This will not be tolerated!
SPINDALE, N.C. – A grand jury has indicted five members of a North Carolina church for kidnapping and beating a man because he’s gay.
WSPA-TV reported that five members of the controversial Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale were indicted earlier this week in connection to the alleged crime.
Sarah Covington Anderson, Adam Bartley, Brooke Covington, Justin Covington and Robert Louis Walker Jr. were charged Tuesday with simple assault and kidnapping. Anderson also faces a charge of assault by strangulation.
Matthew Fenner claims he was beaten by members of the church last year.
Fenner said the church was trying to cure him for being gay and wanted to “break me free of the homosexual demons.”
Word of Faith Fellowship lawyer Josh Farmer told WSPA-TV in an email that the suspects are innocent and…
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