Monday, July 22, 2019

Pastor said he was ‘sucking demons’ out of men he sexually assaulted

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A Presbyterian pastor in New Jersey accused of sexual assault has defended himself by saying he was exorcising evil, demonic spirits from the men.

Three parishioners came forward and claimed that 69-year-old Reverend Dr William Weaver sexually assaulted them, according to Newsweek.

When the three came for private counselling from the Reverend, he would say he needed to ‘suck’ out the demoms through their semen.

Balancing acts

According to impact statements the men submitted to the Presbytery of Elizabeth, which has jurisdiction over the church in Linden, Weaver would order each man to strip naked and lie down.

Then he would place an ‘angel coin’ on their foreheads and have them balance stones on their hands and ankles.

During this, Weavers would then perform oral sex on the men.

The pastor cited Native American rituals and a verse from Ephesians telling Christians to ‘put on the full armor of God.’

One man, AJ Meeker, explained how he started visiting Weaver about family problems in 2000, when he was 20.

‘I refuse to stay silent any longer,’ he wrote in his statement. ‘I need to make sure that this never happens to anyone else ever again.’

Moreover, another man who came forward, Jared Staunton, said that after the reverend assaulted him, he allegedly ‘lifted my head up and looked into my eyes, and said: “You don’t have to be afraid anymore, I’m your protector now.”‘

After that, the pastor kissed him on the lips.

Gay porn found on his church computer

In June, the three men, along with a woman who claimed Weaver similarly assaulted her, filed a lawsuit in Middlesex County Superior Court.

Alongside Weaver, they are suing the Linden Presbyterian Church, the Presbytery of Elizabeth and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

This resulted in an investigation by the Presbytery that found evidence of ‘multiple acts of idolatry and sexual misconduct.’

Investigators also found male-on-male porn on a church-owned computer in Weaver’s office.

‘A Jekyll and Hyde’

Weaver had worked at Linden Presbyterian for around 39 years. He also served as chaplain for the local chapter of the Vietnam Veterans Association.

Audrey Pereira, a representative for the chapter, described him as ‘a Jekyll and Hyde.’

‘He did good on one hand,’ she told My Central Jersey.

‘On the other hand, he did this evil to who knows how many. It can’t just have been these guys.

‘There has to be more.’


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