A Pastor Is Defending His Dance Ministry’s Decision To Use Explicit Jay-Z Song


A California pastor is defending his dance ministry’s decision to dance to Jay-Z’s explicit version of  ‘The Story of O.’

Last week a video of Tree of Life M.B. Church in Los Angeles, California  dance ministry received some backlash, when it was revealed that they were dancing to the explicit version of Jay’Z’s The Story of O.J.

Social media didn’t have nice things to say about the video, especially since the song has curse words in it.

Here’s the video in case you didn’t see it:

The church’s pastor,  Rev. Marcus Murchinson sees nothing wrong with his dance ministries choice of music, revealing that he sometimes uses explicit words when he prays.

“The truth is sometimes when I’m praying, my prayers are not ‘guide me o thy great Jehovah, pilgrim through this barren land.’ I’m not quoting from the 23rd Psalm. I’m not quoting from Philippians. Sometimes my prayers have explicit language in them. God I am bleep, bleep, bleep upset. And because of that, I learned that God can handle that,” Murchinson explained in an interview Monday.


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  1. I think that before we do anything before a large group of people, we should come before God and ask Him if it’s ok! There are a lot of songs, movies and things I want to take into my spirit but God has already made it clear…no. Even though we may find nothing wrong with our choice of music, we have to remember that our ways are not God’s ways. No judgement just wisdom when you are in front of an entire church body that God has gifted you with. As a leader as it says in Romans 12:1-2, we are not to conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of our minds, proving what is holy, acceptable and pleasing unto God. I agree with being honest before God and I sometimes use expletives. But as I get closer to Christ He enevitably takes the desire to curse and decrease its stronghold on my life. I would not encourage my youth group or have them listen to any song that was not given the ok by God. It’s not about me or my wants, it’s always about how God wants to use me to minister to others. We can justify and rationalize anything away which is why we need to truth of God’s word (bible) to keep us honest, authentic, and on the right path.
    Just my thoughts. Be blessed

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