UPDATE: WORD FAITH PREACHER CREFLO DOLLAR: “I SHOULDN’T HAVE BEEN ARRESTED”

UPDATE: VIDEO: CREFLO DOLLAR SPEAKS OF HIS ARREST FROM PULPIT

Word Faith prosperity preachers like T.D. Jakes and Joel Osteen slither closer to your mainstream evangelical church. For example, Apprising Ministries has told you Jakes was mainstreamed in Elephant Room 2.

Therefore, this becomes relevant: Elephant Room 2’S T.D. Jakes Says TBN’S Paul Crouch Led By God To Launch Jakes’ Ministry. And ER2’s prophet-pastor Steven Furtick Calls Joel Osteen Great Man Of God.

As a matter of fact, Osteen moves one step closer to preaching for Furtick as Osteen’s worship leader Israel Houghton’s at Elevation Church this weekend.:


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Earlier, in Beth Moore To Speak For Hillsong Church I told you that notorious Word Faith heretic Creflo Dollar’s been on Life Today TV with James Robison a few times this year. Moore’s on that program every Wednesday.

Dollar’s actually a lot closer to fleecing contemporary evangelical flocks than you may know. That’s why I covered Word Faith Heretic Creflo Dollar Arrested For Battery And Cruelty. I had fully intended to leave it at that.

However, despite this Deputy Report apparently Creflo Dollar “staunchly denied Sunday that he punched and choked his 15-year-old daughter.” According to Kate Brumback of the Associated Press Dollar told:

his congregation the allegations made in a police report are nothing but “exaggeration and sensationalism.”

“I will say this emphatically: I should have never been arrested,” Dollar said in his first public appearance two days after police charged him with misdemeanor counts of simple battery and cruelty to children.

The pastor got an enthusiastic ovation from the packed church as he took the pulpit Sunday at the World Changers Church International in metro Atlanta. He addressed the criminal charges head-on for several minutes before moving on to his sermon.

“I want you all to hear personally from me that all is well in the Dollar household,” Dollar said. (source)

As you see here, the faithful are standing behind Dollar:

I have to say Dollar’s statement that the allegations made in the law enforcement document are nothing but “exaggeration and sensationalism” doesn’t seem to hold water as you consider:

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. (source)

Then there’s this CNN report below:

In closing this, for now, you should know that from the pulpit today, apparently Creflo Dollar’s story now is:

“The truth is that a family conversation with our youngest daughter got emotional,” he said. “And emotions got involved and things escalated from there.”

He said the mark on his daughter’s neck had been there for about 10 years and was caused by a skin condition, eczema.

“The truth is she was not choked, she was not punched. There were not any scratches on her neck,” Dollar said. “But the only thing on her neck was a prior skin abrasion from eczema. Anything else is exaggeration and sensationalism.”

Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter is the one who called authorities and told them her father punched and choked her. Her 19-year-old sister corroborated the story. But Dollar didn’t publicly display any anger toward his children.

“I will never put any fault on my children, as Jesus would never put any fault on me,” he said.

Dollar’s wife, Taffi, is a co-pastor at the church. She addressed the congregation before her husband but did not touch on the allegations. (source)

Perhaps the following during Creflo Dollar’s exegesis of 1 John 1 from his TV program, which aired today, may give us some insight into why his story above is as it is:

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