According to Sarah Anderson, a member of the World Faith Fellowship in Spindale, North Carolina, the only way to “cure” homosexuals is to beat it out of them. Anderson admittedduring a court hearing, that she was responsible for rallying 30 other church members to beat Matthew Fenner, who is another member of the church, in order to “expel his homosexual demons.”
Anderson had said that Fenner was “unclean and sinful,” and that’s when Brooke Covington, the church’s minister, verbally attacked Fenner for over two-hours. The attack began as just verbal, however it eventually escalated to slapping, beating and then choking. Covington allegedly said to him, “God said there is something wrong in your life.”
In an interview with the Associated Press, Fenner said, “You can’t imagine the emotional toll this has taken on my life. I can’t do anything until this is over.” He also said that during the attack, he really thought he was “going to die,” and that his life is now “on hold.”
It is truly appalling that “Christians” think that violence will treat anything, let alone something that’s not even a disease. The minister is only facing up to two years in prison on charges of kidnapping and assault, meanwhile Fenner will be dealing with the emotional wreckage for the rest of his life.
This type of hate-filled crime has happened before at World Faith Fellowship. According to the Associated Press’ investigation, church members have coached other members and their children on how to lie to authorities about what really happened.
What’s even more shocking, is that Anderson isn’t even a member of the church anymore. She left back in 2015 after her 1-year-old son was violently abused by other members of the church.