Thursday, January 24, 2008

In the name of Jesus... Please read this! :)

I'm caught in the middle of a religious debate. I recently received a message from someone who told me that a preacher was going around slandering my name. I went to YouTube and sure enough, there was the video of Pastor G. Craige Lewis from EX Ministries. In the clip he talks about a religious singer named Fred Hammond and blasts him for having ME as a friend on his MySpace. He says my name, "Bobbi Billard" and calls me a "porn star". Check it out...

For those that don't know already, I am NOT a porn star. A porn star is someone that has sexual intercourse on film and makes XXX movies. To each his or her own but I have never done that. Granted, I have done Playboy style nudity during my career and some people equate nudity with porn. I do not agree. I think the human body is a beautiful thing. There are many works of religious artwork that have nude figures (some is even featured in the great cathedrals all over the world). To quote a friend of mine, "if Nudity was so horrible perhaps God should have had us all born in clothing..LOL". Regardless, Pastor Lewis did not do his research before making this video about me. And apparently he completely missed the following passages in his bible...

Romans 14:10 But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.

In other words... But you, why do you make yourself your brother's judge? or again, why have you no respect for your brother? because we will all have to take our place before God as our judge.

Romans 14:13 Let us not therefore judge one another any more: but judge this rather, that no man put a stumblingblock or an occasion to fall in his brother's way.

In other words... Then let us not be judges of one another any longer: but keep this in mind, that no man is to make it hard for his brother, or give him cause for doubting.

Luke 6:37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

In other words... Be not judges of others, and you will not be judged: do not give punishment to others, and you will not get punishment yourselves: make others free, and you will be made free:

Luke 6:41 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but perceivest not the beam that is in thine own eye?

In other words... And why do you take note of the grain of dust in your brother's eye, but take no note of the bit of wood which is in your eye?

Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Pretty self explanatory right there.

I do not believe that people have the right to go around condemning people and saying whether or not Jesus would accept them. It is not their place. I prefer Jesus of Zion to the guy in this video. If you have ever heard his WWJSNL show on, you would see what I mean. He teaches about LOVE, not hate. Check him out sometime and add him to your myspace.

And make sure you add Fred Hammond to your myspace. I am a fan. Here's a video of him responding to people that criticize whom he accepts on his myspace. I applaud him for standing up for what he believes in and not backing down to the pressure from people like Pastor Lewis.

Thoughts? Questions? Concerns? Post em after the beep... *BEEP*

Bobbi Billard