NEPTUNE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey pastor who believes Facebook leads to infidelity has offered to step down over a past affair that involved a three-way sexual relationship with his wife and a male church assistant.
Pastor Cedric Miller spoke to his flock at Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune Township for about an hour on Sunday.
His sermon came days after reports that the 48-year-old testified in 2003 that he had a threesome with his wife and the male assistant 10 years ago.
“For any pain that my past mistakes has caused you, I again ask for your forgiveness,” the pastor said.
Miller, with his wife by his side, asked any church leaders who supported him to join them, and an estimated 100 parishioners walked on the stage.
Miller apologized for what he said was a foolish transgression from his past. He offered to step down as senior minister if church leaders found him unfit to serve. Miller said church elders will render a vote of “confidence” or “no confidence” in his ability to lead during a meeting Tuesday.
“Should the elders and leaders now deem me unfit for duty, I love the church enough to step down immediately,” he said.
The pastor continued to call on church leaders to delete their Facebook accounts, claiming the social network site could lead to infidelity.
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