The New Jersey preacher who declared Facebook use a sin has shown his true colors: Reverend Cedric Miller admitted that he and his wife had a three-way sexual relationship with a young male church assistant. NBC New York seems to have gotten the story first.
So did the young male church assistant try to contact Miller on Facebook, eliciting jealousy from the reverend’s wife? If this motivated the preacher to tell his flock to close their accounts on the social network, a psychiatrist might call that projection, in addition to the hypocrisy that most of us can see.
Of course, threeways can give the word jealousy a whole new meaning when the parties to a trio don’t all feel the same way about things. Facebook couldn’t create any of that from scratch. Our readers have commented to that effect about Miller’s decree that the social network causes adultery.
Surely, he realizes how hypocritical he must sound, so that must explain the subtle softening of his rhetoric on Facebook. He now plans to suggest rather than order his flock to restrain themselves from social networking. Like NBC posted:
On Sunday, he plans to “strongly suggest” that all married people to stop using Facebook, lest they endanger their marriage.
“The advice will go to the entire church,” he said. “They’ll hear what I’m asking of my church leadership. I won’t mandate it for the entire congregation, but I hope people will follow my advice.”
What do you make of this latest revelation, dear readers?