The Rev. Marcus Lamb is in the news again, this time for a lawsuit brought by a member of his staff at Daystar Television Network who claims she has been caused emotional distress by Lamb's public acknowledgment of an extramarital affair. Jeanette Hawkins says that the out-of-wedlock tryst compromised the Christian values she expected in the workplace. Lamb and his wife appeared on national television Tuesday admitting to the affair, saying that three people demanded $7.5 million from him to stay quiet about his infidelity. In an effort to avoid the extortion, Lamb came clean about the affair. On Wednesday, Jeanette Hawkins filed suit in Dallas County District Court.
The Dallas Morning News reported that Hawkins says she was hired by Lamb and a female executive at Daystar in 2005 to be the marketing director, guaranteeing that she would be working in a Christian setting. Uh-huh. Hawkins maintains that having to work for a man who engaged in a "lingering affair" in a "perverted" work environment caused her "great emotional pain." Uh-huh. The lawsuit accuses the company of using funds to enable the trysts in various out-of-town locations. Uh-huh. According to Hawkins, it was "buck wild" at Daystar, which airs some of the highest-profile evangelists in the world, including Joel Osteen, T.D. Jakes, Benny Hinn, Kenneth Copeland, Creflo Dollar and Joyce Meyers. You've heard the term "PK" for pastors' kids who are supposed to be wild? Perhaps the apples don't fall too far from the tree. We've said it before and we'll say it again: People should not worship people, because human beings will always make mistakes, thereby letting you down. Too bad Ms. Hawkins, a grown-up, doesn't get that.
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