Beyonce may be a global superstar but not everyone is a fan of her sexy image and explicit lyrics. Over the years, she’s been on the receiving end of much criticism from the Christian community, but the man who married Queen Bey and her hubby Jay Z says her stage persona is just entertainment.

Rudy Rasmus, co-pastor of St. John’s United Methodist Church in downtown Houston, recently sat down for an interview with theGrio and defended his long-time church member. “Beyoncé is a consummate entertainer, and an entertainer entertains,” he explained. “Is the entertainer’s entertainment an expression of that person’s life and reality? I don’t know. But I know when Arnold Schwarzenegger straps on a 30 caliber cannon and blows planes out of the sky, nobody asks the question, ‘Arnold why are you walking around for those 90 minutes in that suit with that 30 caliber cannon? What kind of person are you?’ I don’t think I’ve heard that question. But at the end of the day, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an entertainer.”

“I think a person has the right to earn a living in the way that they are gifted, and I think that she is tremendously gifted and I think she expresses that gift in some amazing ways,” he added. “I think the world would be void an extreme talent if we silenced her or censored her.”

As far as her marriage, Rasmus said the Carters have a very healthy relationship with a strong foundation of trust, respect and love. “They’re friends,” he shared. “Their relationship is healthy and life has been good.”

Beyonce’s best friend Kelly Rowland and parents, Tina and Matthew Knowles, are also members of the Texas congregation.

Rasmus, whose Miss-A-Meal campaign was featured on Bey’s latest tour, is currently on the road promoting his new inspirational book Love. Period.: When All Else Fails. Check out a clip for from his interview with theGrio, below.


11 thoughts on “Beyonce’s Pastor Defends Her Sexy Image: She’s An Entertainer & Entertainers Entertain

  1. runette51 on said:

    I have always felt Beyoncé is a mediocre singer who has risen so high in the entertainment industry because of sexuality. There are many female singers out now that can sing rings around her, but will probably never achieve Beyoncé’s success because sex sells, talent not so much. She lost her appeal to me when I witnessed a bunch of girls under the age of 10 dropping it like it hot & carrying on doing Beyoncé’s dance moves at a birthday party. I was appalled to see this & that their young parents encouraged this. It’s unfortunate, but there are a lot of children who’s parents are Beyoncé fans, therefore won’t have the clarity to teach their daughters better. There was a time when entertainers were held up to a standard. Now, anything goes. The sluttier, the more ignorant, the better. I agree with the comments about Beyoncé’s pastor. She tithes the church well, therefore she is immune to criticism. The pastor is not a leader because of this.

  2. Traboe on said:

    Now come on pastor…you sounding real shady right now. So if a man is gifted with a large penis should he go out and make money doing pornography? There is such thing as misusing your gift… IF you wanna call what she does a gift that is.

  3. Our standards have been lowered to the point of no return. If it all of a sudden became illegal to get on stage and have your thighs spring open like they were attached to pulleys or bend over and stick your ass in the air high enough so that the whole universe can stare directly into the eye of the beast, no one would pay a dime to see this warbler. But walking, talking pornography is what sells these days. And looks like Passa is buying.

  4. Camella Jenkins on said:

    He like looking at her that’s why he’s defending her. She’s probably paying big tithes and offerings which is a trade off money in his pocket and a charity tax write off for her.

  5. pamela j on said:

    I have to agree with the pastor it is the parents job to censor a child ! not the job of the entertainer if I had young child I wouldn’t let them listen to sexually explicit music no matter who made it Why would you take a child to a concert for adults then get upset when its sexually explicit ! That’s stupid when are people going to take responsibility instead of blaming others. I think Beyonce is a grown woman singing about grown woman issues ! If you don’t like it don’t listen or watch that simple !

  6. IanRousseault on said:

    It’s really sad what people call entertainment these days! She is NOT an entertainer at all, she is a slutty, no talent, low self esteem female. She has absolutely NO talent at all! All she does is shake her ass on stage and in video’s, her voice is pathetic at best! She is an embarrassment to women the world over, she talks and sounds like the high school drop out that she is, no class at all. It is sad what people will accept today.

    • tewdee Q on said:

      Agreee. I hope that this isn’t the only life that she has. Maybe the focus should be on Jay Z as for why she has to bump and grind on stage.

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