Chris Brown’s Mother: “It’s About God”

Chris Brown is the entertainer who assaulted and threatened singer Rihanna several months ago.

A couple days ago, his sentencing came down: five years of probation, a year of domestic violence counseling, six months of community service, and a restraining order.

What does Brown’s mother have to say about all this?

I just want to say from the bottom of my heart thank you for your continued support. I’m sorry I wasn’t allowed to speak to anyone as this case was on going. I can now say this has been the most painful moment in my entire life, but knowing that you were still standing by Chris side in his time of need made this a little easier for us… I made a promise to him I would never be ashamed of him no matter where I am or who I talk to. You see this whole thing isn’t about Chris it’s about God. He wants to show all of you the goodness of him through Chris. Chris will be addressing all of his fans very soon. We love you so much and so does God.”

So… the goodness of God is seen through domestic abuse? (No, really, can anyone explain that to me?)

I’m going to use that excuse if I ever commit a crime: “Judge, this isn’t about how I slapped that grandmother. It’s about God. He’s showing his goodness through me.”

This is about a man who did something awful and will now (thankfully) have to pay the price for it. If he truly changes because of his religious beliefs, fantastic. But if a god gets credit for making things better, then a god deserves blame for allowing him to beat a woman in the first place.

(Thanks to Katelyn for the link!)

  • Jason

    God made smallpox and malaria so scientists could show goodness by curing it. Just one of infinite examples of his love!

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    He wants to show all of you the goodness of him through Chris.

    This is a win-win statement. If Chris reforms himself, they’ll claim that his reform is proof of God’s ability to change people. If he doesn’t, they can fall back on the fact that all she said was God WANTS to show his goodness through Chris (but Chris didn’t play along).

  • http://foreverinhell.blogspot.com Personal Failure

    I wonder how Rihanna feels about Chris getting god’s goodness instead of her.

  • http://arkonbey.blogspot.com arkonbey

    “…Chris['s] side in his time of need …”

    WTF?

    What about Rihanna’s time in need?

  • Ron in Houston

    Well, clearly God made him do it. After all, this has to be about the divine plan, right?

    Isiah 45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil.

  • tdd

    People say things like this because when a christian mentions the word god, it shuts other christians’ brains off.

  • http://hoverfrog.wordpress.com hoverFrog

    You see this whole thing isn’t about Chris it’s about God.

    Then God should be charged for assault as well. If he is responsible then he should be charged.

  • http://cycleninja.blogspot.com Paul Lundgren

    Michael Vick made a similar statement after his sentencing. I thought he was sincerely sorry for it, but for the last time, LEAVE GOD THE FUCK OUT OF IT, PEOPLE!

    That is all.

  • http://jonathan-keith.com Jon

    Isiah 45:7: I form the light, and create darkness: I make peace, and create evil.

    Another translation is “I bring prosperity and create disaster;”

    God has the power to do a lot of things. But athiests don’t acknowledge that, externally. But a lot of you do acknowledge it internally, which is why some of you (such as Paul Lundgren) are so angry.

  • Lambert

    Perhaps she was just thanking her imaginary friend that the sorry-assed son did not wind up in jail for 5 years.

  • Amy G

    I find it fascinating that many Christians deny the existence of anything bad in the world (except non-Christians, of course). Somehow, they always find a way to justify that God has allowed certain things to happen for a good cause.

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    Here, let me feed the troll.

    Another translation is “I bring prosperity and create disaster;”

    And that translation is utterly without merit. The Hebrew word used there for ‘create’ is the same used when God creates various things in Genesis, and the Hebrew word used there for ‘evil’ is the same word used in the description of the “tree of the knowledge of good and evil”.

    That passage is literally saying that Yahweh is the originator or morally evil acts.

    Here, let me quote the concordance:

    Create – transliteration, bara’

    verb
    1) to create, shape, form
    * a) (Qal) to shape, fashion, create (always with God as subject)
    ** 1) of heaven and earth
    ** 2) of individual man
    ** 3) of new conditions and circumstances
    ** 4) of transformations
    * b) (Niphal) to be created
    ** 1) of heaven and earth
    ** 2) of birth
    ** 3) of something new
    ** 4) of miracles
    * c) (Piel)
    ** 1) to cut down
    ** 2) to cut out

    2) to be fat

    Evil – transliteration, ra’
    Outline of Biblical Usage
    adjective
    1) bad, evil
    * a) bad, disagreeable, malignant
    * b) bad, unpleasant, evil (giving pain, unhappiness, misery)
    * c) evil, displeasing
    * d) bad (of its kind – land, water, etc)
    * e) bad (of value)
    * f) worse than, worst (comparison)
    * g) sad, unhappy
    * h) evil (hurtful)
    * i) bad, unkind (vicious in disposition)
    * j) bad, evil, wicked (ethically)
    1) in general, of persons, of thoughts
    2) deeds, actions

    noun, masculine
    2) evil, distress, misery, injury, calamity
    * a) evil, distress, adversity
    * b) evil, injury, wrong
    * c) evil (ethical)

    noun, feminine
    3) evil, misery, distress, injury
    * a) evil, misery, distress
    * b) evil, injury, wrong
    * c) evil (ethical)

  • http://miketheinfidel.blogspot.com/ MikeTheInfidel

    Don’t take my word for it that it’s the same word.

    Here’s a concordance on the word ‘create’, and here’s one on the word ‘evil’.

    The word ‘disaster’ isn’t even an option for translation. It’s a convenient rewriting of the text.

  • Siamang

    God has the power to do a lot of things. But athiests don’t acknowledge that, externally. But a lot of you do acknowledge it internally, which is why some of you (such as Paul Lundgren) are so angry.

    LOL!!!!

    That’s awesome!

    And an angry theist is proof that they don’t believe in God, right?

    WAIT a MINUTE…. an angry God must mean that God doesn’t believe in God!! (I just blew someone’s mind there.)

    Mike, find a place in the Bible where God is angry, and that proves he doesn’t exist!

  • http://angelofharlots.blogspot.com Nena

    Wow. The combination of Chris Brown’s mom and commenter Jon is so full of WTF that I can’t even wrap my head around it.

    Where exactly is God’s goodness being shown, with regard to womanbeater Chris Brown?

    And what in the world does being angry have to do with believing or not believing in something?

    Wow.

  • Tizzle

    Can there be anything less helpful than the opinion of the defendant’s mother? I think we shouldn’t be interviewing them at all. Someone has got to defend the son, and that is done by two (ish) people. The mother, and the attorney.

    Sure, leave god out, etc, but in this case I would first say: leave the relatives out.

  • Karen

    But if a god gets credit for making things better, then a god deserves blame for allowing him to beat a woman in the first place.

    But that logical loop never gets closed in the fundy’s mind.

    It’s maddening to see examples of this over and over and over again.

    Just recently I was reading a hard-luck article about folks who’ve lost their jobs, homes and life savings in the economic/mortgage crisis.

    A quote from one of the women interviewed went something like, “From now on, I’m not trusting anybody but God.”

    Wow. God apparently “allowed” her to get into this mess, but he’s still trustworthy. Why? The logic never seeps into a mind like that because it is blocked out by wishful thinking and years of indoctrination.

  • Jen

    Who, exactly, does she think was waiting around supporting Chris Brown?

    And not even a word to the victim? Maybe a bit of shame for raising such a piece of shit?

  • ChameleonDave

    And that translation is utterly without merit.

    But, more to the point, Jon’s comment still doesn’t make sense, even using that translation.

    The Bible admits that Jehovah brings out evil and disaster. ‘God has the power to do a lot of things’ is a non sequitur as an answer to this.

  • http://www.ainajaharah.com/blog Aina

    This all goes back to how religion has a firm grasp on the black community. Religion, particularly xtianity, has blood on its hands from the destruction of black men. Most black men are like Brown, DBR (destroyed beyond recognition) with their mothers and girlfriends/wives lending a hand in their own demise by way of these damaged black men. And the ones who call on their god or claim to be holy-rollers are precisely the ones who are bringing our community down. It’s because they refuse to take responsibility for their own actions due to being encouraged by community leaders (who are almost always preachers) to lay it at their god’s feet.

    Had dinner with a religifriend just this week and he argued me down when I told him that yes, he IS worthy of EVERYthing and that if I ever heard any of his children utter that they aren’t worthy of this world I’d correct them on the spot because no black child will ever be self-depreciative on MY watch. He’d claimed that he’s not worthy of anything at all because he is a sinner and his jeebis did not have to do anything for him. When religion teaches a people who are historically and horribly oppressed that they are not worth one cent, it destroys the capacity of that group of people to elevate themselves out of their own shit.

    And, it makes this atheist black woman sick.

  • http://no2religion.blogspot.com no2religion

    Beat your girlfriend, rape your wife. Apparently, it’s all good if you’re a xian.

  • 3D

    “So… the goodness of God is seen through domestic abuse? (No, really, can anyone explain that to me?)”

    That’s easy, it’s in the Bible. God is always beating the shit out of people to show his goodness.

  • Matt D

    Beat your girlfriend, rape your wife. Apparently, it’s all good if you’re a xian

    yeh, the bible loves that stuff.

    When the angels came to visit Lot before the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the townsmen insisted Lot hand them over so that they “may know them” (yes, in that special man on man way). So Lot rufuses to hand over the angels, but happily offers up his daughters – both virgins.

    so….of course God is resposible for Chris beating Rihanna.

    so sad and funny at the same time

  • cynic

    The apple apparently doesn’t fall far from the tree.
    she’s ignorant, it’s no surprise her son goes around beating women to a pulp
    they both make me sick and his music sucks anyway

  • Ta’Nina

    God made Chris do that because Rhianna is a devil worshipper and Chris is a Christian. It would never work out!

  • Believer

    God is just trying to show people that whatever you do, he will forgive you if you steer back on the right path


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