Creflo Dollar, Atlanta-Based Televangelist, Arrested for Fight with Daughter

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Creflo Dollar, the Megachurch pastor and televangelist who has faced criticism over the years for his flamboyant lifestyle, was arrested today after allegedly injuring his 15-year old daughter in a fight.

Authorities from the Fayette County Sheriff's department responded to a call of domestic violence at approximately 1 a.m., according to investigator Brent Rowan, who added that the religious man and his daughter were arguing over whether the latter could go to a party when Dollar "got physical" with her, resulting in "superficial injuries" on the teenager.

Dollar - faces misdemeanor counts of simple battery and cruelty to children - left jail this morning on bail and said in a statement:

"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. The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support."

Dollar is the pastor for World Changers Church International in the Atlanta suburb of College Park and preaches inside of an 8,500-seat sanctuary called the World Dome. He has five children and has published over 30 books.

He was investigated a few years ago for his use of church-owned luxuries such as airplanes homes and credit cards.

Questions also arose in 1999 after 100 local police officers were given $1,000 each by Dollar, who did so, he said merely to acknowledge their community service.

However, the move came just weeks after a pair of traffic tickets Dollar had received were downgraded to warnings.

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15 year old daughter of a man of God partying is not glorious. Thou going physical on her by dad is xtreme. We all are human. Men of God still need our prayers, they are not perfect men yet!

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@ Texas Girl! Now that was good- you get an A+

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Read the bible folks. How can a judge have order in a court room when a parent can't have order in their own home without being arrested. No man can inner into a strong man house and spoil his goods except he will first bind the strong man and then he will spoil his house Mark 3-27. As you can see there are several stories surfing the internet, but the bible remains the same. Proverbs 19-18. Chastin thy son why there is hope and let not his soul spare for his crime.

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I hope this fucking scammer loses his church. He's been bilking his flick out of millions of dollars for personal usage

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Dollar was just trying to beat some cents into the girl.

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Crave For A Dollar arrested!
About time!

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People still beleive in an invisible man in the sky? Dear Attis and Horus, what is this world coming to?

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I've seen this so called man of God in action. Specifically as he was defending "Bishop" Eddie Long over the gay child abuse cases. My sense was that the congregation had no spirit of discernment. He erroneously quoted scripture a number of times - implying he had no sense of context over the Word. But he never lit up really until the issue of money came up. His god was clearly marmon, money. Jesus warned us that many would came in His name - false Prophets. FYI if police are called into the scene of a teen girl being disciplined then there is a problem. Why is he hitting a girl old enough to be married? Is he hitting her in anger? What does the Word say about anger? What does the Word say about the Human Laws?

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Hmm. My mother beat me and there's nothing wrong with me. I'm sorry I agree with him. No 15 yr old should be partying anywhere. Long time maybe not in these times.

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It takes a villiage to help us raise our children.Lord knows everyone prayers. He is a farther among all his calling. So in some form LOCK THE WORLD UP FOR DISCIPLINING OUR CHILDREN. GUESS WHAT THE FAMILY IS ALL TOGETHER TO BE EXPORTED LORD HELP YOUR CARNAL MINDED PEOPLE YET WANDERING IN THE DARK. AMEN &AMEN