Protests at Gateway Church: Demand for Arrest of Founder Robert Morris Over Sexual Abuse Allegations

Outside the walls of Gateway Church, a crowd of protestors demands action, their voices rising in unison for the arrest of the church’s founder, Robert Morris, following shocking sexual abuse allegations.

A vivid banner waves in the breeze, capturing the essence of their outcry—justice for the victims.

These allegations had led to Morris stepping down, accused of beginning a predatory relationship with Cindy Clemishire when she was just 12 years old.

Decades later, the repercussions of her claims are felt within the church’s community and across global Christian circles, leaving many in disbelief.

At the heart of the protest, Emily High encapsulates the mood: “It’s anger, it’s all the range of emotions. Being a pedophile, a molester, that’s not ok.”

Morris has confessed to “inappropriate sexual behavior with a young lady” but stopped short of acknowledging her age during the incidents.

Inside the church, as chants echo outside, Elder Tra Willbanks speaks to the congregation, emphasizing a zero-tolerance stance on abuse and vowing to uncover the truth.

The church, shaken to its core, has engaged the external law firm Haynes and Boone, LLP’s services to lead a comprehensive investigation into the deeply troubling accusations.

In a recent statement, the Board of Elders expressed their dismay, noting the disturbing nature of the allegations and reiterating their commitment to safeguarding the vulnerable and upholding the sanctity of every individual.

They underscored their resolve: “Gateway Church is committed to protecting people—first and foremost children and the most vulnerable,” affirming their dedication to transparency and accountability, no matter how difficult the revelations might be.

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