Creflo Dollar is a pastor living a lavish lifestyle the majority in his profession can only dream about. Private jets, fancy cars, luxurious homes, etc. As founder of the World Changers Church International, no one can argue he’s done quite well for himself. He’s been investigated numerous times, and the Senate has even asked for detailed accounting statements, but up to this moment, he remained untouchable.
That status changed when he was arrested on battery charges in Fayette County.
BREAKING: Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar arrested on battery charges. Live update on Ch 2 Action News at Noon: http://t.co/teak9xK7
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 8, 2012
PASTOR DID WHAT?! Megachurch Leader Creflo Dollar ARRESTED For Allegedly CHOKING & PUNCHING 15-Year-Old DAUGHTER! http://t.co/ZgM8nz0S
— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) June 8, 2012
The Associated Press reports that the megachurch pastor was picked up in the early hours of the morning after police responded to a call of domestic violence.
The 50-year old pastor and father was arguing with his daughter about whether or not she was allowed to attend a party, which lead to a physical altercation. Dollar’s daughter was said to have had “superficial injuries.”
This is definitely the kind of event that can change your mind about someone, especially a person of suggested grounded morals like Dollar has stated he is.
SMH at Creflo Dollar you ain't got to choke the girl to get to listen…..
— Jasmine Denee' (@JasmineDenee) June 8, 2012
Creflo Dollar and Chris Brown in the same anger management class, while Rihanna and Creflo Dollar's daughter see the same shrink.
— Ris. ღ (@Royal_Ris) June 8, 2012
Creflo Dollar choked his 15 year old daughter. His tv sermon won't be on anymore.
— Chris™ (@_chrismaldonado) June 8, 2012
Creflo Dollar has seen his fair share of support, however. There have been plenty of folks on Twitter who, while not even knowing the details of the alleged charges, have suggested his daughter deserved what she got.
I'm praying for pastors & Creflo Dollar…we from the old school remember those kind of whippings…it's a new day & kids git cell phones 🙂
— Trina B. Murphy (@TrinaBMurphy) June 8, 2012
If it was around 1 am Creflo Dollar's daughter needed to have her 15 yr old ass in tha house anyway
— Rob Smith (@smitteaux) June 8, 2012
— Robert Charles Scott (@drrcscott1911) June 8, 2012
Mothers let us be in prayer for Creflo Dollar and his family!! Pray, Pray, Pray!!!!!! Disciplining children in… http://t.co/IuoDctjN
— Sophie (@sellis80) June 8, 2012
— CJ Nobles (@TheInsid_her) June 8, 2012
Creflo Dollar has since been released on bail, and whatever happened, he believes that what he did was a righteous act:
Once you believe that you are righteous, you will begin do what is righteous. –Creflo Dollar #CaseDismissed
— Creflo Dollar (@Creflo_Dollar) June 8, 2012