Pastor and gospel singer LeAndria Johnson is asking for prayers after she says she had to deal with a racial encounter before boarding a flight on Sunday.
Johnson, the 34-year-old season 3 winner of BET’s gospel music competition “Sunday Best,” didn’t provide any details about the incident but posted a message on Facebook, saying:
“TODAY IS NOT THE DAY!!!!! Being racist to the right/wrong person will get you caught all the way up,” the pastor wrote. “ESPECIALLY WITH ME!!!!! I’m in PREM JUST LIKE YOU…. getting on the same d*mn plane. mr. u did all that talking and you still behind me.
The founder of Imperfect People Changing Ministries in Atlanta, Georgia, added, “I need you to pray for me!!!!”
Johnson previously starred on the former Oxygen docu-series “Preachers of Atlanta” where she faced criticism for her use of profanity and passing out condoms and cigarettes in the streets as a part of her ministry.
In defense of her actions, Johnson told “Entertainment Tonight” that she was on a mission to meet people where they are.
“I want to meet [people] where they are, you know? And the best thing that I can do [is] dress up like them … and start a conversation, create a conversation,” Johnson told “Entertainment Tonight.” “By the end of that conversation, then I can be like, ‘OK, let me take this wig off, you know, let me come back. I’m gonna meet you at this place, let me come back and I’m dressed in regular clothes,’ and they gonna be like, ‘Who are you?’ And I’m like, ‘The same girl that was in them shorts and fishnets.'”
Johnson released her second studio album, Bigger Than Me, this summer and reflected about how grateful she was for her journey.
“I am grateful to be here and for everything God does. He died for my good and my bad,” she told Rolling Out. “The ‘Sunday’s Best’ platform is something that I will never forget. I thank God for the platform because it allowed me to venture out and be me with no holds barred, and be transparent.”
SOURCE: The Christian Post – Christine Thomasos