Tuesday, November 20, 2007

D.E. Paulk is Not Only The Son of Preacher Man, Earl Paulk, He is Also His Nephew! Update 12-7 Other Preacher Under Attack


By most accounts, Earl Paulk for many years apparently had a pretty good gig (an 80-year-old archbishop of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit at Chapel Hill Harvester Church.) Paulk apparently was not only made a decent living, but also enjoyed a great deal of power among his followers. There may also have been other "perks" that came with the job. As is often the case, with power, comes sex. Apparently the leader of the Atlanta church was not an exception to this phenomenon as he not only slept with his brother Don's wife, he actually fathered his nephew, D.E. Paulk.

Archbishop Paulk revealed the secret to his congregation after a recent court-ordered paternity test confirmed the DNA link. Paulk could be in trouble with the law for lying under oath about the affair in a deposition. (34-year-old D.E. Paulk might constitute living evidence of the lie!) Cobb County district attorney's office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are apparently investigating Earl Paulk for possible perjury.

Archbishop Earl Paul, his brother and the church are apparently being sued by Mona Brewer, a former church employee who claims Earl Paulk manipulated her into an affair from 1989 to 2003 by telling her it was her path to salvation. (Earl Paulk apparently admitted to the affair last January.) However, in a 2006 deposition the archbishop allegedly said under oath that the only woman he had ever had sex with outside of his marriage was Brewer. The paternity test screams to the contrary!


D.E. Paulk, was anointed head pastor a year and a half ago. The church began in 1960. It now covers a 100-acre spread with a collection of buildings and a neo-Gothic cathedral. At its peak in the 1990s, it claimed 10,000 members and 24 pastors. By collecting tithes of 10 percent from its members, the church was apparently able to build a Bible college, two schools, a worldwide TV ministry and a $12 million sanctuary.

No one said salvation was cheap $$$

Update 12-7-07 Scrutiny of church finances may have only just begun. Senator Chuck Grassley sent questions to a half-dozen high-profile ministries asking about salaries, perks and private jets in a quest to determine whether tax emempt rules had been broken. Georgia megachurch pastors Creflo Dollar and Bishop Eddie Long have objected to the request. Long, of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia, Ga., issued a statement that the senator's request "clearly disregards the privacy protections of the Church under law and appears to cross the line of Constitutional guarantees for churches" Questions about constitutional protections given to churches seems to be a common objection. Texas-based faith healer Benny Hinn has asked for more time to respond. Preacher Creflo Dollar apparently thinks the inquiry shoud be handled by the IRS. Preacher Joyce Meyer, gave detailed financial and board oversight information for the inquiry. So have Kenneth Copeland and his wife Gloria.

16 comments:

Dollar Bill said...

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This just is another of example that it is all about money baby!Money = power!

Dollar Bill

blond bombshell said...

The only man that could ever reach me was the son of a preacher man...

but he was not also the uncle of the preacher. So I guess that is different.


Shell

jim said...

Not sure it is a cult, but so many of these churches can be a money trap.


Jim

Anonymous said...

You son of a preacher!

Anonymous said...

Probably doesn't count for a lie since it was all in the family. Besides, nothing happened to Clinton!

Siditty said...

When will people learn that these mega churches that they support does not support God, but the people running the mega church. People put way too much faith in organized religion

Unis said...

Siditty, I have to agree with you. In my opinion, too much money is being given to these large churches especially by people who need to spend the money on their own families. Some of the most generous people are those who need help themselves.


Preachers are not God. At best, they are good men. At worst, they are con men. Give to God what is God (Love and respect) give to the goverment what you must (taxes, mortgage etc...).


Unis

Me said...

Dear Children,

It has come to my attention that many of you are upset that folks are taking My name out of the season. Maybe you've forgotten that I wasn't actually born during this time of the year and that it was some of your predecessors who decided to celebrate My birthday on what was actually a pagan festival. Although I do appreciate being remembered anytime.

How I personally feel about this celebration? I don't care what you call the day. If you want to celebrate My birth, just
GET ALONG AND LOVE ONE ANOTHER.

If it bothers you that the town in
which you live doesn't allow a scene depicting My birth, then just get rid of a couple of Santas and snowmen and put in a small Nativity scene on your
own front lawn. If all followers did that there wouldn't be any need for such a scene on the town square.

Stop worrying about the fact that people are calling the tree a holiday tree, instead of a Christmas tree. It was I who made all trees. You can remember Me anytime you see any tree. Decorate a grape vine if you wish: look up
John 15: 1 - 8.

If you want to give Me a present in remembrance of My birth here is my wish list:

1. Instead of writing protest letters objecting to the way My birthday is celebrated, write letters of love and hope to soldiers away from home.

2. Visit someone in a nursing home. They need to know that someone cares about them.

3. Instead of writing George complaining about the wording on the cards his staff sent out this year, write and tell him that you'll be praying for him and his family.

4. Instead of giving your children a gifts you can't afford, spend time with them.

5. Foregive someone that has hurt you in the past.

6. Try giving everyone you meet a warm smile; it could make a difference.

7. If you want to make a difference, support a missionary--
especially one who takes My love and Good News to those who have never heard My name.

8. Buy some food and a few
gifts and give them to the Salvation Army or some other charity which believes in Me and they will make the delivery for you.

9. Behave like a Christian. Don't do things in secret that
you wouldn't do in My presence. Let people know by your actions that you are one of mine. Don’t take for yourself and covet others. In the end you will
only hurt yourself and disappoint me!

Don't forget; I can take care of Myself. Just love Me and do
what I have told you to do. I'll take care of the rest. Get to work on my list; I'll help you, but you've got to start.

Love,

Me

Anonymous said...

it is all in the family with these folks...

Anonymous said...

Yup, money and religion can be used to accomplish bad things when in the hands of evil people.

Anonymous said...

God is showing his wrath?

jester said...

No God is not showing his wrath! This is God giving some ideas to writers and t.v. execs about a new sit com, All in The Family

Jester

Viper said...

God is not a puppet master. Men need to take responsibility for their own actions.

Anonymous said...

Ditto

Anonymous said...

Hypocracy or just hype?

Legal Pub said...

It should be noted that a judge has dismissed a lawsuit against the megachurch leader which claimed that the preacher had coerced a former employee into a 14-year relationship.

The judge ruled that Mona Brewer was of "sound mind" when she engaged in the relationship with Archbishop Earl Paulk.

The court ordered Brewer to pay more than $1 million in attorney's fees.