Anti-LGBT pastor arrested for grabbing man’s genitals at Indiana park: police
A southern Indiana minister who preaches against homosexuality was accused of soliciting gay sex at a park.
Gaylard Williams, pastor of Praise Cathedral Church of God in Seymour, was charged with battery after a man said he grabbed his genitals last week at Cypress Lake.
A man parked at the lake Dec. 12 said the 59-year-old Williams asked him to roll down his vehicle window, then reached in and squeezed his genitals and offered to perform oral sex.
The man told the pastor he was “barking up the wrong tree” and acted like he was reaching for a gun.
He said Williams fled, but he wrote down his license plate number and called police.
Officers said Williams had gay adult material in his vehicle when they stopped him later.
His church teaches that same-sex marriage is sinful and urges congregants to “glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh.”
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