Missouri pastor Rick Morrow resigns from school board after claiming autistic children are possessed by a “DEMON” and “God doesn’t make messes.”
- Pastor Rick Morrow of Beulah Church has resigned from the local school board
- He claimed that autism could be cured by casting out a demon.
- Morrow stood by his comments, repeating that demons cause autism
A Missouri pastor resigned from his local school board after claiming autistic children were possessed by a “demon” because “God doesn’t make messes.”
Pastor Rick Morrow of Beulah Church in Richland sparked a massive community backlash after he said autism could be cured by casting out a demon during a live-streamed sermon.
“Well, either the devil attacked (the autistic children), he brought this disability to them, he caught them, or God doesn’t like them that much, and he created them that way… my God doesn’t do undesirable Morrow said during his September 6 sermon.
“Stop putting a band-aid on it and saying, ‘Oh, everything will be fine. We just have to deal with this or deal with that. ”
“How about you cast out the demon and then deal with all the problems?”
Pastor Rick Morrow of Beulah Church in Richland sparked a massive backlash in the community after he said autism could be cured by casting out a demon.
“My God doesn’t make junk,” Morrow said during his Sept. 6 sermon.
Morrow’s comments were criticized by families of autistic children, leading to his resignation from the Stoutland school board.
But the pastor stood by his comments in an interview with KY3, repeating that autism is caused by demons.
He claimed: “Yes, whether it is inside or outside, one way or another it affects… And when I say a demon, you want, as I have said, to have this Hollywood depiction of what a demon is so evil, so ugly and, and it’s not, it’s just an evil presence. It’s just the presence of evil.
He also explained his comments regarding “smut.”
“Through junk, I encountered autism, this condition, disease or neurodivergence,” he explained.
“We all have problems; we all have problems. We all have conditions. We all have illnesses, diseases and infirmities. And I just refuse to blame God for these things.
Marrow maintained that he knew a pastor “who saw a lot of autistic children, and he cast out this demon, and they were healed, and then he had to pray and their brains were rewired and they were fixed.” .
The Stoutland School District said in a statement: “The district is aware that a school board member, in a capacity and capacity outside of his or her role as a board member, made comments that were interpreted as derogatory towards people suffering from certain disabilities.
“A School Board member does not speak on behalf of the School Board as a whole, nor on behalf of the district itself.
Social media users were quick to criticize Morrow’s comments and flooded his Facebook with negative comments.
One comment read: “You don’t have a degree in theology or medicine, do you?”
Another added: “What is wrong with you? it’s people like you who push people away from Christianity. Your day will come and you should fear it.
A third echoed: “You are the reason many people leave the church. »
Morrow told his church Sunday that autistic children are not trash, but the disease is.
“I was told that autism is a blessing from God. I was told I was the bad guy,” Morrow said, according to the Kansas City Star. ‘
But you know what? If I were to stand here and say that cancer is trash, people would agree. If I were to stand here and say that addiction is an undesirable thing, people would agree.