Preacher Faces New Sex Scandal

Preacher Faces New Sex Scandal

There are 79 comments on the WXIA Atlanta story from Nov 19, 2007, titled Preacher Faces New Sex Scandal. In it, WXIA Atlanta reports that:

DECATUR, Ga. -- The 80-year-old leader of a suburban Atlanta church is at the center of a sex scandal of biblical dimensions: He slept with his brother's wife and fathered a child by her.

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ADC

Mableton, GA

#1 Nov 19, 2007
Is this guy a piece of work or what...

His judgement will come soon enough, if not on earth but later when he has to answer for what he has done in the Lord's name and to those that trusted his intentions (not to mention his own family).
Ms Lia

Atlanta, GA

#2 Nov 19, 2007
That is so ugly for the whole family!!
Dawg Fan

Cumming, GA

#3 Nov 19, 2007
It is no wonder so many people are turned off by Christianity with our leaders unable to lead by example. I understand that they are only human, but when they are tempted they should go into their prayer closet and ask for strength. They must understand that when they are leading a very blessed church, their actions are watched and scrutinized by everyone, especially the media. And they also need to think about the consequenses of their actions, not only during this life, but in the life after death. I personally am not perfect and would be unable to cast the first stone, but our leaders need to get themselves under control.
Fishy

Decatur, GA

#4 Nov 19, 2007
Not good for a pastor to commit fornication. It seems he should step down in for the benefit of the church.
On the other hand, how can you manipulate someone for 14 years?
joseph725

Atlanta, GA

#7 Nov 19, 2007
Couldn't he have just gotten a prostitute---instead of wreaking havoc on all the lives around him---if nothing else, what miserable judgement and lack of common sense.
ovadyah

Decatur, GA

#8 Nov 19, 2007
Im not throwing stones, but the church should give all that tax break money back to the Goverment. His sin is will be delt with by God himself like every other soul in this world. Ask for forgiveness everyday from the Lord.
ovadyah

Decatur, GA

#9 Nov 19, 2007
Very good response,because I'm not perfect either. And you are right.
Dawg Fan wrote:
It is no wonder so many people are turned off by Christianity with our leaders unable to lead by example. I understand that they are only human, but when they are tempted they should go into their prayer closet and ask for strength. They must understand that when they are leading a very blessed church, their actions are watched and scrutinized by everyone, especially the media. And they also need to think about the consequenses of their actions, not only during this life, but in the life after death. I personally am not perfect and would be unable to cast the first stone, but our leaders need to get themselves under control.
Oh My Goodness

United States

#10 Nov 19, 2007
This is really sad. I too sympathize with the family
wheeljc

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 19, 2007
How does Rev D. E. Paulk refer to Archbishop Earl Paulk? Uncle Papa?

Think that ATL should try to clean up their men and women of the cloth! A couple are now being investigated by the US Senate; the Paulk debacle; and understand one in the northern suburbs is being looked at for abusing his wife. Think these folks have something in them other than 'The Holy Spirit'!

Since: Sep 07

Atlanta, GA

#13 Nov 19, 2007
Dawg Fan wrote:
It is no wonder so many people are turned off by Christianity with our leaders unable to lead by example. I understand that they are only human, but when they are tempted they should go into their prayer closet and ask for strength. They must understand that when they are leading a very blessed church, their actions are watched and scrutinized by everyone, especially the media. And they also need to think about the consequenses of their actions, not only during this life, but in the life after death. I personally am not perfect and would be unable to cast the first stone, but our leaders need to get themselves under control.
Very well said.
JMO

United States

#14 Nov 19, 2007
wheeljc wrote:
How does Rev D. E. Paulk refer to Archbishop Earl Paulk? Uncle Papa?
Think that ATL should try to clean up their men and women of the cloth! A couple are now being investigated by the US Senate; the Paulk debacle; and understand one in the northern suburbs is being looked at for abusing his wife. Think these folks have something in them other than 'The Holy Spirit'!
One of the worst men I know is pastor of a large church - he should have been out of the ministry years ago, but for everyone who knows the things he does, there are 20 or more who flatly refuse to believe it. Many ministers are very charming, personable, charismatic people - and some who are evil use that charm to fool their parishioners.
Wake Up People

San Ramon, CA

#16 Nov 19, 2007
When will these people realize that they are being victimized by these mega-preachers? How many investigations, allegations, financial scandals, sex scandals, or whatever is it going to take before people realize that these so-called preachers only care about one thing: MONEY. I used to believe that foolishness. I am so glad I can see clearly now.....
76YrOldBlackLady

AOL

#17 Nov 19, 2007
This grieves my heart! I listened to his sermons on TBN for many years, and found nearly all of them so comforting and enlightening! So Sorry! But please people - don't lose your faith! Remember God is God! All others, including me, are "just people"
jfg

United States

#18 Nov 19, 2007
As a Christian for many years, I would advise all new and young believers to be very careful about who and what church you become aligned with...the consequences of bad leadership can be devastating with far reaching consequences. Pray, get to know God for yourselves and pay attention to the "checks" in your spirit when something doesn't feel right. It may take years for the full truth to come to light. Think for yourselves. Don't be pressured into anything.

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#19 Nov 19, 2007
jfg wrote:
As a Christian for many years, I would advise all new and young believers to be very careful about who and what church you become aligned with...the consequences of bad leadership can be devastating with far reaching consequences. Pray, get to know God for yourselves and pay attention to the "checks" in your spirit when something doesn't feel right. It may take years for the full truth to come to light. Think for yourselves. Don't be pressured into anything.
I agree. Although no one is perfect, the Pastors make it hard for people to believe when they are supposed to be the mouthpiece of God. I'm glad I know him for myself and don't depend on anyone to know him for me. God Bless us all.
MJG Germany

Grafschaft, Germany

#20 Nov 19, 2007
I hope and pray that your familly able to live though situation and that all parties can recover from this. May God bless you in such a time as this. And before we pass judgement, I reminded of a King who order one of his faithful followers to front line of battles to be killed, because of the sin he has committed with his wife! I wonder who was that? If you read your bible you will realize that we all come short of His Glory. Please join me in prayer for this familly. May God continue to bless them and that they will recover fully from this, and all grace will abound.
michael h

United States

#23 Nov 20, 2007
He slept with his brother's wife and fathered a child by her.
Hmmm, if he had only stuck to sleeping. But apparently not all of his body was resting...
Cat

Wayne, NJ

#24 Nov 20, 2007
This only proves that man made religion is a farce and that people like this Archbishop are able to manipulate the misguided who are in search of the truth about believing. People are endlessly seeking direction from something they deem is spiritual or Godlike when all they need do is look within. This kind of cult-like behavior must be rewarded with a long prison sentence. There - they will find - the true meaning - of God.
bob austin

United States

#25 Nov 20, 2007
Well, those preachers are scam artist, preying on people lost in the wilderness of life, looking for guidance.

How many have been caught with their pants down, sunk by sexdrive and pockets stuffed with money they stole from poor, ignorant people?

It is incomprehensible how anyone can believe these guys. It is so obvious what is going on. I would take the words of a used-car salesperson before any of the tele-preachers.

I think I will quit my day-job, get a weird hairdo, a too-neatly trimmed beard, a shining porno-suit and buy a black book I can wave in the air. Any book will do.
I will wade in money, sex of all sorts, expensive cars, and all without paying taxes.

YEAH!!
impressed

Duluth, GA

#26 Nov 20, 2007
So at the time of the affair, the guy was 76? And he was able to conduct the affair? I am impressed...still it's an abomination, but that everything still works is great for him!

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