Preachers of L.A., Episode 1: Judgment vs. Being Judgmental *Spoiler Alert*
Preachers of L.A. is back for Season Two and is already full of action! We’re sharing with you about Episode One: “Judge Not.” In Season One, Gospel singer, Deitrick Haddon, was recovering from his recent divorce, the birth of his first child–out of wedlock, and a speedy engagement. All which had suspect timing and, understandably, tarnished his position as a Christian minister. Midway through the season, he embarked on a secret wedding to his now wife, Dominique. But what they did not reveal until after the public wedding in the season finale was that they were already expecting Baby #2!
This naturally put Pastor Jay Haizlip, the last-minute wedding officiant for the public wedding, in an extremely awkward position which he lovingly confronted Deitrick about in this first episode. Drama ensued.
Later, we see Loretta, Bishop Noel Jones' "special friend," hijack Dominique's sip-and-see baby shower to tear into First Lady LaVette Gibson about some comments her husband had made to Noel Jones.
Bishop Ron Gibson, as we saw last season, felt “some kinda way” about the “long tenure” of the 16-year relationship between Jones and Loretta. He felt it wasn’t appropriate for her to have a position in Bishop Jones’ ministry without first having the position of “wife.”
Bishop Gibson’s concerns had less to do with singles in ministry and more to do with the question of whether or not there were some (potentially mounting) indiscretions in the relationship. Let’s be honest: 16 years is a LONG time for anyone to date. Namely a pastor. Lady LaVette later summed up these concerns by stating:
Can a man take fire to his bosom, and…not be burned? (Proverbs 6:27)