Personally, I wouldn’t give you two cents for Magic Johnson because of the living hell he put this dear Christian woman through with him getting AIDS from whoring around, and only God knows what else he did out there that has jeopardized this dear woman’s life. Since those early tragic days, we understand that Magic, Cookie Johnson’s husband, has trusted Christ as Saviour and has turned his life around. We hope that that is the case.
No, Cookie Johnson is not perfect. Nobody is. But she is one of the most virtuous women this country has ever seen. Most women would have left for a lot less than what Magic put this woman through. Rarely has the world seen love like this. This is truly Christ-like love. No, Cookie Johnson is not one of these popular pastor’s wives, but she excels most of them in expressing love and devotion to her unworthy husband and in her commitment to her marriage vows before God.
Contrary to what both Magic and Cookie would say right now because they love their son, and it would not be politically correct, but E.J. being the out-and-out homosexual he is, is an excruciating painful thing for both of them especially for Magic. Notice how Magic handled the news that his son was a homosexual in this Mail Online article:
Cookie said that she knew EJ was different at age three when he ‘started wanting to put on the princess costumes at school’.
She added that EJ used to put on her shoes, kept tabs on his grandmother’s clothes and picked flowers in the outfield when playing baseball as a boy.
EJ said he and a friend came out to each other at age 15 and it was a ‘big deal’.
‘We went to Hawaii once and I’m sitting behind him and his friend,’ Cookie said.
‘The girls go by in their bathing suits and the guys go by and when the guys go by, they were like, ”Whoa! Hey!” and then girls go by and nothing. So I was like, okay, we need to have a talk,’ Cookie said during the round-table discussion.
Cookie said she assured him during their talk that she would love and support him ‘no matter what’ as he revealed that he was gay.
‘But at that time, you can be happy in your room, but don’t let dad see you. So it was all of that,’ she added.
Cookie said it ‘was a little tough’ when EJ came out to Los Angeles Lakers legend Magic, 58.
‘My husband is the type of person, he reacts quickly, so everything that came to the top of his head, he just let it out,’ Cookie said.
‘And I was like, it hurt my feelings and I know it probably hurt his feelings when he’d go, ”It’s not what I wanted for my son and do you realize what you’re saying because the world is not going to like that and do you want to live this life?”,’ she said.
Cookie told her husband that he was too harsh on EJ and they had a conversation the next day.
‘He just was like, we’re gonna get through this, I just need time and we both just started crying a little bit.’
Let’s be clear. E.J. or Magic Jr. turning out to be a homosexual is not Cookie’s fault. If anybody is to be blamed for this painful disaster, it is Magic himself.
Numbers 14:18, “The Lord is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.”
And then E.J. for choosing to be and remain a homosexual. He knows better because he has been taught better.
Stuck in the middle of that ungodly sandwich (a husband with a homosexual disease and a son who is an out-an-out homosexual), most women would have bolted a long time ago. That is a bit too much. But not Cookie; and everybody knows that Cookie is not a little weak “stand by your man” type. She is very strong and intelligent, and most importantly, she is a Christian and Christ is the One who gives her her strength.
“Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies?” I think we found her in Cookie Johnson (Magic Johnson’s wife).