North Carolina Church Members Accused of Stalking Gay Man

Michael Lowry says Word of Faith Fellowship Church targeted him because of his sexuality.
3:00 | 10/22/12

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The pastors said. To find now what my darkest secret was. And I was like I'm never tally. And Michael Lowry says that secret word of faith learned is that he's -- He claims August 2011 he got out of the shower of what's called the fourth building -- Dorm like facility for men on church grounds he was assaulted as he was read scripture because of his sexuality. They hit my day had with his fist. And I was out on the floor. How my hands and feet down. And are pushing on my chance and I could barely breathe he says he was then told to leave. So you're not welcome here if you can't stay on the grounds -- last you want -- He filed a report -- law enforcement but soon left for Michigan now -- is back to pursue his case against the man he says physically abused him. Jerry Cooper is a former member of the church and came back. Well I've witnessed it. Witnessed the paddling -- witness. People held down. -- witnessed. Loud screaming and eyewitness Stalinist -- -- -- story it was very credible. Word of faith was featured several years ago by the national television program inside edition when a woman made allegations of spanking into submission. And what's called blasting or verbal abuse used on children. It is -- political there's no doubt in my mind. Both men say church members followed them when they learned they were back in town they were pretty ruthless there was no hiding what they were doing. The word of -- members have been charged with Staunton. I literally lived in fear. Every day I was here. It's.

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