Anti-Facebook Pastor Steps Down After Vote

In a Jan. 17, 2010 photo, Pastor Cedric Miller, delivers the sermon during a service at Living Word Christian Fellowship in Neptune, N.J. Miller said 20 couples among the 1,100 members of his Living Word Christian Fellowship Church have run into marital trouble over the last six months after a spouse connected with an ex-flame over Facebook. Because of the problems, he is ordering about 50 married church officials to delete their accounts with the social networking site or resign from their leadership positions. (AP Photo/Asbury Park Press, Mary Frank) AP Photo/Asbury Park Press

A New Jersey church pastor who said Facebook can lead to adultery is temporarily stepping down after admitting that he had engaged in a three-way sexual relationship several years ago.

The Rev. Cedric Miller last week urged congregants at his Living Word Christian Fellowship Church in Neptune, N.J., to drop their Facebook accounts because some were having affairs facilitated by the social networking site.

Miller told The Associated Press on Wednesday he will resume his pastorate "eventually," but will be "taking some time off" following a church vote Tuesday night.

He says church members gave him a vote of confidence, subject to some restrictions he wouldn't list.

The church had no immediate comment.

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