Pastor of Orlando Baptist Church resigns amid scandal


NO WORD IF ANYONE WAS HURT. RIGHT THOUSAND FIREFIGHTERS DO NOT KNOW WHAT CAUSED IT. TONIGHT A NEW TWIST IN A CHURCH CONTROVERSY. BACK IN DECEMBER, WE FIRST TOLD YOU A WOMAN CLAIMED SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH A PASTOR AT ORLANDO BOPTY CHURCH. SHE SUED CLAIMING THE CHURCH BROKE A SECRET PROMISE TO PAY HER TO KEEP QUIET. NOW TONIGHT , THE PASTOR’S PROFILE IS OFF THE CHURCH’S WEBSITE. SASHELL SAUNDERS IS LIVE WITH THE LATEST. Reporter: LISA, THE CHURCH WAS ROCKED BY THIS SCANDAL. THEY SAID THEY WOULD HAND IT WILL MATTER INTERNALLY. IT SEEMS THEY MADE THEIR DECISION. NEARLY TWO MONTHS AFTER A WOMAN CLAIMED SHE HAD AN AFFAIR WITH ORLANDO BAPTIST CHURCH SENIOR PASTOR, HIS BIO HAS BEEN SCRUBBED CLEAN FROM THE CHURCH’S WEBSITE. CHURCH.COM NO LONGER HAS HER PICTURE OR INFORMATION UNDER THE PASTOR’S TAB. AND MOST REFERENCES HAVE ALSO BEEN REMOVED. NEWS 6 HAS OBTAINED A COPY OF THE AGREEMENT THAT THE ALLEGED MISSTRESS ARLENE AND CHURCH OFFICIALS SIGNED. IN IT ONE OF THEIR GENEROUS DONORS AGREES TO GRIF MIRANDA $375,000 A WEEK THROUGH MAY OF THIS YEAR. AND $200 A WEEK UNTIL THE END OF JULY. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO COLLECT THE MONEY, SHE AGREED TO LEAVE THE CHURCH, GET HER CAR FIXED, GET COUNSELING, AND FIND A JOB. BOTH SIDES ALSO PROMISED NOT DISPARAGE THE OTHER AND KEEP ALL DEALINGS CONFIDENTIAL. MIRANDA SUED WHEN SHE CLAIMS THE CHURCH DIDN’T PAY HER ON TIME. THE CHURCH CLAIMS MIRANDA MISCHARACTERIZED THE AGREEMENT AND DISPUTES THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE ALLEGATIONS. NOW WE DID REACH OUT TO CHURCH LEADERS AND THE LAWYERS INVOLVED WITH THE CHURCH, THEY DID NOT RETURN CALLS CONFIRMING IF HE LEFT HIS PULP.

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