The 15-year-old girl claimed that her father began choking her after an argument escalated when Dollar refused to let his daughter go to a party. His other daughter, who is 19, said she witnessed the incident and corroborated her sister's claim.
But the shepherd was greeted by rousing approval and a standing ovation from his flock of sheep when he walked into his multi-million dollar church on Wednesday. He denied that he had touched his daughter, blamed the bruises on her neck on a skin abrasion, and then blamed the entire episode on Satan:
"It's not as much against me as it is this message of grace. The devil knows in order to discredit the message, you have to first of all discredit the messenger."In that way, he's similar to fellow money hungry mega church pastor Eddie Long, who in 2010 received a standing ovation upon entering his church when it was revealed that the devil had attempted to discredit his ministry by forcing him to molest dozens of underage boys in his church.
Satan is so pesky.