With all the sexual assault we have read for the past weeks, from teacher, from a neighbor and anywhere else, this must be the most absurd one.
A pastor from Memphis named Andy Savage received a standing ovation from his congregation of Highpoint Church one Sunday after confessing that he sexually assaulted a teenager in Texas more than 20 years ago.
You wonder that those people who attended the service was all horrible for they praised their pastor’s doing. But read more below, to find out why.
The Sunday service was said to be live-streamed on the official YouTube page of the church.
Then his victim, the girl 20 years ago named Jules Woodson enlighten everybody by telling the whole story by writing about it on Watchmaker.
According to Woodson, Savage gave her a rode home when she was still in high school and Andy was a college student and also a youth minister at Woodlands Parkway Baptist Church in Texas. But instead, Savage took him to a wooded area, unzipped his pants, took his penis out, and asked for oral sex.”
“I remember feeling special and excited. I assumed we were going to get ice cream. I was scared and embarrassed, but I did it. I remember feeling that this must mean that Andy loved me.”
And eventually, Savage asked her to unbutton her shirt and started to touch her breasts. According to her, the incident lasted for five minutes and after that, Savage got out of the car, knelt, and exclaimed “Oh my God. What have I done?”
Woodson address her concern to her church pastor about what happened and pastor reply shocked. He said “So you’re telling me you participated?”
The victim also wrote:
“I didn’t say that I screamed no, jumped out of the car and ran into the dark forest because I Haden’t. I told him that Andy had asked me to perform oral sex and unbutton my shirt and I did. Nt only did I suddenly feel this immense guilt for doing what Andy had asked me to do but I also started to feel that this was my fault somehow because I didn’t stop him.”
Andy told the whole congregation saying:
“My repentance over this sin over 20 years ago was done, believing God’s forgiveness is bigger than any sin, and I still believe that.” He added, “Any painful memories or fresh wounds this has created for anyone, I am sorry and I humbly ask for your forgiveness I love you all very much.”
That’s when the audience stood up and cheered.
Chris Conless, the lead pastor of Highpoint Church also said in behalf of savage: “I can assure you that I have total confidence in the redemptive process Andy went through. I have watched Andy strive to live a godly life and proactively share what he has learned to other.”
Watch the CBS News report below:
Source: Elite Readers