Michelle Williams, the 33-year-old singer formerly of Destiny's Child, believes there is some good in the new Oxygen docu-series "Preachers of L.A."
Williams recently called the show her "guilty pleasure" and spoke about why despite the criticism that some people had, there is some good being broadcast from the body of Christ.
"I do love the outreach that's being done. Like on the last episode when Pastor Gibson got his sister into rehab," Williams told CocoaFab.com recently. "It would be a real testimony if she stays in rehab and can show the world. I think that's what reality TV can be used for because that's so many people's reality."
Williams gave another example of the good that the show portrays like "...when Pastor Haizlip prayed for that woman in the park. I would love to see the follow up of that."
The singer said people should stop judging the show and watch it for entertainment purposes, but she does feel honest ministry was taking place on the series.
"There is some honest ministry going on and then you have got some honest conflict. You have Deitrick Haddon who, like so many of us have wondered, 'I'm in love with his person. Can I live with someone and be a Christian,'" she said." That's an honest conflict and he was bold enough to share it. Whether you like it or not, they're showing honest conflict if you ask me."
Williams is not the only person to defend the show recently. Omarosa Manigault, the political consultant-turned-ordained minister, also believes people should give the new Oxygen docu-series a chance.
"Any time that you can get people thinking about ministry, thinking about their relationship with God and thinking about salvation, it's good. Now whether it's controversy – that's for people to decide themselves," she told thejasminebrand.com. "It's entertainment but we are talking about religion, and that trust me – I've been in ministry for six years and it's very difficult to get people to do that."