Pastor Resigns as Another Sex Scandal Rocks Hillsong
They are dropping like flies.
Another Hillsong pastor has resigned after finding himself embroiled in a sex scandal of his own making – the result of texting lewd photographs to a former parishioner and pretending it was one big accident.
The Creative Director of Hillsong’s New Jersey franchise, Darnell Barrett, 32, resigned Tuesday after adding a former church volunteer to his friend’s list and then sharing with her a picture of himself wearing revealing clothing that very clearly showed the contours and shape of his penis.
After sending the phot in question, he pretended that it was all an accident, writing on messenger to say, “Hey! I think I might’ve added you to my close friend’s list by accident. I’m so sorry. Trying to figure out how the hell to edit it.”
Rather than enticing her, she instantly saw through his ruse, telling him that she did not appreciate being lured in such a sexually aggressive and wicked way.
I’m insulted that you would think I wouldn’t understand what you’re doing. But I’m not F****** stupid. Obviously, what you wanted me to see were the shirtless photos and the outline of your d***, let’s not play and act like that wasn’t the point.
She further accuses him of trying to bait her, expressing her anger that she’s probably not the first person he’s done this to:
To be honest, this whole ‘fishing’ scheme of yours to see if I will bite isn’t what even pisses me off. What pisses me off is knowing that I’m not the only person you’ve probably done this to. I’m actually horrified by the thought of how many other innocent girls you’ve manipulated with this ploy of yours. I’m going to assume you’ve sent this to gauge girls’ reaction to see if they’d take part in this weird sexual online relationship fantasy you have.
The married father of two announced his resignation shortly thereafter, citing “infidelity” as the cause, yet maintained that their release had been a mistake. He insisted that these were the sorts of “real raw s***” he sends to his friends all the time.
When pressed for comment, Barrett revealed “This was something that was just an honest mistake and I informed my wife as soon as it happened…I was not at all trying to lure her. I get that she, within the context of what’s happening with Hillsong, that she would draw those conclusions.”
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