By News One Contributing Editor Kirsten West Savali
Since the news broke that Pastor Creflo Dollarwas arrested for assaulting his 15-year-old daughter, the rationalizations from his supporters continue to range from the understandably skeptical to the blind faith of people who are actually justifying a grown man tackling his teenage daughter to the ground, choking and hitting her with a shoe.
Somewhere in the middle, are those who for whatever reasons support corporal punishment, or to call a spade a spade, physically abusing a child as a form of discipline.
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Reasons used to justify the abuse have been:
1.) She hit him first.
2. ) She deserved it for being disrespectful.
Even though the police report clearly states that she did not hit him first and her so-called “disrespect” is completely subjective.
Personally, I find it reprehensible for anyone to condone the striking of a child in anger. There is no “divine purpose” — only religious doctrine, which as one of my friends so brilliantly pointed out is the same rhetoric which contains the “true story” of God ordering she-bears to viciously eat 42 children alive for calling Elisha “bald-head.”
As for the right Reverend Dollar, we’re talking about a man who said that he would murder church members — in the church — who didn’t tithe if he weren’t “covered in the blood of Jesus”:
“I mean, I thought about when we first built “The Dome,” I wanted to put some of those little moving bars and give everybody a little card. They’d stick it in a little computer slot. If they were tithing, beautiful music would go off and, you know, “Welcome, welcome, welcome to the World Dome.