NOTE: Before we issued an apology to Bishop Hillard and First Lady Bridget Hilliard, we defended Kermeshea Evans and her claims from her book on this site. It was not until we heard some contradictory statements in her interviews that made us reevaluate our support for her.
After our review of Kermeshea Hilliard Evans interview for her book, “Going to Church to Catch Hell”, we have decided we were in error of the Hilliard family and from this point on we will show no more support for her claim. As a group of journalists, we reviewed Bishop I. V. Hilliard’s letter three times and decided it as in line with scripture, but he may have been wrong in how he reacted to his step-daughter, which we will never know. Mrs. Evans possibly owes her parents an apology for not going to them in private and making peace as a Christian; however, there probably will never be any peace, if she reveals private matters in public. People cannot see Christ when one cannot let go of the past. It seems as though she is possibly getting revenge by writing this tell-all book.
In so many words, on the interview, Kermeshea defended her parents and so therefore, we do not think it was right for her to write, “Going to Church to Catch Hell.” Kermeshea refuses to be fully honest while claiming her parents mistreated her. When you mistreat someone, you emotionally abuse them and she refuses to call it this. Obviously, since she is no longer getting a salary like the rest of the children, she may no doubt, is looking to be compensated through her book, based on past circumstances that may not have ever existed, allegedly.
We were on Kermeshea Evans side and believed her until we carefully listened to the entire interview on Blog Talk Radio.
Specifically, for this error, we deeply apologize to Bishop I. V. and First Lady Bridgette Hilliard and wish them the best with their ministry of saving souls. We wish the best for the children who have stood by them in their ministry.