Pastor Used Scripture Trying to Coerce Congregants Into Sexual Relationships, Prosecutors Say
I’m not sure if this guy is married or not, as the articles don’t seem to say. If he is, you know my take: contrary to Al Mohler and other marriage idolaters, marriage doesn’t make anyone more godly, ethical or mature, as they often claim.
Also, you don’t have to achieve holiness or perfection to merit a spouse from God, as some Christian dating advice books used to say.
Lastly, “equally yoked” is a waste of your time, Christian single ladies, and, tied in with that point, contrary to what my well-meaning Christian parents taught me, church is not a good or safe place to meet single men to date or marry, since the few that attend turn out to be perverts.
April 1, 2022
By Michael Gryboski, Mainline Church Editor
A pastor charged with inappropriately touching multiple women tried to use Scripture to coerce female churchgoers into sexual relationships, Delaware’s Department of Justice has claimed.
Bishop Major Foster, a former pastor at Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church of Ellendale, faces pending charges of unlawful sexual contact. Prosecutors are asking women to contact local law enforcement if they’ve been abused by the pastor as they now have “reason to believe that additional victims may be unidentified.”
In a statement Thursday, Delaware authorities say that reports made to law enforcement allege Foster “attempted to use scripture to coerce female parishioners into sexual relationships, made inappropriate comments, and instigated prolonged hugs during which he made inappropriate sexual contact with his victims.”
These alleged incidents occurred between 2013 to 2020.
The Christian Post reached out to the Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church of Ellendale for comment on Foster’s indictment. A representative of the church hung up when contacted by phone. A response was not immediately received through email.
by Hannah Edelman
Delaware News Journal
March 31, 2022
The former pastor of Ellendale’s Philadelphia Pentecostal Holiness Church is facing multiple charges after state prosecutors say he inappropriately touched multiple women over a span of seven years.
Bishop Major Foster was once a trusted member of the Ellendale community. Beyond his role within the church, Foster co-founded the Ellendale Community Civic Improvement Association and fought for clean water for the town.
This position allowed Foster to sexually abuse three women for years, the Delaware Department of Justice said. It is also likely the reason investigators say they believe there are more victims that have not yet come forward.
…The Department of Justice reported that Foster sometimes “attempted to use scripture to coerce female parishioners into sexual relationships,” leaning directly on his position of authority within the church.
He also “instigated prolonged hugs” that led to sexual contact and made inappropriate comments, the department said, and attacked a victim’s husband when confronted.
(Link): Ohio Preacher Asked Men if they Performed Oral Sex on Spouses, Asked Males if they Had Large Penises, Asked to Look at their Penises, Asked One Actor if He Shaved His Pubic Hair, Encouraged Women Congregants to Get Abortions, Males to Get Vasectomies / Another Blow to “Be Equally Yoked” Christian Teachings