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Woman raps SDA over pastor’s penalty

MARIA BRADSHAW, [email protected]

Woman raps SDA over pastor’s penalty

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A WOMAN IS TAKING the Seventh-Day Adventist Church to task over how it handled a complaint made by her of inappropriate conduct on the part of one of its pastors.

The woman, a teacher, told the SATURDAY SUN that after a year-and-a half of investigations into her complaint surrounding text messages between her and the pastor, in which she believed he was making advances towards her, the church ruled that it could find no grounds on which to discipline the pastor because there was no policy existing on how to deal with pastors who behaved in such a manner.

In addition, the 44-year-old woman said she felt more like the perpetrator than the victim after the church also told her that she engaged in behaviour with the married pastor which was tantamount to “entrapment”.

The pastor was placed on suspension for three months while the investigation took place; reassigned to another church and asked to apologise to the woman. (MB)

Please read the full story in today’s Saturday Sun, or in the eNATION edition.