Most people know about Pastor Marvin Winans and The Perfecting Church. The pastor made news when he refused to bless a woman’s child in front of the congregation, since the baby was born out of wedlock. This sent alarm bells throughout the faith-based community, since there were strong opinions on both sides of the discussion.
The pastor didn’t exactly refuse to bless the child. He simply said that he would bless the child in private instead of doing so in public and setting a bad example. This wasn’t good enough for some people, who felt that the pastor had no right to judge the woman’s decision to have a child without getting married.
But does the pastor have a point here? Could the pastor be right about not condoning behavior that is clearly in contradiction to the bible? What about the kids who suffer in poverty or die in violence without having fathers in the home to protect them? Should the pastor overlook these atrocities and say that it’s OK to have babies without planning on giving that child a chance to have a father?
Some see this case as an example of young women getting overzealous about having kids and not feeling that a father is necessary. A woman named Tia wrote this comment on the Old Black Church website:
“. . .let the word of god be true, and every man a liar. Romans 3
I agree with pastor Winan’s decision. This epidemic in our community has gotten out of hand. As my grand mother used to say in the old church “somebody’s got to have some sense”. People continue vicious destructive cycles because no one stands up and says the behavior is wrong,” the emperor has no clothes.” Instead of running to the news trying to embarrass pastor Winans, she should have trimmed the bushes and grass in front of her nasty home that she allows the baby to exist in. Black women’s priorities are totally messed up. Instead of taking care of the home, shes out trying to run up in churches showing off the number one sin (not the child, he’s innocent and blessed already, . .UNTIL THE PARENTS MESS THEM UP) that impacts our community in a negative way. This woman is almost 40 yrs old (not a teen pregnancy “mistake” by any means). She should know better, but she doesn’t. And she doesn’t try and get teaching and understanding from the church as to WHY they have to have a standard, and not kow tow to any and everything. No, she has to like a devil, strike a match and walk away. Now the only thing pastor didn’t do that he should have is get on NATIONAL news and give these baby makers reason why he will not allow his church and the body of Christ to be taken over by these selfish, show off, want to be seen, attention seekers, pageantry seeking harlots to use the church as a showplace. I can see it now, Sunday service 10 or 12 women parading their multitude of “dressed up” kids across the front because you know once something catches on with black women, it becomes a fad and takes over until it is ruined. Like our communities, school systems, neighborhoods, welfare systems are being ruined by this trifling behavior. The babies are “cute ” until a certain age then turned out into the streets to become society and jails problems. We can’t afford to continue ignorance breeding ignorance. Now after its messed up society, they want to infiltrate the CHURCH. The rules have been set. Abide by them and learn. She doesn’t know she’s the one who looks like a fool, not Pastor Winans. He made his bones, and its still HIS bones, not hers. Guess she has to take her mess to a church that puts up with it. Leave normal people who stand for something alone. God will NOT allow the devil to take over his house . I CAST THEE OUT!!!!!!!!!!! . . .”I cast thee out.”
What do you think? Is this woman being too hard on black women?