Lawsuit: Pastor knew he had AIDS, had affairs
MONTGOMERY, AL - An Alabama church wants to remove a pastor accused of having sex with congregation members while infected with AIDS.
Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church of Montgomery filed a lawsuit Tuesday against longtime pastor Juan D. McFarland.
The lawsuit says that after attempts to remove McFarland as pastor, he and a church member changed the building's locks and control of its bank accounts.
Days earlier, church members approved a resolution accusing McFarland of adulterous affairs with women inside the church when he knew he had the virus. Members say McFarland confessed to the conduct in sermons.
The lawsuit also accuses McFarland of misappropriating church funds and using illegal drugs.
A phone number for McFarland has been disconnected. Calls to the church went unanswered.
Image: Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church