judged? this world is so backwards !

  201. ode says

    @Bill, God didn’t create nobody to be homosexual. On the contrary, The Bible against such conduct and says it is sinful.

  202. ode says

    @KOBBY, the answer lies in the fact that the world is fascinated by wickedness. Imagine a homosexual requesting understanding for his conscious decision to live contrary to nature? Anatomists will tell us the anus was not designed for sex! Isn’t it about time homosexuals repent enmasse?

  203. monty says

    Wrong with you people are so consumed with hate that every chance you get, you be little another man for his belief? weather I agree with you or the pastor should not make me hate either one of you. Me stating my opinion or belief should not be a threat to you if you are secure in your belief, Being spiritual beings having a physical experience we call life we should all stay true to self, although some people are born gay that is just one of imperfections in our flesh. Just because your born that way does mean you have act upon it. Your spirit is forever, your flesh is temporary and will pass along with the temptations it brings, From the time you were aware of those feelings you felt a need to hide it. You justify doing it by saying well I was born this way. Were you gay in spirit? No its just a desire of your flesh and don’t have to act upon it nor be ashamed of it, we all have to carry the burden of our flesh Being gay doesn’t make you worst nor does it make you better it just makes you human, as we all are, but even still when there is a conflict between your spirit and your flesh you should give domain to your true nature, which is your spiritual nature. You don’t have to marry the opposite sex but cant marry the same. You cant help from being born that way, but you don’t have to give into either or any other burden of the flesh drugs food alcohol to much of anything will kill you. If you chose to than that is your God given right his gift of free will, but don’t ask me to recognize it or say its okay. Why would you need my approval anyway. As for any benefits two people may receive by uniting their earthly belonging should be the same weather their gender is the same or not these things have no value in the spiritual realm, Stay true to your self but first understand what you are.