Funny man Tyler Perry is covering the August issue of EBONY Magazine. But his revelation that he is engaging in premarital sex isn't funny at all. Fornication is forbidden for Christians. But the "$350 million man" reveals to EBONY that he and his mystery girlfriend, whom he calls "really special" thought they were pregnant back in December. Clearly, of his own admission, the two are/were sexing each other. So why is Mr. Perry mum on plans to marry? Is something wrong with this picture?
Typically silent about anything substantial pertaining to his love life, this revelation is out of character for Perry. And engaging in sexual relations without putting a ring on it, is out of character for a Christian. That doesn't mean we all are perfect and don't make mistakes. At the same time, it is not advisable to go broadcasting things like this all throughout national media in a seemingly proud manner. Sin brings reproach and is nothing to be proud of. Proverbs 14:3 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people."
On several occasions, Perry has been linked to different women, but no one knows the identity of his "almost" baby's mama. A few times, Perry was spotted with the lovely Gelila Bekele. But again, the identity of Perry's mystery love, is unknown to the public.
Whomever she is, Perry gushed about her to EBONY Magazine:
“Back in December” he began “when we thought we were having a kid, I got overwhelmed. “We” (the interviewer asked) Is there a woman in your life? “Yeah” he responded–smiling yet no elaborating. He says, “she is really, really special. It’s the longest relationship I’ve been in, largely because I don’t feel any kind of marry-me-now pressure from her.“
Um, what kind of mentality is that to sex her but not wife her?
That gets a definite side-eye from EEW BUZZ.
This is the torn up mentality that is pervasive, not just in the African American community, but in America in general. Co-habitation, playing house, or as the saints call it, "shacking up," is an epidemic nowadays.
This is not healthy and it is not pleasing to God.
When asked aout his wealth, Perry answered, “I’ve always been wealthy because I had a tremendous amount of love from my mother. She didn’t have much, but she gave me Jesus.”
BUZZ editors like that answer. By the way, Tyler, Jesus wants you to wait until you're married to have sexual relations.