Sometimes you have to watch the gift, as well as the gift horse.
Here you have Pastor Craig Lamar Davis, a pillar of leadership in the his community. He was the pastor at Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta. And like a lot of men at the front of the church, the pastor had his pick of the flock.
Another thing you might want to know about Davis, according to authorities, the pastor is HIV positive. He also didn’t seem to care who else became HIV positive after he slept with them. Unbeknownst to several women, the angelic pastor was the devil in disguise.
The pastor was arrested for reckless conduct after police found that he was sleeping with several women with whom he was not married. A woman by the name of Ronita McAfee says that she met the pastor on Facebook and began sleeping with him.
Ronita says that she became concerned when one of the pastor’s ex-girlfriends called her to say that she had HIV. She claims that the pastor then counseled her (presumably leaning on the word of the good “lawud”) and told her to get tested. Davis then says that she noticed that the pastor himself was not interested in getting tested, even though she had also contracted HIV. This is what prompted her to seek out a warrant for his arrest.
Ronita is, by our best guess, the first person to file for the arrest of someone who was found to maliciously spread HIV in Clayton, County, GA. When the investigation began, another woman in the church leadership stepped forward with her confession about interacting with Davis. The woman even claimed that she’d been celibate for 15 years before meeting him. She too is HIV positive.
Though I really hurt for these women, I feel that they too were at fault.
First, to sleep with a married man is wrong, but sleeping with a married pastor has to in the Super Wrong catergory.
Second, to sleep with a married man without protection is a no-no. This is learned by the time a girl has her first period.
Third, to sleep with someone unprotected and that someone is a pastor you met via Facebook is wrong, wrong, wrong!
I’m not saying that these women deserved it, but everyone needs to take responsibility for their own actions.
I’m glad that these women were brave enough to contact one another and get themselves checked. Everyone should.