Pastor who sent penis pics to church members kills himself

Pastor who sent penis pics to church members kills himself September 28, 2016

Pastor Letsego of Christ Embassy in Limpopo, South Africa reportedly hanged himself after he accidentally sent photos of his genitals to members of his church using the WhatsApp mobile phone texting app.
According to this report, the married pastor intended to send the pictures to his mistress, a member of the same church.
The message that accompanied the photos read:

Wife is away, it’s all yours tonight.

He reportedly realised his mistake right after pressing the send button of his phone.
Members of the WhatsApp church group who received the photos and message were shocked and outraged. They tried to call up the pastor, who wouldn’t answer. The pastor then left the group.
The following day, he was found hanging in his rented church house.
Said one of Pastor Letsego’s congregants who declined to be named:

Pastor’s antics have always been a cause for concern. He was always seen in the company of one of the deacons named Miriam and we suspected there was more to their friendship than meets the eye.
Quizzed by his wife and congregants, he would shrug off the allegations and say as a pastor he was a father to everyone and Miriam was his favourite daughter.

Other pastors have also found themselves enmeshed in extramarital affairs that likewise ended in tragedy.
In June, an Indiana pastor was believed to have committed suicide after he was charged with soliciting sex from a minor.
David James Brown, the 46-year-old senior pastor at First Christian Church in Jeffersonville, Indiana, was found hanging inside an Attic Self Storage unit in Marietta, Georgia. Investigators found no evidence of foul play.
Last year, John Gibson, a pastor and seminary professor of the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, was also believed to have taken his own life after his name was exposed by hackers as one of the users of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison.
Gibson’s wife, Christi, revealed:

He talked about depression. He talked about having his name on there, and he said he was just very, very sorry. What we know about him is that he poured his life into other people, and he offered grace and mercy and forgiveness to everyone else, but somehow he couldn’t extend that to himself.

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  • AgentCormac

    ‘What we know about him is that he poured his life into other people…’
    Unfortunate turn of phrase under the circumstances!

  • L.Long

    Well on the positive side one less LIAR in the world. The sadder part is that he did this for no good reason.
    Killing yourself because you are a psychotic killer is a good reason; sending a picture of a nakid dude is not a good reason!!! But then being a self-hating sexually repressed xtian, I guess he thought so, and now gawd has at least 3 reasons to send him to hell!!!

  • WhatsApp Doc? Does anyone have any of the ‘pics’ to show us? They would be much appreciated, at least by me…..Mind you, you’ve seen one penis you’ve seen them all (this is an old Welsh proverb–the Welsh are notoriously wise, unlike Christians). By the way, I thought doing yourself in was a sin…..And what’s all this about soliciting a miner? This will cause much consternation in the Valleys…..

  • Do not show your member to the members. It always ends in tears.

  • Newspaniard

    “…Members of the WhatsApp church group who received the photos and message were shocked and outraged…” They didn’t know how to get the photos to print

  • So, these people either didn’t believe a god who was going to call them to account was watching them, or they thought they could get away with it so long as they asked their imaginary friend to forgive them.
    Moral compass? What moral compass?

  • Broga

    I wonder how these so holy Christians, shocked and stunned at the sight of a penis, manage to breed. I suppose they close their eyes and think of Jesus. Or in the case of men, Mary Magdalen.
    I remember reading of nuns who were so ashamed of their bodies that they wore clothes when they had a bath. Not easy, that, I guess.

  • CoastalMaineBird

    Rosa Rubicondior says:
    these people either didn’t believe a god
    I was wondering the same thing – If you believe in hell as a punishment, but that Jesus will save you, then you wouldn’t kill yourself, you’d try for forgiveness.
    But if you know that there’s no afterlife, then you just want the pain to be over, so pffft.
    They don’t really believe their own schtick.

  • Lurker111

    Dilettante. A true pastor would blame it on cyber-demons. It wasn’t really him, and it wasn’t really his penis. Truly.

  • Paul

    I think you make a Good point. As a Man of influence why didn’t he at least try to say his account had been hacked and make up some excuse – immediately going and committing suicide is very extreme.

  • Smokey

    Well, suicide is a bit of an … overkill, so to speak. But the story highlights several problems.
    Christian authorities don’t live what they preach. It’s all “do what I say, not what I do”. But then, so was their god. Christianity is hypocrisy all the way down. At least be honest enough to admit that you’re just a big a sinner as the rest of us.
    And then it’s that recurring problem with modern communications technology. Once you press “send” or “submit” or whatever, you can’t go back.
    “Once you click, they all see your dick.”
    Actions have consequences. Don’t post “my boss is a dick” on facebook. Don’t diddle choir boys. Don’t preach morals when you don’t have any.
    And boys and girls? Stay sober and rub one out before you partake the intertubes. Actually, that’s good advice in most situations.

  • Cali Ron

    Smokey : “Overkill “and “…click. ..dick ” LOL.

  • Har Davids

    Fire and brimstone for the sinners during the sermons, chasing nooky in your own time, thinking you’ll get away with it. Stupid hypocrite.