Evangelist Larry Tomczak has written an open letter to Tyler Perry, asking the media mogul to get back to God.
A number of years ago, entrepreneur and movie mogul Tyler Perry was interviewed on CBN. He concluded by saying his phenomenal success would continue as long as he did the following: “If I keep sowing good things, keep doing my best and keep trying to please God, that’s the only harvest that can come to me.”
Because of my respect and love for our multi-gifted brother in Christ, I write this commentary in hopes it will bring about a course correction to his current trajectory. Although imperceptible to some, his career has recently drifted off course. My sincere prayer is that he will read this and make the necessary adjustments.
Some recent developments are a cause for concern on two fronts.
- Films going from obnoxious to offensive.
Early on, I like millions enjoyed Tyler’s comedic films featuring the Madea character. Sure, she was a bit over the top and annoying, but almost all of it was in good-natured fun.
We stopped patronizing the previously, family-friendly franchise awhile back. Now it’s been brought to my attention that allegedly his latest offering, Boo 2! had an R rating from the Motion Picture Association of America until Perry made changes to raise the bar.
Do we really need more celluloid products that further coarsen our culture, embarrass parents and portray characters in a foul, immoral manner? One person who saw this current flick said the family in front of him walked out.
This movie features teenage girls’ escapades at an all-night Halloween party with frat guys in a house where 14 youth were murdered. The storyline serves up “wholesome” family fun including: getting drunk, smoking dope, “hooking up,” crude double entendres, profane language and repeated misuse of God’s name.