Justin Hughes is a prolific British video blogger who delights in trashing the good name of Christian leaders and has done so for several years. From the head of the Anglican Church, Justin Welby, who he calls ‘the hobbit of Canterbury’ to women in ministry who he terms ‘bitches of babylon’ Hughes belittles people at every opportunity. A bit of harmless fun, you could surmise. But there is nothing harmless about Justin Hughes, he is determined to go for the jugular, raising all kinds of allegations and presenting them as truth.
He himself has gone by several different names from ‘Brother Justin’ to ‘Justin the Preacher’ to ‘Lucas Labrador X’ as it seems his video blogging accounts have been closed down by more than one service provider, including Youtube. Most recently Hughes has treated Christian recording artist Vicky Beeching in a horrific manner after she admitted to same sex attraction. He has also brought severe accusations against GOD TV, some which have had an element of truth and others which are inaccurate.
Armed with his single-shot camera, Hughes has made hundreds of videos, typically against an irrelevant countryside background. These seek to discredit the Body of Christ and Christians who he unilaterally decides are not born again, but ‘type 2 and 3 Christians or ‘broadroaders’ as he terms them. It seems only he and a select few, who follow his ‘narrow way’, are on the right path. He is also outspoken out against Christian media networks including Revelation TV, but it is God TV that seems to be the focus of his venom, not least of which are his allegations of infidelity against the network’s founders.
However it now appears that Justin Hughes has similar allegations against himself to answer for. He seems to have had an extra marital relationship with a son born outside of his marriage, who he has disowned. But none of this is mentioned in Hughes, videos. A young man by the name of Simon Oliver Wike (Hughes) has made these claims in videos published on Youtube, in his unsuccessful attempt to establish a relationship with his father. Also see ‘My 4th Address’
According to a letter written to the young man’s mother, Hughes acknowledges the following: “Simon is my bastard son and the product of my vile past which I have been cleansed of and forgiven for… Simon was a rotten error.. ” This letter is documented on Youtube along with the results of a paternity test and a photo of father and son.
One wonders why Justin Hughes goes out of his way to slander others, especially when he confesses in this letter to having been a “sex pervert, adulterer, fornicator. liar and deceiver” himself. A proverbial case of “the pot calling the kettle black” – or as the title of this post indicates, “people in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.”
It seems it’s all right that Justin Hughes is forgiven and cleansed, but not for all the various Christian leaders he has targeted and badmouthed in his videos. How could a father abandon his own son and still call himself a Christian. Beggars belief.
Our intention in writing this article is not to vilify Justin Hughes. Just a call to say, stop discrediting the Body of Christ, stalking around snooping for all the dirt you can find. Let God deal with the sin in people’s lives and pray that they be restored. Put your own house in order first. Be reconciled with your son. God is the God of reconciliation. He can reconcile spouses, even spouses who have been unfaithful to each other, and He can turn the heart of the fathers to their sons and the heart of the sons to the fathers. It’s time for Christians to walk in unity and fulfil the Great Commission rather than waste precious time warring with each other.