After the Florida Courier published on Feb. 3 a “breaking news” report based on a rumor that White would be crowned queen during a Super Bowl Sunday service at New Destiny Christian Center, White and her attorney refuted the claims and denied that the Florida minister had any “ties or affiliations” with Rabbi Ralph Messer, the same minister who performed Long’s “enthronement” ceremony at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Jan. 29.
What the Newspaper did not see was that Paula went through something similiar without all the pomp and circumstance on her tv show:
There has been much talk about Reverend White as she is now pastor of deceased Zachary Tim’s former flock.
One day after the news report was published, White issued a statement on PaulaWhite.org, which reads:
Late last night, a local newspaper published an article alleging that Rabbi Ralph Messer was set to “enthrone” or “coronate” Pastor Paula White. This allegation is utterly and completely false. There is not a single shred of truth in it. Nevertheless, the newspaper has continued to post this ridiculous story, even after Pastor White’s representative repeatedly denied the story directly to the publisher. In the past, Pastor Paula has interviewed Rabbi Messer on her television show. However, to be clear, Rabbi Messer has not been invited to participate in any service of New Destiny Christian Center or any other service with Pastor White. She has no ties or affiliation with him. She does not endorse him in any way, and she will not be participating in any events with him. Any suggestion to the contrary is totally false.
Amazing how these things go undiscussed until someone turns the lights on. It is also reported that White’s former church is shuttered and abandoned having fallen on hard times since her divorce from her husband.