Feel the love! Atlanta 30,000-member Megachurch Pastor Creflo Dollar punched, spanked, beat with a shoe and choked his daughterJune 10, 2012
Did you hear about the Atlanta Megachurch pastor who punched and choked his daughter over something as evil as wanting to go to a party?
Well, now you have.
I’m posting the entire article on this one. The entire Chicago Tribune Article here.
Atlanta megachurch leader Creflo Dollarchoked and punched his 15-year-old daughter, then spanked her with a shoe, during an argument over whether she could go to a party, according to a police report.
Dollar told deputies he tried to restrain his daughter when she became disrespectful. When she began hitting back, the report said, he wrestled her to the floor and spanked her.
Dollar, 50, is one of the most prominent African American preachers in Atlanta, a well-known exponent of the prosperity gospel, which teaches followers that God will bless the faithful with material rewards.
His church, World Changers Church International, has nearly 30,000 members. The church has 10 satellite churches in half a dozen states.
“As a father I love my children and I always have their best interest at heart at all times, and I would never use my hand to ever cause bodily harm to my children,” Dollar said in a statement. “The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support.”
Dollar’s wife, Taffi, said she saw her daughter lying on the floor, but did not see a fight.
The church leader faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He has been released from jail and his lawyer told the Associated Press he was expected to preach Sunday.
At 1 a.m. Friday, Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter called 911. She told a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy that she and her father argued about whether she could go to a party the following night. She left the room with her 19-year-old sister.
When Dollar followed her and asked her why she was crying, she responded, “I do not want to talk right now,” according to the report.
“He charged her, and put his hands around her throat and began to choke her,” the report reads. “…He then slammed her to the ground and began to punch her and took his shoe off and started whooping her with it.”
Deputies noted a scratch on the right side of her neck.
Dollar said his daughter could not attend the party because of bad grades. Then he said she became very disrespectful when he asked her why she was upset, according to the report. He tried to restrain her. They wrestled. He spanked her. Then, Dollar told deputies, she began to calm down. He sent her to her room.
The 19-year-old daughter initially gave two statements, a verbal one that corroborated her sister’s story, and a written one that corroborated her father’s story.
When asked about the discrepancy by deputies, she said her parents were with her when she composed the written statement. When separated from her family, she wrote a second statement that matched her verbal statement, deputies said.
Thanks, Tina, for the mind-boggling crazy story that pissed me off.
Many of you know, I’m a blogger in the SSA blogathon. If not, read more by clicking the page option above or here.
So for 18 hours on Thursday June 14, I’ll post once every 30 minutes in support of getting you guys to donate money to the SSA.
That means June 14 is going to be a hella-crazy day of bulk Café Witteveen love and excitement.
The bad thing is that I have four hellish days, starting today, of work. Tina and I have a gigantic job we’re doing on Monday and Tuesday and most of the day on Wednesday. Today we’re shooting a half-day gig and trying to get ahead for the week.
I’m getting my sweet ass in bed early, because tomorrow and Tuesday will be 14-hour days, on feet, snapping photos and video.
Hell hath no fury like a 14-hour day with camera in hands.
I imagine the next four days will be the complete opposite of a blogathon. So bare with me.
You’ll notice new buttons and pages. One is for Peeper Dee Submissions. If you haven’t looked over the “rules”, please do. Over the next few days, I’ll try to maintain it, but don’t worry your little turdy underpanties if I don’t get to them every day. I’ll likely be able to catch up on Thursday.
I’m looking for sweet
immoral support on Thursday, so anything you can contribute, I’m down. You’re all really good at emailing, texting and calling with submission ideas, and Thursday’s going to be the day when it’s the MOST appreciated.
I’ve also updated my email address to this. It makes The Café that much more official. I would like to move Le Café to its own URL, but I’ve shied away for so long.
My other email will definitely work, too. But make a point to use the new one for Café business.