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ATLANTA (AP) — 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.

Fayette County Sheriff's deputies responded to a call of domestic violence at the home in unincorporated Fayette County around 1 a.m., Investigator Brent Rowan said. The 50-year-old pastor and his daughter were arguing over whether she could go to a party when Dollar "got physical" with her, leaving her with "superficial injuries," Rowan said.

Dollar faces misdemeanor charges of simple battery and cruelty to children. He bonded out of Fayette County jail Friday morning.

"As a father I love my children and I always have their best interest at heart at all times, and I would never use my hand to ever cause bodily harm to my children," Dollar said in a statement released by his lawyer Nikki Bonner. "The facts in this case will be handled privately to further protect my children. My family thanks you for your prayers and continued support."

Dollar will make no further comments since he's involved in an ongoing criminal matter, but he is expected to preach Sunday, Bonner said.

Dollar leads Creflo Dollar Ministries and is the pastor for World Changers Church International in College Park, which serves nearly 30,000 members, according to the church's website. World Changers Church-New York hosts over 6,000 worshippers each week, the website says. There are also four satellite churches in Georgia and others in Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Washington, Cleveland, Dallas and Houston.

He and his wife Taffi, a co-pastor at the church, have five children, according to the website.

Known for his pinstriped suits and charismatic sermons, Dollar was among a group of high-profile ministers whom Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley urged in 2007 to answer questions about their spending, board oversight and involvement in for-profit businesses.

The six televangelists targeted in the investigation preach some form of the prosperity gospel, which teaches that God wants to bless the faithful with earthly riches. Ministers in this tradition often hold up their own wealth as evidence that the teaching works.

Dollar resisted answering questions, comparing Grassley's inquiries into church governance with questioning churchgoers about their prayers and confessions. The investigation wrapped up in January 2011 with no penalties for the pastors who refused to cooperate and no definitive findings of wrongdoing.

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I don't know how to feel about this.

I dislike all of these "pimp" preachers, but I also know how a teenager can make you want to kill them laugh.png

I typically do not care for mega churches...

But if my daughter put me in jail she might as well not come back home.

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I've got little reverence for Creflo Dollar or his brand of ministry but this sounds like a bull crap story, to me. He tells his daughter she can't go to a party and physically keeps her from leaving, so she does what lots of snobby little princesses do: Calls the cops. They see redness or a bruise on her arm and are compelled to effect an arrest. Just a waste of everyone's time and a bruise to his name and image. I don't care for his ministry but I don't like how this appears to have developed.

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I've got little reverence for Creflo Dollar or his brand of ministry but this sounds like a bull crap story, to me. He tells his daughter she can't go to a party and physically keeps her from leaving, so she does what lots of snobby little princesses do: Calls the cops. They see redness or a bruise on her arm and are compelled to effect an arrest. Just a waste of everyone's time and a bruise to his name and image. I don't care for his ministry but I don't like how this appears to have developed.

Yeah, but it's the parents that gave her that sense of entitlement in the first place.

They create these little monsters and unleash them on society.

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Thats a tough position to be in.

On one hand you gotta be tough on the decisions you make with your kids.

On the other the police are never going to let you get away with putting your hands on a 15 year old girl.

I think its pretty cool to raise a confident enough daughter to where she knows no one, not even her parents, can touch her. I think its kind of senseless she would call the officers on him when his image is so integral to not only his livelihood, but also her lifestyle.

None of my sisters were allowed to go to parties at 15, and my younger sis wont be allowed to either.

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Yeah, but it's the parents that gave her that sense of entitlement in the first place.

They create these little monsters and unleash them on society.

That's a good point. It's sad that preachers' kids are often the worse that society will deal with, but I thought the problem was more with the boys, not the chickies. Worse yet, she now thinks she owns him.

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That's a good point. It's sad that preachers' kids are often the worse that society will deal with, but I thought the problem was more with the boys, not the chickies. Worse yet, she now thinks she owns him.

wow... you thought it was just the boys.... man the freakiest girls are preachers daughters!!!

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this isn't necessarily the parents fault. Society as a whole is fostering this attitude of "worship the child" And the fact the he got arrested for disciplining his child furthers it.

Personally, I blame soccer. With their everybody wins BS

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this isn't necessarily the parents fault. Society as a whole is fostering this attitude of "worship the child" And the fact the he got arrested for disciplining his child furthers it.

Personally, I blame soccer. With their everybody wins BS

That reminds me of some comedian who said: "And parents, you need to stop telling your kids that they're special. 'Cause they aint!"

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That reminds me of some comedian who said: "And parents, you need to stop telling your kids that they're special. 'Cause they aint!"

LOL. I think people misunderstand that statement about Spare the rod spoil the child.

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It's a hard call for me. On one hand I'm firmly against laying hands in anger on females, especially juveniles, but on the other hand, calling the cops on your family is a special kind of low, a no code respecting kind of low unless death or serious bodily injury is at stake. It's hard to decide who's more wrong here. They both deserve each other ;)

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While creflo Dollars style of religion is pretty much encompassing all that is wrong with religion, I long ago quit blaming the guy in the pulpit. If people in the pews are dumb enough to be led by a liar, its not the liar who's at fault. If you are going to believe in Christianity, as an example, you should have learned that not even the next day is promised to you, much less financial windfall and a carefree life.

As for his situation with his daughter, let the man raise his daughter. obviously she was in no life threatening danger if she managed to call the cops and was there when they arrived with superficial injuries.

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