Counselling for pupils after pastor’s anti-gay talk

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The Freedom of Religion SA (FOR SA) non-profit company said they were alerted by a source that evangelist Pickard Henn allegedly told pupils at De Kuilen High School that “gay people were akin to murderers and paedophiles and that young people who had sex before marriage were prostitutes”, among other comments.

Provincial education department spokesperson Bronagh Hammond said it was the second time the pastor had been invited to the school.

“It’s concerning that the pastor was allowed an opportunity to address pupils for the second time, after the first engagement was seen as distressing. We are currently investigating the matter to find out the facts....

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