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Anti-Facebook Pastor Admits to Group Sex

Nov 21, 2010 – 7:31 AM
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Lauren Frayer

Lauren Frayer Contributor

(Nov. 21) -- A New Jersey pastor infamous for decrying Facebook because he thinks it can lead to adultery apparently didn't need a social networking site to lure him into having an affair himself.

The Rev. Cedric Miller, who made headlines last week for ordering 50 married officials at his Living Word Christian Fellowship Church to delete their Facebook accounts or resign, once testified that he had group sex with his wife and a male church assistant.
The Rev. Cedric Miller in January 2010
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The Rev. Cedric Miller, here in January, once testified he and his wife had sex with another couple "many times."

That's according to his local newspaper, the Asbury Park Press, which uncovered testimony Miller gave in a 2003 criminal case against the church assistant, which was dismissed. According to court documents, Miller said the affair began between his wife and the church assistant, and then he and the assistant's wife also joined in.

"We would talk and laugh and play and just beyond what was appropriate,'' he was quoted as saying. "We had crossed the line many times." Asked by a lawyer about what he meant, the pastor said: "I mean between the four of us. It was just, I mean there was touching, there was ... it was crazy, it was as wrong as wrong could get. Yes.''

"Okay, it was sex, correct?'' the lawyer asked. "Yes,'' Miller said. The liaisons reportedly took place at the pastor's home, during Thursday night Bible study meetings or after church on Sundays.

"This was resolved at that time and accordingly we will not allow it to detract from our mission at hand to save as many marriages as we can," Miller said in a statement on Friday, according to the New York Daily News.

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"My life as a minister, husband, father and friend has led me to the conviction that I must do all that I can to help as many people strengthen, preserve and repair the often times fragile cords of marriage," the statement said.

Miller, 48, only quit Facebook himself this week, after calling the site a "portal to infidelity" and telling his parishioners to share passwords with their spouses or delete their accounts altogether. He blames the website for igniting "old passions" as people get back in touch with former spouses and friends, and said 20 couples out of his church's 1,100 members have faced marital trouble because of Facebook.

"I've been in extended counseling with couples with marital problems because of Facebook for the last year and a half," Miller told The Associated Press. "What happens is someone from yesterday surfaces, it leads to conversations and there have been physical meet-ups. The temptation is just too great."
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