I’m so sick of these alleged men of God, it seems almost weekly that they are either caught with their pants down, their hand in the till or general hypocrisy. Creflo Dollar has two large congregations, a the pastor for World Changers Church International in College Park, GA (30K members) and 6K at World Changers Church-New York. This time, it’s about family violence. (AP):
Megachurch pastor and televangelist Creflo Dollar was arrested early Friday after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home.
Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at the home in unincorporated Fayette County around 1 a.m., Investigator Brent Rowan said. The 50-year-old pastor and his daughter were arguing over whether she could go to a party when Dollar “got physical” with her, leaving her with “superficial injuries,” Rowan said.
Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He bonded out of Fayette County jail Friday morning. Dollar’s lawyer Nikki Bonner said he’s gathering information on the case and had no comment.
This guy is such an unsavory character. He actually backed fellow Atlanta megachurch pastor Eddie Long when that homophobe was facing accusations of molesting and coercing young men into sexual acts. Dollar has been acussed of financial improprieties. (Raw Story):
One CD, “The Fatherhood Principle,” asserts that because every man “carries the seed from which all life comes, and whether he has a child or not, he will always have the built-in need to father someone.” Fatherhood, Dollar wrote, “is the highest honor God can bestow upon a man, and He has called men to follow His example of fatherhood. In fact, God is the ultimate standard and the only true example of fatherhood men should look to for guidance.”
…In 2007, Dollar and his wife Taffi were targeted along with other “prosperity gospel” ministries in ainvestigation by the Senate Finance Committee, headed by Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA). Prosperity gospel is a belief that God favors the righteous with wealth and material success, and wants them to have the best in life.
During the investigation, Dollar was unapologetically uncooperative, refusing to hand over some documents and only supplying others after much delay and with great reluctance. He insisted that Grassley and the other senators were meddling in church doctrine, where they didn’t belong.