Mary, Mary part of Maxwell's "set up" for sex

maxwell_smokeWe reported how Mary, Mary (Tina and Erica Campbell) the, BET-crowned “queens of gospel” agreed to join R and B artist Maxwell for several shows on his BLACK summers night tour. The sisters, members of Evangelistic COGIC in Los Angeles,  opened for Maxwell on August 2 in Jacksonville, Florida, and August 3 in Charleston, South Carolina, and again for the final show of their Columbia Records label mate on August 5 in Durham, North Carolina.

But during the New Jersey leg of the show, Maxwell told his male fans, from the beginning, the shows were just a set up so they could “get them some a**”. [source]

Max stopped off at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall on Wednesday night, and he brought his two main weapons: that soulfully rich voice and sex appeal. Yeah, sex appeal. Even the most heterosexual man has to admit that Max has it. The women eat up every second of Max’s elegant wooing, and he drives the ladies wild with his natural charisma.

After Chrisette Michele opened, Maxwell came out in sunglasses, accompanied by his booming band. He started things off with a classic: “Get to Know Ya.” He stood at the mic singing, standing in an open stance. He took his glasses off, and ladies started to scream as if he had stripped down.

The lights faded to black and came back on, as Max dropped down to a squat and started clapping his hands. The music turned into “Sumthin’ Sumthin’.” As he sang, he went into a one-legged split, Jackie Wilson-style.

After “This Woman’s Work” and “Pretty Wings,” women started coming down from the back rows and lining up in front of the stage to give him bouquets of roses and hopefully get a hug. One lady even threw a pair of panties onstage. He later addressed the fellas, calling his concert the “greatest setup ever.”

“If you can’t get yourself some a– after this show right here,” Maxwell laughed. “I was looking out from the beginning. Some people wanna hate, but I been setting you up from the beginning.”

So there’s no accusing of  “hating on” Tina and Erica, there you have it. Mary, Mary got had, as checker pieces in a big set up to help men get free sex courtesy of Maxwell. Although the pair claimed they aren’t trying to entice men, they see nothing wrong with showing off what’s underneath.

“Sometimes, people think we’re a little bit sexy. I don’t have a problem with that,” she says. “I would like to think that I’m sexy. I have a husband who I would like to think that every time he sees me. Truth be known, I’m a woman. I would love to be appealing to men. It is not my endeavor [to] entice, to cause anyone to lust.” source (our italics)

I wonder if the men attending Maxwell’s shows could tell the difference between a woman showing it off for her husband in private or being part of a public show the star says was intended to facilitate fornication and adultery?

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23 thoughts on “Mary, Mary part of Maxwell's "set up" for sex

  1. Opening act for SEXwell…I meant MadMax…sorry Maxwell! Maxwell?
    Maxwell? Not opening act for “It is well with my soul”, but Maxwell?????????

    This spirit originates from ALL those years that I can remember when SEXualar…I meant SECULAR Black audience Radio Stations from East Coast to West Coast in every major city that play every satanic demonic hip hop booty shakin fornicatin R&B and quiet storm after midnight babymakin “hits” 7 days a week EXCEPT that good ole “Chuuch hour” from 7am to 12 NOON..”We have to play some Sunday music…I meant Chuuch music on Sunday mornings so that we APPEAR to be “godly” and we do acknowledge “god” and we wants “god’s” blessings and favour but all that JESUS is the only way stuff, wages of sin is death, but the gift of GOD is eternal life stuff….we don’t need or want that! Because we get our inspiration from Tyler Perry’s Madea! Shownuff! And besides(THIS WAS BEFORE GOSPEL MUSIC went 24-7 on FM/Digital sounds) Chuuch music shownuff sound good on Sunday mornings versus hearing it on AM only stations!” LOL!

    MaryMary(Erica and Tina Campbell)…They HAVE INDICTED and CONDEMNED themselves! This is blasphemy, heresy and apostasy ALL combined! What “Holy Ghost” does MaryMary have? What “anointing” do they have?

    This is on par with Juanita Bynum showing up at that gay Church ordination!

    I’m about to gather every MaryMary CD that my fine “MaryMary” wife has bought over the years(pray for me Y’all, LOL!) and throw them in the trash!

    “It’s the Baal in me! It’s the Baal in me! It’s the Baal in me!”

    Are they that STUPID? Are they that clueless?

    REPENT Erica and Tina Campell! REPENT!

  2. Pastor Foster and gcmwatch readers….. the statements above are the manifestations of a heart filled with rebellion.
    I know there will be a righteous indignation at the comments above,(and rightfully so) however I’d like to make a point.

    If Mary Mary dressed the way the have and continue to dress (and act) but there songs were GOD honoring and they refused to fellowship with the World……..would there be any uproar???

    I say there would be no major uproar simply because the subject of immodesty will make many Godly men tread lightly, due to the spirit of rebellion that surfaces whenever the subject of modesty is addressed and if you don’t believe me…….attempt to talk to a sister about dressing modestly and it will be apparent.

    I speak from experience…….I was blind to this issue until the scriptures and various christian sites bought the issue to the forefront and once it was made known I had to make changes. As the leader of my family I checked myself and judge my family and found us both wanting. By the grace of GOD, we made the changes and embraced all of scripture and elevated it to its lofty place which of course is not easy because the flesh wants what it wants!

    My point is that we should not overlook the “leaven” because as we know……a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump!

    Shamefacedness is a biblical word that has a place in the lives of believers…………especially women, however how often is spoken of in AA Churches???

    I digress

  3. Sexy -Arousing or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest.
    this is the definition of sexy in the way they are using it?
    what scripture does this line up with?

    wow, its hard enough as a man but to make it be something seen as ok in the church is CRAZY! read the comments and you will see that a lot of people are so blind.

    Villiam11, I cannot tell you how many times I have had to ask God for help in Church and you are right you cannot say anything about it, well if you do cover your head!

    Help me Jesus, “Heaven help us all”

  4. It’s funny how these two aint’s … i mean saints appear on gospel dream with the wife beater BeBe Winans and talk about “having the annointing” when you sing! Talk about two phonies!!!

  5. Ok. I need a little chastising because I love Maxwell. However, I am praying and trying to wean myself off from that kind of music, sensual secular music. Nevertheless, even though I am still in the progress of weaning off secular music, I can still see that it is DEAD WRONG for MM to team up with him. As a female, when I think of Maxwell, ain’t nothing godly coming in my thoughts. For them to think that it is ok in God’s eyes is mindblowing.

    Pastor Foster, I would like you to know of a little movement going it. Its called being a Cool, Sexy Christian. Well the line came from this guy (http://www.myspace.com/pdub). My sister introduced to artist to me. I will say that she is a carnal Christian but I like one of his songs but something stirs in my spirit about music like this. Too me it is sensual and right now I am trying to get myself off this. Pray for me in this endeavor. I know that there are principalities in this kind of music. Can we be sexy and Christians at the same time?

  6. Mercedes, Maxwell and his music is not being used by God. This isnt even “inspirational”. I mean he admits he is using his music to break down women’s resistance to men. This isnt male-female covenant marriage intimacy, this is fornication and probably for some adultery. Is God pleased that his people who aid and abet such things? Even moreso what is the sexual “freedom” mindset doing to our people?

    Consider if you will just these statistics in the black community

    According to one national study, one in five White women are raped after age 18, but for Black women the ratio jumps to one in four.

    70 percent pf black children are born out of wedlock.

    Black Americans represented 45 percent of people newly infected in 2006 with HIV, despite being just 13 percent of the population.

    Black males and females are more likely to be unmarried than Whites, Hispanics, or American Indian/Alaskan Natives (AIAN) (42.2% for males, 40.8% for females, compared to 27.5% and 21.2% respectively for Whites, 38.2% and 30.3% for Hispanics, and 35.7% ad 29.9% for AIAN

    Greater numbers of black men reject committment to black women and the women attempt to secure this committment by using sex, sexiness to attract the men, resulting in more illegitmate children, abortions, pornography, brokenhearts, crime and more. Its a vicious cycle that is decimating our communities.

    When a man characterizes a black woman as nothing but a peice of a**, why would any woman who values herself want to support him?

    All of this devalues women and children is just a sampling of what Maxwell is advocating and helping to further damage our women.

    HOWEVER, Maxwell is a sinner and that’s to be expected. Mary, Mary are supposed to be saints.

  7. GCM, I’m thinking you are making reference to AIDS/HIV infection with the sentence “Black Americans represented 45 percent of people newly infected in 2006, despite being just 13 percent of the population.”

    GCMW: yes thats correct. I left that out by mistake.

    As far as your assertion that Black men are less commital towards marriage than other groups, you are correct. I have an older girlfriend (divorced (b/c of a cheating husband) & widowed) who made these same statements. It’s to the extent now that she is telling her younger and never-married friends to begin dating outside of the Black race if we’re ever to increase our chance of being married at all.

    The evident promotion of sex w/o commitment wound into the cycle you outlined is on point. It’s affirmed further by way of the most popular morning & afternoon drive-time shows (Tom Joyner, Michael Baisden & Steve Harvey) that integrate these elements that give rise to the depravity among “our people.” Steve Harvey in particular has a “Strawberry Letter” segment in which listeners can solicit on-air & website advice via e-mail sent their site and is then read to the listening audience. Over 80% of the submissions are from Black women asking what to do in these sexual trysts they PUT themselves in, running the gamut from being sexually involved w/other people while their married to whether to stay w/a drug addicted “partner” out of fear of being alone. This is happening all while Steve (twice divorced, thrice-married) is promoting his book “Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man” and having a former pimp “Big Boom” push their “relationship” material.

    To the extent that G. Craige Lewis boldly spoke about “black immoral” behavior, this thread is a very poignant example.

  8. Ok, what do you say or how do you respond to “saints’ who defend this when the enemy has openly divulged his plans? Does not the Word admonish us to shun the very appearance of evil?

    He is literally pimping women and Mary Mary. However, you are exposing the devil – but, many, including, Mary Mary, will defend this as an opportunity to “minister” to the mass. It appears that those who attend are not seeking salvation or Christ. It is a concert of the flesh or an orgy with clothes. Therefore, your “ministry” is for naught. (at least, to these people)

    Why do we (i.e. saints) continue to defend secular world invitations under the guise of “ministry” or “you never know who may be reached for Christ” when the enemy has blatantly said and demonstrated that it is a trap and I got you. Apparently, Mary Mary are ignorant the satan’s devices.

    Sorry for spouting off.

  9. There is one really simple reason for what is going on and to quote a secular song “its all about the benjamins baby”, “the love of money…”

    The question is do they go into these concerts to tell people to repent and give them the gospel or do they just sing there song? they would never do that as they know the worldly well would dry up!

    Psalm 137
    1By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
    2We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
    3For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
    4How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?

    HOW CAN WE SING THE LORDS SONG IN A STRANGE LAND?

    The lie is that “Gospel” music is for everyone, “Gospel” music should be for the church. A sinner is spritually discerned so how can they embrace the things of God?

    If saved people are going to the concerts the Holy Spirit will deal with them. I remember going to a club after I got saved and all I heard in my spirit was “what are you doing here!”, I stood against the wall until my friend was ready and that was it!

    God help us!

  10. Looks like I have to take a harder stand against these type of artists. Those stats are truly disturbing. There is something wrong with us black folk. I always wonder if the black community can become much more strict on sexual morality. I think only God can do that and I’ll just have to practice chastity for myself.

  11. The concept of a “consecrated singer” is almost dead in this day and time. Where is the sanctification of gospel industry workers (I LOVE that phrase! It is so appropriate)? The purpose of all this crossover is MAMMON. They want the money and the fame that the secular artists have. They are desirious of the industry recognition, the awards, the grammys, the Doves, the Stellars, etc. When you see them at these self congratulating ceremonies they look like Hollywood and they seem to love the laud and praise heaped on them.

    Sexy? Sheesh! Where is the modesty? She can be as sexy as she wants to be in her home with her husband. She wants the men who see her perform to view her as sexy? Veeerrry telling. She doesn’t want to be viewed as a vessel through which the holy Sprit can minister truth? They jump arpound the stage in their tight fitting clothes with their breasts flooping around in their low cut tops, talking about going to heaven and being unshackeled.
    Just a few years ago this would be considered a disgrace; now it okay because the youth need to be reached and consecration, holiness, sanctification, forsaking the world are concepts that may keep them from entering the kingdom. They need to be shunned. All others who don’t hold high a standard of righteous behavior with a presentation that is appropriate should be shunned and we should refuse to purchase their CD’s.
    I am done with them and so many others who have “crossed over” from the kingdom of Light into the darkness of the world.

  12. WHEN I WAS A BABE IN CHRIST, I OFTEN BOUGHT POPULAR CHRISTIAN BOOKS AND MUSIC. I EVEN BOUGHT MARY, MARY’S FIRST ALBUM. BUT NOW I HAVE GROWN INTO A MATURE CHRISTIAN AND DISCIPLE OF CHRIST. NOW WHEN I PURCHASE A CHRISTIAN BOOK OR MUSIC, IT HAS TO BE ANNOINTED AND SOMETHING THAT CAN LEAD ME INTO THE PRESENCE OF GOD AND BUILD UP MY SPIRIT. IN THE LAST FEW YEARS, I HAVE NOT BOUGHT ANY OF THE MOST PUBLICIZED CHRISTIAN ARTISTS BECAUSE THEIR WORK IS CARNAL, WORLDLY-INFLUENCED, AND A MIXTURE OF SECULAR AND SPIRITUAL. WE, THE CHILDREN OF GOD AND BODY OF CHRIST NEED TO BOYCOTT THESE GODLESS PRODUCTS.

  13. THANKS GCW FOR YOUR INFORMATION.
    I WENT TO MARY, MARY’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE AND ITS TRUE THAT THEY ARE OPENING FOR MAXWELL. ALSO I SEEN THEM ON BET 2009 AWARDS SHOW PERFORMING THEIR REMIXED WORLDLY SONG WHILE WEARING THEIR TIGHT CLOTHES. I AM NOT JUDGING, BUT GIVING MY OPINION. THESE SISTERS NEED TO QUIT. EITHER GO PURE GOSPEL FOR GOD’S GLORY OR GO SECULAR. ITS SEEMS LIKE THEY WANT BOTH GOSPEL AND SECULAR AUDIENCES FOR BIGGER RECORD SALES AND MORE MONEY. JESUS SAID YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MONEY. I HOPE THEY STOP PIMPING GOSPEL MUSIC. GOSPEL MUSIC SHOULD BE ANNOINTED, YOKE BREAKING, HOLY GHOST POWER MUSIC FOR THE GLORY OF GOD. GOSPEL ARTISTS NEED TO SEEK GOD, THE CREATOR OF MUSIC, FOR DIRECTION. GOSPEL MUSIC IS A MINISTRY NOT FORM OF ENTERTAINMENT NOR A BRIDGE TO CROSSOVER TO POP MUSIC.

  14. Ooooh, I’m ‘gon upset some folks w/ my comments, but I’m just gonna lay it out 4real so bear w/ me.

    I totally agree w/ the Mary Mary issue and the godless “gospel” music being made today. I haven’t purchased a gospel song in a while, except for “God In Me” by Mary Mary. Honestly, I purchased it because it has a slammin’ beat! No other reason than that! I catagorized it under Rap music and not Gospel on my MP3 player because I understand it is not THE TRUE GOSPEL.

    Now, I also recently discovered a club/house music artist who is supposedly a Christian. His name is Todd Edwards. You can find his music on UTube–personally I like his music and his references are to God/Jesus. To me, I use this type of music to work-out to and to jog to. I’m not going to listen to “bow down and worship” music while I’m out doing 3 or 4 miles in the sun or tossing some iron around. I find this music to be a great alternative to upbeat radio music w/ overtly sexual lyrics but good beats. BUT ONE THING FOR SURE, I KNOW IT IS NOT WORSHIP MUSIC.

    Now, this brings to me to another point—modesty. It was made mention of Mary Mary’s outfits…that they are somewhat risque and immodest. I agree that there should be modesty in attire and all. However, when it’s 95 degrees outside…115degrees in your car, I’m a rather buff guy, is it wrong to wear a tank-top to help stay cool? My intentions are not to seduce others, but rather to stay cool cuz it’s HOT OUTSIDE!. Am I at fault if others view me and have “thoughts.” And I wear XL shirts, they still fit a little tight on my arms and shoulders…is that immodest? If I go XXL, the shirts are waaay too big and hang to my knees.

    Please hear me. I”m not agreeing w/ Mary Mary or artists that have pimped the gospel and crossed over into worldliness. If I were a Gospel artist I would never join in for a tour w/ the likes of Maxwell or any other R/B artist. However, believers should be able to tell the difference between worldliness, secular, holy, unholy, clean and unclean. Unfortunately, too many of us cannot discern that. When I listen to MM, I know exactly what it is…nothing more and nothing less than good beats w/ a positive message…not the Gospel of Jesus Christ and him crucified/resurrected. The Club/House “Gospel” music I listen to as I work out is not “face on the floor”worship music. It’s uptempo music to keep my feet moving backed w/ positive messages about God/Christ sprinkled in for good measure.

  15. I wonder… did MaryMary hear that quote by Maxwell? or were they made aware of it after it was said? If so, at this point they have no excuse.

    Fornication is not just on a physical level. There’s a lot of mental and emotional fornication that people often indulge in even before it gets to a physical level; and Maxwell’s concerts facilitate just that kind of mental/emotional fornication and sensuality. Only God truly knows the level of sexual immorality that takes place as a direct or indirect result of the sensual environent created at a concert like this. It’s amazing to me that any supposedly Holy-Ghost filled singers would feel comfortable opening up a concert for someone like Maxwell. I dont think any discerning Christian would even feel comfortable being in that kind of concert environment, much less to be the OPENING ACT! Even if MM didnt know before what his concerts are all about, they should certainly know by now.

    It would be wonderful to find out that MM later felt convicted in their spirits regarding this endeavor, and decided to immediately withdraw from Maxwell’s concert tour. But I know the chances of that happening are next to zero. Very sad.

  16. First I am not surprised but one thing is Mary Mary are not the only ones – they are just the latest ones…plenty of gospel artist are dressing ‘sexy’ and there are plenty who are dressing like thugs….we really have to know the word of the Lord for ourselves and as the Elder/Minister said before – avoid all appearances of evil…whatever the cost…Jesus died on the cross…we have to separate from the world and live holy before Him.

    We can separate and still witness – it is what draws people to us as the light of the Lord shines in us. We have to remember that darkness and light can not reign in the same place – so we must make sure we are walking according to His word…if we are walking as we should – then maybe – just maybe we will see less of this – but then again – the word says that this is how things are going to be…we better get in the word my sisters and brothers for ourselves so that we do not fall into the same trap as others do with these kind of things.

    By the way – I am a sister who believes in modesty as to me that is what we should be doing…there is nothing wrong with remaining ‘cool’ as the brother said – just be mindful of how you are carrying yourself at the time…some are just walking with lust so no matter what you have on they will see it through lustful eyes…it is all about the light that shines in us that makes the difference – Jesus is that light! AMEN!

  17. Money, Money, Money! Fame! Fame! Fame!
    Put a “Christian/Gospel Singer” in the hands of a secular promoter or producer, and fan big buck$$ and the potential for fame in their face, and suddenly you get all kinds of compromises in the name of MINISTRY! When, actually, at the root of it their behavior is the same old evil – the love of money. The 2 G’s (Gold and Glory) are powerful forces for those who are not so tightly committed to God and His Kingdom as they would like us to believe. But we, the church, have the ability to put these imposters out of business. Stop supporting them! By the way, we can use this same tactic to put an end to some of these greedy, compromising preachers we get all excited over. Stop yelling back at them when they preach; stop falling for the sucker lines and giving them money; stop inviting them to our events and paying them big buck$$ just to have a big name to promote; stop going to their conferences! We have created these monsters, and we can get rid of them. But that’s assuming that we still have the will to fight! Or, have we become so luke-warm that we no longer see the harm? After all, we say, they are “reaching” people. God help us!

  18. Excellent advice CS! Stop empowering these false teachers and false psalmists with your hard earned money that God gave you to help establish his covenant and his kingdom in the earth. These people take your money and pervert God’s word and help satan promote his agenda.

    STOP IT and redirect your money to what is pleasing to God and glorifies him.

    Deuteronomy8: 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish

  19. I agree that MM has no business opening up for Maxwell. Their spirits should be convicted. The world sees what we are doing, but God knows WHY we are doing what we do. It’s about motives. Is MM opening up for Maxwell to make money for themselves and Maxwell? Do MM want to be well known and considered “cool” by the world?

    Both of these girls seem to be very arrogant and stuck on themselves. I hope they get it together before Jesus returns or before they physically die. If they are going to be christians, then they need to forsake all worldly attractions, attitudes, thoughts, and FOLLOW and OBEY Jesus and His Word. I for one refuse to purchase any of their music.

  20. Let us not be too suprised by the things we see and hear in the so-called gospel music world. Jesus warned us that all of this will be taking place. But there will be a remnant and that’s all He needs. You all are that remnant, so keep speaking God’s truth and remain steadfast.
    Blessings

  21. I had a chance to work with Mary Mary in a concert and I remember hearing so-called Christian men making sexual remarks towards them because of their glossy-sensual look. The spirit of the world was all over that concert and I’m not suprised of their marketing attempt to join demonic forces of the “lust” spirited Maxwell to upward their mobility in the secular industry. They are getting sensual and even more sensual every time they appear on TV. I don’t blame Maxwell because Maxwell is lost and needs to be ministered to, but it is Mary Mary’s responsibilty to hold themselves accountable for their “lukewarmish” approach. They should be praying for Maxwell, not using his name to make some money. SHAME on THEM.

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