Free State reverend fired over naked advice

2012-08-17 10:04

Bloemfontein - A Bloemfontein reverend who advised engaged couples to run naked through city parks has been fired by his church, Volksblad newspaper reported on Friday.

Reverend Steyn Venter, from the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Bloemfontein, was immediately fired after his disciplinary hearing, the president of the KwaZulu-Natal and Free State Conference Reverend BMP Ngwenya told the newspaper.

The church and Venter reportedly refused to comment further.

It was believed that Venter, who gave marriage counselling to young couples, was reported by church members for giving "improper advice".

Couples were apparently told to strip naked and run through city parks and photographs were apparently taken of one couple.

"I feel bad about what had happened, but now it’s luckily over," the report quoted one of the people involved.

According to a newspaper report in July, one of the couples agreed to have naked pictures taken. The minister apparently kept copies of the pictures.

  • stirrer.stirrer - 2012-08-17 10:11

    Mooi, dominee! Jy is 'n bok vir sports!

      blignault.michaele - 2012-08-17 10:42

      And he will not be guaranteed work at Teasers!!

      jowza1 - 2012-08-17 10:45

      bare your body and not your soul

      hermann.hanekom - 2012-08-17 11:31

      Holy smoke!!

  • zaatheist - 2012-08-17 10:15

    Hey, at last a god botherer with a sense of humour and an appreciation for the naked human form.

  • olivia.karnak - 2012-08-17 10:16


  • JohncarlosBiza - 2012-08-17 10:21

    Poor reporting a la News24 style. Doesn't say why he did it. I doubt a sane man would come up with this for no good reason

      JohanCduToit - 2012-08-17 10:28

      He believes in an imaginary man in the sky. That should tell you everything you need to know about his sanity.

      Paulus - 2012-08-17 10:34

      Maybe this last line can give you a hint: "The minister apparently kept copies of the pictures."

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-08-17 11:05

      John you should read between the lines. "According to a newspaper report in July, one of the couples agreed to have naked pictures taken. The minister apparently kept copies of the pictures." Get it?

  • Robert - 2012-08-17 10:22

    Lol....In Bloemfontein of all places....Hell Rev, what were you thinking ?

      louis.langenhoven - 2012-08-17 19:10

      you mean drinking?

  • sifiso.msimango - 2012-08-17 10:48

    i guess this evil priest is white and the couples are black

      JohanCduToit - 2012-08-17 10:52

      What makes you think that? Or are you just trying to be a racist?

      DuToitCoetzee - 2012-08-17 11:11

      I am not sure what their colour is and the relevance to the article, but a colour that would have been applicable to mention is blue. The colour the "utensils" will be from "hanging out" in that coldness.

      bibi.vanzyl - 2012-08-17 11:27

      Oooh my SIFISO, now you've gone and spoil everybody's fun Friday. It was a good story between the death, mayhem, rape and absent prez.

      Alan - 2012-08-17 11:39

      He would not have kept the pictures in that case.

  • khoza.mthokozisi - 2012-08-17 10:53

    Bloody Dutchman nx!

  • phillip.hoffman.7146 - 2012-08-17 11:08

    Fired - Good. He kept photographs of naked congregants, he should be charged with making porn as well.

      JohanCduToit - 2012-08-17 11:12

      Making porn is not illegal. And they were all consenting adults.

  • leigh.ridgway - 2012-08-17 11:22

    What about the priests that molest children? All that happens to them is they get moved to another church and the whole dirty little secret gets swept under the carpet! These 'young couples' who were involved are ADULTS who had a choice to say no they didn't feel comfortable with thier priests advice, yet they chose to do it anyway and cry foul after a bit of afterthought! Bunch of idiots!

      wordis.word.1 - 2012-08-17 14:14

      well said

  • rachael.vs.1 - 2012-08-17 11:24

    LOL!!! I just can't believe this, really!

  • twist.cas - 2012-08-17 11:50

    the minister did not force to go naked, you bunch of fools, the minister is aperson like u, what is it that he/she can teach u that u don't know. Go naked Morons...

  • carolyn.dewrance - 2012-08-17 12:09

    Guess he wanted to open his own porno site.

  • nkosinathi.nhlangulela - 2012-08-17 16:13

    Wow what a story. looks like Ilanga in english. my eye in tears loughing

  • louis.langenhoven - 2012-08-17 19:14

    I wonder if they were allowed to run nekkid on Saturdays? can't believe the holes from which pervs can crawl- I'll make a sidebet he's already ordained in another church and doing hanky panky councelling

  • mandlenkosi.chaza - 2012-08-17 21:38

    clothes off to the reverend! lmao!!!

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