Oprah Winfrey ready to accept backlash over scandalous megachurch drama ‘Greenleaf’

Christian Daily

Lorraine Caballero 31 May, 2016

Oprah Winfrey says she will accept the backlash that will come with her upcoming megachurch drama, “Greenleaf,” when it airs next month.

A month ahead of the debut of “Greenleaf” on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), the executive producer is already expecting negative feedback on the show’s scandalous megachurch drama. The story will center on a wealthy and unfaithful family managing a corporate black megachurch in Memphis, Tennessee.

During the advance screening of “Greenleaf” for industry and media on Wednesday, Oprah Winfrey was asked about her thoughts on the comparison of her series to the ’80s cult soap opera. The rest of the main characters in the series also seem prepared to receive the backlash on the story, The Wrap notes.

“We’ll take it,” said Winfrey.

The first hour of the screening covers various scandals that hound churches of different faiths. These issues include sexual abuse, religious leaders’ personal gains, church leaders’ marital infidelity, and the preferential tax status of huge corporate churches.

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