Son of Pastor T.D. Jakes Arrested!

Dallas megachurch pastor T.D. Jakes has said that he would never hire a sexually active gay person and has spoken out against same-sex marriage. He is clearly someone who thinks of homosexuality as a sin and not something we are born into. Well, how ironic life can be! Now his son has been arrested in a sex sting after approaching law enforcement officers in a park and exposing himself to them while masturbating!

According to the Dallas Voice:

"Jermaine Donnell Jakes, 29, faces a charge of indecent exposure after allegedly exposing himself in front of two undercover vice detectives shortly after 10 p.m. on Jan. 3. Senior Cpl. Janice Crowther, a DPD spokeswoman, confirmed Thursday, Feb. 12 that the detectives were both male. According to an arrest affidavit, the detectives were conducting an investigation into citizen complaints of sexual activity when they observed Jakes and several other unknown males park their vehicles in the lot east of the park at 2106 W. Kiest Blvd. The detectives followed Jakes into a wooded area, where he approached them with his penis exposed through his unzipped pants, the affidavit states. Jakes masturbated for several seconds while making eye contact with one of the detectives. Jakes made no attempt to conceal his penis despite people walking and jogging on a trail nearby, the affidavit states. According to court records, Jermaine Jakes listed his place of employment as T.D. Jakes Ministries."

So.... let's analyze this. Not only is T.D. Jakes employing someone who clearly attracted to men, but it is also his son!

Also, the Dallas Morning News reported:

"The son of Potter’s House Bishop T.D. Jakes turned himself in to the Dallas County Jail on Thursday on an indecent exposure charge stemming from an incident at a southern Dallas park last month. Jermaine Jakes, 29, posted $1,000 bail and was released Thursday morning, according to jail records... He was detained at the scene and released, as is often the procedure in such cases. The charge is a Class B misdemeanor punishable by up to six months in jail and a $2,000 fine."

Now I want to know how TD Jakes is going to handle this. He is openly homophobic and has been very outspoken against gay rights and marriage. If what he has preached all these years is true, what would lead his son to do what he did? Judging by his actions in the park, it was clearly not his first time there or his first time being sexual with men. That begs the question - will Pastor Jakes think his son just needs forgiveness or might he actually have to believe his son was born with this attraction to men?

Pastor Jakes has a congregation of over 30,000 at Potter's House. Will he support his son or deny him the support he needs right now in order to appear "virtuous" to his congregation? I have met the man - many years ago at a collegiate Christian conference in - and it seemed to me at the time that this is a man who enjoys the spotlight. I think the spotlight on his family now won't be so enjoyable.

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Oh Dave ... this kind of irony makes me chuckle outside but laugh my ass off inside ... can you say HYPOCRITE!!!

Talk to you soon!

Let’s be careful to villanize the villain and not the son. I don’t excuse the son’s behavior either, cuz he was clearly in the wrong…but if he’s coming from that environment, he clearly needs support and not to be further humiliated. Okay, maybe humiliate him a little bit, but still…!

Given what usually happens when some big time kofffakekoff religious nut gets in trouble...."Satan is attacking us!" I wouldn't be surprised if he tries to write it off as a false attack by the media to make him and his ministry look bad.