Pastor or Pimp?

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  • Well guys, as you well know, we, black folk, take our religion seriously.
         
    That’s why when we hear about church leaders acting far-less-than-holy, it causes such a stir… Case in point: A Houston pastor and his wife were recently arrested and charged with conning their former congregation at Bethel Institutional Missionary Baptist Church out of $430,000 in church funds, using them for gambling trips to Louisiana…
         
    Now that’s a problem!
         
    But, the good news is a pastor and Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Naropa University in Boulder, Co has come up with a way of separating good pastors from questionable ones.
         
    The Reverend Dr. Donald H. Matthews, author of the upcoming book, Sexual Abuse in the Black Church, recently developed a litmus test called, “How to tell if your Minister is a Pastor or a Pimp.” That’s right, and if you answer yes to at least 5 of these questions, then according to Dr. Matthews, your pastor just might be a pimp… Here we go:

    1-Does your minister care more about visiting the sisters than visiting the sick?

    2- Does your minister care more about his clothing than about clothing the poor?

    3-Does your minister care more about hooking up at the convention than helping the elderly keep their gas and electric hooked up?

    4-Does your minister care more about his first lady’s appearance than he does about appearing at the prison to visit the inmates?

    5-Does your minister spend more on cars and bling than feeding the hungry?

    6-Does your minister have more groupies than Denzel Washington?

    7-Does your minister care more about Preaching than he does about Pastoring?

    8-Does your minister have a bigger house than the homeless shelter?

    9-Does your minister give out more hugs to the women in the church than the church gives scholarships to young people?

    10-Does your minister condemn gay folks so you won’t notice his and his fellow ministers’ male and female lovers?

    However we feel about this test, it certainly makes us think about who we are actually supporting when it comes to our religious leaders, and encourages us to see our faith as a sacred relationship with God, and not with some flawed human being playing God while pimpin’ us to fulfill their earthly desires and I don’t want to hear about any church leaders getting mad at me for bringing this subject up because, if you are truly a person of God and not a pimp, then you have nothing to worry about.
         
    You can view the actual Pastor or Pimp test by going to Facebook.com/pastororpimp
         
    I’ll leave you with this scripture verse from Matthew 7:15:“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
         
    Until Next Time, this is Stephanie in Love and Hope.
     

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    12 thoughts on “Pastor or Pimp?

    1. Wow, I’ve know donald toussaint for a long time. Why are ppl still entertaining him. Is it that they just don”t know God, Are you from Friendship or one of his churches?

    2. I had to laugh when I read your post. Is he really still selling those purses. Are you a member of his church. Have you tried talking to one of the other Pastors and getting their feedback?

    3. look up the name donald toussaint and see what all he has done, he is more concerned with taking trips to islands then coming back asking the church for money when he cant pay his bills.

    4. the many churches that I’ve visited and/or been part of would have been 10 of 10. Its sad that the leaders of these churches stray from being one of God’s shephards to self indulging hipocrites including the people on the board who look in the other direction or dipping their hand in the pot. If a church is spending more time passing the plate than dealing with issues that effect the communities they are part of than so called church is no better than a CROOKED POLITICIAN. Know where your tithes are going!!!!!!!

    5. the many churches that I’ve visited and/or been part of would have been 10 of 10. Its sad that the leaders of these churches stray from being one of God’s shephards to self indulging hipocrites including the people on the board who look in the other direction or dipping their hand in the pot. If a church is spending more time passing the plate than dealing with issues that effect the communities they are part of than so called church is no better than a CROOKED POLITICIAN. Know where your tithes are going!!!!!!!

    6. Pastor Donald R. A. Toussaint is a Preying Preacher… He preys on young vulnerable women, and some that are just clueless and believes anything he says. I know, how? He broke up my cousin 5 year marriage to her husband. He just wouldn’t let up, his actions towards her made people as well as her husband believe that things were going on between them. He would not let up on the constant phone calls all times of day and night,giving her and selling her fake cheap purses, that she didn’t need because her husband made sure she had the Real Dooney, Gucci, Prada, Coach. I hope he is happy he broke them up; but as long as he knows she will NEVER be his. I wish she never met this man, I hope she NEVER see him again.. Thanks for ruining her life Donald. R.A. Toussaint.

    7. These evildoers do not believe in GOD if they did they would not do what they do but right now SHE is showing them SHE is REAL and they are going to reap what they have sown YES GOD IS A WOMAN SO YOU MEN OUT THERE BETTER WATCH SHE IS P#$$%^ OFF AND SHE IS DEALING WITH YOU NOW AND THIS PLANET

    8. WHAT’S DONE IN THE DARK WILL COME TO THE LIGHT SO TO ALL YOU OUT THERE DOING WRONG AND HIDING BEHIND THE CHURCH GOD SEES YOU YOU CANNOT HIDE FROM HIM. EVILDOERS

    9. Looking back at history we can find big lies told by the so called representatives
      Of God.The biggest lie was told and repeated for centuries.Blacks were born to
      Serve their masters,which was the white man.In fact they produced a picture of what God looks like.We can find this painting or picture in quite a few churches.
      But wait,isn’t it true that God warned us not to have any graven images of God?
      Remember,before the earth was formed there existed the spirit of God.Which means Gods spirit is at least 13 billion years old.Our problem is we are worshiping mortal man,and we all know, mere mortals come very short of the glory of God.

    10. Definately right on point! There is so much foolishness in todays society by men/women that are passing themselves off as ‘men/women of god’ and most are nothing more than POOR REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD! For any person to stand in a pulpit and lead people to believe if they do not tithe then they will not be “Blessed’ is telling you lies from the pits of hell and are nothing but a PIMP! What will God buy with money–who would he buy from?..these ZOMBIES better pick up a Bible ask God for true understanding and meaning of his word, get right with HIM, repent and get out of these institutionalized whore houses of lies before they GET LEFT when HE comes again!

    11. Definately right on point! There is so much foolishness in todays society by men/women that are passing themselves off as ‘men/women of god’ and most are nothing more than POOR REPRESENTATIVES OF GOD! For any person to stand in a pulpit and lead people to believe if they do not tithe then they will not be “Blessed’ is telling you lies from the pits of hell and are nothing but a PIMP! What will God buy with money–who would he buy from?..these ZOMBIES better pick up a Bible ask God for true understanding and meaning of his word, get right with HIM, repent and get out of these institutionalized whore houses of lies before they GET LEFT when HE comes again!

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