I do not normally recommend “Pulpit and Pen” to anyone, but this article on “Pastor” Greg Locke’s alleged spousal abuse is a must read.
It’s a must read because it fits the narrative I’ve heard dozens of times over the last fifteen years and as recently as the last two weeks.
As one non denomination pastor once said to me “all women are Philistines”…except the one they want to dump their wife for, of course.
The narrative in the story above comes right out of the cheating pastors text book.
The wife is sexually deficient for their needs.
The wife has become physically unattractive.
The wife isn’t invested enough in Pastor Horny’s vision.
When the wife breaks down from the emotional beatings, she’s “mentally ill”.
Then they turn the children against her and she’s abandoned by church and family.
It’s always her fault…
I’ve seen it over and over and over…
I ought to name names…but most of these women fear more consequences for the mistake of marrying these “men of God”.
To make the situation even more maddening, the same people who will howl like banshees about same sex marriage will turn a deaf ear to spousal abuse among their own clergy.
This is one of the most damning sins of the church today…and I hope that someday, it’s treated as such.
That day isn’t here yet…