Facebook foe had an affair
A New Jersey pastor who got a lot of media attention this week by saying Facebook leads to infidelity and sin, now admits he had a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.
In today’s Asbury Park Press newspaper, the Reverend Cedric Miller, pastor of the 1,100-member Living Word Christian Fellowship Church, admitted to a sexual relationship that included his wife and a church assistant. Sometimes the assistant’s wife was present, he testified.
The testimony was given in connection with a criminal case against the assistant that was eventually dismissed, testimony he gave in 2003 in a criminal case against the assistant. The relationship had ended by that time, and the case eventually was dismissed.
The paper quotes some of the testimony from that case:
Pressed by a defense lawyer to give more detail about what Miller meant by saying “we had crossed the line many times,” the pastor said: “I mean between the four of us. It was just, I mean there was touching, there was â€¦ it was crazy, it was as wrong as wrong could get. Yes.”
“Okay, it was sex, correct?” the lawyer asked.
“Yes,” Miller said.
Miller was planning a sermon Sunday talking about how Facebook leads to infidelity and sin.
“I’ve been in extended counseling with couples with marital problems because of Facebook for the last year and a half. What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups,” he says. “The temptation is just too great.”
“I won’t mandate it for the entire congregation, but I hope people will follow my advice,” Miller says.