Adrienne Bailon is feeling the pressure when it comes to her Christian faith. On a recent episode of The Real, Adrienne spoke openly about the judgment she’s received from church folks and feeling insecure when she visits her place of worship. The talk show host and actress is married to gospel singer Israel Houghton and their union came with a bit of controversy after folks charge her to entering a relationship with Israel while he was still married to his first wife, Meleasa.
“They say ‘Come as you are,’ but do you make people feel that way?” she asked. “And I have found places and churches and incredible people who actually just don’t call themselves Christians, but they are Christ-like in the way they love people. So I’m grateful for that and I also don’t make excuses for myself.
I’m not perfect.” She also said the opinions of others have made her hyper-aware of the styles of clothes she wears, as she’s regularly called out for showing too much skin.
Adrienne’s comments mirror a similar sentiment felt by actress, Meagan Good. She told D.L. Hughley she doesn’t attend church that often because she doesn’t feel welcome there. Good’s husband, DeVon Franklin, is a best-selling author, motivational speaker, and part-time preacher. “
It’s unfortunate because we’re supposed to be the biggest lovers,” Adrienne said.
“And it’s like even if you disagree with someone or you don’t think what they’re doing is right, you’re supposed to mind your own business and pray for that person. Other times, you’re supposed to correct in love if that’s what God told you to do. And there was no correction in love. It was like a complete as-sault.”
This is how people reacted to this post:
Senour Kurdsson – People who criticise are usually those who needs love the most. Hate is pointless and waste of time! ONE LOVE
Shasha – I remember when she got hate recently for her revealing dress and one comment said “Well Israel certainly didn’t marry her for her spirit” and I was like bruh the disrespect
M Litt – I’m sorry, but Church is for everyone.
The broken, the saved, the shunned..everyone. Loved the message, but this was my only point.
nativenchristian – And the lack of love is exactly why in the younger generations they won’t go to church they are believers but the amount of hypocrites that crit-icize and judge them with zero form of love pushes them away. That’s why there’s more people watching church on tv or on their laptop vs. actually being present. And as Adrienne said what happened to come as you are? Ppl change at different rates it isn’t our place to judge how fast a person should be becoming more Christ like.
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