Watch: Pastor Who Met With Trump Retracts His Apparent Confession About An Affair
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
Megapastor John Gray, who attended a meeting of selected black pastors last summer, is now having second thoughts after being heavily criticized. This is the meeting where Pastor Darrell Scott was widely panned in the Black Community after proclaiming Trump to be “the most pro-Black president.”
After trying to defend his participation in the meeting, Gray now says he may not accept another invitation to visit President Donald Trump should one come.
He was asked on "The Real" daytime talk show if he would go back?
In response, he said, "I don't think that that would be wise."
He also fielded questions about an affair he seemed to confess to back in January.
At that time he appeared to confess that he had an affair with a “strange woman.” His wife, Aventer Gray even said, “I put Scripture on that strange woman! She don’t want it with me and she don’t want it with y’all, amen!”
Now, Gray is saying he didn’t cheat at al and only had an emotional affair.
“Over a year ago, my wife and I were in a very difficult place in our marriage, and in that time, I began to converse with someone — other than a counselor, other than a pastoral leader, which is where I should have taken my issues and challenges — and began to converse, and I was even in the presence of that person one time,” Gray said while talking to the ladies of “The Real” on Monday. “But being in the presence of someone is not the same as sleeping with them. I did not sleep with anyone.”
He also addressed rumors that he got a woman pregnant.
“There’s no baby, none of that. It’s important for me to take responsibility for the areas where I did come up short,” he said. “Sharing things about my marriage, outside of my wife and outside of trusted counselors, is an emotional affair. It was wrong. I take responsibility for that. But I will not take responsibility for that which I did not do.”
Compare that to what he said about the topic in January.
“We had to keep smiling because even though we were struggling, even though I was failing as a husband, I was already in front of the people and the people can’t really receive my brokenness because where do leaders go when they bleed?” Gray said.
He continued, “So I had to bleed alone. And what’s strange is I traveled the whole world and the Holy Ghost showed up and people got saved and me and wife just kept smiling and nobody knew we were getting ready to get a divorce. Because as long as I kept producing, nobody cared what was happening at home. I started listening to the wrong voices and let some people get too close. She found out and she set it off, just like a good wife should.”
Aventer then grabbed the microphone and said, “And then I prayed for them and him and then the devil loses because what’s not going to happen is you tell me that I’m going to lose my purpose because someone whispered to a ’16-year-old John’. The devil is a lie. I’m standing with my husband and you can go on back to the pits of hell where you came from. Was I upset? Yes. Was I heartbroken? Yes. But, you better learn how to get in there for the… what’s the vows? Better and worst so when the worst shows up you don’t run away.”
She later mentioned a “strange woman” by shouting, “I put Scripture on that strange woman! I put Scripture on that strange woman! She don’t want it with me and she don’t want it with y’all, amen!”
See their sermon below from January:
Gray received criticism in December for buying his wife a Lamborghini Urus, which is approximately $200,000. However, there are now reports that the OWN reality star purchased the gift to apologize for stepping outside of his marriage.
They reportedly hosted a “relationship conference” last month. Okay…
Date Posted: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 , Total Page Views: 1667