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US: Anti-gay pastor arrested for sexually harassing a man

Naith Payton December 19, 2014

Pastor Gaylard Williams of anti-gay Praise Cathedral Church of God in Indiana has been arrested for sexually harassing a man at a lake.

The victim says Williams approached him while he sat in his car, squeezed his genitals and asked him for oral sex. He said he only managed to make Williams leave by pretending to reach for a gun.

When police caught up with Williams they found gay pornography in his car. Williams claimed he was holding the pornography for a friend, and was at the lake to look for a friend who fished there.

Church of God beliefs state that homosexuality is a sin, marriage is between a man and a woman, and “We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh.”

Caleb Funke, youth director of another local church said of his neighbour: “I guess when you hear of a pastor getting caught of that, you get a little more shocked than I guess somebody else. But we’re all sinners.”

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