(RNS) — A controversial Montana pastor who based a conservative Christian polemics web site has admitted to publishing a false story a few trans activist.
Jordan “J.D.” Corridor, finest referred to as the voice of the Pulpit&Pen, which was later renamed Protestia, was sued final 12 months for libel after one other one among his publications, the Montana Gazette, revealed a narrative about Adrian Jawort, a Native American activist. In that story, Corridor had referred to as Jawort a “transvestite Goth” and accused Jawort of threatening a state senator.
As a part of a settlement, Corridor admitted the story was fabricated and apologized, according to the Nice Falls Tribune. The libel swimsuit was dismissed, with the settlement Jawort will be capable to make a declare of $250,000 in opposition to Corridor, who’s presently in chapter.
Corridor additionally posted a word on the Montana Gazette web site.
“I apologize to Adrian Jawort,” he wrote. “The data I revealed about Adrian was false. Adrian didn’t threaten or harass Senator Butch Gillespie. I remorse the error and sincerely apologize to Adrian for publishing it.”
Corridor, who has spent years warning that liberals have been taking up the Southern Baptist Conference and different evangelical church buildings, was arrested in mid-Could on DUI and weapons expenses. He has pleaded not responsible to these expenses and has claimed he suffers from a vitamin deficiency.
After his arrest, Corridor offered to resign as pastor of Fellowship Baptist, based on a press release posted on the church web site Could 16, for “bringing the stain of rumor upon the church.”
The church rejected his resignation however introduced it has put Corridor on depart for 3 months and he can not return to the pastorate with out the approval of his spouse.
“The congregation spoke overtly to guarantee Pastor Corridor he shouldn’t be ashamed, that we don’t care what the world thinks, as we all know the reality,” the church said in a press release.