Judge not lest ye be judged! That’s what was going down between Tamra Judge and Alexis Bellino during the filming of The Real Housewives of Orange County season 10 reunion show. A couple of sisters of Christ passing judgment like the collection plate at church services.
Viewers witnessed Andy Cohen read the email from Alexis slamming Tamra’s decision to film her baptism. But what you didn’t see was right after that, Tamra fired off an email of her own to Alexis during the taping. Tamra wrote,
“I wanted to reach out to her as a fellow Christian and just say to her, well I’ll tell you what I said,” Tamra shared of her decision to contact Alexis during the taping. “I said, ‘As a Christian, I’m confused on your judgement. I would think you would be uplifting and encouraging of my decision. I have also learned that just because you’re a Christian doesn’t mean that you are perfect, so I forgive you. As you know, as a new Christian, it’s an amazing journey and I now see what you were so excited to share on the show…. I’m sorry for any pain that I caused you and I truly wish you nothing but a blessed life. Maybe one day we could sit down and talk.’ And then I put Luke 6:37, basically, ‘Thou shall not judge.'”
The full King James version says the following: “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.” I know two women who talk the talk but don’t walk the walk. Oops! Pardon my judgment. But let’s face it, Tamra’s last name is: Judge.
Alexis has since apologized for her email to Andy. She wrote, “I can see how my email might have come came across judgmental last night on RHOC, and I’m sorry about that, that was not my heart,” she wrote on Tuesday. “I was not trying to judge Tamra, I just wanted to make sure this was all coming from a good place, so please do not judge me. The Bible is clear that we are to hold each other accountable as sisters in Christ. I am imperfect and human, but I am steadfast in my faith and the Lord laid this conviction on my heart.”
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