PASTOR SAID HE WAS SUCKING DEMONS OUT OF MEN HE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED, LAWSUIT CLAIMS

A Presbyterian minister in New Jersey is accused of sexually assaulting several parishioners under the guise of exorcising evil spirits.

Three men have come forward claiming Rev. Dr. William Weaver performed sex acts on them when they came to him for private counseling at Linden Presbyterian Church. Weaver, 69, would allegedly tell the men that he needed to “suck” out demons through their semen, citing Native American rituals and a verse from Ephesians telling Christians to “put on the full armor of God.”

 

minister-sex-abuseThree men and one woman have filed suit against former minister William Weaver, claiming he sexually assaulted them under the guise of performing Native American exorcism rituals.GETTY IMAGES

 

According to impact statements the men submitted to the Presbytery of Elizabeth, which has jurisdiction over the church in Linden, Weaver would order each to strip naked and lie down. Then he would place an “angel coin” on their foreheads and have them balance stones on their hands and ankles.

Weaver would then allegedly perform oral sex on them.

One man, A.J. Meeker, says he started seeing Weaver about family problems in 2000, when he was 20. “I refuse to stay silent any longer,” he wrote in his statement. “I need to make sure that this never happens to anyone else ever again.”

Another man, Jared Staunton, said that after his assault, Weaver “lifted my head up and looked into my eyes, and said, ‘You don’t have to be afraid anymore, I’m your protector now.'”

With that, Staunton said, the minister kissed him on the lips.

In addition to working at Linden Presbyterian for 39 years, Weaver also served as chaplain for the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association. Audrey Pereira, a representative for the chapter, described him as “a Jekyll and Hyde.”

“He did good on one hand,” she told My Central Jersey. “On the other hand, he did this evil to who knows how many. It can’t just have been these guys. There has to be more.”

linden-presbyterian-churchLinden Presbyterian Church in Linden, New Jersey.GOOGLE EARTH

An investigation by the Presbytery found credible evidence of “multiple acts of idolatry and sexual misconduct.” It also reportedly uncovered gay porn on a church-owned computer in Weaver’s office.

A church trial was set to start on January 25, but Weaver renounced the Presbytery and its jurisdiction the day before. He has subsequently moved to a gated retirement community in Lakewood, about an hour away from Linden.

 

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South Africa’s ‘Doom Pastor’ found guilty of assault

Lethebo Rabalago (not shown here) claims Doom insecticide can heal people with cancer and HIV

 

A South African self-styled prophet who sprayed his followers with the insecticide, Doom, has been found guilty of assault, local media report.

Lethebo Rabalago – widely known as the Doom Pastor – was also found guilty of contravening the Agricultural Stock Remedies Act, a court ruling said.

Rabalago claims the insect repellent he used in 2016 could heal cancer and HIV.

A sentence is yet to be handed down after the verdict by Mookgopong Magistrates Court in Limpopo province.

On Friday, magistrate Frans Mahodi told the court the state had proved its case beyond reasonable doubt that the five people who laid assault charges were violated, South Africa’s national broadcaster SABC reports.

The magistrate said the fact that the complainants “were sprayed on their faces with Doom makes this offence [the] worst of its kind”.

He also revealed some of them had suffered “detrimental side effects… like coughing for more than seven months” after the incident.

Rabalago – who run the Mount Zion General Assembly – was arrested after it emerged he had used the product to “cure” his followers of various ailments in 2016.

The pastor claims afflicted church members have been delivered after being sprayed with the insecticide

 

In photos circulating on social media, he was seen spraying the insecticide directly into the eyes and various body parts of his congregants. 

At the time, he told the BBC’s Nomsa Maseko in Johannesburg he had sprayed the face of one woman because she had an eye infection and claimed the woman was “just fine because she believed in the power of God”.

Rabalago’s case had been delayed on a number of occasions, most recently when his lawyer forgot his glasses.

South Africa has seen a wave of incidents where church members have been subjected to unorthodox rituals which purportedly healed them of various ailments. 

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The dangers of worshipping some South African preachers:

Lethebo Rabalago, Mount Zion General Assembly

  • Posted a photo on Facebook which showed what looked like a large speaker on top of a person lying face-up on the ground
  • In another photo, he is seen sitting on the speaker while a person remains underneath
  • In 2016, he is photographed spraying insecticide into the faces of his followers, saying it will heal them

Lesego Daniel, Rabboni Ministries 

  • The self-styled prophet in Pretoria instructed members of his congregation to drink petrol
  • In 2014, Facebook images on the church’s website also showed his followers eating grass and flowers on his orders 

Penuel Mnguni, End Times Disciples Ministries

  • Dubbed “snake pastor” by local media
  • The 25-year-old “man of God” reportedly started his church 2014 after training under Lesego Daniel.
  • In 2015, Facebook images showed the self-proclaimed prophet feeding his members stones which he claimed to have turned into bread
  • That same year, other images emerged of him feeding his followers snakes and rats , which they claimed had been turned into chocolate
  • He has since been chased out of the Soshanguve, north of Pretoria, where his church was located

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