Burnett Robinson Fired From The Seventh-day Adventist Church

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“Gentlemen, the best person to rape is your wife.”

Rape supporter Burnett Robinson

Burnett Robinson a former pastor in New York of the Seventh-day Adventist church has been fired after stating in a sermon, “Gentlemen, the best person to rape is your wife.”

The following is the official statement of Dr. Robinson’s resignation from the Greater New York Seventh-day Adventist Conference:

Pastor Burnett Robinson has resigned as the Senior Pastor of the Grand Concourse Seventh-day Adventist Church, and as a worker in the Greater New York Conference, effective immediately. The Greater New York Conference of Seventh-day Adventists recognizes many have been deeply harmed by the sentiments expressed by Robinson. The views he expressed are wrong and not accepted by our church. Rape and sexual assault of women are crimes and should always be treated as such. We will continue to educate and counsel all pastors, seminary students, and staff to fully understand that this type of rhetoric is abhorrent and unequivocally unacceptable. We will continue to pray for and seek to become stronger advocates on behalf of survivors and those still living with violence and abuse. The Seventh-day Adventist Church condemns any language or behavior that perpetrates or encourages any type of violence against women.  We humbly apologize and ask for forgiveness.

The church previously put out this statement.

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; Ephesians 5:25-33

Submission does not mean slavery.

So what happened to the groomers and adulterers that were revealed last year?

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