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Pastor Dr. Amy Butler (photo) was removed from her leadership position on harassment claims after allegedly visiting an adult store with members of her church, the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York

Female pastor of the renowned New York church is driven out of harassment claims after she has taken ministers and a congregant to an adult store and bought a sex toy for it & # 39;

  • Rev. Dr. Amy Butler was removed from her position at Riverside Church
  • She was displaced by claims that she visited an adult store with church members
  • The visit allegedly happened during a religious conference trip in Minneapolis
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A female pastor was repressed after complaining that she was visiting an adult store with members of her church and she was buying sex toys for them.

Dr. Reverend Amy Butler, the first woman to lead the famous Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York, was removed from her leadership position following harassment, New York Post reported.

The incident is said to have happened during a religious conference trip in Minneapolis in May.

Pastor Amy reportedly took two assistant ministers – a single mother and a gay man – and a female churchgoer to the adult store Smitten Kitten.

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Pastor Dr. Amy Butler (photo) was removed from her leadership position on harassment claims after allegedly visiting an adult store with members of her church, the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York

Pastor Dr. Amy Butler (photo) was removed from her leadership position on harassment claims after allegedly visiting an adult store with members of her church, the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York

A source told the publication that the assistant ministers were uncomfortable and were afraid of & # 39; professional retribution & # 39; if they didn't go – even though they had been told by the pastor that they didn't have to join them.

The pastor is said to have bought sex toys for himself and the female congregant.

She also bought a $ 200 vibrator called the Beaded Rabbit for the female assistant minister as a gift for her 40th birthday, who, although she did not want to, felt pressured to accept according to the source.

The pastor is said to have offered a toy to the male assistant minister, but he refused.

The incident would have happened during a religious conference trip in Minneapolis in May, when she reportedly took two assistant ministers - a single mother and a gay man - and a female churchgoer to the adult store Smitten Kitten (photo)

The incident would have happened during a religious conference trip in Minneapolis in May, when she reportedly took two assistant ministers - a single mother and a gay man - and a female churchgoer to the adult store Smitten Kitten (photo)

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The incident would have happened during a religious conference trip in Minneapolis in May, when she reportedly took two assistant ministers – a single mother and a gay man – and a female churchgoer to the adult store Smitten Kitten (photo)

A source said the assistant ministers felt uncomfortable and were afraid of & # 39; professional retribution & # 39; if they didn't go - despite being told by Pastor Amy that they didn't have to join them. The pastor is said to have bought sex toys for himself and the female congregant

A source said the assistant ministers felt uncomfortable and were afraid of & # 39; professional retribution & # 39; if they didn't go - despite being told by Pastor Amy that they didn't have to join them. The pastor is said to have bought sex toys for himself and the female congregant

A source said the assistant ministers felt uncomfortable and were afraid of & # 39; professional retribution & # 39; if they didn't go – despite being told by Pastor Amy that they didn't have to join them. The pastor is said to have bought sex toys for himself and the female congregant

Pastor Amy reportedly said at the checkout: is this a church business cost? and took out a credit – it is not known whether she used the church card to make the purchase.

A formal complaint about harassment was filed days after the shopping trip and the church attorney investigated the claims made – leading to the deposition of the pastor.

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Her supporters claimed that she lost her job because she spoke about sexual harassment in the church, in particular an incident where she claimed that a former member of the church council harassed her, the New York Times reported.

But one source said that both Pastor Amy and Riverside Church have agreed to divorce.

A formal complaint about harassment was filed days after the shopping trip and the church attorney investigated the claims made - leading to the deposition of the pastor. Pastor Amy was the first woman to lead the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York (photo)

A formal complaint about harassment was filed days after the shopping trip and the church attorney investigated the claims made - leading to the deposition of the pastor. Pastor Amy was the first woman to lead the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York (photo)

A formal complaint about harassment was filed days after the shopping trip and the church attorney investigated the claims made – leading to the deposition of the pastor. Pastor Amy was the first woman to lead the Riverside Church in Manhattan, New York (photo)

Last week Riverside Church issued a statement in which he said that the Reverend Dr. Amy Butler as Senior Minister would not be extended.

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& # 39; As Pastor Amy's contract is approaching its end, both she and our congregational leadership have prayerfully known how to best perform the work of God in the world to which they are called. & # 39;

& # 39; We are proud of the Church's work during the five years that Pastor Amy has been at the Riverside Church & # 39 ;, it said.

Pastor Amy Butler also said in the statement: & # 39; It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to have led the Riverside congregation for five years.

& # 39; I love that beautiful, beloved congregation and I believe that when we love each other, we can change the world. & # 39;

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