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Prosecutor: Minister 'directed' beating of gay congregant
Thursday, June 1st 2017, 11:47 am EDT

Associated Press

RUTHERFORDTON, N.C. (AP) - A prosecutor says a North Carolina minister "directed and participated in" the beating of church member who says the assault was meant to expel his "homosexual demons."

Prosecutor Garland Byers gave an opening statement Thursday in the trial of Brooke Covington, a 58-year-old minister at Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina.

Covington is the first of five church members to face trial. They will be tried separately.

Covington is charged with kidnapping and assaulting former church member Matthew Fenner. If convicted, she faces up to two years in prison.

Her lawyer, David Teddy, disputes the allegations.

The 23-year-old Fenner says he was slapped, choked and screamed at for two hours in January 2013 as members tried to expel his "homosexual demons."

Brooke Covington and the Word Of Faith Fellowship, WIS 8 Comments [6/1/2017 9:55:24 AM]
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This pastor should be behind bars

On another note, this is the kind of person Conservatroll/SJW Critic says it's an honour to be next to. Kind of says a lot to that

6/1/2017 10:08:37 AM

Mister Spak

Covington is possessed by a demon of torture. Or maybe homophobia.

6/1/2017 10:10:34 AM



She IS behind bars, she'd on trial right now.

6/1/2017 10:44:00 AM


You would would think they would try Dreams of Dumanis's magic olive oil before taking such drastic action.

6/1/2017 3:26:25 PM

Churchy LaFemme

I thought women were supposed to be silent in church, and not in a leadership position over men. Why is this woman a minister in what is obviously a conservative Christian church?

6/1/2017 5:05:13 PM


I hope she gets a lot more than two years.

6/1/2017 6:21:00 PM


Romans 13:1-5

Karma. It is Instant. [/John Lennon]

6/1/2017 8:12:00 PM

And yet we hear from Christians they don't hate homosexuals

6/2/2017 10:24:06 PM

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