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: