Bishop Larry Trotter has been under attack online and off after what many feel was an inappropriate photo of he and his grand daughter hit the net.
The Bishop called in to the John Hannah Morning Show on iHeart Radio to offer an explanation about the photo, and while he sounds remorseful about the situation, it still doesn’t sit well with many a parent.
It’s a very dark time and a very hurtful time for my family because what was innocent has become nasty and ugly.
My kids were over the weekend… I took a bubble bath (the long and short of it). My grand baby who is 4 came in and said ‘paw paw where you get all the bubbles from?”
I teased with her and said ‘I make bubbles, like when you were just a little baby.’
Asked if she could get in… and Javon, her mother, put on her trunks (as I did mine) and she was in the tub 5 minutes I guess.
But wait… there’s more.
Bishop Trotter states that it was actually his daughter Javon who took the photo and goes on to state that the photo was totally innocent.
Listen to Trotter’s explanation of the photo below…
Props to FunkyDineva for the audio!
So it was a totally innocent thing. I know some people never bathe with their kids, I’ve bathed with all of mine. When I was coming up, we shared bath water.
I’m not ashamed of what I did, I am ashamed and hurt that it has gone out across the world and people have called me everything from a child molester to a pedophile to a nasty old man and that I should get out of the ministry… the vulgarities have just been terrible
So I shut down my instagram page and my Facebook page and just be strong for my family.
I take the blame for it… but I know that God is the vindicator. I have been pastoring 31 years, in ministry 36 years. I raised all 5 of my children. I love my grand baby. People have trusted their children with me in my house and retreats.
I just feel awful that now these attacks are suggesting that I can’t be trusted with a child…
I don’t know… perhaps it was an innocent photo… or maybe Trotter’s radio interview was a cleverly worded PR statement. Whatever the case, the photo is still quite inappropriate.
I think that shutting down his instagram and Facebook pages is what prompted people to assume he was trying to hide something… but again, I don’t see how anyone could see that photo on their timeline and NOT assume the worst.
What do you think of Trotter’s explanation about the bath time photo?