Pastor John Gray is once again front and center in the minds of many for stepping out on his marriage, but this time he’s getting some notice for a public apology. The South Carolina preacher posted a public apology to his wife Aventer Gray via Instagram but it may actually be something of a misfire if social media’s reaction is a reflection.
In an Instagram post shared last Friday (Nov. 6), Gray wrote a lengthy apology to Mrs. Gray, explaining why he stepped down from leading the Relentless Church flock.
I never knew what consistent discipline, planning, leadership, manhood, or personal holiness in action from a man’s standpoint looked like. Living a shadow life, God was unwilling to let me die assuming I was whole. I failed to uphold the holy standard of God in my marriage. And I’m sorry. Although you are the only woman I’ve ever slept with, emotional unfaithfulness is just as wrong. Sin is sin. People want to minimize one sin over another, when it all can get you sent to hell.
My marriage forced me to face both of me. Flesh versus spirit. It is every man’s battle. Loving God isn’t enough. Preaching Jesus isn’t enough. Face yourself. Get delivered. Or hurt the ones who actually love you the most.
I started intense counseling (personal and for my marriage) in the summer. Scariest thing ever. Most necessary thing ever. I had no one to blame. My life is my responsibility. Admit your wrong. God deserves better.
My wife deserves better.
Gray’s admission has been met with both measurable support and grace but also tremendous ridicule and other such jabs at his character. On Twitter, the shots were largely negative considering the frequency of Gray’s actions. We’ve got those listed down below.
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John Gray is just OffSet in a Pulpit. https://t.co/sM5A6Ik1Kg— Dee Holt ♏️❄️➏ (@D_1andOnly_) November 7, 2020
Nobody :— Big Mama (@LexP__) November 7, 2020
John Gray : i cheated on my wife again y’all
Wait John Gray cheated again?? I thought y’all were bringing up the one from before?? That man will lift his stomach up for anybody!— HARSH Truth (@fancytomboy) November 10, 2020
I’m just really, really tired. pic.twitter.com/Om0lG3OVCL— Poundcake. (@themellosmooth) November 7, 2020
It’s actually time for John Gray to be sat down for a while. Because, if this is his response to his third apology tour, it’s clear he’s not equipped for this. He needs intense therapy and somebody to tell him that his narcissism covered by godtalk is embarrassing everybody. https://t.co/arfIW9fLAb— Candice Marie Benbow (@CandiceBenbow) November 7, 2020
Who in HELL keeps sleeping with John Gray?! And WHY?!?! pic.twitter.com/yPwhZTtY7J— Eddikah (@ErikaRee) November 7, 2020
Didn’t John Gray say his wife pursued HIM? And that he wasn’t checking for her, but she was persistent? This is what happens when you chase men. Let this be a warning tale!— chinga tu MAGA (@ItsLinzzz_) November 7, 2020
Why did Pastor John Gray cheat on his wife again? I don’t want to hear anymore analogies about how she birthed him either. He needs to stop addressing the public.— ♥️Love Effortlessly (@estJanuary23) November 8, 2020
Next excuse for cheating is a “sex addiction”. #JohnGray