Mega-church Pastor Jamal Bryant encourages Christians not to condone reality TV star Kim Kardashian’s behavior. According to Bryant, founder and pastor of Empowerment Temple Church in Baltimore, Md., it sends the wrong message.
Bryant issued a statement about the whole situation.
According to Christian Post, Bryant said, “Societies sick celebration of the Kardashian pregnancy to Kanye West while still married to someone else says to America’s girls, if you are an entertainer ethics are elastic and Christian convictions are convenient.”
Is he right?
The 32-year-old Kardashian reality star, due to give birth in July, rose to prominence after her personal sex tape was leaked to the public. Today, the television empire and resulting endorsements, have launched her into the global spotlight.
In August 2011, Kardashian and professional basketball player Kris Humphries wed at a private estate in Montecito, California, in front of 440 guests. 72 days later, she filed for divorce Humphries refuses to grant.
When news hit that Kardashian was pregnant by boyfriend of 8 months, superstar rapper, Kanye West, while still technically married, many of her young adoring fans and media professionals celebrated the suprising news.
“As much as I would like to be in a perfect world where I was divorced, you just can’t plan for any of that,”said Kardashian Tuesday morning during a Todayshow interview with her sister, Kourtney Kardashian, also an unwed mother of two with boyfriend, Scott Disick.
“I’m not in a rush,” she said regarding plans to marry West. The mom-to-be says she and West are “really happy” and focused on the baby, which she calls a “blessing.”
Because of Kardashian’s cultural influence, does her lifestyle and stance rewrite the rules of morality, and change perceptions of right and wrong for today’s generation?
Ditto pastor Bryant. It’s challenging enough that we have people(in and out of the church) having babies out of wedlock but when you’re on such a visible platform as Kim what she does will infiltrate everywhere. ..even the church. Because the church is so counter-what the “norms” of the world are it’s going to be hard for a majority of people to speak against what Kim did and have it be accepted as anything other than “being a hater”. I pray people see and understand that fame and $ doesn’t excuse you from being accountable and moral.