“Ex-Gay” Pastor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Male Clients

This pastor has an unusual method of “laying on hands”…

Via Raw Story:

A Minnesota pastor has been arrested for sexually assaulting two gay men while counseling them about their “homosexual tendencies.”

Charging documents released this week indicated that 55-year-old Rev. Ryan J. Muehlhauser was accused of eight felony counts of fourth-degree criminal sexual conduct on at least two men during sessions about how to “escape the gay lifestyle,” according to KARE.

Muehlhauser was a pastor at Lakeside Christian Church in Cambridge, but met the men through Outpost Ministries, which claims it was “formed over 30 years ago to meet the needs of men and women making the decision to break away from gay life.”

The first victim told authorities that Muehlhauser had “blessed” him by cupping his genitals. The pastor required the victim to arouse himself for “spiritual strength” and later instructed the man to get naked and masturbate in front of him, calling it “spiritual guidance.”

Read more at Raw Story.

5 Comments on "“Ex-Gay” Pastor Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Male Clients"

  1. InfvoCuernos | Nov 10, 2012 at 9:31 pm |

    The fox watching the hen house, er, rooster house?

  2. BuzzCoastin | Nov 11, 2012 at 1:10 am |

    about 30+ years ago I concocted a formula based upon my experience:
    spiritual advisers = sexual predators & grifters
    cops/lawyers/judges = crooks
    psychotherapists = lunatics

    rarely is the formula wrong

    • Bluebird_of_Fastidiousness | Nov 11, 2012 at 7:53 am |

      I always thought, while dating in college, that the people majoring in psychology were trying to figure out what was wrong with themselves.

      It’s almost axiomatic that the type of person to seek positions of power, ought not to have them. It’s certainly a beneficial assumption for those that might have dealings with such people. In this, as in so many things, the exceptions prove the rules.

  3. “Do you… like movies about gladiators?”

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