Black Collar Crime: Evangelical Pastor Ernest Angley Accused of Having Sexual Relations With a Man

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Ernest Angley, pastor of Grace Cathedral in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio stands accused of having coercive sexual relations with men, including church employees. According to an old recorded conversation, Angley’s confesses to having sex with an unnamed man. You can listen to it here. It’s six minutes long. Please take the time to listen to the recording. It provides real insight into how some Evangelical pastors and churches operate. It’s disgusting, to say the least.

The Akron Beacon Journal reports:

The person who provided the tape did so for a promise of anonymity. That person felt called to action after reading about an exchange of lawsuits between Angley and another former Grace Cathedral pastor, the Rev. Brock Miller. Miller sued Angley in August, claiming that sexual abuse Angley inflicted upon him has caused permanent damage. Angley has countersued for defamation.

The source believed releasing the tape would show that Angley, who has preached vehemently against the “sin” of homosexuality, has a history of sexual abuse involving his employees.

The assistant minister on the tape is the Rev. Bill Davis, who left the church after learning about Angley’s activities. Although Davis made the original recording, he did not provide the tape and had absolutely nothing to do with initiating this story. In fact, he only reluctantly agreed to talk about the tape after praying about the decision and consulting his wife and his attorneys.

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The existence of the recording had been rumored for decades and is often cited by former members as the reason Grace Cathedral suffered a significant drop in membership in 1996. Estimates of the number of parishioners who left what was then a megachurch range from 100 to 300. (The church has long declined to release information about the size of its membership.)

It is unknown how many copies of the recording exist, or how many people have heard it. But the Beacon Journal spoke with five people with former ties to the church who said they had listened to it.

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The person who offered the tape to the Beacon did so because that person read a two-part Beacon Journal series about the Rev. Miller published early last year, then later read about Miller’s lawsuit against Angley. The source believes Miller is telling the truth and thought releasing the tape might help his cause.

In last year’s articles, Miller said he had been sexually abused by Angley on and off for nine years and left the church in 2014 because he just couldn’t take it anymore. At least a dozen times, Miller said, his boss required him to disrobe and masturbate in front of him.

Miller said he grudgingly acceded because, having grown up in the church, he believed Angley was “the man of God” and wouldn’t ask him to do something that wasn’t right.

Starting in 2006, Miller said, Angley would summon him to his home for what he called a “special anointing,” in which Miller would be required to strip and lie on a circular bed while Angley massaged him.

For those of us who have followed Angley for decades, it comes as no surprise that he’s caught up in a homosexual sex scandal. If you are unfamiliar with Angley, here’s a 1980s two-minute interview that will tell you all you need to know about the man and his sexuality.

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Want more? Here’s a recent one hour video of Ernest Angley in operation, complete with music, preaching, healings and, of course, fund raising.

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4 Comments

  1. przxqgl

    i have been aware of ernest angely for decades, and it does not surprise me in the least.

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  2. ObstacleChick

    My friend and I used to watch and make fun of his preaching shows when we were teens. Yet another case of a so-called man of God using his status to inflict harm on others.

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    1. Brian

      Ernest Angley, Trump and Colonel Klink all intend to serve a higher cause, to make USA/Germany great again! What appears most often as an observable outcome is harm and more harm being called good! Ernest Angley is in fact a little ducky and not just a ducky but an alien ducky sent to earth to destroy every man’s wish to have hair on his head. Think of Ernest’s hair and you will find yourself shouting ‘Bald is Beautuful’ See what I mean? No doubt Ernie found himself with a man because a demon ducky confounded him and turned the lights out briefly. Demon ducks abound and are waddling and raging over the earth. One day every one of you will waddle and quack. It’s in the Bible. When it is written that every knee will bow and every mouth proclaim, the speech is symbolic. It really means you will waddle and quack. Ernest is way ahead of his time.

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  3. Paul Brown

    I recently started studying the copius and substantial evidence that King James was bisexual if not homosexual.

    It all ties in with what we have seen over and over from so many self righteous religious bigots. Let’s not forget Ted Haggard.

    It’s not the bi or gay that bothers me at all. It’s the horrible hypocrisy, bigotry and cruelty from the Abrahamic religions.

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