Da’ TRUTH posted an apology letter to his fans, friends, family and ministry partners on his website about two weeks ago concerning a recent moral failure in his marriage. And now Cross Movement Records has posted an official statement on their website concerning the situation. Initially we chose not publish anything about it (as we did in the Ambassador situation). But this time is a little different.
The Bible says in Proverbs 22:1 “a good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.” Some, because of their fortune and fame (a paycheck), would rather hide their sins and go on with the show. We have respect for CMR for caring more about their name and taking any losses that come along with the bold stances they take on handling moral failure with their artists. Much respect to Da’ T.R.U.T.H. for coming forth – and not that he had to! We’re sure it’s not easy for them to do by any means, but they see it as a responsible service to those who trust their “brand,” and most of all so that the name of Jesus isn’t tainted. How do you right wrong? You confess it, and sometimes openly.
So in other words, we feel disheartened for CMR right now. The official statement addresses Da’ TRUTH’s situation, but it also comes across as more than that. It’s a prayer request. It’s a plea to not give up on them. It’s somewhat of an apology within itself.
The gravity of the situation no longer just affects the parties involved, but it also affects the body of Christ as a whole. One thing the statement addresses is leaders in the public eye doing the responsible thing with their ministry and pretty much “sitting down.” We commend Da’ TRUTH for being bold enough to tell the world what is going on with him – not that he had to. But sadly, many commit the same fault, yet continue in ministry as if nothing ever happened.
At any rate, it can never be easy in these kinds of circumstances, and there will always be those who think you could’ve done something better or differently. Ultimately, God knows the heart and we all miss the mark sometimes.