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Topic - Creflo Dollar
The man suspected of calmly walking into a service at an Atlanta-area megachurch and gunning down a church volunteer leading a prayer was committed eight years ago to a psychiatric hospital after a violent incident in Maryland, court records show.
Megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar has taken to his pulpit to deny punching and choking his 15-year-old daughter, telling his congregation the allegations made in a police report are nothing but "exaggeration and sensationalism."
Former President George H.W. Bush was performing ceremonial duties and posing for photos while visiting an aircraft carrier named for him off the Maine coast.
A police report says a teenage daughter of Atlanta-area megachurch pastor Creflo Dollar told authorities her father choked and punched her after an argument.
Megachurch pastor and televangelist Creflo Dollar was arrested early Friday after authorities say he slightly hurt his 15-year-old daughter in a fight at his metro Atlanta home.
Christian rapper Lecrae first came to Atlanta as a teenager for a youth conference in 1999, but what ultimately convinced him to lay down roots here was its thriving gospel music scene.
Televangelists Paul and Jan Crouch have faced plenty of mountains building their religious broadcast empire _ among them allegations of a homosexual tryst and a prolonged battle with the Federal Communications Commission _ but the most recent attack on the founders of Trinity Broadcasting Network comes from their own flesh and blood.
"We pray for this family," he said, referring to Mr. McDowell. "We pray for both families, and then we pray for every family that's in here tonight."
She said her sister tried to break free, but did not fight back.