By DiMarkco Chandler
Creflo Dollar arrested? He was chastising his daughter; in other words, he struck her. Was she physically scarred? Was she beat up? Okay, so we learn that Dollar was disciplining his 15-year-old child, who, from reports, was upset because daddy refused to allow her to go to some party. Now don’t forget, she’s a 15-year-old.
Here is the problem: Her life was not threatened. She was not beat up; she had all of her teeth, no cuts or bruises, just an upset 15-year-old, disappointed because daddy won’t let her go to the party. Now where I come from, “That’s a damn shame! A father arrested for administering physical punishment to his 15-year-old daughter, who happens to challenge his authority in a house where he pays the electricity, mortgage, phone bill, water bill, buys the furniture, fills the refrigerator with food and beverages and pays the clothing, Internet and cable; did I leave anything out? Who called the police? Don’t tell me that she used her cell phone, no not the cell phone, the one daddy pays for. Don’t tell me that. The next thing you’ll be telling me is that they booked daddy and took him to jail; and that’s exactly what happened.
Now I’m not a Dollar fan. I abhor what he teaches and would not recommend anyone to listen to his teaching, but those are my personal beliefs. This incident is of public concern. Now get this only because it involves an arrest of someone that was engaged in handling a private matter. Do I need to say more?
When did the raising of our children that we give birth to and are responsible for and our choice of mild discipline become a public matter? In other words, we can’t spank our kids.