A pastor in Ohio is catching major fire after video surfaces of students spitting, slapping, and cutting him during an Easter demonstration.
A pastor in Ohio is now issuing an apology after a very graphic video of his Easter demonstration went viral.
Impact City Church part-time associate pastor Jaddeus Dempsey admits that he crossed the line when he asked his middle and high school students to spit on him, slap him and cut him during a lesson.
Dempsey was joined by Impact City lead pastor Justin Ross for an apology video.
“Each Monday, we invite students to come across the street to a place where they can hang out with their friends and we provide activities for them, we feed them, and as part of that program, we also take five minutes to do a deposit of faith in the students,” Ross explained.
Dempsey’s lesson was all about the crucifixion in which he told the students they could spit on him slap, and cut him using a steak knife, again “without any repercussions.”
“One of the students cut him on his back,” Ross confirmed. “Now, many of the students were taking videos of this and posting them on social media. The reactions are appropriate, that many of you were disgusted and many of you were hurt by this.”
Dempsey apologized for the incident and admitting that it was inappropriate.
“It was over the top and it was just not appropriate and it was in bad judgment,” he said. “So, I am so sorry for misrepresenting the community, the church, the parents, the students. Anybody that I hurt.”