He is a nice looking man, and he made big news recently regarding a family matter with his teenage daughter.
The media reports at first didn’t have the entire news story posted, and left out key facts that should have been included. The way the story was written you got the impression that his child wanted to leave for a party that night at 1am, and he told her no. You read all these responses to the story about how they wouldn’t allow their child to leave for a party then either, and how they would have known better to even ask.
Within a day they corrected the error, and what really happened?
He and his 15 year old were having a discussion about a party she wanted to go to the next evening. This time of year no doubt it was a friend’s graduation party. That is just my stab at it anyway. Daddy said NO due to bad grades. I feel that is more than reasonable. Keep in mind she was asking about a party the next day, and NOT wanting to leave at 1am that night as the news reports stated or hinted at in error.
It seems that discussion may have been a bit more than heated, and as he states ‘emotional’ than most conversations about rules, boundaries, etc within the home. We may never know what happened prior.
His teenager then left to go into the kitchen to cry, and as teens do at times to lick their wounds. As a parent at that point YOU LEAVE THEM ALONE!
They can get under YOUR skin due to their age and maturity level, and once they get done crying HOPEFULLY you can continue the discussion if need be. You both need to cool off, because we all know stupid things happen when you deal with them in a emotional charged atmosphere. Most parents that have teens own that teeshirt as the saying goes. You are not the first one Pastor Dollar!
If he had left her be? I doubt what happened next would have transpired. He went into the kitchen to ask WHY she was crying, and she told him she didn’t want to talk about it. Crying in her soup is not disrespectful – its feeling sorry for herself. She may have not been justified (and we don’t know that now), but its not a show of disrespect towards you at all. It a normal boundary when you know you can’t deal with anything at that point. You took that too personally.
Honestly? I think of parental statement that is thrown out to often, and shows disrespect for children. “If you don’t stop crying I will give you something to CRY about!” He may not have said it, but Creflo Dollar backed up that statement in his actions.