California Pastor Used Church to ‘Satisfy His Fetish’ For Explicit Photos – and His Wife Helped: Lawsuit
Here we go yet again. Conservatives, both Christian and secular, believe and promote untruths and falsehoods that marriage will make people more mature and empathetic and that marriage is so much better for society than people remaining single.
I have been a conservative going back to my teen years, and I heard all the pro-Family Values rhetoric all the time, rhetoric which generally includes bashing singleness or insulting single adults for being single.
Frequently, conservatives will blame liberals or feminism for “ruining” society and they will prescribe marriage and having children as “the cure”, but I sure as heck do not see traditional values, church, Christianity, The Nuclear Family, Family Values, or marriage or parenthood making society any better.
Married people are not more sexually pure than single adults. Many times, conservatives incorrectly assume that being married will cause a decrease in a person sexually sinning, and that all to most single adults are “horn dogs” who lack sexual self control.
Christians will sometimes teach that if you are a single adult who’d like to marry that you, the single, must meet some kind of spiritual standard or else God will not allow you to marry, that God will not “reward you with” a spouse.
Christians will teach singles that it is sinful to marry outside the Christian faith. They often based this on a verse or two that mentions being equally yoked, and the assumption seems to be that a Christian who marries a Non-Christian will “veer off course” and become a non-believer too or live a life of sin.
Here we have a news story of two Christians married to each other, one worked as a church pastor no less, but they are both a couple of perverts.
Being married did not keep this couple from sexually sinning. Being married did not make this couple more mature, responsible, godly, and God apparently did not mind rewarding both of these deviants with a spouse, because he permitted them to marry each other.
Lastly, I would rather marry an atheist who is not a pervert than be “equally yoked” to a self professing Christian man like the pastor in this story who sexually preyed on women congregants.
Jan 19, 2018
by Travis Gettys
A former parishioner sued a California church and its former pastors — who she accused of sexual assault, battery and harassment.
The woman, a mother of two in her 30s, sued former Church for Life pastors Robert Litzinger and Cindy Litzinger seeking compensatory and punitive damages, reported the (Link): Santa Maria Times.
Robert Litzinger stepped down from church leadership in June 2016 over complaints about his statements on pornography during pre-marriage counseling sessions, when he allegedly told women how to masturbate and urged them to do “whatever their husbands wanted.”
The lawsuit claims Litzinger used his position as lead pastor to “satisfy his sexual fetishes,” and accused his wife of assisting and encouraging his conduct.
Robert Litzinger encouraged women to discuss their sex lives with him, according to the lawsuit, and said doing so made them strong Christian women.
He encouraged brides-to-be to send him sexually explicit photos and shared his own with them, the suit claims.
The woman claims Litzinger sent her a photo of himself with his wife, with a note saying “just had a great session.”
The couple invited the woman to their home for a prayer group, and she says Litzinger groped her — and his wife defended his actions as an “innocent mistake.”
The woman said other pastors at Church of Life did nothing to address her complaints about Litzinger’s conduct with her between 2014 and 2016.