(Photograph: Kevin Terry and Predestined Facebook)
Kevin Terry, the gospel singer who founded the Kevin Terry & Predestined group, is reportedly mortified after a video went viral of him allegedly performing an explicit homosexual act.
Terry's friend and fellow Christian singer Lil Mo recently spoke up about the up-and-coming gospel artist, acknowledging his feelings on the matter.
"I haven't spoken to him directly. I did get word he is mortified," Lil Mo told the Jasmine Brand blog recently. "...This is a low blow not only to his privacy, but some of the 'deep and spooky" church folks are not praying for him. The comments I've seen people post, are just, hurtful.
A number of people have taken to Twitter after viewing the explicit video that has become viral where Terry is engaging in a sexual act with an anonymous male. Some people believed the video was detrimental to the image of Christians.
"Just saw the video of gospel singer and pastor Kevin Terry..," one person tweeted. "Wow seriously and they wonder why people losing hope."
Another individual suggested that Terry was not the only person engaging in homosexual acts in the black church community tweeting, "I hope black folk don't think #KevinTerry is the only one??"
Still, others agreed with Lil Mo and thought that Christians should be praying for Terry instead of condemning him.
"It's a shame that our people take Joy in embarrassing and exposing situations like Kevin Terry's," the individual tweeted. "These saints man!! Smh!!"
Yet another person prayed that Terry could find forgiveness.
"Prayers for #KevinTerry I hope he can get in church or even on his own and ask for forgiveness we are not perfect," the tweet reads.
Deitrick Haddon, the gospel singer and minister who stars on the Oxygen docu-series "Preacher of L.A." also reacted to the video after one fan questioned him about it.
"Comments on Kevin Terry," one person asked Haddon on Twitter.
Haddon responded, "Don't know who that is...never heard of him!!"
Terry reportedly released a message on his Facebook account that was later deleted, quoting Acts 18:10 while letting it be known that only God could judge him.
"I'm called according to (God's) PURPOSE. My personal life is irrelevant because God can only judge," Terry wrote in the Facebook message. "We need to put focus and more attention on helping people KEEP LIVING through the trenches of their opposition. I need as-much mercy with my struggles in life as much as you need for YOURS!!!!!"
He also called for people to pray instead of react negatively.
"YES! (we) ALL have an opinion. However, is your NEGATIVE opinion going to make any DIFFERENCE at this point to help anybody," Terry questioned. "Let's put more prayer on it and may God continue to (cover) YOU… his BLAMELESS People!"