HIV-Positive Preacher Who Slept With Parishioners Won’t Go Away

MONTGOMERY, Alabama (KRON) — An Alabama preacher who reportedly told his flock that he is HIV-positive and had sex with members of his congregation is still preaching to a much smaller crowd.

Pastor Juan McFarland was back at the pulpit Sunday even after members of the Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church voted 80-2 to fire him. Officials say McFarland still has the keys to the church building and to church finances.

The choir was empty Sunday and the remaining parishioners crowded into just a few pews. Still McFarland preached about the power of prayer and the ability of God to produce sudden healing.

Church lawyers say they will go to court this week to force McFarland to leave.

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