Replying a tweet which asked Twitter users why they stopped going to church, a Twitter user @_Nonhleshandu, disclosed that she stopped going to church following a rape act committed by a Pastor.
A mate committed suicide because our pastor (Male) has been raping him for years. Elders at church knew about it but swept it under the carpet. His rapist stood next to his coffin and delivered a sermon at his funeral. The guy’s aunt knew he was getting raped.
Oh wait. The pastor was married, with kids. I think I’ll look for the article and show y’all
Recall also that in Nigeria, Senior Pastor of the Chosen One To Rule Ministry, Asaba, Delta State, Chinonso Udemezue, accused of raping a 10-year-old boy blamed “Yahoo boys” for his travails, after making an open confession few days ago.
“It is fake news. ‘Yahoo-boys’ in the neighbourhood are the ones trying to set me up,” he told Saturday Punch.
Asked if he was arraigned for raping the boy, he confirmed that he was.
On why he thought the boy would make such an allegation, Udemezue replied, “I don’t know what they could have said to the boy to make him say such a thing.”
Gabriel’s aunty had narrated that her mother went to the preacher for spiritual counselling because he was a pastor they trusted.
“I lost my brother sometime ago and we did not want to lose my nephew too, that is why my mother went to the pastor for counselling and prayers.
“He said that we might lose him to kidnappers if my mother did not bring him to live with him for some time.
“When we decided to put the boy in our pastor’s custody, my mother asked how much would be needed to enrol him in a school and pastor said N45,000 which my mother gave to him,” she said.