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Pastor of Baptist Church Knew He Had AIDS, and had Affairs with Parishoners

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by InTheLight, Oct 14, 2014.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    After listening to his sermons for 24 years, parishioners of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church probably thought they knew the Rev. Juan D. McFarland.

    But from the very pulpit where he preached about God's love and service to the community, he delivered some stunning revelations: He had had affairs with women in the parish — and neglected to tell them he had AIDS.

    Perhaps because McFarland was so well-regarded, the church's deacons initially had sympathy.

    "It was surprise, shock, but I think the leadership team did not react wanting to get him out. We wanted to get him help," said James Long, vice chairman of the board of trustees.

    McFarland refused — and in a later sermon dropped another bombshell: He had been abusing drugs.


    http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pastor-knew-aids-affairs-church-26189525
     
  2. RLBosley

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    So bizarre...

    How does this go completely unnoticed, presumably, for years?

    And what's up with this?
    Seriously? A Benz furnished for the pastor? What was that about the love of money and prestige...

    Rom 2:24 NASB - For "THE NAME OF GOD IS BLASPHEMED AMONG THE GENTILES BECAUSE OF YOU," just as it is written.
     
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    According to the article, he became the pastor in 1990 when he was 23 years old. Little wonder he does not want to leave. Probably the only thing that he knows how to do.
     
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