"I respectfully disagree with Mr. Dollar and suggest that any of the members of the church I pastor who wish to criticize me publicly or privately are free to do so. I take the position of David who said, 'Let them alone. God has bidden them to speak.' (II Samuel 16:11) "
Have you seen this Creflo Dollar video where he says: "We gotta be careful when we hear about the failures of appointed leaders that we don't open our mouth up and let Facebook bring a curse on us"? Take a look…
Did you catch Dollar's warning: "I'm not gonna join up with the accuser of the brethren." Why is he demanding that his followers cover their leaders? Could it have anything to do with his arrest last summer?
Yes, the World Changers International founder and pastor was arrested and charged with simple battery and child cruelty. Fox News 5 featured the news story this way:
Here is how the Examiner covered it:
"On the morning of June 8, 2012, Creflo Dollar, founder and pastor of World Changers International, was arrested. He was charged with simple battery and child cruelty. The arrest came after he was alleged to have beaten his 15 year old.
Will World Changers Intl followers support their leader? According to Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Dollar was taken into custody, at his home, after his 15 year old daughter called to report that her father had choked her, punched her, threw her to the ground, and hit her with the shoe.
During the police investigation, Creflo Dollar said that he had told his daughter that she could not go to a party. She became very disrespectful. He attempted to restrain her. He admitted to spanking her and wrestling her to the floor. He said that he did so because she hit him."
You can listen to the 911 call featured by the Examiner.com.
Now take a look at Creflo Dollar addressing the members of his church after his arrest.
Several years ago we spent an entire month exposing the prosperity preachers, and Creflo Dollar was one of the individuals we discussed. We are grateful that there is a vocal opposition to the prosperity preachers like Dollar.
And finally, here is Creflo Dollar warning that those who don't tithe deserve to be shot!
Perhaps this background information puts into perspective why Creflo Dollar expects his followers to cover their appointed leaders no matter what. We haven't been able to find any further information about the charges against Dollar, who was released by posting a $5,000 bond. Does anyone know the status of the charges brought against him by his own daughter?! We will try to keep you apprised of any future developments.
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