In an upcoming episode of Super Soul Sunday Cookie Johnson explains reconciling her Christian faith with EJ's sexuality telling Oprah Winfrey,
"That was a very hard thing for me. That was a very, very hard thing for me. I tried everything, but finally I just said to myself, This child is innocent. He was like this when he was a baby, it can’t be wrong. It can’t be wrong."
"I had to pray about it. This was one of those moments where I had to go directly to God and I prayed ... and the answer I got back was love."
"And He said, you know, 'I give you all great gifts and the greatest of that gift is love.' And so, that's when I knew I could love my son and support him on who he was and I was okay with it."
"I made peace with God with it. So I'm good."-rhymeswithsnitch