Abuse allegations surface at Grace Cathedral

WKYC NBC TV-3 News, Ohio/October 14, 2014

By Chris Tye

Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio -- For sixty years, Ernest Angley has preached to the world from his headquarters in Cuyahoga Falls.

But for the last two months, Akron Beacon Journal columnist Bob Dyer has been talking to dozens of former members of Angley's congregation who say what went on in here needs to stop. He wrote:

"Angley's church is a dangerous cult where pregnant women are encouraged to have abortions, childless men are encouraged to have vasectomies and Angley — who preaches vehemently against the "sin" of homosexuality — is himself a gay man who personally examines the genitals of the male parishioners before and after their surgeries. They also say he turns a blind eye to sexual abuse by other members of his church."

WKYC asked for a comment from the church and received the following: "Reverend Angley is not interested in responding to the article. It is a bunch of lies. It is not hindering us. We are being blessed in each service with crowds."

An associate pastor left this summer and shared his stories of abuse, which, according to Dyer, created a divide.

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