Gospel sensation Deitrick Haddon is giving critics (and the church) a valuable lesson on embracing differences of opinion.
The Let It Go singer recently faced criticism after a clip of himself and his better half, Dominique Mctyer, dancing together on his 50th birthday went viral. Some of Haddon’s more conservative followers took issue with his wife throwing it back on her man.
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Haddon has since taken to social media to address the backlash, reminding his critics that they can “celebrate differences without demonizing.”
“The next level for the church is to learn to disagree without disrespect,” Haddon wrote in a video post on Instagram. “Some approve with me dancing in public with my wife, and others don’t, and that’s ok. In the words of the Stylistics, ‘People make the world go ‘round.’”
“It would be so dope if we could celebrate our differences instead of demonizing everyone that doesn’t think like you. I still love ya, and there’s nothing you can do about it!” the pastor/music artist added.
Haddon also had a conversation with Inspirational Gospel Music Channel (IGMC), and this is what he had to say about the issue:
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Even as he urged his followers to be more understanding of differing opinions, people still poured their outrage into the comments, criticizing the pastor for not keeping that kind of dancing behind closed doors.
Vibe was able to report some of the comments before Haddon turned his comment section off.
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“If I got delivered from worldliness, drinking, cussing, and all manner of carnality…why would I want to return back to that filth? The lines are too blurred, the standards are too low, and the cost is too high. I really had a problem with this,” wrote one critic.
Another added: “Living in these last and evil days, I now understand why and how Satan was able to fool 1/3 of the angels in heaven, he deceived the very elected, GODs chosen, the ones he created, and YET there is nothing new under the sun! The devil is still deceiving, and we falling right into his trap while GOD is waiting for us to get it right before he returns! My heart aches for this generation!”
“Sir Deitrick that video wasn’t and isn’t part of the Christian liberty,” said another user, adding “that video was inappropriate for a minister like you and that’s not even good enough for a Christian talk more of a minister.”
The Heaven Knows artist also found support among some of his followers, with a couple sharing:
“I don’t anything wrong with you dancing with YOUR WIFE!!! People need to stay out of married folks business!!! May GOD continue to bless your union.”
Another even offered advice: “Tell them to shut the faith up!!!! Or do I need to say the real deal??”
“It’s sad…that people think because you’re saved… you can’t enjoy moments in your life…It’s very obvious that you and your wife…love each other…like each other and enjoy each other…in private and in public…people need to catch up,” another one of his supporters wrote.
Twitter also had something to say about it:
I have a question why are y’all so quick to bash and ridicule Pastor Deitrick & his wife because of what he chose to let his wife do at his birthday party? Are y’all that miserable? Leave the man of God & his wife alone & let them enjoy themselves how they want ‼️ @DeitrickHaddon pic.twitter.com/u3i9lBCsKg
— Sid ?? (@Spoiled_Queen7) May 23, 2023
Super Churchy people are weird. Y’all are mad that Pastor Deitrick Haddon’s wife was dancing on HER husband. It was his birthday party!!
Who else was suppose to dance on him??
— Blossom (@Muva_Blossom) May 24, 2023
Deitrick Haddon and his wife…Lawdt pic.twitter.com/nIpdgTBMHF
— Rillseductive (@RillOji) May 26, 2023
What do you think? Inappropriate or should people just mind their d**n business?