Reverend Cedric Miller of Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune, NJ is making national headlines with his recent message to fellow church leaders, “either quit Facebook or resign from your leadership positions.” Rev. Miller says that the marriage counseling heâ€™s been doing over the past 18 months suggests that the way Facebook easily allows you to reconnect with exes is creating marital trouble. People are up in arms over this statement, calling him a dictator and saying the church is like a cult. And this story hits close for me (@MarisaMendez) because I’m not only a member of this church but as he is the father of my best friend and roommate, I know him very well..
While Pastor Miller acknowledged that some might see his actions as â€œcontrolling,â€ he told the newspaper that his bigger concern is â€œto save families and marriages.â€ From todayâ€™s report:
Miller said there was no problem when people just met with friends from high school in a platonic way. But that has changed, he said, and now people are reigniting old passions and connecting with people who should stay in the past. He said a marriage can be going along fine when someone from the past breaks through and trouble begins.
While that is one thing, it is pretty big to tell people to “resign” if you don’t get off Facebook. I understand the message, though. It’s bigger than Facebook. My stance? I stand behind him. Marriages are falling apart left and right in this day and age, and why put yourself willingly into more temptation? Especially as a leader when you are setting an example. What do you guys think about this?? I want to hear your thoughts.