ABC Exec Talks Matt James’ Controversial Prayer on The Bachelor
Matt hasn’t been the only one in recent seasons to bring his faith to the competition. Fans were surprised to learn Tayshia Adams eliminated Ivan Hall on season 16 of The bachelorette because of different beliefs.
According to Ivan, the two disagree about religion, which he believes is a deciding factor for her. “All the girls I’ve dated in the past, it never ended because of religion or whatever, but I know it’s something that’s important to you.” , he told Tayshia onscreen.
He then shared more details about their conversation on the Out of the vineyard podcast, saying, “I knew we were going to have to talk about this eventually because I could tell she was, at least, a Christian.”
“But we hadn’t talked about it in the past. But maybe she told me once that she relied a lot on her faith,” he continued, adding The bachelorette star broached the subject in the Fantasy Suite. “Tayshia was like, ‘So what do you think about raising kids with religion and what not?’ And that’s where we got in. And I kind of explained to Tayshia, “Look, I’m agnostic. Many people mistake this for an atheist. The atheist is not who I am. “”
He added, “She wanted to date someone who is a Christian. And that’s great.”
Despite a religion’s sensitivity to a subject, Robert told Nick that they wouldn’t turn away if one of their leaders felt it was important to them. Simply put, “if people want to discuss religion, they absolutely should and we absolutely must spread it.”