Lord Help Us: Instead Of Spreading The Word, GA Pastor Accused Of Spreading HIV To Congregation

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August 29, 2012 ‐ By

Source: ditcradio.com

When a few women at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta decided to take off their chastity belts and lay down with their pastor, I wish they would have at least put on a condom. They might have still been committing a sinful act but at least they wouldn’t have contracted HIV from the married pastor, as numerous black sites are reporting.

In a post on Black Blue Dog, Dr. Boyce Watkins lays out the story in detail:

The pastor was arrested for reckless conduct after police found that he was sleeping with several women with whom he was not married.  A woman by the name of Ronita McAfee says that she met the pastor on Facebook and began sleeping with him.

Ronita says that she became concerned when one of the pastor’s ex-girlfriends called to say that she had HIV.  She claims that the pastor then counseled her (presumably leaning on the word of the good “lawud”) and told her to get tested. McAfee then says that she believed that, based on her observations, the pastor himself was not interested in getting treatment or changing his sexual behavior, in spite of his status. This is what prompted her to seek out a warrant for his arrest.

Ronita is, by our best guess, the first person to file for the arrest of someone who was found to be having unprotected sex in Clayton County, GA while knowing that he is HIV-positive. McAfee says that when the investigation began, another woman in the church leadership stepped forward with her confession about interacting with Davis.  The woman even claimed that she’d been celibate for 15 years before meeting him.  She too is HIV positive.

Dr. Watkins goes on to lay out all the troubling issues in this case — and there are a lot of them — noting the pastor’s denial of his own condition, the fact that he was cheating on his wife, women in the church choosing to fornicate and aid a minister in committing adultery. The bottom line is there is a lot going on, not the least of which is the spread of HIV. But, as we know, God-fearing women can sometimes get caught up in the pulpit and do foolish things when they listen to a man’s word instead of God’s.

ObnoxiousTV blog has a much more detailed account of the pastor’s sexcapades which you can delve into at your leisure, but what’s possibly even more disturbing are these facts they report:

Craig was arrested on the July 22 and bonded out on a $1,500 bond after posting $150 and then was extradited to Clayton County where he stayed until sometime in August. At first he was denied bond but after second hearing he was granted a $30,000 [bond] and his wife Jan posted the $3,200 to bail him out.

Davis shared that it is true that he is HIV positive, but it is not right what this demonic woman is doing to innocent people to hurt him. According to Craig this is an attack of the enemy to cause people from actually going to church, but at the same time a good thing and a platform that he will use to start his own ministry.

Pastor Davis might be starting that ministry from behind bars because the case is expected to go to trial in Fulton County Superior Court fairly soon. Lord help us.

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  • mnyama

    Sooo… he used THIS as a jumpoff to start his own “ministry?” You all will one day learn to stop “following” these idiots and think amd do for yourselves. All a “ministry” is to some of these people is another way to get a paycheck . They could care less about Jeezus and practicing what they preach.

  • TT

    Judge not or ye shall be judged. Just pray for everybody and keep your mouth close.

  • TT

    Judge not or ye shall be judged. Just pray for everybody and keep your mouth closed.

  • SMG

    Of course the pastor was wrong,but at the same time,these women should take responsibility for their actions. Even the Devil is in the house of Worship.

  • For real

    Each individual should accept full responsibility for their actions. This is not a “church” thing; it is a “people” thing. Everyone involved participated of their own volition. They are now reaping the consequences of their bad decisions. Facebook “hookups” occur daily; it and other sites are merely “tools of convenience” that allow indiscretions to occur often and discreetly. Had the pastor’s health not been an issue, this would only be another attempt to badmouth practicing Christians.

  • get real

    God/Jesus please save me form your people.

  • Darren

    No sympathy from me for these women. That’s what they get.

    “god fearing man” “swag”…whatever. Now they got HIV.
    Good luck finding a caring, loving man who would have gladly married you now.

  • Mytisque

    He should be charged with Reckless Endangerment.

  • stillJUICYbaby!

    i guess the scriptures about fornication and adultery were glossed over during sunday school! just because someone call themself holy means that they are living right.
    dont forget lucifer was an angel!

  • http://www.facebook.com/greenapplehair Tiffany Rodkell

    Started a facebook group called Touch My Heart Instead-Church Hurt…I welcome all or any to join.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JAI4SRENU2A5WKRTELXXYJPDSI Kayla

    Is it any surprise that the ones who thump the bible the most are the ones who follow it the least. Not surprised here.

  • blackmarriedfemale

    My black women, we must do better. The sole blame for this should lye with the women who elected to put themselves in harms way. Giving all the circumstances, **married man, pastor, unportected sex** these women basically set themselves up for disaster.
    When you know better you should do better.

  • Ann

    That Pastor needs to be locked up. He needs to step down from the pulpit. I don’t know why some of these pastors think they are immune and an exception to the rules that they should abide by the word of God just like the parishers do. Pastors, Bishops, Apostles, Reverands, I don’t care who you are. Some of them think that they have a title they can do what they want and don’t have not one ounce of conscience that they will reap what they sow and they are untouchable. Newsflash!!!!!!!!!! There is special place for people like them. Hell is for everybody who does not accept Jesus. As for the women, you are just as responsible as this man. Why would you want to get involved with a man that is married? Let alone you just met this man on facebook? This is not a attack of the enemy, “Pastor” it is you. You know you were married. You probably feel embarrased because you got caught. I don’t feel sorry for you. If your congretation is smart, they need to leave the ministry. This is one of the reasons why people don’t want to be bother with the church. People like him.

  • DeepThinker

    Why were these women so thirsty? First of all he is married, and also their pastor. Talk about boundaries crossed. SMH. I am tired and disgusted of hearing these sad stories about black women that fail to take control of their reproductive and sexual health. What’s so hard about holding out for the RIGHT man and being celibate?

  • Machelle Kwan

    Wow. But this man looks like he is gay and this women should have known better. Atlanta is filled with HIV.

  • lalatarea

    I really can’t feel sorry for these women I mean forget the fact that he’s a pastor (????) forget that he’s married (????) You willing chose to have sex protected our not with a man without knowing his hiv status! come on! I tell everyone a trip to planned parenthood needs to be on the itinerary by date #3!

    Unless you’re raped or born with it no one just gives you hiv, you play a crucial role in getting yourself infected.

    even in a monogamous relationship practice safe sex and get tested at last every three months

    • guest

      Why planned parenthood? They kill black people. You’re better off going to the local free clinic.

  • Jaiah Jaxon

    In the words of Linnethia Leakes….”CLOSE YA LEGS TO MARRIED MEN!”

  • OhSoBlessed

    Unfortunately, so many of our black men are on the downlow. I was married to one for over 10 yrs. He, too, says he was called into the ministry. When his double life was finally revealed to me, I divorced him. It wasn’t much of a marriage; however, I stayed so long because of our daughter. He constantly told me I would be cursed if I ever divorced him because I had no biblical grounds. He was the biggest and most convincing liar I have ever met.Through much prayer and fasting God finally opened my eyes. I praise God that He protected and covered me through it all…..

  • todayiamafeminist

    I’m going to approach this from a different stand point. We can all discuss sin. bad people using the name of God etc. I want to take a feminist approach and ask this question. When will we (black women) take responsibility for our bodies and complete and total control? We have the highest infection rate of HIV because we are weakest when it comes to our sexual interactions. Men do not own our bodies but as soon as we are wet and ready its like we forget this is only body we will have for the rest of our lives. Contraception and barriers to prevent STDs should not be left to a man decide. Whether these women were having orgies with the Pastor (hopefully not) or just one on one they should have protected their bodies. It is the most priceless thing we posses. Now they will have to flood their system with drugs for the rest of lives. What if they were impregnated they would have a life to care for possibly infected with the same virus for the rest of their lives. When a woman allows a man to make decisions regarding her body, she is also letting him decide the course of her life. That should not be. When says it doesn’t feel the same lets not, its the woman that spends 18+ years raising that child not to mention 9 very uncomfortable months. She has to change her life plans while he moves on. In this case now they will live with HIV for the rest of their lives maybe or maybe not finding a partner that is willing to accept their health status while his loving wife just bailed him out of jail.(she is crazy) If we take nothing else from this story of the many others it is to take the authority back from male dominance and to start making conscious decisions about our body. We only have life and body to live.

    • todayiamafeminist

      oh and based on his pic… I wouldn’t be surprised if a few men come forward as well :/

      • Mytisque

        Right On!

      • Erika

        Lol! Exactly!

    • chris

      very well said!!

  • Yokessm

    I’m not even surprised. People keep playing with God, without any kind of consequences…..

  • Chanda

    Not a good look at all my black people a Hot azz mess all around. That is discusting but yes it still takes 2 to tangle. Don’t sleep with your paster just because he preys on you, living like a rock star. And that woman that was celibate for 15 years just to sleep with a married, HIV+ pastor. All of that holding out gone down the drain I’d be beyond pissed. Might as well have layed down Junebug and his boys.

    • chanela

      the phrase is “it takes two to TANGO” smh

      • Alx Edg

        In this case it’s ‘tangle’…lol. What a ‘tangled’ we we weave, when we first practice to deceive.

    • guest

      It’s TANGO. It takes two to tango…

  • B

    A sheep in wolf clothing…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=899120437 Iona J. Shepard

    He used religion, or being a man of god in a high position to prey on people; which is a shame. But if you read the bible and have common sense you know wolves come in sheep”s clothing. Don’t be so gullible as to believe a deceiver with soft kind words.

    • Treacle234

      He used religion but what was the ladies excuse to for allowing this man to have unprotected sex with them. Pastor or no Pastor. Anyway, poor ladies but having HIV is not a death sentence. Pastor needs to be reprimanded.

      • Anon

        Reprimanded? That man needs to go to JAIL! He knowingly spread HIV to people without informing them. That is a crime. The man was a predator that went after exactly the kind of women, desperate, lonely, older, that would fall for his charm and his influence as a pastor, a person that is supposed to help with spiritual guidance, to get in their pants and gain their trust. He’s married but that doesn’t mean the women knew that. If he would hide the fact he has HIV I’m sure he’d hide a marriage.

        • Treacle234

          To reprimand means to reprove severely, especially in an official way. Stop making excuses, because they did not know he was married means it is okay for them to have unprotected sexual relations with the man because he was a Pastor? If you truly believe that, I feel sorry for you.

          • Mytisque

            They probably knew he was married but just didn’t care.

  • dee

    This dude is totally disgusting and is a slime point blank, pastor or not and I am wondering if he is going to go to hell for his sins since that’s what church folk say to those who are not in the church. Or is the congregation gonna pull what Eddie Long’s church did and give him a standing ovation.

  • melissa

    It is so Fantastic Ronita came forward and pressed charges against this true evil because this devil is in the church destroying people lives. He is a fraud and phony, how dare he speak any ill words about Ronita. I hope when he does get up in the pulpit the congregation is of 1, his wife. These ladies whom fell weak of his slick words, you will overcome because God made no one perfect and I hope you live long fulfilled lives.

  • queenietoo

    You may as well read your bible at home in the comfort of your own home and invite Jesus to come into your heart, because the pastors have run a monk lol instead of singing I love the Lord they dancin and singing giving her something she can feel omg!

    • Candacey Doris

      I agree.

    • chanela

      this is exactly why i read at home and don’t go to church. you can’t trust nobody! people are getting raped by pastors n stuff nowadays. SMH

    • Mytisque

      That’s right. LOL!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hawa.bond Hawa JerseyShore Bond

    I’m sure he felt redemmed by banning those sinful gays from singing in the choir. /sarcasm

  • realadulttalk

    Women have to stop with this pastor idolization that is so popular-and always has been. This is not a man of God–this is a man who used God as a weapon. Sickening!

    • Mytisque

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

  • maggie

    To christian black people: where is your christian god?

    • Lexi

      To the unbeliever who is entitled to her opinion.. For every sin there is repercussions. Being christian doesn’t exempt people from having to pay for their sins. Thats why they should have been in church chasing after God and not man…

      • maggie

        what aspect of humanity does not have the principle of reaping what you sow? A person doesn’t have to ‘believe’ in a mystical figure to understand that. Patterns exist in humans . . the buddhist will get into a car accident, the christian will have sex with the congregation, the unbeliever may steal from the store, etc . . different labels do not produce different outcomes.

      • Machelle Kwan

        Being a believer might cause you to pay more because we are supposed to know better.

    • Chris

      HE still lives, despite this situation. HE STILL REIGN!! Our faith is not based on what you have just read, its based on what we believe to be true!!

      • VIRGINIA FLAMER

        AMEN

    • bkabbagej

      He’s right there is the mist of this sin and confusion, teaching all that are watching:
      There are lambs in sheeps clothing. Don’t through your pearls to the swine and lastly
      fornication is a sin, so don’t practice it with anyone. Don’t blame God for man’s weaknesses and bad decisions. the one thing God will never take from us is free will!
      so don’t blame after the fact, listen to him before!

      • Lexi

        Thats right

      • NaturalJem

        Amen!

    • bkabbagej

      Excuse me…wolves in sheep’s clothing, not lambs

    • Gimmeabreak78

      I’m not sure I understand your point. God was in the same place he was you came trolling on this website to make this topic a referendum on Christianity.

    • Machelle Kwan

      Don’t blame this on the Creator. He gave us the tools to keep ourselves out of trouble, but we refuse to follow the rules. Forgot about this guy being a pastor. This man was MARRIED. These women had no business smiling in his wife’s face on Sunday after creeping with him on Saturday night. They were all kinds of wrong and this is the wages of sin.

      • VIRGINIA FLAMER

        YOU ARE SO RIGHT

  • http://twitter.com/VictoriaGrooves Victoria grooves

    Does meeting Someone on Facebook and having sex with them seem like the right thing to do? Yes the pastor was wrong and disgusting but you also need to take responsibility for your own recklessness

    • chanela

      i’m surprised people didn’t go in on you and call you “holier than thou” and “judgmental” for saying that -_-

    • Erika

      Agreed!

  • Hello_Kitty81

    This man is disgusting and ignorant for spreading that big monster around and he can rot in h3ll for all I care! I can’t respect people having unprotected sex with others knowing they have the virus, I lost my aunt Linda to that ish in 1994 from pneumonia caused by AIDS that she got from her boyfriend, who didn’t tell her he had the virus and he knew he had it.

  • Kellzzzz

    I read this yesterday and immediately my blood turned cold.. I am truely disgusted by ppl. I am happily celibate and as far as I am concern I am going to remain that way. Now a days ppl have no regards for the lives of others. I fear that even when I get married I will remain protected even with my husband. Its just soooo hard to trust ppl with your life. I feel so bad for those women.

    • Machelle Kwan

      Real talk. I love celibacy. More black women need to embrace it.

  • Gimmeabreak78

    People will eventually wise up and get hip to these pulpit pimps. It’s a sad day in America when the pulpit is a safe haven for the morally bankrupt. People confer entirely too much trust and esteem in the clergy with very little accountability or oversight. Believe me, this guy will be someone else’s “screecha” down the road because Americans simply refuse to have a conversation about pastoral accountability. Another church (read: gullible group of people) will give this man access to their flock in the name of cheap forgiveness. SMH.

  • Cadence

    “According to Craig this is an attack of the enemy to cause people from actually going to church, but at the same time a good thing and a platform that he will use to start his own ministry.”
    No YOU are the attacker, not the enemy, idiot. This man is delusional and anyone who continues to follow him needs their head examined. How humiliating for his wife.

    • Melissa

      he is truely in denial and delusional, but evil is like that. Do you think his wife has hiv, do you think she suspected him of cheating & spreading aIds and kept quiet, if so arrest her too.

  • thatonegirl

    What’s done in the dark has truly come to light. This story is so sad sounds like a lifetime movie, smh.