Pastor Jamal Bryant and Ebony Magazine have a little back and forth regarding the magazine’s allegation that the pastor impregnated an underage girl from his church. Pastor Bryant issued a public letter blasting the magazine’s allegations and the magazine replied in kind admitting that the allegation is “outrageous” and “unconfirmed”.
Directly from Empowerment Temple/ Dr. Jamal Bryant:
For 67 years Ebony Magazine has been the drum beat for culture in the African American community. John Johnson its beloved founder dedicated his life to safe guarding our image with great integrity. The March 2013 edition has left a hole in my heart. On page 124 they published that it’s alleged I impregnated a 17-year-old member of my church. This accusation is categorically and completely untrue. To publish this with absolutely no source lends itself to reckless endangerment to my children, my congregation and my community.