A pastor has gone viral for a Facebook Live video in which he’s criticized for using profanity. Instead of turning the other cheek, Thaddeus A. Matthews blocked the commenter and went on a rant attacking other “non-functioning ass pastors.”
You can tell the rant is going to be entertaining because it starts with Pastor Matthews reading the critical comment, then saying, “Well, bitch, let me tell you something.”
The relevant portion begins around the 37:15 mark in the Facebook video below:
“You must be a bitch,” Matthews continued aggressively. “Yes, I cuss.”
Matthews went on to attack other pastors, whom he says aren’t doing enough to help their flock. He said people worried about his cussing should focus their criticism on pastors who do nothing. (No argument from me there.)
… I’m the cussing pastor, while your motherfuckin’ pastor ain’t doing a god damn thing. I’m the cussing pastor that used my platform to raise $6,000 for this mother who was going through a plight, while these other ignorant ass, non-functioning ass pastors wasn’t doing a motherfuckin’ thing in this city.
Matthews also said that if it bothers people that he swears, they should get off his page. He then banned the commenter and ended with a proclamation that Jesus probably did the same thing.
… See, y’all be worried about the wrong things. Yes, I curse! Hell, Jesus probably cursed!
I have yet to find a “red letter” Bible in which Jesus drops f-bombs. Then again, Jesus was known for aggressively flipping over the tables of bankers in anger, so it’s not too outlandish to think he might have uttered some curse words, too.
Regardless of Matthews’ presentation, he’s right to call out pastors who might say all the right things but don’t back up those words with actions. If he’s doing what he can to make the world a better place, then it’s easier to let the cursing slide. If anything, I’d go to this guy’s church just for the laughs.
Matthews is the pastor of Naked Truth Liberation and Empowerment Ministries in Memphis, Tennessee, where he’s no stranger to controversy. Just last year, he was arrested for allegedly harassing a man. He was also arrested in 2014 for Liking the Facebook status update of a woman who had a restraining order against him.
Cursing, then, seems to be the least of his problems.
(via Raw Story)