Atlanta Mega Church Pastor Creflo Dollar Deserves Father Of The Year Award
June 11, 2012 – Atlanta mega church Pastor Creflo Dollar‘s 15 year old daughter told authorities he had choked , punched then spanked her during an argument about Dollar not allowing her to go to a party. This according to the police report.
“As a father I love my children and I always have their best interest at heart at all times, and I would never use my hand to ever cause bodily harm to my children,” Dollar said in a statement. “The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support.”
At 1 a.m. Friday, Dollar’s 15-year-old daughter called 911. She told a Fayette County sheriff’s deputy that she and her father argued about whether she could go to a party the following night. She left the room with her 19-year-old sister.
When Dollar followed her and asked her why she was crying, she responded, “I do not want to talk right now,” according to the report.
“He charged her, and put his hands around her throat and began to choke her,” the report reads. “…He then slammed her to the ground and began to punch her and took his shoe off and started whooping her with it.”
Deputies noted a scratch on the right side of her neck.
Dollar said his daughter could not attend the party because of bad grades. Then he said she became very disrespectful when he asked her why she was upset, according to the report. He tried to restrain her. They wrestled. He spanked her. Then, Dollar told deputies, she began to calm down. He sent her to her room.
The 19-year-old daughter initially gave two statements, a verbal one that corroborated her sister’s story, and a written one that corroborated her father’s story.
Sounds to me like Creflo Dollar did nothing more than try to maintain control over his bratty little girl. Good for Creflo Dollar for showing some tough love in his home. If more parents followed in the foot steps of this man perhaps the culture of violence in the black community would not be near the serious issue it has become. This man should be awarded father of the year. He should have never been arrested. -JRoycroft