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

JakesBishop T.D. Jakes, the homophobic Dallas megachurch pastor whose son was arrested last week after exposing himself and masturbating in front of law enforcement officers during a sex sting in a public park, released a statement over the weekend (which he also read to his congregation) distancing himself from his son's actions by pointing out that Jermaine Jakes is an adult. Bishop Jakes also says that his son is being shown a "restorative grace" indicative of his ministry.

According to the Dallas Voice, Jakes has said that he would never hire a sexually active gay person, has spoken out against same-sex marriage, and has called homosexuality a "brokenness."

Jermaine Jakes turned himself in to police last Thursday on an indecent exposure charge.

Read the full text of Jakes' statement, AFTER THE JUMP...

***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

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  1. 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.

    Posted by: joshua riches | Sep 25, 2012 10:54:44 AM


  2. 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 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 www.DrJudithReisman.org) can be taken seriously in rational debate.

    Posted by: Russ Davis | Sep 26, 2012 3:50:20 PM


  3. 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.

    Posted by: Grace | Sep 28, 2012 5:52:03 PM


  4. 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.

    Posted by: Elpapa3000 | Sep 30, 2012 11:03:27 AM


  5. 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.

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 15, 2012 1:50:36 PM


  6. 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.

    Posted by: vl hmachhuana | Oct 16, 2012 3:17:07 AM


  7. 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.

    Posted by: vl hmachhuana | Oct 16, 2012 3:17:10 AM


  8. 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.

    Posted by: vl hmachhuana | Oct 16, 2012 3:17:12 AM


  9. 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.

    Posted by: vl hmachhuana | Oct 16, 2012 3:17:12 AM


  10. 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.

    Posted by: vl hmachhuana | Oct 16, 2012 3:17:13 AM


  11. 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

    Posted by: Vivi | Oct 23, 2012 7:40:31 AM


  12. 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.

    Posted by: Emmanuel iriase | Oct 23, 2012 10:19:17 AM


  13. 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.

    Posted by: robert | Oct 25, 2012 8:02:31 PM


  14. Stop the hypocrisy and hate...

    Posted by: Ann | Oct 28, 2012 3:24:34 PM


  15. 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.

    Posted by: John 3;16 | Oct 31, 2012 2:27:03 AM


  16. 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.

    Posted by: Ice | Nov 2, 2012 5:41:51 AM


  17. Restorative grace! You've got to love the frase.

    Posted by: Evangenital | Nov 5, 2012 3:05:59 PM


  18. this is so disgusting

    Posted by: rude boy | Nov 12, 2012 4:41:29 AM


  19. 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.

    Posted by: virtous jade | Nov 13, 2012 4:45:33 PM


  20. 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

    Posted by: whydee | Nov 15, 2012 5:13:32 PM


  21. 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.

    Posted by: Terry | Nov 19, 2012 12:56:46 PM


  22. 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.

    Posted by: Trish | Nov 19, 2012 1:35:13 PM


  23. PPst Jakes is owesome 4gt abt trasheß

    Posted by: mmando | Nov 19, 2012 1:52:17 PM


  24. PPst Jakes is owesome 4gt abt trasheß

    Posted by: mmando | Nov 19, 2012 1:52:30 PM


  25. PPst Jakes is owesome 4gt abt trasheß

    Posted by: mmando | Nov 19, 2012 1:52:52 PM


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