November 22nd, 2010
12:23 PM ET

Anti-Facebook pastor admits to tryst

A pastor who preached on Facebook temptations, admits to a three-way relationship with his wife and a church assistant.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Bible • Christianity • Church • Pastors • Technology

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  1. BrightBetty

    Another case of "I did it, so everyone else must be doing it as well!". I guess whatever it takes to help you sleep at night, right...hate to burst any bubbles, but some of us have self control.

    November 23, 2010 at 9:15 pm |
  2. GrammarNazi

    Anyone recall The Scarlet Letter?

    I think it would be fitting to tattoo his chest with the words "Do as I say, not as I do" in the shape of an "A".

    November 23, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    Well, here's another born again, evangelican, religious nut and self prescribed do gooder, caught with his paths down. Can't understand how these guys get people to join their made up churchs, give them lots and lots of money and believe what the say. Doc Vestibule said it best.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:00 pm |

    "Religion" is Evil & Stupid!!!...So are most of the people who believe in such nonsense...

    November 23, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    Hey their all "Sinner's"!!! even his Hypocritical Wife"...lolololololololol........To tell ya the truth...I honestly truly don't even care what or what they don't do- cause it really isn't any of mine business anyhow...But if he is going to post-demand-and try to control others...Sure I'll come back to watch him fall...Make a "Hypocrite" outta himself!!!Hey cheap entertainment...This just reinforces to me and it should everyone why "Religion" is nothing but manmade B.S.-....lolololololololololol

    Blessed Be...696969

    November 23, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    Figures...LMAO!!!Typical "Religious Hypocrite"...I'am so glad that I'm NOT "Weak Minded" and "Delusioned" by Manmade Philosophies of Religion and all the B.S. rhetoric that encompasses around such things...If there really was a "GOD" maybe I would even Thank Him/or Her or It...Whatever!!!...lolololololol...Still is hilarious...Oh now now he is a "Sinner"...Oh well...At least- "He is Livin Life to the Fullest"...(smile)

    Blessed Be..."The Law of Three"..."Karma" It will get you everytime!!!


    November 23, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  7. Gary

    religious fanatics always speak out against communication technology. religious leaders once thought the printing press was satan. 1st radios were considered voice of the devil. Many preachers forbade televisions in households in the 50's. Many Muslim leaders think the internet should be banned...

    November 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm |
  8. Tyler V

    Interesting that that call it a "three way relationship". I think the word they are looking for is "adultery." Let's call a spade a spade here.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:41 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Tyler V

      Hey Tyler...how are ya'...? Its been awhile. Hope that you are well.

      You Said:---–"Interesting that they call it a "three way relationship". I think the word they are looking for is "adultery." Let's call a spade a spade here."

      I appreciate your attention to 'euphemism drift' i.e... '3-way relationship vs. adultery.'

      I am fully aware that I am actually, 'splitting hairs' here. I admit up front that I have not done the research into the specifics of this situation. So, I truly don't know the facts in this case. But, it actually could have been a '3-way' relationship, vs. marital 'cheating' or unknown(by his wife) infidelity...yes...? If all 3 people were consenting partners. It is possible that Pastor Miller, just was voicing 'his' lack of control and placing the blame 'outside' himself, in this case, the social media of Facebook.

      Second, if you watched the video, and read the article, you 'might' want to reconsider your using of the phrase quote "Let's call a (spade a spade here).

      - Just Sayin'


      November 22, 2010 at 7:17 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      Hay, bro! I see you've been making lots of friends! 😯

      How about "let's call a sperm a sperm"? Or a cheater a cheater? Hmmm.

      Sorry I haven't been posting. Been a busy Monday. But I see you've been busy, although I haven't been checking the monster-sized threads. When they go over 500 I tend to avoid them as being too big.

      November 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      Sir Dudester...! Yes, without you 'beatin' the sh-it out of everyone intellectually into submission, I had to fill in as the resident 'greeter' 🙂

      Catch ya' on the articles bro....

      November 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm |
  9. somedude

    This goes to show that we live in a fallen world. No matter what postion of power we're in, we're still able to fail/slip up.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:36 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      you would know....

      November 22, 2010 at 8:01 pm |
  10. Chase Dorway

    Before any atheists get on here and criticize us all (religious people), I would like to say that one person can make the whole group look bad. Just because this pastor sinned, that doesn't mean that we're ALL hypocrites. As a matter of fact, Jesus speaks against hypocrisy a lot. This pastor sinned, obviously, and let's hope he doesn't screw up again. I know several people that, to my knowledge, practice what they preach and don't do this.

    November 22, 2010 at 4:02 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Chase Dorway

      I don't see this as being a 'Christian' or (religious people) issue. Religious and non-religious alike.... 'everyone' makes mistakes.

      Hopefully, 'everyone' will own up to their mistakes, learn, and make things right.


      November 22, 2010 at 4:22 pm |
    • Gary

      Chase Dorway, Benny Hinn, Osama binn ladin,David koresh,Jimmy Swaggert , TD jakes, Jim Bakker, Bob Tilman, Oral Roberts, Pat Roberson, Rev wright,Rev jessie jackson , the list goes on and on Chase all of you religious idiots are idiots..

      November 22, 2010 at 5:32 pm |
    • mohammy

      hahaha you hear gary chase? "you religious idiots are idiots!" lol

      and you are a redundant writer gary.

      November 22, 2010 at 5:33 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      @Chase Dorway

      Since you're all delusional, almost all of you ARE hypocrites!
      And why do you care about how you are perceived by those outside your faith, anyway? "Faith vanity"?

      November 22, 2010 at 7:52 pm |
    • Chase Dorway

      I don't care about how I look in or beyond my faith. I care about who I AM. Some people only look at how their someone's life, but really it's how someone IS. Sometimes how someone looks is how they are. I don't mean looks like clothes, I mean reputation. If I'm my reputation is not how I am, then I am (a) doing something wrong of (b) someone is making up stuff about me and a third, and very unlikely proposition (c) mass hypnotism.

      November 23, 2010 at 8:21 am |
    • Captain Sanity

      It really isn't even news any more. Another pastor is really a pedophile (shocker!). . . , pastor cheats on wife(AGAIN!!!). . . . Catholics cover up abuse so they can keep comitting acts of pedophilia (after the 1000th time it is not news anymore). Who really cares any more. Most reasonable people see religion for what it really is, and others cling to one sect or another as a crutch in life or as a smoke screen to get away with their vile behavior. This is not news anymore people. Christians and aethiests are not that different. Christians think that all other religions are goofy and false, but that THEIR religion is the "REAL" religion. Well, aethists think that all religions are goofy, far fetched and false. Aethiests have just realized that there are no goblins, angels, demons, ghosts, devils, gods or smurfs. After that realization there is not really anything else that needs to be done. We don't need to pray to a magic telophone pole to reafirm these beliefs. We don't try to sway others of this truth because we know it is imposible.

      November 24, 2010 at 10:52 am |
  11. Guster

    I see it more as a warning to others not to fall into the same types of temptations. That is what Christianity is all about. Accepting the forgiveness of a loving God and using the experience to help others.

    November 22, 2010 at 1:51 pm |
    • Ben (PA)

      Guster you are sooooo right.

      November 23, 2010 at 4:24 am |
    • bobby

      That encourages sinful behavior, tormenting others who are similarly sinful , and looking foolish when people discover your hypocrisy. Then all is forgiven! We forgive, but everything is ruined and lives destroyed in the process. Not a great way to live.

      November 27, 2010 at 4:39 pm |
  12. Peace2All

    The Article says...."A pastor who preached on Facebook temptations, admits to a three-way relationship with his wife and a church assistant."

    So... Facebook can lead to 'three-ways'...? Hmmmm....

    November 22, 2010 at 1:35 pm |
    • piecetooyall



      November 22, 2010 at 1:41 pm |
    • ScottK

      Facebook = social ga ng ba ng

      November 22, 2010 at 4:56 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      You'd better be careful or your wife might do something to you....! 😛

      November 22, 2010 at 8:00 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude

      Hey brotha'...! Yes, I wrote that outside of the prying eye of the wife. 🙂

      By the way.... It seems that we both have some 'stalkers' attempting to use our monikers on this blog.

      I have 'piecetooyall' and you have 'somedude'... Who are these yahoo's...? 😯

      See ya' brotha'....


      November 22, 2010 at 8:07 pm |
    • piecetooyall

      we're the kids of america!

      we're the kids of america!

      yeah yeah yeah yeah!

      November 22, 2010 at 8:15 pm |
    • Sum Dude


      Gotta let them kids have their fun. Maybe they don't have videogame consoles. I haven't gotten a copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops yet, but I hear it's pretty good.

      It could be worse, ya know? 😉

      It could be YOUR WIFE DOING THIS!!! OMG! 😯

      November 22, 2010 at 8:56 pm |
    • Peace2All

      @Sum Dude


      November 23, 2010 at 12:37 am |
  13. JT

    Typical. Whatever a pastor crusades most fervently against is what they are usually guilty of themselves.

    November 22, 2010 at 12:37 pm |
    • mohammy

      cite research for this???

      November 22, 2010 at 5:15 pm |
    • Sum Dude

      So my guess was right (in the other thread)! He WAS just trying to cover up his own adultery! AHAAA!

      November 22, 2010 at 7:56 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Lonnie Frisbee – seeing prophet and pentecostal evangelist. Turned out to be gay, died of AIDS.
      Billie James Hargis – founder of the American Christian College. Disgraced when caught getting jiggy with male and female students.
      Jimmy Swaggart – TV evangelist busted multiple times with h00kers and blow.
      Jim Bakker – TV evanglist, affair with coworker
      Marvin Gorman – TV evangelist – affair with congregant
      Bob Moorehead – Pastor of Overlake Christian Church – arrested for indecent exposure, resigned in disgrace after evidence of his molesting congregants at weddings and baptisms for 20 years went public.
      Roy Clements – British Evanglist – resigned pastorship after coming out of the closet
      John Paulk – Leader of Focus on Family and proponent of "curing" ho-mo-se-xuality. Photographed at a gay bar picking up dudes
      Doug Goodman – evangelist, Victory Christian Center. Jailed 3 1/2 years for se-xually as-saulting 4 members of his church. Still preaching alongside his wife.
      Ted Haggard – Pastor, New Life Church. Busted with gay h00ker and meth.
      Paul Barnes – senior minister, Grace Chapel. Admitted to hom-ose-xual affairs.
      Lonnie Latham – senior pastor South Tulsa Baptist Church – busted by an undercover vice cop for soliciting a male prosti-tute.
      Earl Paulk – founder, Chapel Hill Harvester Church. DNA tests prove he had relations with several women in his church.
      Coy Privette – president, Christian Action League. Charged with 6 counts of aiding and abetting prost-itution.
      Micheal Reid – founder, Micheal Reid Ministries – resigned in disgrace after eight year affair made public.
      Joe Baron – minister, Prestonwood Baptist Church – busted in a sting op when attempting to meet what he thought was a 13 yr old girl for se-x.
      Tony Alamo – foudner, Tony Alamo Christian Ministries – 75 years in prison for transporting minors across state lines for se-xual purposes, se-xual assault, sundry other crimes.
      George Alan Reckers – busted at the airport with his male prosti-tute.

      Quite a list of sins for the holy men, eh?

      November 23, 2010 at 8:51 am |
    • hrm

      Seriously – you spend all this time researching how pastors are hypocritical? I agree with the general idea that your "pet peeves" are the things you struggle with yourself or are attributes in yourself that you don't like, and that public figures generally preach against their own "pet peeves." But doing this much research on justifying how you hate religion is pretty sad.

      December 27, 2010 at 4:29 pm |
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