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Speak Out: How Has Creflo Dollar Affected World Changers?

Have the allegations of domestic abuse against his daughter made you think differently of the church?

Earlier this month, Pastor Creflo Dollar of the megachurch World Changers his 15-year-old daughter.

She told police that the two got into an argument one evening, and he allegedly abused her by choking her, slamming her face to the floor and hitting her with his shoe.

He was charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children, but was released on bond some hours later. The was released recently to reveal what his daughter initally told authorities.

Dollar, who has a megachurch , gave a after the arrest, to which his congregation of nearly 30,000 people stood and cheered for him.

He assured the crowd that "all is well in the Dollar household" and that everyone will be appalled "when the facts come out."

How do you think the incident has affected the World Changers name and its followers? Does the recent release of the 911 call change your opinion on the matter?

Tell us in the comments below.

If you're a member of the World Changers satellites, how has the situation affected you? Have you observed a change in the church's followers?

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Theresa J. Ger June 22, 2012 at 09:20 PM
Creflo has some serious soul searching to do. Taffi should take the kids and leave that place. Forget about that mansion. You need to protect the kids. If my husband did that to any of my kids I would seek legal council to push 'em to the curb. Personally came from an abused home. I will NEVER FORGET HOW i was abused, never. And I have to live with it for the rest of my life. Many people say . forgive and forget' You can never forget abuse. In my mind, It places you in a concealed box. forever.
Jane doe June 22, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Donna it sounds like you need anger management too. You also need to look at your grammatical phrases. I believe it's their not there. I would rather have my children watch Jay-Z than a pastor that covers his sin. At least Jay-Z is not hiding anything. What is really important is parents blessing and loving their children unconditionally. If we looked at our parenting methods instead of blaming the media we would see that we have defunct methods and get help. Our children would be a lot healthier. Try blessing your children. Jewish people do it all the time and their children are very successful.
MG June 22, 2012 at 10:27 PM
I think it is still relevant. It has been pointed out that this bloke earns millions by convincing millions to hand over their dosh. It seems to me Dollar is diplaying the all too familiar signs of abuse. He has thousands in his church hanging on his every word. It is HIS church and HIS message. As his church has grown so as his ego and so has the corruption that power brings. He isn't used to people saying 'no' to him and as his physical aggression to his daughter demonstrates. His message is phoney. I've heard him and his fellow prosperity teachers. They think God is great because He has provided money to fix a broken engine in one their jets. All they have to do is give out the message they are trusting God for this and that, cunningly hidden in a message about trusting God for finances and how he will provide if we give. The eager audiences will then empty their pockets, the likes of Dollar get their jets whilst everyone else is still waiting for the windfall. I thank God I saw the light before it ruined me.
Beth June 22, 2012 at 11:26 PM
I am glad my junk isn't on the front page of the paper! MERCY PEOPLE ! Perhaps his daughter is a lot like the father and he doesn't want to see his daughter, "in the booth back, in the corner, in the dark!" When you see your kids becoming teenagers and the propensity to do the same things you had, going down a dark path, and it is darker today, you want to protect them. Teenagers are very stubborn. Maybe he saved her life!
kim jones June 22, 2012 at 11:48 PM
She needs to listen to the series on "honor"!...
Jane doe June 22, 2012 at 11:59 PM
What so she can be perfect. Somewhere along the line our children will make choices and fail. Beating them is not the answer. Letting them experience natural consequences is. If you put a child under the law they will rebel. I would rather have a teenager in rebellion than a 40 year in rebellion. Beating your children does not make them obey.
Jane doe June 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM
Your pastor needs to follow his own sermons. He is not honoring you Kim by being a hypocrite! Poor leadership trickles down from the top. Teaching your kids violence is wrong. If they think beating is okay than one day down the road they might think shooting someone is justified.
kim jones June 23, 2012 at 01:09 AM
Dont judge unless u got kids at home, this an attack by satan to discredit the preacher, i am expecting a public apology to him from his daughter any second, where she thanks her dad for the correction.
Jane doe June 23, 2012 at 01:21 AM
Kim, I have kids at home. Both of them are outstanding children. I am not stating that I am perfect either. I am also not judging anyone. I am speaking the truth. I also believe leaders need to be held accountable for their bad behavior. If this young lady apologizes she was probably shamed into it. That was not correction. It was abuse. Look on the abuse wheel that they offer in domestic violence classes. Pinching, chocking slapping are all considered abuse. SInce you allocate this behavior I assume you are physically abusive to your own children. You are probably also controlling and shame based. Why do you think this is an attack from satan? It seems that you are trying to blame satan for this mans sin. Lets all let him hide behind satan. What is wrong with this man getting up apologizing for lying, hitting his daughter and getting help. That is pride in its worse form. I believe you and the other members of this congregation are steeped in idolatry. Hold him accountable!
kim jones June 23, 2012 at 01:51 AM
satan uses ideas that are contary to the word of God to influence kids, kids respond to the 5 senses because they are not developed in the word of God yet, u dont even know if it was exaggerated on her part out of anger, truth me, the preacher will handle it, and he will preach on, i am gona pray for them right now!
Concerned June 23, 2012 at 02:59 AM
My dear R.Jest you are clearly a product of a violent up bringing ,you don't even train a dog that way,you don't beat hell out of it then tell it to sit you teach it to do so,so in my opinion all of this anoint your child, pray for them, and teach them that he has been preaching to others for years is not working for him, so why do all of you kool aid drinkers keep trying to justify his behavior.
Concerned June 23, 2012 at 03:01 AM
What about the poor Kid that may be scared for life,don't be a kool aid drinker.
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wanda June 23, 2012 at 05:51 AM
Be very careful what you said about a man of God. Touch not my anointed. Stop viewing and judging a person from your own prospective. I love God trust Him to deal with this situation.This isn't news to Him. We must remember to abide in the love of God.
MG June 23, 2012 at 07:59 AM
Perhaps she needs to be 'allowed; to be a stroppy teenager like many of us once were and many more millions will one day be.
MG June 23, 2012 at 08:10 AM
Fair comment, Wanda but I wonder if their too many in church leadership who are appointed not annointed! This would be the same Dollar who once justified his own jet by saying that he needed to protect his annointing, which he could lose if he had to mix with everyone else on a normal airline service. If that doesn't tell you all you need to know about his self importance then we're not reading the same bible. I've heard all of this type of stuff before where a minister or his sidekick will start preaching 'touch my annointed' and 'rebellion is as witchcraft'. It's spiritual bullying, plain and simple. They want to be allowed to do what they want to do withouth question. I've seen it, I've been a victim of it and I've come within a few seconds of thumping my then pastor because of it. I had to get out. You know what the saddest thing was? Whilst my pastor was bleating that he wanted my total submission I had to remind him what Jesus said to those who were seeking to be the most important: that they must become the 'least' and a servant of all. I hear Mr Duplantis banging on about how the engine in his Citation jet needed replacing and 'Praise Jesus', he had the right money in his account ($1m). I heard him tell us in the congregation how he had a vision of Jesus and how upset Jesus was because his people don't worship him properly. So he comforted the Son of God. I could go on but I won't.
pam brown June 23, 2012 at 11:20 AM
Those among you without sin, cast the first stone.
Jane doe June 23, 2012 at 03:17 PM
Pam I am not judging MR $! I am not casting any stones. My sins are high and wide like his. I am saved by grace alone. I feel compassion on that young lady and the whole family. Even if she was lying there still need to be therapy for the entire family. Why would a child want their parent to go to jail? Most of the time when A child says there is abuse, it is most likely happening. We could also say that about Jerry Sandusky too. Don't cast a stone at him. All those ruined lives because of a lack of self control....
Jane doe June 23, 2012 at 03:23 PM
Wanda I believe its perspective not prospective. All of us are anointed when we are saved not just the preacher. So if you talk negatively about your neighbor you are doing the same thing. I just believe that is a cop out to excuse your pastors wrong doing and to control others to stop saying what they want. Just like beating your kids is a way to put fear in them so they will obey.
Theresa J. Ger June 23, 2012 at 06:33 PM
This mega-church prosperity preaching 10,000 tither challenge, Bible thumping pastor needs to step down . Give back the mansion , fancy cars ,private jets . He confessed to his congregation that he AINT A LYING. That his daughters are? Body language speaks in volumnes . He doesnt even believe what he confessed. IMO . He tries very hard to keep his hands hidden. This is the guy that says , ITS ABOUT MONEY. NOT LOVE , PEACE AND JOY. NO , ITS ABOUT MONEY. HE SUPPORTS EDDIE LONG!!! GET OUT OF MY CHURCH AND GO BACK TO WHERE YOUR SUPPOSE TO BE. EDDIE LONG IS MY FRIEND. HEY CREF...IT AINT YOUR CHURCH. ITS THE HOUSE OF GOD.
Theresa J. Ger June 23, 2012 at 06:40 PM
Turn you back on a defenseless 15 yr oldl? Punching and choking and forcing a bend over position. Beats her with his shoe like some wild animal? HEY . HE DONE ' GOT HIS WRECK' AND HE DID IT ALL BY HIS OWN SELF. HE CAME INTO THE KITCHEN LOOKIN FOR TROUBLE. HE CLAIMS THAT HIS DAUGHTER WAS DISRESPECTFUL.. WHAT ? HIS DAUGHTER LEFT THE ROOM AND WENT INTO THE KITCHEN CRYING. HE THEN CHARGES AFTER HER AND DOES A FULL FRONTAL ATTACK FOR 2-3 MINUTES.
Theresa J. Ger June 23, 2012 at 06:43 PM
AGAIN . THE LAW STILL STANDS... YOU ARE NOT TO ABUSE YOUR CHILD. GET IT. THERE ARE LAWS PROTECTING FOR THIS VIOLENCE. HE CHOKED AND PUNCHED HER . GET IT.
Theresa J. Ger June 23, 2012 at 06:44 PM
TOO MUCH OF THSI KOOL AID CAN CERTAINLY TRICK YOUR THINK'IN.
The Truth Hurts June 24, 2012 at 07:39 PM
WOW! What are they putting in the World Changes kool-aid or communion juice. I love you too Yemanni. I love you soooo much that I'm going to hit you with my $320 dollar (Ha!) pair of gators! Stop being a slave and wake up
The Truth Hurts June 24, 2012 at 07:41 PM
So I flagged your ignorance as inapproriate. Good Day!
The Truth Hurts June 24, 2012 at 07:55 PM
When the congregation dwindles down to 20 I'll invite the remaining survivors to my new religion called kickass worship! It's gonna be fantastic but I'm gonna need $500 from each one of my truest believers in advance!
The Truth Hurts June 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM
NOBODY IS ABOVE THE LAW Henry EXCEPT FOR STEVEN SEGALL & CHUCK NORRIS! Huh
The Truth Hurts June 24, 2012 at 08:04 PM
Whose throwing stones! We're throwing dollars! This is free advertisement for The Million Dollar Man Cref Dollar$$$
Me June 26, 2012 at 04:28 PM
The scripture "touch not my annointed" is being used out of context when applied to people speaking about the welfare of Creflo's kids, and whether or not he is being forthcoming. In the Bible David was approached and rebuked or scolded by Nathan concerning his behavior when he took another man's wife. And David was Literally anointed because Samuel anointed him himself under the command of God. The Bible says God has no respecter of persons Acts 10:34 . Creflo is not above reproach .
fay April 27, 2013 at 04:49 PM
what a load of who hah my father use to beat me i know what abuse is and after listening to 911 phone call "I just got an altercation with my father. He punched me and ...(inaudible) choked me. It's not the first time it's happened notice the little inaudibile in parentheses showing she was crying plying up the crying part i think she was crying because she is a spoiled brat who pushed her Father to the limit Did he over react sure but lets look at the facts she claims he punched her wow not even a bruise she claims he choked her i have seen someones neck after they were chocked yet she had no evidence of choking i am convinced after examining the evidence that creflo dollar is a large well built fairly stron man and had his daughters accusations been real there would have been blood and severe bruising {no blood no bruising] just a spoled child and her spoiled sister backing her up be cause they are rebelling I think Creflo should let them move out and get a job to support themselves so they can be free to go out all hours of the night as they choose I think they should be ashamed i had a father who really beat me punched me ect and there was always blood always bruising

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