Married Atlanta Pastor Arrested After Allegedly Passing HIV To Women in His Church

· August 28, 2012

Pastor Craig Lamar Davis looks like any other healthy, happy, pastor with good family values. He was once a preacher at the Full Gospel Baptist Church in Atlanta and a pillar of leadership in the community.Like a lot of men at the front of the church, the pastor had a thing for the ladies.

Another thing you might want to know about Davis, according to authorities, is that the pastor is HIV positive. He also didn’t seem to care who else became HIV positive after he slept with them.

The pastor was arrested for reckless conduct after police found that he was sleeping with several women with whom he was not married. A woman by the name of Ronita McAfee says that she met the pastor on Facebook and began sleeping with him.

Ronita says that she became concerned when one of the pastor’s ex-girlfriends called her to say that she had HIV. She claims that the pastor then counseled her (presumably leaning on the word of the good “lawud”) and told her to get tested. Davis then says that she noticed that the pastor himself was not interested in getting tested, even though she had also contracted HIV. This is what prompted her to seek out a warrant for his arrest.

Ronita is, by our best guess, the first person to file for the arrest of someone who was found to maliciously spread HIV in Clayton, County, GA. When the investigation began, another woman in the church leadership stepped forward with her confession about interacting with Davis. The woman even claimed that she’d been celibate for 15 years before meeting him. She too is HIV positive.

Ladies, please take a good look at this man, because the fact is that you probably know him. He’s the nice, smooth, good-looking man that makes you want to get nak3d on the third or fourth date. You trust him because you’ve been raised to believe that a man of God would never hurt you. In fact, he might be the man that your church has had you waiting for because he too is grounded in the belief system that you’ve deemed to be a requirement for any man with whom you choose to share your body. He knows how to get into your head, because he knows that one defining characteristic of nearly every black woman in America is her deep and unshakable commitment to the church.

As a man who’s written extensively about other sad creatures like Bishop Eddie Long (who also hails from Atlanta, aka the bible-thumping Sodom and Gomorrah), I find Pastor Davis’ case remarkable for several reasons:

First, the courage of these women to step out and publicly reveal the pastor’s deception has saved lives. I wish there were a day where every 30 and 40-something year old black woman who has caught HIV, Herpes, Syphilis or some other disease would speak out about what happened to them, so that younger women don’t end up falling into the same trap. Countless women have died from catching something that their man brought home to them after fulfilling his “interpersonal needs” someplace else. Unfortunately, the relentless shame thrust upon “the good Christian girl” with a venereal disease keeps many of these stories from ever being told.

Secondly, the pastor’s denial of his condition and unwillingness to go to the doctor is quite common. Many women are accustomed to getting regular STD screenings as part of their annual checkup. Men are not raised in the same way. There are men I know who sleep with literally dozens of women every single year and haven’t been to the doctor since MC Hammer had a hit record. Even worse, many women don’t ask and certainly don’t confirm the man’s HIV status as much as they check the size of his bank account or the magnitude of his “swag” factor. The fact is that if you think he’s got swag, then a lot of other women do too.

Men like Pastor Davis are allowed to prey on unsuspecting women for at least three reasons:

1) Many women value style over substance – if you look good, then you must be good. Mind you, men make the same mistake, since they falsely believe that when a pretty girl offers you se*, you’re supposed to take it.

2) Many women falsely believe that men who go to church are better than men who don’t. Bishop Eddie Long should help you to know better than that. Unfortunately, people consider each case of a pastor doing dirt to be an exception to the rule, without realizing that there are men like Davis all over the country. Davis is not the man you need to fear; actually, you need to fear all the Craig Davises that you still don’t know about.

3) Many women don’t ask questions and will gladly sleep with a handsome playboy without checking and confirming his STD status. If he doesn’t mention the other women he slept with before he came to her house, it’s as if those women don’t even exist. Even worse is that the fixation on HIV leads us to forget about how many women have had their wombs corrupted from all the other STDs that you can get besides HIV. Many people will brag about having a negative HIV test, but won’t get a full STD screening from the doctor – a researcher in Philadelphia told me that he randomly tested 20 men in an inner city barbershop and found that over half of them had Chlamydia.

What’s the result of the aforementioned factors all coming together, conjoined with intense denial in the black church and a commercialized hip-hop culture where both men and women glorify female degradation and irresponsible hyper-se*ual? An HIV explosion like you would not believe. So, every time you hear about folks going from one relationship to the next or the man with five babies with four different women, just remember that, while all this is happening, viruses, germs and bacteria are being shared with every romantic interaction. Even worse, because the men aren’t getting their reality checks from the doctor, it’s all “out of sight, out of mind.”

Take a note from the lessons of these women and realize that another Pastor Davis likely lives in your own community.

Source blackbluedog

  • SCOOTYBLACK

    I’M DONE!!! BUT J.L. KING DESCRIBED THIS SITUATION HAPPENED BEFORE IN ATLANTA IN HIS DOWN LOW BOOK!

    • REX REDBONES!!!!!

      IMMA STILL HOLLA AT U SCOOTY,IF I SEE U IN PUBLIC LOL..BUT REAL TALK

  • queso BP.1

    Wow smh

  • Jamez

    dont trust these pastors like they God, theyre still men first, pastor second

    • MoorFedayeen

      Vast majority of pastors ain’t sh1t but fresh dressing, smooth talking charismatic pimps. And ppl wonder why I think religion is so stupid. The planet is far better off with out it. And this dude prob sleeps with men too.

      • D’mage

        @Moor Not only that, these p@ssymuthaf@ckas prey on women(single/married)…

        • jamar

          this is what turned me off about church when i was a kid…it seemed like the wickedess people were in church.

      • joe

        you must be careful about who you trust in a church or anywhere for that matter. If you are using religion and/or god’s house as a means of satisfying your worldly indulgence’s, you certainly aren’t the type of person to be emmulated. Going to church doesn’t make you a christian any more than going to mcDonald’s makes you a hamburger.

        • presto 2.0

          Good ish @Joe!

          “I like your Christ…I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” – Mahatma Gandhi

          “There is no need for temples…no need for complicated philosophies…My brain and my heart are my temples…my philosophy is kindness.” – Dalai Lama

          “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” – Matthew 7:15

          “Knowing this first…that there shall come in the last days scoffers…walking after their own lusts…” – 2 Peter 3:3

      • Pretty Manny

        Pastors are just men attempting to represent god. Gods only real representatives were the prophets he sent down to us who are all now long gone. So don’t put gods name into anything involving the evil doings of men. BTW Moor if you don’t wanna believe in religion thats fine but stop spreading your venomous hate everywhere no one cares about what you have to say

      • Judi

        AMEN!!!

      • Deepthought

        MoorFedayeen, you are correct in your assertion that religion is stupid; however, relationship with Jesus Christ is the key. Religion concentrates on rituals but relationship focuses on the person of Jesus. There are a number of bad pastors and God will hold them accountable but I can assure you, that there are men and women of God who passionately live what they preach. God bless!

    • Judi

      Who in their right mind would be a follower of this pastor? Unfortunately too many!!People have the concept of church, fellowship, and pastor confused. When you start off with a gift of gab, I am questioning who you really are. Don’t believe the hype. I haven’t seen MY LORD supply any of those in the pulpit with, “A go to preach the word.” Keep it up and you’ll follow Jim Jones!

      • 1luv

        You have a strong point about Jim Jones.

  • R.E.D.BP Monopoly

    Smh

  • queso BP.1

    Smashing chicks raw dog knowing he got that package..smdh Pastor at that! and married!!!!! smdh

    • REX REDBONES!!!!!

      AND 1,KIDDO

      • MoorFedayeen

        Now I wouldn’t go as far as to say he knew he had it but who knows. The point is he’s a pastor out here hoeing. Black church is govt funded and as evil as it gets just like Democrats. That’s why I’m an atheist and apolitical. Think for yourself.

  • D’mage

    This some sad sh$t on so many levels, don’t want to finger point so I will hold my peace…(Sh$t just distasteful)

  • http://king.com President Ward

    That’s a crime shame.

  • flipdascript

    this is sad, never judge a book by its cover, you cant trust no body know days.

  • flipdascript

    im mean now days

  • BzB

    yet people in his church would forgive and even defend him. how so many people are brainwashed into blindly trusting is some scary sh1t.

  • http://facebook.com VFisher21

    What is most alarming about this situation is the sad truth now that many will WRONGLY judge the ENTIRE church and those of us who are ministers and pastors. NOT ALL PASTORS OR MINISTERS LEAD THEIR LIVES IN THIS WAY. Many of us are GOD-fearing men and women who follow the Word of GOD and take the charge and call on our lives from GOD as serious. Many of us revere and love the LORD to the degree that we would NEVER hurt His people intentionally. Now many of you are judging all of us in ministry based on the acts of a few who have committed these acts. And this is sad to me. You judge GOD based on the actions of others, you judge the entire body of believers based on the actions of a few….that’s like saying that ALL BLACK MEN ARE DEPRAVED AND INDIFFERENT SEXUAL DEVIANTS….that is soooo not true….I would never judge all based on the individual acts of a few…these men may feel as if they have gotten away with something, will not be found out, are preying on the weaknesses of women and won’t get caught but that’s wrong….THERE IS ONE WHO CAN AND WILL JUDGE THEM, HIS NAME IS YESHUA….

  • http://facebook.com VFisher21

    And in closing, as a woman, I am appalled at the actions of other women in this situation. They knew he was married and should have had more integrity than to sleep with him. There had to be 2 willing parties…he was/is way wrong for preying on them and they are wrong for participating….where is the respect not only for the office of the pastor, the fear of GOD but respect for the wife in all of this?

  • Drew

    Its sad but…All these women claim that they are good holy Christians, but u all $%^$ng the same nigga before marriage. Atlanta is very scary place u got all these bad %$^$^%$ walking around, but u don’t know who got it. Good thing the government is getting close to the HIV drug.

  • jamar

    they use religion like a video game in the south.

  • damnshame

    Luckily i dont go to church or sleep around. haha

  • donnie mitchell

    @Fisher why are you appalled at the women actions they were only doing as they were instructed to by the pastor. It’s sad but it seems like church has become do as the pastor tell’s me to do. And yes it is only a few that has done wrong but being a pastor or preacher you have to never put yourself in those situations in the first place. It reminds me of mind control knowing he was married any way. They might as well been in jonestown with jim jones and drunk that koolaid.

  • donnie mitchell

    Prolly mess with men too….Fcuking coon

  • Teddy Rosevelt

    Another Pulpit Pimp, get these fake a$$ muthafcukers outta here!

  • matt smith

    there be some faul white preachers but it always seem like it black preachers that be all fake

  • logic

    Still not aS bad as the choir boy raping white devil pastors and prist out there

    • Pretty Manny

      U must not have heard of Eddie Long

  • MERCY

    I want you to know that he is wrong but i do pray for him . I ask for God’s mercy on him because who has not sin nor did things that has caused some kind of death being, adultery, fornication. lying, gossiping, and more. we kill people daily and are untouched by who we have killed behind our actions. women has passed it on too men as well and he is still a man of God because the holy ghost will not sin.He has fallen from grace and only God knows the verdict or sentence he will receive.We got to be wise in our judging of others because it could be us and we not know it as of yet. Consider, if it was my daughter he did this too, i would be upset but i will have to forgive him.if you did this would you want God to forgive you?

  • donnie mitchell

    @mercy First off if i had HIV i would not be sleeping around period. Number being a leader of a church is another reason why he shouldn’t have. This is not about judging this is a common sense issuse and if he had did this to my daughter TWO WORDS IT’S CALLED A DIRT NAP PERIOD. This behavior is inexcusable..