Bishop T.D. Jakes Talks Black Church and Homosexuality
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

T.D. Jakes (Image: File)

Bishop T.D. Jakes was recently interviewed by HuffPost Live’s Marc Lamont-Hill, expressing his beliefs on the black church’s stance on homosexuality and interaction with the LGBT community.

“I think that it’s going to be diverse from church to church. Every church has a different opinion on the issue and every gay person is different,” Jakes said. When asked specifcially about where he stands on homosexuality, the pastor said his thinking has “evolved and is evolving.”

He also expressed that the government should protect everyone’s right to choose their faith as well as their opinions including those about faith and lifestyles.

Jakes faced criticism after the interview, with one critic calling his responses “intentionally ambiguous” and another calling his stance “murky.”

Watch more below from Jakes’ interview:

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Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.