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Some very troubling reports surfacing from Akron, Ohio, where a televangelist named Ernest Angley has been accused of truly despicable activity, including gross sexual misconduct and forcing members of his congregation to get vasectomies and abortions. Numerous church members have come forward saying Angley wanted to keep people in his church, Grace Cathedral, from having children—people like prominent church member Greg Mulkey, who told reporters “He doesn’t want people to have kids because it would take their time and money away from [the church] ...He really forced people into abortions through scare tactics, as if he were a medical doctor."

A former pastor is also accusing Angley of inappropriate touching, accusations the 93-year-old Angley defended himself from in the pulpit recently, saying “I’m not a homosexual. God wouldn’t use a homosexual like He uses me" ... Discuss

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Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama is reeling from a series of stark revelations given by their (now former) pastor Juan Demetrius McFarland. Over a series of Sundays, McFarland used the pulpit to admit to everything from drug use to mishandling of church funds—admissions church goers apparently accepted with grace and forgiveness. Thus emboldened, McFarland—who had been in leadership for 23 years—made a horrifying confession: He had slept with multiple members of the congregation without telling them he had AIDS. The confession was confirmed by Deacon Nathan William Jr., who told local reporters that McFarland had "concealed from the church that he had knowingly engaged in adultery in the church building with female members of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church while knowingly having AIDS."

At this time, no charges have been filed, but "Transmitting a Sexually Transmitted Disease" is a Class C Misdemeanor in Alabama ... Discuss

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