This video should make you hurl, whether you’re Christian, Atheist, Agnostic or an alien from another planet.Not for the reason that some marriages experience infidelity and survive, but the presentation of the affair to Daystar television viewers. Marcus Lamb and Joni Lamb are co-founders of Daystar Christian Broadcasting. Was it because Marcus was truly repentant of his affair and the couple wanted to come clean to their viewers that their marriage is not so “family values” perfect? Or is it because a lawsuit and additional allegations were going to bring the affair into public view?
In other words, there’s more to the story than just Marcus cheating on his wife. According to The Christian Post, the former director of marketing Jeanette Hawkins says, “…she was pressured to participate in the cover-up of an extramarital affair between Lamb and another employee.” This statement will be part of a lawsuit against Daystar, one that was filed a day after the Lamb’s announcement. Nice timing. Oh, and did we mention that Marcus Lamb wasn’t just fucking some woman on the side, she was an employee of Daystar. And this goes back to 2007!
Personally, it’s none of my business what husband is screwing what mistress–except when that business is in the morals business. Daystar runs on supposed “Family Christian Values.” That’s why I don’t feel bad about calling them out on it and just reaffirming that nothing has changed with televangelism. It’s corrupt and I don’t understand who these Christians are that keep supporting it with their donations. Every Christian I seem to run into is critical of Christian Broadcasting. Daystar doesn’t seem to have as bad of a reputation as TBN, but this should start opening some eyes.
The Daystar site contains a press release with the following statement: “Joni and Marcus chose to reveal their story — not to excuse a sin, but rather to celebrate the victory of God’s grace and redemptive purpose in their lives.” So as usual, God is glorified somehow in all of this process. Maybe God wanted Marcus to screw another woman besides his wife? Just like God shows his glory by giving people tumors and fatal illnesses.
No where do I see that Marcus plans to step down from a position of leadership and this is where I see a lack of repentance. Certainly he is free to collect revenue from his tax exempt venture, but once you cross that line of hypocrisy–then please disappear. You are no longer qualified to teach us about moral living and I don’t see how you can separate morals from Christian teaching because that’s what Christianity dwells on. Maybe Christians feel differently as I am an atheist and that all this redemption is great stuff. I think it’s just to cover up a sleazy broadcasting business and we just got a peek behind the scenes.
Also,what the hell is with Marcus Lamb’s grin–it looks like a dentist implanted something to keep the smile in place. Fake as all hell. Do not trust this guy, and Christians, we may not agree on The Bible or Christian Theology but I am not lumping all of you in with this guy. Clean your own house, though, and take this guy to task.