I was never into the Word of Faith movement, so I don’t usually follow or comment on the semi-regular scandals that seem to bubble to the surface now and then.
As for the latest, Creflo Dollar is the on the hot seat, after his 15 year old daughter called 911 and said her father had choked her and slapped her. Her 19 year old sister backed up her story and an investigation is ongoing. You can read a brief news report on the incident here.
I guess what stood out for me, was that while Pastor Dollar denies choking and slapping his daughter, he apparently admits that all he did was wrestle her to the ground and spank her.
Wait a second, that’s your explanation? That’s your defense? That it was just a little spat that ended with you ( a 50 year old man) wrestling your 15 year old to the ground and spanking her?
I don’t know about you, but the spanking of a 15 year old seems like grounds for possible abuse. I have 2 teens close to that age and I would never dream of slapping them, let alone wrestling to the ground and spanking them…this whole thing is wrong at it’s core.
If I were one of Pastor Dollar’s 30,000 congregants, I would want to know how he justifies spanking a child that old.