Have you guys been following the Jesus cheater news this week? Sunday, the Southern Baptist Convention released an explosive 300-page report on sexual abuse within its ranks. How for years they kept a list of sinister ministers, denied it, and blamed the victims.
And then, this headliner out of Indiana — pastor John Lowe II is confronted by a parishioner, who he began abusing when she was 16, and called it “adultery.”
Which makes a perverse sort of sense given the church’s no-biggie stance on infidelity. Cop to the lesser offense.
When the woman took the microphone Sunday, she started by saying she had been living in “a prison of lies and shame” for nearly three decades. For years, she said, she blamed herself for the sexual relationship her pastor had initiated. She thought she was a horrible person and considered suicide. She lied to protect Lowe and his family, she said, and so did others: “People knew but were too afraid to come forward.”
“No one ever came to me. No one ever helped me. No one ever got me counseling,” she added.
You can watch the entire confrontation here, caught on a video by a member of the congregation.
Would you be interested to learn that not only was Lowe a sexual predator, he was a big fan of the Reconciliation Industrial Complex? Check out his promo about “marriage encounter” weekends.
This story is creepy on so many levels. Like the icky detail that Lowe liked to give women in the congregation jewelry. Items, which the victim’s husband returned to Lowe, reports the Daily Mail.
He presented a pearl necklace that his wife had been given by the church and a ‘purity ring’ that he said the pastor gave her during their affair.
Nate returned both items and said the pair ‘were not stretching the truth’, but encouraged other women who had been these ‘gifts of the ministry’ to return them too.
Purity ring?! What misogynistic Kay Jeweler gimcrackery is this? Thank you for your virginity. Please enjoy this cubic zirconia piece of shit.
The victim tells him:
‘You did things to to my teenage body that should have never been done. If you can’t admit the truth, you have to answer to God. You are not the victim here.’
Yes. Good for her. She headed that DARVO right off at the pass. You are not the victim here.
Thanks to such bravery, the narrative is changing. There are a bazillion sinister ministers like Lowe, a bunch of them catalogued in a report. It’s a start.