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Contrary to what the Huffington Post says, Bishop T.D. Jakes is not a supporter of same-sex marriage.

BET.com reports the religious leader took to social media to set the record straight on comments he made to the publication last week that seemed to indicate his support of same-sex marriage. According to Jakes, his remarks were “manipulated” to make it seem that he was in favor of something he apparently doesn’t stand behind.

“My comment on HuffPo TV drifted into issues of the Supreme Court ruling and changing the world through public policy [versus] personal witness,” he said on Facebook. “Further, I have come to respect that I can’t force my beliefs on others by controlling public policy for taxpayers and other U.S. citizens. Jesus never sought to change the world through public policy but rather through personal transformation. All people didn’t embrace Him either. That’s what I said and what I meant… Nothing more and nothing less.”

In addition to clarifying his comments, Jakes threw critical shots at the Post, which he labeled as a “so-called Christian publication” that “misconstrued” his words “using lazy journalistic tactics to further their own agenda.”

“I simply meant that my method is evolving — not my message,” Jakes stated. “I was shocked to read that this was manipulated in a subsequent article to say I endorsed same-sex marriage! My position on the subject has been steadfast and rooted in Scripture. For the record, I do not endorse same-sex marriage, but I respect the rights that this country affords those that disagree with me.”

To see Jake’s HuffPost Live interview, check out the video below:

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20 thoughts on “T.D. Jakes: ‘I Never Said I Supported Gay Marriage’

  1. Jo & Vashty on said:

    We think t d Jakes is a great preacher & we love watching him & listening to all his messages especially about the role of the husband & father..the bible is the rule book of life…bless you T D jakes & your family. We first saw you on the Dr Phil show.

  2. Hypocrites are real but, everyone isn't a hypocrite on said:

    T.D. Jakes is irrelevant ? That’s stupid. He is a Pastor. He’s not a celebrity. He preaches from the Book of GOD !!!!!! God made Man . Man didn’t make God. Look at the human anatomy. It is too complex. God is real. Black Jesus is the only man who came back from the Dead. He had witnesses and they wrote a Book about it. ( If you take God out of the world, man will make his own rules. That’s what the Devil wants. Look at the children

      • Mary God’s Daughter on said:

        You said that right on point thank you & Amen! Me supporting my child and Loving my child has nothing to do with me not supporting what he does., Just like any other child/person that may be sinning with drugs or porn etc., We don’t stop loving our children because of what they’re attacked with, or do you? We Prau for them and show them God’s Unconditional Love ❤️

  3. FallMornings on said:

    I am tried of these LGBT folks wanting everyone to agree to their lifestyle. Ain’t gonna happen. Live your life but don’t expect everyone to agree.

    • Kevin M Easter on said:

      I don’t care if you or anyone else agrees with homosexuality or not. My sole concern is that my RIGHT to marry and love my partner is upheld by the law. If you support THAT, you can be as heterosexist in your views as you wish. If you oppose my rights, I regard you as my enemy. It’s as simple as that. I don’t support your orthodox/biblical Christianity, either, but the Constitution protects your right to believe it and practice it. I expect the same recognition in return — no more, no less.

  4. Really on said:

    Doesn’t matter who supports it man supports a lot of things that are plain evil. The only word that matters is the word of god which is not changed by what man does. Thank god for that. Imagine if he changed to fit all the evil man does.

    • Melissa on said:

      Yes me to GOOD FOR YOU T.D. JAKES WE LOVE YOU. KEEP STEPPING UP. THE MEDIA OTTO BE STOPPED FROM PRINTING LIES THOUGH. MY OWN SISTER TRIED TO DETOURE ME FROM LISTENING TO T.D JAKES. I wouldn’t listen to her. WE DONT TALK TO THIS DAY BECAUSE OF IT. BUT I PRAY T.D JAKES CONTINUES TO SPEAK OUT. HES GOT A WONDERFUL FAMILY. THEYVE GONE THRU ALOT OF STRUGGLES. MIRACLES AND MISERY I DEFINITELY GET IT.

    • Mr. Adidas on said:

      Wonder what you will have to say about this Fruity ass bastard once he’s exposed. And you know its just a matter of time.

  5. hoodtechie on said:

    marriage is between a biological man & woman,period.anything else is freakish and not respected.any other complaints take it up with the bible, the word of god.

  6. Changed Name on said:

    I’m not a TD Jakes fan but I saw nothing wrong with his response. I am pleasantly pleased with his growth and evolution as a human being.

  7. TrUtH hUrTz on said:

    This guy is irrelevant. More fake news this is what people do when their ratings are falling. They create these fake reports in order to keep themselves in the spotlight

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