(Los Angeles, CA – September 24, 2015) – There’s no explanation or understandable reason for the actions people take under the guise of entertainment. When did the art of creative writing resort to penning scripts for shock value and controversy? During the premiere of FOX Television’s hit show, Empire, the writers targeted gospel artist Donnie McClurkin.
In a recent article in Hollywood Reporter, we learned that actor Sean Penn took legal action to defend his name and character
THR: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/s/empire-lee-daniels-sued-sean-171344653.html .
There are several ways one can respond to this new form of bullying and the pastor, singer songwriter took to Twiiter to share his comments:
“It was brought to my attention via social media that my name was included in a “back-handed” manner during a scene in the FOX show, Empire. What might have been meant for evil, God uses for good! Despite the scripting used by @leedanielsent it has helped bring attention to the gospel of Jesus Christ that I sing and preach, an empowering moment! To my brothers and sisters, thank you for your support, encouragement & love! No negativity towards @leedanielsent let’s show the love of Jesus,” says McClurkin.
Let this experience be a reminder that as loving Christians we’re called to share the good news of Christ and be examples of God’s love on the earth.
ABOUT DONNIE MCCLURKIN:
The three-time Grammy winner, Donnie McClurkin, has proven that he is far more than a gospel singer. The man behind the multi-platinum and gold-selling CD(s) is an amazing songwriter that have penned chart topping tunes like, “Stand” and “We Fall Down,” and have also worn the hat of producer on his projects.
Besides being one of the best-selling Gospel recording artists in the history of the genre, for eight years he has hosted The Donnie McClurkin Show, which draws over 5 million listeners in 60 plus markets including the International reach in London, Jamaica and The Bahamas. The T&T Creative produced award-winning Donnie McClurkin Show is syndicated by Oceanic Tradewinds/Westwood One, sent a shockwave throughout the entire radio industry with historic results in two of the nation’s biggest radio markets, New York and Philadelphia by snagging the #1 spot! http://www.radiofacts.com/donnie-mcclurkin-scores-big-ratings-in-major-markets/. TDMS is also rated #1 in the highly coveted 25-54 age demographic and ranking high in the Top 19 radio markets in the country.