By Richard Hack
Anti-gay multimillionaire evangelist Perry Stone was forced by he board of his Voice of Evangelism [VOE] to resign in disgrace after a female employee accused him of “inappropriate conduct.”
Last March, Stone made headlines when he declared that the COVID-19 pandemic was God’s “reckoning” for America’s decision to allow same-sex marriage and legalized abortion. Soon after, the VOE board announced Stone had taken a “sabbatical.”
Stone, 61, who is married, was forced last week to leave the ministry he created after admitting to acting “inappropriately with [female employees], and with words and sometimes actions.”
The evangelist, who has written dozens of books on his ministry and built a $22 million campus without assuming debt, said, “I confess at times I’ve been inappropriate in all this weariness of just non-stop ministry,” while not specifying what actual unwanted acts he performed.
“I let my guard down and I’ve asked, of course, God to forgive me for that. I sat down with my family, with my beautiful, precious wife Pam, the love of my life. I asked her to forgive me. And I very humbly and very sincerely ask those who have been hurt or offended by my actions to, please, also forgive me for those things.”