As if there weren’t already enough reasons to avoid church, now “avoid contracting HIV” joins the list. Juan Demetrius McFarland, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Mongtomery, Alabama recently admitted to having had sexual relationships with females in the congregation KNOWING that he had AIDS. He also admitted to mishandling church funds and using drugs which may or may not have been purchased with aforementioned church funds.
Of course, during his confessions, he pulled stories from the Bible to parallel his actions and struggles. The congregation told him to hit the bricks, but he showed up the following Sunday to give a sermon. The deacons of the church plan to file a suit to bar him from the premises and gain control of the church’s finances. (h/t USA Today)