Stuff – ‘It’s just your body, no big deal’: Gloriavale leaders allegedly told women to not fear what men did to them
Stuff – 2/09/2022
A former Gloriavale member says inappropriate touching of women and children became part of the culture, with leaders telling women “I shall not fear what man do to me”.
“They demanded a cuddle…Any man could approach any girl or woman and inappropriately touch them,” Virginia Courage told the Christchurch Employment Court on Friday.
Overseeing shepherds would tell members that, as Christians, there was nothing they could do to protect their wives from being raped or molested.