Atlanta-based, anti-gay mega-church Pastor Creflo Dollar appeared in the pulpit on Sunday after he was arrested on assault charges. The flamboyant televangelist was accused of choking, punching and using a shoe to beat his 15-year-old daughter.
Dollar denied the charges to his congregation at the World Changers Church. "I will say this emphatically. I should have never been arrested." Dollar was loudly cheered and received several standing ovations from his congregation.
The televangelist made headlines last summer after defending disgraced pastor Eddie Long. Dollar slammed church members who left Long after the anti-gay pastor settled five sexual coercion lawsuits brought by young men. Long also received a standing ovation from his church congregation after initially denying that he "ever" touched the young men.
Nothing to see here. Ignore the police report, the bruises and the eyewitness. Praise the Lord and pass the collection plate!
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