Whenever a donation comes in for Blogaton a duplicate receipt gets sent to my inbox. There is a field for “blogger” and “topic suggestion” for those people who want to donate for a certain topic.
Tonight I got this one.
Fortunately I speak weird, so I know this translates to, “What’s your take on the Creflo Dollar scandal?”
I wanted to make sure this wasn’t an accident, so I tried calling the gent who sent in the donation. No dice.
So, for those of who who don’t know about the Creflo Dollar thing, here’s the story.
The 50-year-old Dollar is one of the most prominent African-American preachers based around Atlanta, with 30,000 members in the Atlanta area and a ministry of satellite churches across the U.S.
He was arrested after his 15-year-old daughter called 911 at about 1 a.m. Friday and told a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy that she and her father argued when he said she couldn’t go to a party. A police report says the girl told a deputy her father charged at her, put his hands around her throat, began to punch her and started hitting her with his shoe. The deputy noted a scratch on her neck.
The report said the deputy also interviewed Dollar’s 19-year-old daughter, who said her father grabbed her sister’s shoulders and slapped her in the face and choked her for about five seconds. She said her sister tried to break free, but did not fight back. When her father threw the 15-year-old on the floor, the older girl ran to get her mother. Dollar’s wife, Taffi, told the deputy she did not see the fight.
My take on it is that prosperity gospel preachers never lie, connive, or con, so Dollar must be telling the truth. Faith, you see, makes people honest and good. If they’re not honest and good, they’re clearly not True Christians. Yes, people lie to support their faith all the time. Yes, this makes no sense if they consider their beliefs to be true, since the truth generally doesn’t require lies in its defense. But those people are not True Christians!
Clearly the man is innocent and his two daughters are not True Christians. They should know there’s a community of atheists, y’know the ones without morals, who don’t think they have a right to slap a fifteen year-old girl, waiting to integrate them into our community.
We are beholden only to compassion, not to a congregation.
This is post 33 of 49 for Blogathon.
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