In Warsaw a group of protesters gathered Sunday to demand the end to New Life Christian Church. Last week the former pastor, John Lowe, confessed to a relationship with a woman 20 years ago. That woman says she was 16 at the time.
The protesters don’t want just his firing. They want the church locked and boarded up, saying other people have had problems with sexual abuse in the congregation.
“Anytime they open up and are ready to do something, we need the public to come out here,” said one protester who was leading the group.
“We will not stand with anybody who stands with pedophiles out here in Kosciusko County,” she said. Lowe has not been accused of pedophilia. The age of consent in 16 in Indiana.
But, at least one person in the group of protesters told WNDU-TV she was abused by a church usher when she was a little girl.
“There’s victims coming out by the hour, but the day,” said the protest leader.
Lowe confessed in front of the congregation, saying he needed to atone for the relationship, saying he offered no excuse for committing adultery.