New Manna employee charged
Interesting

Gatlinburg, TN

#64 Oct 19, 2010
I find it very sad that people have nothing better to do than put down a church that is full of wonderful people because of what one person who happens to go there did. Yes, it is true that there have been other people there in the past who have also committed crimes, but that is not a reflection on all the people who attend there. There are hundreds of people who go to that church, I am not one of them, but I do know many of them. No one there condones this type of behavior including the Pastor. All churches have problems because they are made up of human beings, who are not perfect, New Manna is no exception, sadly it is the few incidents caused by a few members that tarnish the reputation of a church full of so many wonderful people.
Louise

United States

#65 Oct 19, 2010
WOW wrote:
Seriously, every time that place starts to live down one incident another one surfaces. The problem is, as it always has been, that something like this happens and they start saying well Jesus forgives them blah blah blah. What is it going to take to wake those people up? Maybe a child raped and murdered? DEAR JESUS!!!! Danny, Zullo, Pearson, I'm sure there are others... I promise you if it had ever been my child they wouldn't have to worry about WWJD, they better worry about what I would do - they would be going to meet their maker a lot sooner than they planned. there are a bunch of sickos at that church. If you are a decent somebody you better get out of there before something happens to your family. How could you even let your child go to the bathroom by themself in that place? Every young man in the place thinks they are a preacher ten minutes after they get saved. And if they are a preacher then they must be a good guy that everybody can trust, right? WOW.
I agree with WOW. Danny Castle thought he was God. That place is like a cult. It's ok to have a wife, committ adultery, have your "teachers" date students, your "pastors" fondle minors, etc., I also agree that I wouldn't DARE let my child go to the bathroom, go to sunday school, or even set one aisle behind me because they are all fakes that hind behind the bible but in reality are just using the church as a cover-up for their iniquities. I believe that the 15yr old possible consented however she is not an adult nor is she capable of adult decisions or rationale. All 15yr old girls are flirty in one way or another but that in no shape form or fashion gives another person the right to take advantage of them. He knew better and he proceeded. This world is full of sick people like him and I think we should get back to the way it use to be when small towns took care of their own. He'd be nothing but a tree ornament on the courthouse lawn if things were the way they should be. That's what he would be if it were my child.
merry widow

United States

#66 Oct 19, 2010
your idiots wrote:
Anybody that would get on here and try to defend Pearson Zullo or Danny really does need help. They keep saying God forgives which he does but im telling you now if it were my daughters they had raped or took advantage of I swear i would kill them then ask God to forgive me whats the difference sin is equal in Gods eyes.Oh by the way sex crimes are commited by sick sick people and yal call them preachers no wonder its so hard to get people to go to church thanks preacher-child molesters.
You are exactly right and I think there's a special place in hell for these people.The only forgiveness they want is for getting caught.The churches yell forgiveness because these perverts make them look bad.They don't care that this will effect a child forever.Please God open their eyes.
GoneGone

Greenville, SC

#67 Oct 19, 2010
Anyone know why the McDowell news online deleted the comments on the Pearson story? I thought they invited comments?
Journalism

Morganton, NC

#68 Oct 19, 2010
GoneGone wrote:
Anyone know why the McDowell news online deleted the comments on the Pearson story? I thought they invited comments?
Yeah. I know why. Because that newspaper sucks.
blessed

United States

#69 Oct 19, 2010
Psa 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
blessed

United States

#70 Oct 19, 2010
Prv 12:19 The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment.
Merry widow

United States

#71 Oct 19, 2010
blessed wrote:
Psa 140:3 They have sharpened their tongues like a serpent; adders' poison is under their lips. Selah.
I didn't look it up but how is it relevant to this situation?thanks in advance.
not obama

United States

#72 Oct 20, 2010
Prv 13:3 He that keepeth his mouth keepeth his life: but he that openeth wide his lips shall have destruction.
Christian Mom

Greenville, SC

#73 Oct 20, 2010
Interesting wrote:
I find it very sad that people have nothing better to do than put down a church that is full of wonderful people because of what one person who happens to go there did. Yes, it is true that there have been other people there in the past who have also committed crimes, but that is not a reflection on all the people who attend there. There are hundreds of people who go to that church, I am not one of them, but I do know many of them. No one there condones this type of behavior including the Pastor. All churches have problems because they are made up of human beings, who are not perfect, New Manna is no exception, sadly it is the few incidents caused by a few members that tarnish the reputation of a church full of so many wonderful people.
I don't believe anyone thinks the entire congregation are criminals. There are good people there who truly want to do what's right. But the insidious nature of the crimes committed by their staff will never be completely forgotten. When a church repeatedly turns out sex offenders and adulterers, it begs the question of just how much could have been done to prevent it happening again. It's no wonder the people outside the church are judging them.
srs

United States

#74 Oct 20, 2010
Mat 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Perry

Lincolnton, NC

#75 Oct 20, 2010
Louise wrote:
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I agree with WOW. Danny Castle thought he was God. That place is like a cult. It's ok to have a wife, committ adultery, have your "teachers" date students, your "pastors" fondle minors, etc., I also agree that I wouldn't DARE let my child go to the bathroom, go to sunday school, or even set one aisle behind me because they are all fakes that hind behind the bible but in reality are just using the church as a cover-up for their iniquities. I believe that the 15yr old possible consented however she is not an adult nor is she capable of adult decisions or rationale. All 15yr old girls are flirty in one way or another but that in no shape form or fashion gives another person the right to take advantage of them. He knew better and he proceeded. This world is full of sick people like him and I think we should get back to the way it use to be when small towns took care of their own. He'd be nothing but a tree ornament on the courthouse lawn if things were the way they should be. That's what he would be if it were my child.
Part 1/2:
Just for the record, New Manna is NOT a cult. The most common definition of a "cult" is:
"a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader."
Now I don't know what the church was like during the Danny Castle days. I had never even been to the church before around 2003. However, I know Tony Shirley is a great pastor and is in no way a "cult leader". As far as the church's religion/doctrine, it is in no way "false, unorthodox, or extremist". New Manna shares the same doctrines that countless other Baptist churches in McDowell County adhere to. To call New Manna a cult would be like calling the whole Baptist denominaton a cult. As for the "members... living outside of conventional society" part, everyone that attends New Manna lives a normal life just as everyone else does. The only thing that I could imagiine that some people could stretch and deform to even possibly resemble "cult-like" behaviour is the fact that they have a Christian school (which, by the way, is not in the least bit cult-like).
Perry

Lincolnton, NC

#76 Oct 20, 2010
Part 2/2
Also, Danny Castle has not been in any way affiliated with New Manna since he lost his position as pastor. The church does not support him in any way, shape, or form. And your notion that every person that attends New Manna is a fake is completely irrational and inaccurate. There are many people there that love God, and because a man that went to church there committed a horrible, sinful crime, you're blaming the church as a whole instead of the man that did it. You're holding the church responsible for Pearson's behavior. That is like boycotting Burger King because one of their employees spit in your food one time. Of course Burger King doesn't allow and encourage their employees to spit in the food being served to customers. However, Burger King cannot control the actions of their employees. And even though Burger King doesn't support their employees spitting in your food, when it happens everyone suddenly blames Burger King for it. Sure, Burger King has great food and all the other employees are good people that care about the quality of their work, but unfortunately, because of one bad employee, everyone starts saying "Burger King is full of nasty people who don't care about customer service. And this isn't the first time an employee was caught improperly tampering with food. I wouldn't let my child within 100 feet of that restaurant because somebody may do something to their food, even though Burger King fired all the employees that were doing it". Now this may sound a bit far-fetched, but it is basically what you are saying. Now I do acknowledge that it does give the church a bad image, and I hope you don't think I am making light of the crime committed, because it truly is a terrible situation. However, it is not the church's fault the crime took place. The only connection New Manna even has with the crime is that Pearson and the victim were family and both went to church there. By the way, I hope Pearson serves the appropriate sentence for his horrendous actions, and stays in prison for a while.
Sorry about this being so long; I just wanted to clear up the false idea that "New Manna is a cult" and state my opinion on the matter.
Perry

Lincolnton, NC

#77 Oct 20, 2010
(Sorry about posting that first part twice)
Merry widow

United States

#78 Oct 20, 2010
Perry wrote:
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Part 1/2:
Just for the record, New Manna is NOT a cult. The most common definition of a "cult" is:
"a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader."
Now I don't know what the church was like during the Danny Castle days. I had never even been to the church before around 2003. However, I know Tony Shirley is a great pastor and is in no way a "cult leader". As far as the church's religion/doctrine, it is in no way "false, unorthodox, or extremist". New Manna shares the same doctrines that countless other Baptist churches in McDowell County adhere to. To call New Manna a cult would be like calling the whole Baptist denominaton a cult. As for the "members... living outside of conventional society" part, everyone that attends New Manna lives a normal life just as everyone else does. The only thing that I could imagiine that some people could stretch and deform to even possibly resemble "cult-like" behaviour is the fact that they have a Christian school (which, by the way, is not in the least bit cult-like).
I will call the whole independent fundamentalist Baptist a CULT
or maybe the Taliban
mar

Phoenix, AZ

#79 Oct 20, 2010
Extremist-cult, then they are a cult! Extreme southern Baptist! They do not believe in conventional society.......crazier than a bunch a lions.
Perry wrote:
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Part 1/2:
Just for the record, New Manna is NOT a cult. The most common definition of a "cult" is:
"a religion or sect considered to be false, unorthodox, or extremist, with members often living outside of conventional society under the direction of a charismatic leader."
Now I don't know what the church was like during the Danny Castle days. I had never even been to the church before around 2003. However, I know Tony Shirley is a great pastor and is in no way a "cult leader". As far as the church's religion/doctrine, it is in no way "false, unorthodox, or extremist". New Manna shares the same doctrines that countless other Baptist churches in McDowell County adhere to. To call New Manna a cult would be like calling the whole Baptist denominaton a cult. As for the "members... living outside of conventional society" part, everyone that attends New Manna lives a normal life just as everyone else does. The only thing that I could imagiine that some people could stretch and deform to even possibly resemble "cult-like" behaviour is the fact that they have a Christian school (which, by the way, is not in the least bit cult-like).
wannaknow

Greenville, SC

#80 Oct 20, 2010
Pearson was in court today. Anyone know what happened?

Since: Sep 10

Location hidden

#81 Oct 21, 2010
Bridgette wrote:
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It really scares me how brain washed people cn be when it comes to that man. He should change his name to Jim Jones. How do you sit there and defend the fact that he mistreated his first wife, then had several affairs during his second marriage, and is now dating a girl younger than his children? Does it not scare that girl's parents to death? What could she possibly see in a shriveled up old man that has slept with God only knows how many? EEWWWW GROSS!!! There is nothing attractive about him. Think about it people, how many of you would have wanted to marry someone older than your parents? That's sick. How can you sit there and act like there is nothing wrong with that? If he does marry her, THIS WILL BE HIS THIRD MARRIAGE. Hello??? I'm no Bible scholar, but I'm pretty sure there is something mentioned about keeping YOUR OWN house in order. He can't keep a house in order because he can't keep it in his pants. And YES everyone can't help but bring him up again because he is the root of the evil in that place. If there had been a church member charged with armed robbery I'm sure it wouldn't have stirred the Danny pot, but it's always about SEX. I could not agree more with the earlier post that if there were no women and money in church Danny would stop preaching. How do you sit there and try to Biblically defend a man who has broken up marriages of church members because he was screwing the wives of men who trusted him? You are about as sick as he is. By the way, what kind of preacher gets on TOPIX? When you get done here do you get on a porn website? I bet Danny does!!!!
VERY well said Bridgette! How people can still defend this "man" is ABSOLUTELY mind-blowing!
oh boy

United States

#82 Oct 27, 2010
is this pearson any kin to the ones on Rutherford Rd.
GET OVER IT

United States

#84 Oct 28, 2010
People need to grow up, quit judging and thinking you are better than anyone, because you're not, so GET OVER IT. Seriously. Do you not have anything better to do????? Shut your freakin mouth and GET A LIFE!

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