REAL Housewives of Salt Lake City’s Mary Cosby was slammed by fans for “forcing” her son to “pray louder” after the reality star was accused of running a cult and calling herself “God.”
During the season premiere, Mary, 44, was upset with her son, Robert Cosby Jr. when he forgot to say grace before eating his food.
Real Housewives Of Salt Lake City star Mary Cosby’s son, Robert, forgot to say grace at first when he ate with his mom[/caption]
The reality star, however, was quick to remind him, and also told him to, ‘pray louder’[/caption]
The RHOSLC star wanted him to “talk louder” because she could not “hear him.”
After repeating “louder” many times, Mary mocked her son with the way he ate his sandwich and called him “a child.”
During their meal, Mary also urged her son to pay the bills by joining the army.
Mary shares her teen son with her husband, Robert Cosby Sr.
Real Housewives fans went to Twitter to comment on how they were displeased with the prayer scene between Mary and her son.
One fan said: “The way Mary is aggressively forcing her son to pray louder does nothing to combat those cult rumors.”
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Another wrote: “Why Mary need her son to pray louder?”
A third chimed in: “He didn’t even know the prayer and you are the head pastor! My God! LMFAO.”
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However, one person stood up for Mary, and said: “I’m not the most religiously active person, but I really appreciate the way Mary Cosby made her son say grace loud and clear. It’s not shameful to express your faith anytime, anywhere.
THE CULT RUMORS
The former church members claimed that Mary had instilled fear in anyone who attempted to leave.
The TV personality was accused of allegedly telling them that they will be “condemned to hell” if they did not listen to her.
The members also alleged that she referred to herself as “God,” and encouraged members to work for free or minimum wage at the family’s numerous businesses.
The Bravo star berated church-goers from the podium and forbade anyone to leave for another church, according to the claims.
One former church member who spoke to the publication said that Mary “brainwashes” those in the congregation “on the regular.”
The Sun previously reached out to Mary Crosby’s rep, but they declined to comment.
MARY HITS BACK
Mary denied the claims that she was running a cult and defended herself to ET.
She said: “Clearly I’m not gonna get on national television, be a Housewife and be in a cult.
“Like, come on. I believe in my church. There’s no cult. My church members, they know those are false allegations.”
She continued: “Those are ridiculous. It’s the people that are looking for fault.”
Mary had taken over the reigns at the church back in 1997 after her grandmother Rosemary “Mama” Redmon Cosby passed away.
Mary has dealt with plenty of drama this season so far[/caption]
Recently, she was accused of running an alleged cult[/caption]