Monday, November 11, 2013

Pastor calls women for counselling at his office where he tells them he is a shepherd who has the right to eat from his flock & he will then have unprotected S*X with them

Pastors brainwashed female church members using biblical verses to cover up their acts and when an abused woman tries to report the rape case, church members gang up against her. At Musasa offices this week two women openly spoke about how they were s*xually abused by a pastor who is apparently married to four women.
One of them openly wept as she narrated her ordeal revealing how this pastor would allegedly twist the Bible messages and boast that all the women in his church were his wives.
“To my dismay, even some male congregates believed it and shouted amen,” one woman said.
The pastor in question allegedly engages his victims in a “counselling” session at his office where he tells them he is a shepherd who had the right to eat from his flock (meaning to have s*xual intercourse with them).
He also allegedly tells the victims that during biblical times, the master had maid servants that he would bed. The woman said the pastor told them that after the master had bedded them, he would then hand them in marriage to male servants.
The women, who preferred to remain anonymous, for fear of victimisation, said after these abuses, they were forced to marry young male members of the church, even when there was no love between them.
The s*xual appetite of this particular man of the cloth is said to be so huge that it is believed that he could have bedded the most of women in his congregation.
The women said the s*xual escapades could turn into orgies where he would demand group s*x with a number of girls who were made to touch each other’s body parts to s*xually arouse each other.
That is when he would become intimate with them while others watched and in some cases these acts are captured on a video recorder.
“I was 18 years old when the pastor demanded that I should start sleeping with him saying it was church policy. He said that no woman could be allowed to wed outside the church and before any wedding the pastor said he had the right to sleep with the bride first or else there would be no marriage.
“However, the abuse continued for a long time and whenever he felt he wanted me, he would bed me. If I threatened to speak out, the pastor would pick me in front of the whole church while preaching and portray me and tell everyone that I was possessed by evil spirits,” one of the women said.
The second woman chipped in and said: “I was 20 when the pastor bedded me and fell pregnant. I was ordered to terminate the pregnancy and taken to a doctor who performed the abortion. At that time, the pastor’s fourth wife was also pregnant. All the abused girls were often made to stay at the pastor’s house. We could not tell anyone because we feared him so much. After two years and when I had recovered from the first abortion, the pastor took advantage of me again and made me pregnant. The second pregnancy was aborted at five months and it was a very dangerous and life-threatening procedure.”
She said that is when she realised that what he was doing to her was wrong. The woman said, while he was doing all these things, he was very protective of his own daughters.
“I wouldn’t be surprised if I were to hear that he could have been abusing them as well,” she added.
Both women were later handed in marriage to innocent young men from that congregation, a situation that keeps haunting them to date.
“It was traumatic, his s*xual urge was just too much to the extent that even when I was menstruating, he would order me to bed and remove the sanitary towel,” the second woman said.
They both said their only hope to nail the pastor and have him brought to book for the abuses could only be through Musasa.
Musanhu said many women from various Christian denominations were now coming out to report such cases from this particular Pentecostal church.
A male member of the church is said to have alerted the Ministry of Gender and Women’s Affairs, in a letter to intervene.
“Zimbabwe was declared a Christian nation, but why is such evil being allowed to happen? We demand that government intervene and regulates these churches.
“There are many churches that are sprouting all over the place, but there seems to be no one regulating their operations. People should not be allowed to wake up and start their own churches because all this is just a tip of the iceberg,” Musanhu said.
She said pastors were powerful people, in most cases well connected and had money, resulting in most of them who engaged in such nefarious activities buying themselves out of prosecution.
Musasa’s advocacy and legal coordinating officer Tariro Tandi said survivors of such abuse would not have consented to intimacy, but they do it out of fear and yet these were clearly rape cases
Source: NewsDay

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