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Preachers of LA Season 2 Filming: Deitrick Haddon Says, 'I Cannot Pass Opportunity to Share Gospel With 100M Homes Each Week'

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By Christine Thomasos , Christian Post Reporter
March 22, 2014|5:24 pm

Deitrick Haddon, the minister and gospel singer, is currently filming season two of "Preachers of LA" but does not seem to mind the criticism that might come with returning to the show.

Deitrick Haddon is seen in an episode of Preachers of L.A. (Photo: screengrab)

Deitrick Haddon is seen in an episode of "Preachers of L.A."

"We are taping now actually, they are all up in my house … cameras everywhere," Haddon told Hip Hollywood recently.

The minister said he can handle people's comments because of his position.

"I have tough skin. When you're doing what we do, people are going to always talk," Haddon told Hip Hollywood. "It is what it is."

Haddon, 40, previously revealed why he decided to take part in the controversial reality television series.

"Because I cannot pass up the opportunity to share the gospel with 100 million homes on a weekly basis for eight weeks. People are interested in our culture and gospel music in the church, but everybody's afraid to share the truth about who we are and what we do," Haddon previously told S2S magazine. "And I think the next dimension of winning souls-or just sharing the gospel-is just being transparent. It's not being fake and phony and up on the pulpit preaching to everybody else but not sharing who you really are or your flaws."

However, the show was met with its fair share of criticism.

Rev. James C. Perkins, the pastor of Greater Christ Baptist Church in Detroit, Mich., spoke out against the show to BET.com last year.

"I don't think the show represents the best of the Black church tradition," Perkins told BET. "The downside is that people often paint all pastors with a broad brush and, after watching this show, they may well begin to associate all pastors with those behaviors.There are many pastors who are out here serving the people and not just serving themselves."

Haddon has defended his show and has even go on Twitter to rebuke some men of God speaking out against it.

"If your pastor's message is all about #PreachersofLA this sunday I recommend that you find another church," Haddon tweeted last year. "Preach the word & that's all! lol"

Still, he was open to criticism about his comment. One person did not seem to agree with his tweets and challenged his opinion.

"@DeitrickHaddon That's NOT a reason to go to another church if that's where GOD placed for that season," the person tweeted.

Haddon did not debate the individual and simply responded by tweeting, "Amen."

 

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