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Son of Homophobic Megachurch Pastor Arrested in Gay Sex Sting

Dallas megachurch pastor T.D. 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." Now his son has been arrested in a sex sting after approaching law enforcement officers in a park and exposed himself to them while masturbating, according to the Dallas Voice:

Jakes_3"Jermaine Donnell Jakes, 29, faces a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself in front of two undercover vice detectives shortly after 10 p.m. on Jan. 3. Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther, a DPD spokeswoman, confirmed Thursday, Feb. 12 that the detectives were both male. According to an arrest affidavit, the detectives were conducting an investigation into citizen complaints of sexual activity when they observed Jakes and several other unknown males park their vehicles in the lot east of the park at 2106 W. Kiest Blvd. The detectives followed Jakes into a wooded area, where he approached them with his penis exposed through his unzipped pants, the affidavit states. Jakes masturbated for several seconds while making eye contact with one of the detectives. Jakes made no attempt to conceal his penis despite people walking and jogging on a trail nearby, the affidavit states. According to court records, Jermaine Jakes listed his place of employment as T.D. Jakes Ministries."

T.D. Jakes' ministry, Potter House, has a membership of 30,000.

The Dallas Morning News reports: " The son of Potter’s House Bishop T.D. Jakes turned himself in to the Dallas County Jail on Thursday on an indecent exposure charge stemming from an incident at a southern Dallas park last month. Jermaine Jakes, 29, posted $1,000 bail and was released Thursday morning, according to jail records... He was detained at the scene and released, as is often the procedure in such cases. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine."

Local news report on the Jakes arrest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. I'm not sure why news outlets are so quick to hide links to stories like these. Don't they want the people to know accurate and unbiased reporting?

    Posted by: Henry | Dec 29, 2012 4:33:12 PM

  2. The anti-gay Christians are the ones who protest LGBT people the most and they are the ones who are secretly LGBT.

    Remember boys and girls, when some nut job starts ranting and raving about how bad LGBT people are all you have to do is look at them and say, so what have you done?

    Posted by: Jose | Jan 21, 2013 11:15:16 AM

  3. We should be praying for this family and all who can not come out because of the minds of so many. God calls gay abomination, more than sin. Thank about what God thinks of guys. What we think is not important

    Posted by: Barb Ann | Jan 26, 2013 10:05:45 PM

  4. A word of advice for people who like to swing in public parks: You won't meet anyone after dark but cops. If the sun goes down, go on home. Just before sundown is a good time, though.

    Posted by: John Conolley | Apr 8, 2013 11:10:30 AM

  5. I have no sympathy or patience with gay people who troll public parks and outdoor areas. You are stupid people. You have the technology to make all the seedy connections you can handle. You do this stranger in the park thing out of some kind of stupid excitement game. In the process you embarrass the gay community. Do you think that straight people don't know about rest areas and cruisy parks? My mother told me that men used to cruise the city park back in the 1940's and everyone knew who they were.

    Just grow the fug up. Otay, Buckwheat?

    Posted by: Hagatha | Apr 8, 2013 1:13:15 PM

  6. T.D. Jakes in MY opinion - is THE BIGGEST DOWN LOW pastor out there, I would have been More Surprised had it been HIM....

    And not to worry, that's a Comin !~!~!

    Posted by: Kaliforniaboy | Apr 8, 2013 1:57:02 PM

  7. I could not help but laugh out loud as I read this post. But there is a deep and unfortunate issue highlighted here. TD Jakes son is a gay man trapped in a living hell of sexual repression, shame and self denial. Forced to live a secret and potentially destructive existance. Torn by the zealous hate of a sick religion that masquerades as love.

    The poor man is a sexual zombie. An emotional wreck. A walking suicide. And TD Jakes is going to use this incident to push his agenda of homosexual hate and psychological destruction even harder. I can only hope that Jermaine Jakes can break away from his father's influence and come out of his dark and hurtful closet.

    Posted by: thankthesnake | Apr 17, 2013 1:27:05 PM

  8. watever it takes to expose these bastards' hypocrisy.

    Posted by: DannyEastVillage | Apr 17, 2013 6:04:56 PM

  9. He looks like a harder version of Unique from GLEE.

    Posted by: Stephen | Apr 18, 2013 12:26:40 PM

  10. T. D. Jakes happily took money from George Bush Jr. He's as much a prosperity gospel fraud as 'Prophetess' Juanita Bynum. I really wish people would look more closely into how the mega-pastors actually shepherd in their private life, instead of being happy with the endorphin hit that comes with listening to great singing.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 24, 2013 9:17:17 AM

  11. @Mike, I'd agree with you about the witch hunts -- except that parking in public parks, pulling your pants down, and masturbating with your wang out is not acceptable. the police aren't cracking down on lovers or folks minding their own business, they're cracking down on exhibitionists and other people who engage in in appropriate sexual displays in public places.

    I have to agree with the police on this one: that IS something which needs to be cracked down on. If some gay men truly believe self-control is optional -- or worse, yet, an affront to request -- then those gay men need to buy a private place in the city or out in the country where they can put up some trees, park, lounge, and masturbate in front of each other while looking for unsafe sex, until their heart is content.

    But don't do it in a public place.

    Posted by: Zeta | Jun 24, 2013 9:22:30 AM

  12. lol

    Posted by: Sean | Sep 3, 2013 12:37:55 PM


    Posted by: CLARISSA | Nov 1, 2013 2:45:51 PM

  14. I agree with those who feel badly that the son has to hide from his hateful father's wrath. This is why gay people with religious crazies for parents should simply disown the bastards and get on with their lives, creating their own families.

    Posted by: Nelson | Nov 25, 2013 10:17:28 AM

  15. t.d jakes has a right to his own beliefs.
    your upset about his negative talk about gay
    relationships, but, your responses is just as negative.

    what you and td jakes need to remember no matter what each side thinks or believe.

    ONLY GOD CAN JUDGE, judge and you will be judged

    Posted by: harline | Jan 16, 2015 3:01:55 AM

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