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Megachurch founder unexpectedly resigns due to 'moral failing'

Megachurch Founder Unexpectedly Resigns Due to 'Moral Failing'
The founder of a popular megachurch in Florida has unexpectedly resigned. Here's "Good Morning America."

'Pastor Bob Coy, founder of Calvary Church, shocked parishioners when he abruptly resigned on Sunday citing what he called a 'moral failing.''



WTVJ reports Coy's resignation was announced at a special meeting of more than 7,000 churchgoers Sunday, but Coy wasn't in attendance.

The church released a statement online Sunday saying Coy had resigned Thursday after admitting a 'moral failing in his life which disqualifies him from continuing his leadership role.'

The church hasn't stated what Coy's 'moral failing' was, but according to WPLG, Coy had admitted he cheated on his wife. Coy and his wife founded the Fort Lauderdale church almost 30 years ago.

In addition to his sermons, Coy also hosted a show that aired on WSVN. The station reports the show has been suspended after his surprise resignation.



And the link to Coy's bio on the church's website already leads to an error message saying the page can't be found.

The church says it will go through a cycle of rotating assistant pastors in the wake of Coy's resignation.

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shrryo4 April 07 2014 at 2:05 PM

Have he and his wife worked this problem out? We are here to be human. If we were perfect we would assend . So far I can't get it off the ground. If he is truely sorry I am sure there are many that could learn from this.

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pruettee April 07 2014 at 1:17 PM

Coy simply got rich and wants to go have some fun. When they get that much money in the pocket, it leads to another life.

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AMERICASMUSEUM April 07 2014 at 7:09 PM

There is plenty of "moral failing" in this "churches".

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swiftservices AMERICASMUSEUM April 07 2014 at 8:03 PM

A church, as in in the Bible by J.C. , is defined (loosely) as "when 2 or more are gathered in His name". The "failing" in a "church" can only be that, therefore, of the "2 or more" & their intentions in gathering in His name. The Church does/should not fail because 1, even if it is a "leader" fails. If it was "gathered in His name for the right intention, there should be nothing that causes it to fail. That is human. That is God. That is the Bible. That is Christianity. The end. Amen

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cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:06 PM

A married man goes to confessional and says to the priest, "Father, I had an affair with a woman... almost." "What do you mean almost?" question the priest. "Well, we got undressed and rubbed together, but then I stopped." "Rubbing together is the same as putting it in," explains the priest. "You're not to go near that woman again. Now, say five Hail Mary's and put $50 in the poor box."

The man leaves confessional, says his prayers, and then walks over to the poor box. He pauses for a moment and then decides to leave. The priest quickly runs over to the man and exclaims, "I saw that... you didn't put any money in the poor box!" "Well Father, I rubbed up against it and, like you said, it's the same as putting it in!"

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swiftservices cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:28 PM

LOLOLOL. What's good for the goose, is good for the gander. Good one!

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swiftservices cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 8:18 PM

How long have you been saving these jokes up? Are the on your Notepad, for just such an occasion? I understand all you're saying, and I am laughing at your jokes. I think people stick themselves in the "hind quarters". But, there also is a family in pain. I am compassionate. Dare we see that in you? BTW: you DON'T need to be a "Christian" to be compassionate. Let's see some of that! Hey, Hey!

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Walt April 07 2014 at 7:05 PM

That took courage to do the right thing. I pray he gets his family life straightened out.

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swiftservices Walt April 07 2014 at 7:31 PM

Save your energy for your own transgressions... past, present, as well as future. I'm sure your "prayers" will fall on deaf ears. Talk is cheap.

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cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:01 PM

One day, heaven is beginning to fill up (of course due to the population explosion), so St. Peter decides to ask each person a question about the bible before they can enter. Three men stand at the pearly gates, waiting to get into heaven. "How many wise men were there?" St. Peter asks the first man. "Three." He answers, and the trumpets sound, the gates open, and the first man enters.

"How long did the flood last?" St. Peter asks the second man. "Forty days and forty nights." He answers, and the trumpets sound, the gates open and the second man enters. Seeing how easily the first two answered his trivia, St. Peter thinks of a much more difficult question for the second man. Finally, he asks, "What was the first thing Eve said to Adam in the Garden?"

The man thinks and thinks, but can't come up with an answer. "Boy, that's a hard one," he finally says. And the trumpets blow, the gates open, and the last man enters heaven.

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swiftservices cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:36 PM

everyone is human. Possibly, he decided that to fight the devil who was saying lies about him was a fight that wasn't worth it. He's prob. done many things wrong, just like the rest of us on Earth, but he may have chosen wisely to decline to fight the Devil (KKK comments). If this is not true, one person can ruin us by mouthing a lie. Maybe he didn't want to fight for the rest of his life to prove the Devil's lie. I commend him. His teachings were sound, IMHO, but I think it also wise to not fight a losing battle. You never win against the Devil. He is always there. Just walk away & pray.

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cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:01 PM

A woman had two female parrots who were always yelling, "We're prostitutes, wanna have a little fun?" One day, she was talking to her Preacher about this. He said he had two male parrots and all they did was read the Bible. He thought perhaps they would be a good influence on the two females. So they put the four parrots together. So, the females yelled at the male parrots, "We're prostitutes, wanna have a little fun?" One male parrot said to the other, "Put the Bibles away! We've made it to heaven!"

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cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:00 PM

God said to Adam, "I've got some good news and some bad news. First the good news. I have given you a brain and a penis. The bad news... I've only given you enough blood to work one of them at a time!"

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swiftservices cbcmkting April 07 2014 at 7:42 PM

Uggghhhh! The "human condition" strikes again! LOLOLOL. The jokes on here are very refreshing, I must admit

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TinBon434 April 07 2014 at 6:57 PM

God doesn't condemn His children when they make mistakes. Christian do and should acknowledge our wrong and repent. He extends His grace and forgives.

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wreninak April 07 2014 at 1:53 PM

I'm utterly irreligious. I have problems with sweets and exercising enough and going to the dentist when I should. So, I have some issues. Sometimes I'm not nice enough or hold grudges too long. But do you know what I don't problems with? Embezzlement. Adultery. Tax evasion. Or any number of things that are what most people would consider wrong from the get-go or that force you to resign your position within a church. Seriously, those who claim that it take a belief in a high power to have a moral compass don't get a free pass when they fail. Because they don't fail at a diet, they fail at keeping their clothes on. You don't accidentally fall on top of someone naked or accidentally embezzle money. There is systematic thought that go into committing a "moral" crime and there are many steps along the way before the first button is unbuttoned that you can just stop doing what you shouldn't be doing. The man was an immoral jerk and wasn't worth knowing from the get-go.

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mensa999 wreninak April 07 2014 at 2:04 PM

This is all pretty Graphic! Were you looking through his window??

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womenscountry wreninak April 07 2014 at 2:06 PM

Excellent post wreninak.....right on target. I am with you 100%

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