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Bishop Freddy Edwards and Marvin Williams Bishop Freddy Edwards and Marvin Williams

A single mother from Detroit felt sad when Rev. Marvin Winans refused to bless her baby.  Charity Grace, an unwed mother from Detroit, want her son Joshua to receive a blessing from the Perfecting Church, but unfortunately she was denied.  Early this week, she called up the church because she wanted pastor Winans to conduct the event but according to the church representative, Pastor Winans does not bless those babies whose mothers are unwed.  Grace revealed:

“I want to instill values and morals in my son based upon the word of God. I told them I was not married and that’s where everything just broke loose.I’ve never felt so degraded and disrespected in my life. What they could do for me is let my son get dedicated, during a week day with one of the elders of my choice. I absolutely would not set foot back in the church right now because I feel like they look down upon me and my kind, meaning single moms and unwed mothers. The church should be the last place you should go to be judged and denied.”

Gospel Singer Fred Hammond and Pastor Marvin Winans Gospel Singer Fred Hammond and Pastor Marvin Winans

However, a local pastor defended Grace saying that she should not be denied.  He said:

“Every pastor has set up the pattern of his church, the way he feels or deems fit. But as it relates to the scripture, I feel like it’s wrong. I  feel like we’re judging, but we’re not judging with righteous judgement. I’m not speaking against the pastor, but sometimes we make poor decisions.”

So far, there were no comments from Winans and The Perfecting Church.  What do you think?  Is this behavior found in the biblical scripture?

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