*Man, the more I hear news like this, the more I feel an obligation to warn people to stop looking at “pastors” as people without the capacity to be lowdown dirty dogs. Recognize that they, too, are only human; and as such, are capable of using their status…excuse me, misusing their status to commit evil. I repeat: They are only human, nothing more. Of course this may not be your pastor, but its somebody’s. Like the Canadian pastor who has been arrested after he sexually assaulted a woman he was performing an exorcism on.
Please tell me ya’ feel me.
Wayne Marlon Jones, 53, has been accused of the assault by Toronto police. It occurred sometime between May 2011 and May 2013. Jones was arrested last August, but according to the Toronto Sun, police have only now began to reach out to anyone who may know something as the investigation continues.
Police said Jones’ victim was given “spiritual guidance” that included exorcisms, according to the Toronto Star.
And a biography on Jones, posted on the United Spiritual Baptist Church website, says he is married with “a vast number of Spiritual Children” to his credit.
The bio also reads,
“Bishop Dr. Wayne M. Jones is a man who believes in gratitude, and because of this he always talks about how grateful he is to every one who has touched his life in some way to get him to where he is now.”
Jones’ victim was also convinced to turn over her money and property to him and he faces three counts of fraud to the tune of $5,000.
And this victim may only be one of many.
Neighbor Sue Lamonday told the Toronto Sun that the church services that went on made her uncomfortable.
“Weird things go on over there,” Lamonday told the publication. “It didn’t make sense people would be there at 2 a.m. until 4, 5, 6 a.m. I walked by last summer and heard [a man] screaming, ‘God is going to save you from the fires of hell if you hand over your help any way you can.'”
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (416) 808-1400 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).