Texas preacher Bishop T.D. Jakes delivered a poignant and resolute sermon during his Christmas service, addressing recent online rumors linking him to music producer Diddy. Amidst the swirling controversy, the 66-year-old clergyman firmly denied the allegations and chose to focus on delivering a message of truth and faith to his congregation.
In a sermon that captivated the audience, Bishop T.D. Jakes acknowledged the presence of those who came seeking clarification on the Diddy-related rumors that had gained traction online. Unyielding in his stance, he declared, “All of you who expect me to address a lie, you can log off,” emphasizing his commitment to maintaining the sanctity of the sacred day and pulpit.
With unwavering resolve, Jakes expressed his refusal to allow baseless rumors to divert his attention from preaching the unadulterated and infallible word of God. “I will stand straight up, head up, back straight, and preach the unadulterated, infallible word of God,” he affirmed, redirecting the focus to the spiritual significance of the occasion.
Addressing the specific rumors circulating on social media, which suggested his involvement in Diddy’s alleged sex parties and questioned his sexuality, Jakes remained steadfast. Prior to the sermon, the preacher had already denied the claims through a spokesperson, dismissing them as “unequivocally false and baseless.”
While acknowledging that associations with Diddy were not always met with skepticism, Jakes highlighted the shift in public perception following multiple sexual assault lawsuits against the music producer, including one settled with his ex, Cassie. The preacher’s decision to distance himself from such associations reflects a broader societal scrutiny of relationships with individuals facing serious legal challenges.
Despite the controversy, Bishop T.D. Jakes remained undeterred in delivering his truth on Christmas Day. The sermon served as a testament to his commitment to faith and resilience in the face of external pressures.