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Sun Jun 16, 2024, 01:27 PM Jun 16

Trump's Spiritual Adviser Quasi-Confesses to Molesting 12-Year-Old Girl [View all]

Source: Daily Beast

Published Jun. 16, 2024 11:13AM EDT

The pastor of one of the country’s largest churches—and who Donald Trump once named as a spiritual adviser—has admitted to “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a woman who says he sexually abused her when she was just 12 years old.

On Friday, Cindy Clemishire told The Wartburg Watch, a religious watchdog blog, that Robert Morris, the pastor of Texas’ Gateway Church, asked her to come into his room when he stayed with her family for Christmas in 1982. She was 12 and he was 20 at the time. She said Morris molested her and then ordered her not to say anything about his behavior “because it will ruin everything.” The abuse continued for years before Clemishire confided in a close friend, prompting Morris’ wife to find out and Morris to step down from the ministry, according to the report.

He eventually returned to the church and founded Gateway Church in 2000, turning it into one of the country’s largest megachurches with an estimated weekly attendance of 100,000, according to the church. He serves as its senior pastor, prompting Trump to name him to a spiritual advisory board in 2016.

After Clemishire came forward, Morris acknowledged the claims in a statement to The Christian Post, admitting he engaged in “inappropriate sexual behavior” with a “young lady,” refusing to acknowledge Clemishire’s age at the time. “It was kissing and petting and not intercourse, but it was wrong,” he said.

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-spiritual-adviser-robert-morris-half-confesses-to-molesting-12-year-old-girl

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Colour me soooooooo NOT surprised. niyad Jun 16 #1
So this prick founded and runs one of the biggest mega churches? captain queeg Jun 16 #2
Petting? Call it by its real name central scrutinizer Jun 16 #3
Doesn't the word "petting" usually imply that the activity is mutually consensual? ShazzieB Jun 16 #18
It is called rape Conjuay Jun 17 #38
Morris seems to be the perfect 'spiritual advisor' for TSF. sinkingfeeling Jun 16 #4
STILL NOT a drag queen! Enter stage left Jun 16 #5
Piece of shit. twodogsbarking Jun 16 #6
"Weekly Attendance of 100,000!" ...(according to the church) maxrandb Jun 16 #7
Has to include online numbers genxlib Jun 16 #8
Yeah, some of these megachurches Haggard Celine Jun 16 #28
What are the odds she's the only one he molested? 50 Shades Of Blue Jun 16 #9
Well, that day. rubbersole Jun 16 #11
Indeed. What a creep mountain grammy Jun 16 #13
Slim to none Hekate Jun 17 #33
Worshipping at the House of Pedophilia. chowder66 Jun 16 #10
So, GOP politicians and preachers involved in pedophilia 57 surfered Jun 16 #12
Very good point. Kind of like Donnie's election fraud cases in 2020 / 2021. paleotn Jun 16 #15
That "57" is far, far too low a count ... Hermit-The-Prog Jun 16 #31
Surprised? I'm not. paleotn Jun 16 #14
12 yrs old is not a lady csusan Jun 16 #16
It used to be all attention and blame was put upon the slightlv Jun 16 #17
Seems to fit right in to being the Spiritual Advisor to the the convicted felon. republianmushroom Jun 16 #19
Answers are needed for some questions LiberalFighter Jun 16 #20
I could not even imagine staying married to a child molester. wnylib Jun 17 #35
Grab 'em by the pastor! truthisfreedom Jun 16 #21
BumRushDaShow........... Upthevibe Jun 16 #22
Are we Cherokee100 Jun 16 #23
Any relation to Philip Morris? 4lbs Jun 16 #24
I thought Paula (I speak in tongue) White was his spiritual advisor. Hotler Jun 16 #25
Can't ever forget her Arne Jun 16 #26
Next thing you know, Dump will claim that Jesus told him to grab 'em by the pussy Blue Owl Jun 16 #27
Sometimes it helps to go to the source (from the OP link) FakeNoose Jun 16 #29
Okay, this is more than just some weird narcissist tendency viva la Jun 16 #30
I'm taking a guess at this. wnylib Jun 17 #36
I can see that. viva la Jun 17 #37
The mother in that case was the girl's stepmother, wnylib Jun 17 #39
Robert Morris should be facing indictment and join the (currently) 1300 in the list ... Hermit-The-Prog Jun 16 #32
'Grooming' behavior pfitz59 Jun 17 #34
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