Daily Beast – The victim, whom The Daily Beast is not naming, asked what Williams wanted and the pastor allegedly “reached in and grabbed him.”
At first the soft approach was tried. Williams allegedly “wiggled his fingers near his genitals” and told cops the pastor “tried to tickle me.”
When that failed, Williams tried groping the man’s groin. Quizzed by cops, the younger man said Williams grabbed “everything” and “squeezed [his genitals] and he got a good handful.”
Instantly, the young man panicked and tried to convince his attacker that he wasn’t interested. “He told Williams, ‘I don’t swing that way.’”
But, according to the report, Williams kept pushing the man for some fellatio: “The guy was trying to get him to suck his dick.”
Again, the younger man protested to Williams he was “barking up the wrong tree.”
The incorrigible pastor then tried to suggest the lakefront was a routine place where he congregated for blowjobs.
“He told him he liked to get his [penis] sucked here and there and [sic] told him to go find somebody then.”
Clearly, the advances were not reciprocated but Williams “continued to talk about sucking dick.”
At which point the victim told the sheriff he warned Williams to back off by showing off his gun, telling Williams he has a permit.
The young man reached for the pistol and when Williams asked what he was doing, the young man told the pastor it was “a handgun if you care to know.”
Williams then retreated and tried to make a dash for it.
The young man had the presence of mind to tail Gaylard Williams out of the park and jot down his license plate.
Jackson County sheriffs dispatched to the lake where the alleged sexual battery claims took place ultimately spotted Williams’s GMC and pulled him over.
Williams said he went to the lake to take a stroll “because of his heart.”
The preacher gave sheriff deputies permission to search his SUV but warned them “there was something bad” inside. That supposed contraband was a gay porno that Williams tried to suggest was something he was messengering over for a friend.
“Gaylard said he was taking the gay pornography video back to someone.”
He said the video was “a promotional thing” that he received in the mail at his church office.
A deacon at Pastor Gaylard Williams’s church told The Daily Beast the parish is floored by the “mind-boggling” charges lodged against the man described as “absolutely principled.”
The church member admitted he returned to town to learn of the whopper of a tale: His pastor for almost a decade was caught allegedly soliciting for gay sex acts.
“He’s said that he’s not perfect and that only Jesus Christ was the only perfect person to walk the earth and he was crucified,” the church deacon, who requested anonymity, said in a phone interview.
When it came to drawing a line in the sand on hot-button religious topics, Pastor Gaylard Williams took issue with gossiping almost as much as he loathed homosexuality.
His homophobia occurred mostly in closed quarters, when the topic of gay marriage was broached.
But everybody in the congregation knew—or thought they knew—where Williams stood when it came to homosexuals: The pastor declared publicly in the past that intimacy among same-sex couples was wicked.
“He stood by the pulpit and said, ‘The Bible is clear on that. That’s sin; you’re going to go to hell for doing that.’”
On the evangelical church’s website the sect aims to live by a code of “Moral Purity.”
“We are to walk in the Spirit and not fulfill the lust of the flesh… Sinful practices which are made prominent and condemned in these scriptures include homosexuality and adultery” and “are forbidden by God and lead to the worship of Satan.”
In keeping with the facade, Williams showed himself to be dedicated preacher who “knows his scripture.”
“He’s good,” the deacon attested. “He’s got a ton of verses memorized.”
The deacon said he is devastated about the pastor’s behavior. It’s not as much the groping; to him, that remains something of a he-said-he-said mystery. The deacon’s really irate over the porn that was pulled from inside Williams’s car.
“It blows me more,” the deacon said. “Him touching the guy—that’s one of those deals where they each are saying something—but the video is physical…That’s there. I want to know why it was there.”
Listen I’m not a huge stickler for the rules and I’m certainly no moral authority, but I do know this – if you’re an anti-gay pastor who preaches about how homosexuality is a sin and makes your living off bashing gays, you really can’t get caught down at the lake trying to force guys to give you blowjobs. You can’t fondle their balls, you can’t grab their dicks, and you certainly can’t do all this with a mountain of gay porn on the front seat. And also it would help to not have the name Gaylard. Like could you really not change that name? You’re an anti-gay guy and you stuck with Gaylard? You know tons of people change their names and it’s pretty easy right? Fucking Gaylard. Worst homophobic priest ever. Clean it up homophobe.
PS – That deacon knew exactly what he was doing with that quote - “It blows me more,” the deacon said. “Him touching the guy—that’s one of those deals where they each are saying something—but the video is physical…That’s there. I want to know why it was there.” Gaylard and the Deacon were definitely getting it in on the DL.