A Memphis megachurch gave a standing ovation to a pastor after he admitted to sexually assaulting a teenage girl just days before he conducted a workshop promoting abstinence.
Andy Savage apologized Sunday to his congregation Highpoint Church, after news reports revealed the woman’s allegations against the pastor — who has admitted they’re true.
The woman said she was 17 years old and a high school senior when she met Savage, who was then in college and working as a staffer at a Texas Baptist church now known as StoneBridge.
She told the Wartbridge Watch website that Savage drove her 20 years ago to a remote area, where he forced her to give him oral sex, fondled her and then jumped out of the vehicle, fell to his knees and begged forgiveness.
The woman said the incident caused lasting psychological harm, and she has recently filed a police report about the incident.
A standing ovation for a man who used his authority to coerce a teenage girl into sexual activity… and they think they are doing the right thing? Preposterous. This ‘church’ dishonors God and worships at the altar of the cult of personality. It’s absolutely disgraceful. They have made a molester into a hero.