Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his night service at World Changers Church.
Rev. Creflo Dollar gives his night service at World Changers Church International, in College Park, Ga. (AP Photo/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Pouya Dianat)

Samuel Mosteller, president of the SCLC’s Georgia chapter, told reporters he believes Creflo Dollar shouldn’t have been arrested last week for disciplining his daughter. Mosteller told reporters that had it been any other family¬† charges wouldn’t have been filed and that this type of reaction from the police will only encourage kids to call the cops on their parents when they don’t want to be disciplined. Mosteler believes that Dollar was simply disciplining his child. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports:

The Rev. Creflo Dollar Jr. picked up more support Friday when a local Southern Christian Leadership Conference official accused Fayette County Sheriff’s deputies of mishandling the arrest of the megachurch pastor.

Dollar was charged with simple battery, family violence and cruelty to children last Friday after deputies determined they had probable cause to suggest the minister had choked and hit his 15-year-old daughter.

“I think it’s been exaggerated because of who is it,” the Rev. Samuel Mosteller, president of the SCLC’s Georgia chapter, told reporters at a news conference Friday morning. “If it was a normal family I don’t think there would’ve been an arrest at all.”

A Fayette sheriff’s office spokesman declined to comment Friday.

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