Spiritual Abuse: Perversion in the Church – Bishop Wayne T. Jackson Lays on Top of Men During Ordination

Do you remember the Pastor Jack Schaap video in which he spoke at a FBC Hammond Youth Conference in 2010?   At this conference, Schaap used hand gestures in a way that simulated masturbation as church leaders in white jackets sat behind him and watched as if this was normal behavior for a pastor.    In case you forgot, here ya go and please remove children from the room while watching and listening (it is loud and obnoxious).   Thank you very much.

On the first Sunday at the church we called home after our abusive church, we listened to a sermon about false teachers.  I still remember the sermon.  The person preaching spoke from 2 Peter 2 and mentioned that false teachers usually have a sexual component in their false teaching.  The more I have studied false teachers, I have seen that this pattern is true.

18 For when they speak great swelling words of emptiness, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through lewdness, the ones who have actually escaped from those who live in error.

19 While they promise them liberty, they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by whom a person is overcome, by him also he is brought into bondage.

20 For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

 

21 For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.

 

22 But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: “A dog returns to his own vomit,” and, “a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire.”  2 Peter 2:18-22

Well . . . . . I’ve got another equally bizarre video to show you.  This is an ordination service by Bishop Wayne T. Jackson.  People, if your gut tells you that something is Not Quite Right, it is probably NQR.  We do not need to see services where people high up on the hierarchical ladder use their position of authority to justify simulated sex acts before our eyes.   Just because a bishop or senior pastor does it, does not mean it is right.  I’m in contact with someone trying to get a copy of the video to embed here, but for the time being, I have this link on Facebook that some of you may be able to access.   This link may work:  Thieves in the Temple: Bishop lies on top of men during (ritual) consecration?  

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I found a pretty good summary of the video here:

After the men have laid face down, Jackson calls for his assistants to cover them with large white cloths which he explains that “You gotta be buried. You gotta die. So that Christ can live in you. Be prepared for burial”. The men are completely covered and Jackson grabs the ankles of the first man and acts as if he is praying. Almost as an afterthought he beckons for the assistant to give him a red cape which he throws on top of the first man.

Next, Jackson unexpectedly flings himself on top of the first man, his body and groin on the man’s buttocks where he shakes, writhes and grimaces as if there is a sex act going on. Surprisingly, the man does not move. When he repeats the same actions on the second man, some members of the audience stand, applaud and cheer. (Source)

Ok, folks, this is clearly wrong.  There is nothing biblical about this whatsoever.

Here is a screen shot I took yesterday of a comment Bishop Jackson left on his Facebook page defending himself:

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You can see Bishop is saying that it is “demonic and a waste of time” to debate about whether this laying-on-top-of-men-during-ordination is biblical or not.  Hmmm..   Remember the spiritual abuse rule:  you aren’t supposed to question authority because that is divisive or in this case “demonic”.  Ok.

Another spiritual abuse issue that happens all the time is damage control.  There’s a big damage control campaign going on.  I have seen the video posted on two different sites on YouTube.  One person told me her entire YouTube account was removed.  It was also posted on a video site, Dailymotion, and that video, too, was removed.

Attention Bishop Wayne T. Jackson:   I am changing the title of this post to reflect your actions.  Doing damage control shows you have something to hide.  Removing comments from Facebook shows that you are not willing to discuss this issue.  Removing videos off Vimeo and YouTube and shutting down people’s accounts shows that you are on a witch hunt to destroy the evidence.  Why are you trying to hide this video?  If you are man enough to show this type of behavior in your church, then own up to it.

Update:  here’s another article on this event with interesting commentary.

Update 1/10/13  Tom Rich of FBC Jax Watchdogs just did an article and it’s definitely worth reading:

Detroit Church Holds “Brokeback” Ordination Service for Deacons, as Pastor Mounts Two Deacons in Front of Congregation

Update 1/10/13 3:00 PM – – replaced 2nd video embedded link.  Someone’s working hard to make sure you don’t get to see the video.  Previously replaced a direct link, so that makes this the 3rd video link altogether I have replaced because these folks are on a witch hunt to rid the internet of this ridiculous unbiblical charade.

Update 1/12/13:  My friend, Ken  Silva has also reported on this story with additional information:  CONTROVERSIAL ORDINATION CEREMONY BY BISHOP WAYNE T. JACKSON  (Note, if for some reason the video here is not working, you can see it at Ken’s link.  He must have downloaded the video and embedded it  – they haven’t seemed to get his removed.)

Update 1/13/13: Video has been removed yet again. This is the FOURTH time. I’m trying to find a new one. These people don’t give up. Damage control, much?

Ok, 1/16/13 the FIFTH time I have exchanged the video.  Wow, I have to hand it to them for being persistent.

28 comments on “Spiritual Abuse: Perversion in the Church – Bishop Wayne T. Jackson Lays on Top of Men During Ordination

  1. Weird. I think I like the neckline thing better. It’s crazy that the people in the church think that this is normal worship of Jesus. What translation are they using?

  2. Yea, most guys would probably prefer the neckline thing rather than a guy laying on top of them. Whatever translation they are using, it is messed up.

    In both of the videos referenced in this article: Schaap and Jackson – – the people in the church respond as if this behavior is NORMAL. Where are the outraged people saying, “What is this craziness?” It’s like they are just blind/dumb sheep allowing pastors to do whatever they want. After these two videos, what is left in this church circus?

  3. That was their “Brokeback” ordination service. Good thing the preacher was wearing the large, loose robe.

  4. What denomination is this guy?
    I hope it isn’t mine.
    All I can think of is Josie Cotton’s “Johnny Are You Queer?”

  5. I don’t think this would pass muster even in the MCC.

    All I can say is this “Bishop” has found a really slick way to get some while staying in the closet. I’ve heard of “through the bars” prison sex, but this is the first time I’ve heard of “through the closet door.”

    And didn’t Schaapf get nailed for polishing his shaft(TM) on some jail bait?

  6. I can’t tell the denomination, but here’s his bio:

    Bishop Wayne T. Jackson is the senior pastor of Great Faith Ministries International in Detroit, Michigan. Bishop Jackson holds an honorary doctorate of divinity degree from St. Thomas Christian College in Jacksonville, Florida.

    As a pastor, Bishop Jackson’s primary responsibilities is caring for the flock that God has entrusted to him by teaching the Word of God and developing disciples of Jesus Christ. He also oversees the day-to-day administrative activities of Great Faith Ministries International and Wayne T. Jackson Ministries.

    http://www.lifestream.tv/ministry_waynet_jackson.html

  7. Schaap is no longer pastor and also was arrested for taking a minor whom he was counseling across state lines. Recently he was whining about his time in prison and saying he was under stress and the church was having $$ difficulties and that’s why he got into trouble. He’s just following his father-in-law’s lead in his sexual exploits. I think his sentencing is soon if I remember correctly.

  8. The person preaching spoke from 2 Peter 2 and mentioned that false teachers usually have a sexual component in their false teaching. The more I have studied false teachers, I have seen that this pattern is true.

    That does not bode well for Bee Jay Driscoll and Shaft-Polishing Schaapf.

    Humans have a LOUSY track record mixing the Sacred and the Erotic; why should the latest attempts be any different?

  9. Okay. He’s not one of mine. “Great Faith Ministries” sounds like either a megachurch or a storefront with delusions of grandeur. NOT anything that could document Apostolic Succession.

    And the HONORARY doctorate from a Christian(TM) College is so common among abusive/flaky preachers it’s almost a sure sign of a diploma mill and/or sending in boxtops.

    And “Wayne T Jackson Ministries” — ministry named after himself. Probably one and the same as the “Great Faith Ministries” named above. Need I say more?

  10. The judge has moved it to March, IIRC. Schaap’s attorney wanted the sentencing done quickly, but the prosecutor wants more time to get an impact statement from the victim as well as some financial particulars.

  11. Whoops! Wrong place for that Schaap reply!

    However, “Repentance” needs a reality check. Isn’t it blasphemy to represent any man but Christ as being God?

  12. Bit of a shock-jock himself but… WOW.
    Just WOW.
    (And you talked about MY comments changing the rating of this blog, Julie Anne?)

  13. Yes, in fact, he’s so serious, he’s doing damage control trying to hide the disgusting video. They have had the video pulled down four times now. I’m trying to find another copy.

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  16. Prophet Elijah layed onto of the child for a transfer of the anointing. Those in ministry understand that the power can is transferred. Smith Wigglesworth also used this practice of laying on top of others in transferring the anointing. This is a sacred process. To desecrate the anointing and consecration ceremoney with evil thoughts is perverted.

    Overseer Cynthia R. McCoy

  17. Overseer – You’ve convinced me of nothing. This was creepy and inappropriate behavior no matter how you slice it.

    I’m curious, is “Overseer” part of some kind of title? I’ve never heard of that.

  18. Overseer-

    There are a couple of problems I see with that line of thinking. First off, it assumes that an act described in the Bible is a prescription for all Christians everywhere for all time. I don’t see this “laying on top of people” as being prescribed for use in ordaining. I’ve heard of “laying on of hands” but that is entirely different from laying your whole body on top of someone elses. Furthermore, a person does not have the authority to “transfer power.” That is something that only God has the authority to do. One person can give another their own blessing, approval, support, endoresement, etc. But there is no power transfer. That sounds more like what Benny Hinn does when he tries to throw the holy spirit onto somebody like an invisible force. The Holy Spirit isn’t a tool. The Holy Spirit is God.

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