"The Sisterhood" star and Pastor Anthony Murray says having a talk about life with his daughters, that included a banana, was "the best" he could do to let them know what true reality is. Speaking out Wednesday, Jan. 2, Murray is also happy to see discussion begin about major issues following the season premiere of "The Sisterhood."
"First of all, let me say, I'm a dad first. It was tough, having beautiful daughters growing up and being a guy myself. My oldest has got a boyfriend and we like him, he's a nice guy, but my nerves are up. I'm going to be honest," Murray said of sitting down with his daughters and showing them how to put a condom on a banana Tuesday. "My dream and my desire is to help people. I did the best I could. I'm excited because the conversation has started. If one life can be saved and one person can be educated at my expense, because people are going in, then maybe it's a better way. Maybe I can use a cucumber next time. I don't know. I'm just a dad wanting my kids to be okay and as a pastor, I want your kids to be okay."
As seen during the season premiere Pastor Murray and his wife had a detailed discussion with their daughters, making sure they understood what can happen as result of being intimate with someone. Looking back, he says it's better that they wait for marriage, but he also says it's important to have a very real conversation instead of simply praying about it.
"The dialogue is what I'm talking about. Let's start the conversation. I think the religious world, sometimes we don't do the best job because we pray about everything. Once we pray, what are we going to do next?" Pastor Murray shared with Atlanta's Praise 102.5 before admitting that part of the scene was cut due to editing. "Being a virgin is better and that's what God wanted. We're coveting with God and as your parents saying that you're going to wait until you get married and they accepted that. That's the part that you didn't see on the television program. It's a reality show and I want everyone to remember that."
Pastor Murray and his wife, Christina, appear on "The Sisterhood." The series airs Tuesday nights at 9 p.m. on TLC.