October 9, 2014 12:00 pm -

An Alabama pastor announced in a series of sermons that he has slept with members of the congregation without revealing that he has full-blown AIDS.

Pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland, with 23 years of leadership,  confessed to worshipers at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church on Sept. 14th, that he contracted HIV in 2003 and discovered in 2008 he had AIDS.

[su_center_ad]”The church was very accepting of Reverend McFarland and was willing to help him in any way possible,” a church member, who wanted to remain unnamed, explained, according to WBTV.

In addition, McFarland admitted to mishandling church funds and drug use.

“He concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS,” church deacon Nathan Williams Jr. said.

McFarland was removed as church pastor on Oct. 5th.

“I know a young lady who is a member of the church who says she has slept with him and that she didn’t want this to go public, and she running out now trying to find out if there is anything wrong with her,” a church member explained. “And my heart goes out to her because she’s been a wonderful church member, and then for something like this to happen. The fact that he didn’t tell them at all. That’s a crime in itself.”

“He confessed to the entire membership and then to the City of Montgomery, because as soon as he got done confessing, it went all over Montgomery anyway,” Williams said. “So it’s nothing we [are] making up. It’s coming out of his mouth.”

Williams says leaders have obtained legal counsel.

“Our moves are going to come directly from counsel. We want peace and we want to do things right, legally,” Williams said. “We are not looking to hurt him. We are looking to get the church back. That’s our theme: Get the church back. We want the church back. That’s it.”

Some members want a trial.

“I believe that he should be put on trial,” another unnamed church member said. “Go to court and let the judge decide if he should go to jail or not. We tend to sweep things under the rug, especially if they’re the leader. It’s like oh, no, please let’s not get this out but I think after this that they will have more discussions on HIV and AIDS.”

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39 responses to Alabama Pastor Tells Congregation: I Have AIDS And Had Sex With Church Members

  1. M D Reese October 9th, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    I’m sorry–I’m just laughing and crying too hard. Hypocritical assholes.

  2. rg9rts October 9th, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    Says more about the congregation than it does about him

  3. mea_mark October 9th, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Is McFarland terminal and at the end? Is that why he is coming out now with this?

    • Khary A October 9th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Because in the ideas of his “faith” he knows he will be condemned as a liar and murderer. As all who find the doors of mortality closing he scrapes to find purchase at the table of heaven.

  4. Khary A October 9th, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    “too much heaven on their minds” not nearly enough science and reason. I’ll say it…The black populace would do well to turn from the thought prisons of superstition and religion and focus more on cultivating their minds and hearts to the real and living world. Attention black folk…NO good can come from a system that never had a place for you.

  5. tiredoftea October 9th, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Misuse of church funds and spreading HIV, he’s been a busy guy.

  6. Hank Kelly October 9th, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    You can’t make this sh*t up.

  7. R.J. Carter October 9th, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    That took a series of sermons? What, did he devote one to a person? “Come back next Sunday to find out who else I may have infected!”

    • tiredoftea October 9th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

      “Survivor” drags out inane stuff for a whole year, why not his own version?

  8. Obewon October 9th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    Did he and DuckGhazi Phil Robertson swap bible parables… Is that why Robertson came out yesterday in favor of any kind of pedophilia, incest and sex, as long as it’s in the Bible?

  9. Bunya October 9th, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Religion is nothing more than a money making scheme, and pastors, priests, ministers, etc., are their “used car salesmen”.

    • neworleans878 October 9th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

      Worse than used car salesmen. At least they give you something for your money…may be junk, but you have something tangible.

      “Men of God” take money for something that’s free to everyone if so desired…a relationship with God.

      Biggest con EVER perpetrated in the history of the world is organized religion.

  10. KB723 October 9th, 2014 at 2:23 pm

    This guy soundz like a THUG and sure is asking for a lot or maybe too much Forgiveness… I agree, Take him to Court!!!!

  11. Lorrine Washington October 9th, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    Christians should not sue other Christians. For those of you who are not serving God, going to church, reading God’s word & meditating on it, have no comments on the matter. You are ignorant (unknowing) of what the word says & like some are being controlled by your emotions. Some of you, just want to have something to say. NO matter what he has done, & it’s wrong what he did, those without sin cast the first stone. I don’t think there is anybody in that category. Be careful the judgment you are bringing on this man who has fallen because if your hands are not clean in the area where he has sinned, you too will be judged by God harshly. Don’t believe me, just watch & see. God does not play with any of us, because He is patient with us.

    • William October 9th, 2014 at 3:37 pm

      Yeah that’s great but I’m just going to go out on a limb here and suggest that maybe JUST maybe sport-f*cking the congregation when you are aware that you have AIDs rises above the level of just making a little-ol-mistake.
      Using religion as a crutch, platform or excuse makes it even worse.

      • Lorrine Washington October 9th, 2014 at 3:53 pm

        You didn’t see me write that what he did was right & that it’s just “a little ol mistake”. It’s horrendous what he did along with the ones who had sex with him. Far as religion goes, what most people don’t know religion is a bunch of rituals We are to serve God spirit to spirit because God is a spirit. It only makes it worse in minds that are unknowing, but sin is sin & one sin is know bigger than any other. A thief is put in the same category as the others as far as God is concerned. People are the ones who categorize sin, not God.

        • Khary A October 9th, 2014 at 6:03 pm

          All this time and still it seems my gene-kin are more than ready to serve others, even the distant and absentee “fathers”. Please do go on about all the blessings and wonders that YWHW ( i wont bother with the euphemism of title and name, albeit even this is incorrect) has given us. i love bad comedy.

        • William October 9th, 2014 at 6:14 pm

          “It only makes it worse in minds that are unknowing”
          Yeah in my ignorance, I sometimes forget that, as long as you say “I’m sorry, I’m saved, pretty please with sugar on top” everything is just okee-dokee with the Lord.

        • Bunya October 9th, 2014 at 8:17 pm

          That’s quite a gift you have there. Why waste your talent trying to talk to crazy liberals who believe in silly stuff, such as facts and science?

          Have you ever considered bringing the good word to North Korea? I hear it’s nice over there this time of year and they’re desperate for knowledge pertaining to eternal salvation. And they love bibles, so if you go, bring lots and lots of them.

    • searambler October 9th, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Screw your non-existent sky fairy and your sanctimonious bullspit. Christianity is the biggest scam in the history of mankind.

      • Spirit of America October 10th, 2014 at 4:58 am

        Ahhh, the compassionate reply of a liberal atheist?

        • searambler October 10th, 2014 at 10:22 am

          Hello, Mr. Pot? Mr. Kettle on line one.

          At least I don’t pretend to be a “compassionate” follower of Jesus while simultaneously screwing over poor people, women, minorities, the elderly, gays, and everyone else who doesn’t toe the christian line.

          • Spirit of America October 10th, 2014 at 11:29 am

            Wrong cliche, I never said I was an atheist, liberal or christian.
            And don’t take this personal, but the comment was actually aimed more at the folks who keep telling me “the liberals” are compassionate every time I point out neither conservatives nor liberals are all that ‘compassionate/civil” any more; not unless it is their way of thinking.
            (I make the same point on the conservative/religious sites)

  12. forpeace October 9th, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Last month during a during a sermon in West Monroe, Louisiana, Pastor Phil Robertson the “Duck Dynasty” star said: You can’t get STDs from “Biblically correct sex.”

    I knew he was lying!

    I’m sure Pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland believes in “hell.”

  13. Prof B October 9th, 2014 at 4:43 pm

    Organized religion is one the worst thing ever created by man… How much better of a world we might be without it…

    • neworleans878 October 9th, 2014 at 5:01 pm

      Imagine there’s no Heaven

      It’s easy if you try

      No hell below us

      Above us only sky

      Happy Birthday, John. Wish you were still with us.

  14. causeican October 9th, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    He was probably going down low.

    • whatthe46 October 9th, 2014 at 9:04 pm

      why? because straight people can’t possibly get HIV?

  15. countypa October 10th, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Guess what the adult book stores where men have sex with
    other men that are strangers transmit HIV and they bring it home to their wife
    or love ones and no one care about that, as long as these stores continue to
    make money from these sex acts….Where the law…….(dirtandmoredirt com)

  16. Shayode October 10th, 2014 at 6:23 pm

    BITCH GO KILL YOURSELF! I have my opinion if you like it or not. You must slept with a few Pastors to be so offended! It takes two to tango, none of the females were raped, they gave it up WILLINGLY.

    • tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 6:50 pm

      Settle down sport. Show some respect and restraint and I’ll let you stay around.

      • mea_mark October 10th, 2014 at 7:04 pm

        I guess I am still being kinda mean toward the trolls.

        • tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 7:08 pm

          Whoa! You really want that flagging cup!

          • mea_mark October 10th, 2014 at 7:11 pm

            That’s what’s making me mean, all the flagging by the trolls.

          • tiredoftea October 10th, 2014 at 7:20 pm

            Like a musician getting to Carnegie Hall, practice, practice, practice.

          • whatthe46 October 10th, 2014 at 7:19 pm


    • mea_mark October 10th, 2014 at 6:54 pm

      You are done hear. Your opinion is no longer welcome hear. Disgusting.

      • Anomaly 100 October 10th, 2014 at 8:02 pm

        Sic ’em, Mark!