Megachurch Evangelist Ernest Angley, has been accused of forcing vasectomies and abortions on his congregation; the 93-year-old has also been accused of homosexual acts and abuse of church members.
Angley denied the allegations in a taped message.
"I'm not a homosexual,” Angley said in the message. “God wouldn't use a homosexual like he uses me. He calls me his prophet, and indeed I am. They called Jesus a homosexual, did you know that? And still do. Because he was with men. Oh, Mary Magdalene and a few women. But you can't stop the people's lies."
Angley did however admit that he asked boys to “uncover themselves” but did not touch them.
According to reports, Angley’s church, Grace Cathedral, call the church a cult and claim he intimidates the congregation.
"None of us have kids because he makes all the men get fixed," Becky Roadman, 32, who left the church in 2014, said. "You're not allowed to have babies there."
Greg Mulley, a singer who appeared on Angley’s show, said Angley used “scare tactics.”
"He really forced people into abortions through scare tactics, as if he were a medical doctor," Mulley said. "It turns my stomach."
Publication date: October 15, 2014
Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.