Wow. Bishop T. D. Jakes came out swinging and didn't hold his tongue about the Preachers of LA reality TV show on Oxygen that has drawn more than 1.1 million viewers on its debut episode, and is set to air its second episode on Wednesday, October 16, 2013, at 10 p.m. ET, where a new video shows Deitrick Haddon and his fiancee Dominique out at dinner with Bishop Ron Gibson and his wife, LaVette, wherein Gibson asks them, "Are you guys shacking?"
But back to the Bishop TD Jakes drama, wherein another newly uploaded video -- less than 48 hours old on YouTube, but already climbing well past 15,000 views, shows Jakes telling his congregation, "I'm a grown man, dog."
It's obviously from offering time -- so you better watch it before The Potter's House pulls it down from whoever's "mello21" YouTube account that is, citing copyright infringement. "Somebody's late for their own service," Bishop Jakes says, speaking about the Holy Spirit drawing folks to give.
"Your products are not moving. I rebuke that paralytic condition in the name of Jesus," Jakes says to the crowd.
Eventually, inevitably, the talk turns to what has been the 1.1 million-viewing elephant in the room, and Bishop Jakes begins speaking about POLA. "Now, I know you been watching that junk on TV. I want to tell you right now, not one dime of what you're sowing right now will buy my suit."
"I want you to know my car is paid for," Jakes continued. "I want you to know I got my house on my own. I want you to know I'm not bling-blinging. I am not shake and bake. I had money when I came to Dallas and I plan to have some when I leave."
I do not need you to buy my car, he continued, saying that the 300 families that are employed in his ministry are benefiting, as well as the folks receiving water from wells in Kenya, or the Nairobi hospital and the youth center that Tyler Perry is helping fund and such.
"You did not buy what I got. I had it when I came here. You know I had it when I came here. The devil is a lie," he continued. "I have sold enough books and produced enough movies. I don't need your offering to pay for this little slimy suit. So I rebuke that spirit in the name of Jesus Christ."
Jakes made a direct reference once again to the reality runaway hit by proclaiming, "I'm not from L.A. I'm from Dallas!"
I guess Jakes won't be appearing on 'Preachers of Dallas' anytime soon.