Pastor boasts about punching a child because he did not take God seriously (video)By Mason White 3:31 PM January 15, 2015
|Reverend Eric Dammann|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A pastor in New Jersey, was forced to apologize after a video showed that he boasted about punching a child for not taking God seriously.
Reverend Eric Dammann, a pastor at the Bible Baptist Church in Hasbrouck Heights, admitted to hitting the teenager for not taking God seriously.
However, he said that he regrets his actions, and they do not reflect the teachings of the Bible.
The statement comes a month after the video, which was uploaded to YouTube, showed Dammann talking about a time when he punched a boy named Ben.
Dammann said that he punched Ben in the chest as hard as he could. He said that Ben forgave him a long time ago, and he hopes that everyone else can forgive him as well.
The video went viral on the Internet, and has been viewed more than 2.7 million times on YouTube.
The video was originally uploaded by the church, but was removed when people expressed their concern about the pastor.