BC News|June 02, 2014 02:51 EDT
Kirk Franklin's 'Disappointed' in 'Preachers of LA' Show; D.L. Hughley Says Deitrick Haddon is a 'Thug'
Christian gospel artist Kirk Franklin recently shared his disapproval about the "Preachers of LA" show while being interviewed on the "D.L. Hughley Show."
Franklin said he was "disappointed" in the show and has joined a host of other believers and prominent Christian figures who are opposed to the show's message and content.
Hughley even called one of the show's main stars, pastor and singer Deitrick Haddon a "thug." Franklin remained silent at the remark to which the comedian and show host took as an agreement.
Franklin previously stated he would never be caught on "Preachers of LA," and Hughley, although not vocal about any faith, feels the show turns people away from the Lord.
Aside for Haddon, the show also features Bishop Noel Jones, Bishop Clarence McClendon, Pastor Jay Haizlip, Pastor Wayne Chaney, and Bishop Ron Gibson as the cameras follow these men of God through their daily lives.
"I lived in L.A. my whole life, and to me, I thought the purpose of that show was to drag nonbelievers, people who don't have access to God and don't have relationship with Him, that it would be so attractive that it would draw them to Him," said Hughley during the interview. "I think it's done the opposite."
The whole conversation opened up after Hughley asked the artist to play a game called "This or That." He was asked if he would "rather star in the next season of ("Preachers of L.A.") or have your beautiful wife, Tammy (Collins), star in the 'Real Housewives of Atlanta?'" Franklin declined both.
"Preachers of LA" was just renewed for its second season on Oxygen, and averages around one million viewers.