I agree with Kevin Bond. The Black church is certainly loyal.. and often to a fault. In this case, I think it is appropriate for his membership to support him. He is not yet been found guilty. At the same time, I am not ignorant and know how to operate in some spiritual wisdom and discernment. People certainly lie… I can’t deny. That being said, why would a young man and member of someone’s church say that it is acceptable for a pastor to be lounging around with parishioners on a couch. Of course the members do not see him as a pedophile… Most mothers of rapists and murderers are in denial too.
Just because you LOVE someone doesn’t mean it is right to “support” certain behavior. If my pastor was caught up in these types of allegations, I would HOPE he was innocent but I wouldn’t call the alleged victims a liar. This is really angering me because I am tired of people ignoring REAL problems in the church and beyond.