N.J. anti-Facebook pastor taking leave over affair - steps down after admitting to a three-way sexual relationship
N.J. anti-Facebook pastor taking leave over affair
He steps down after admitting to a three-way sexual relationship
By WAYNE PARRY
The Associated Press
updated 11/24/2010 2:41:20 PM ET
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — A pastor who barred church officials from using Facebook, saying it can lead to adultery, is temporarily stepping down from the pulpit following his admission that he engaged in a three-way sexual relationship a decade ago.
Rev. Cedric Miller
The Rev. Cedric Miller made worldwide headlines last week when he urged congregants at his Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune, N.J., to drop their Facebook accounts because he believes the social networking site facilitates affairs.
Days later, Miller offered to step down after The Asbury Park Press reported on a 10-year-old affair of his own involving a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.
On Wednesday, Miller told The Associated Press that he would be “taking some time off” following a church vote Tuesday night on his status as senior pastor. He said he will resume his pastorate “eventually.”
He says church members gave him a vote of confidence, subject to some restrictions he wouldn’t list.
The church had no immediate comment.