The anticipated vindication of Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. has unequivocally developed, with the outlandish accusations, character defamations and complete fabrications from Earl Carter now being exposed. In a recently released YouTube video (Click here to view), Minister Sidney Lassiter III, along with his father, Elder Sidney Lassiter II, both clearly reveal that Carter lied when accusing Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. of molestation.

“I have never been raped, molested, inappropriately touched or otherwise mistreated in any manner by Bishop Blake; I have never told any other person that such misconduct occurred. Indeed, in my entire life, I have only met Bishop Blake on five or six occasions; those encounters always occurred in a public setting. All of my meetings with Bishop Blake occurred after the year 2001 when I was 18 years old, and not when I was 14 years old (as Mr. Carter has repeatedly claimed) or at any other time during my non-adult teenage years,” stated Minister Sidney Lassiter II.

“At no time has my son ever told me that he had been molested, inappropriately touched or otherwise mistreated in any manner by Bishop Blake; I have never told any other person that such misconduct occurred,” said Elder Sidney Lassiter II.

A defamation lawsuit was filed in December of 2015 in order to officially negate Carter’s incongruous claims.

“Mr. Carter’s purposeful and continual attempts to defame Bishop Charles E. Blake, Sr. are egregious, to state the very least. The filing of a defamation lawsuit was Bishop Blake’s only recourse to stop Carter’s harmful conduct and force the removal of defamatory videos from the internet,” said Attorney Uleses Henderson, General Counsel for the Church of God in Christ.

While we as believers may not be exempt from such malicious falsities, we can rest assured that the testing of our faith produces endurance and we can therefore, with confidence, count it all joy.