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The relationship drama on ‘Preacher’s of LA’ is just about as typical as any daytime soap opera but with a bit of self-righteousness and a whole lot of judging added to it. The relationship between Bishop Noel Jones and Loretta is one that seems to be the center of conversation on the show and for good reason. Bishop Noel Jones and Loretta have been in a 16 year relationship, are business partners and to be very honest, she “acts” as his wife…almost “First Lady” but doesn’t have the ring or the title. On Season One of Preacher’s of LA, there were several “masked” reasons, why Bishop Noel Jones wouldn’t marry Loretta but in Season Two, those reasons seems to slap you in the face and for the love of God, I don’t understand why a woman, as beautiful as Loretta, would SETTLE for being a girlfriend for 16 years but play the role of a wife. Here’s why Bishop Noels Jones won’t marry Loretta, as observed in Season Two:
In the episode, “”Truth Be Told,” Bishop Jones and Loretta are invited to dinner with Ron Gibson and Lady Lavette. As they talk about whether or not Ron Gibson will be a part of the crusade, Bishop Jones tells Loretta, “Ron’s got a problem with YOU.” Loretta responds, “Yeah, I think Ron and Lavette have a problem with both of US.” He goes on to say that nobody has a problem with him and her response is,
“Anytime somebody has a problem with me, they have a problem with you !”
Hello! That’s the way it is supposed to be in a relationship. It’s not a one-sided situation, however, Bishop Jones seems to see himself and Loretta as separate and not one, as you would be in a relationship. Loretta says that Bishop Jones “hates conflict and confrontation and I usually handle that for him.” REALLY, He is a grown as man, who has you fighting his battles but he won’t fight for YOU?
Over dinner, as the conversation turns to Bishop Jones and Loretta’s “relationship,” as it usually does when Ron Gibson is around, he asks if they are in a relationship and Loretta responds, “Yes.” Ron Gibson goes on to say that he can not agree to work with them if they are fornicating and said that he and the world needs to know what their relationship status is and Bishop Jones says,
“It’s real simple. We’re friends.”
Loretta seems to have a look on her face like, “Did he really just say that?”
As Loretta is going in on Ron Gibson and Lady Lavette, Bishop Jones is just sitting back and not saying a word. Is it that he wants her to “handle it” like she always does or is it that he seems to really think that The Gibson’s don’t have a problem with him and Loretta? The total disrespect came in was when Ron Gibson said in response to Loretta going in, “That’s probably why you’re not married!” BUT WAIT!!! Ron Gibson, goes on to say…
“I see potential in this relationship but if Loretta keeps trying to be feisty and trying to control him and act like a Jazebel, you will NEVER get this brother!”
Again, Bishop Jones had the opportunity to say, “Hold Up, man! You don’t speak to her like that.” Of course, he didn’t say a word!
In the ‘Preacher’s of LA’ aftershow, Loretta said,
To be honest, my perspective of marriage has changed from the time I met him until where we are now. I’m happy with the way things are now, but if he proposed to me I would accept.
While Bishop Jones insists that he had no idea that Loretta felt that way, I have to call, “Bullshit!” How can a man be with a woman for 16 years and not know that she wants to marry you. The problem is that Loretta allowed him to get comfortable in the “relationship” or “friendship” as Noel Jones will have you believe and he has not been required to stand up for her when necessary, hold her down when the situation presents itself or make her a wife after 16 years. How many more years will Loretta wait for Bishop Jones to marry her? Hopefully, it won’t be another 16 years!
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