Megachurch Evangelist Accused of Forcing Abortions, Vasectomies
Amanda CasanovaReligious persecution, missions, Christianity around the world
- 2014 Oct 15
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