(NEW EMBRY, PLATEU)- Allegations of sexual misconduct by a high ranking member of the Clerics of Gates (CoG) have rocked the foundations of the techno-religious cult.
The accusations of sexual abuse are directed at CoG Headmaster Sherigian, one of the highest ranking members of the cult. Sherigan is accused of using his high authority in the cult to take advantage of personnel and relics of the cult.
The CoG are known for worshiping a pre-fall arithmetic calculation device. Such pre-fall technologies in pristine condition are a rare find in the wasteland, although Techs have successfully replicated such devices.
“Those tech devices may be able to do math, but they have not the power to speak unto us,” said a CoG worshiper
According to CoG members interviewed by WLN, Headmaster Sherigan would start his sermon by using his powers to invert the calculator and have it say “Hello” to the worshipers. Such a feat could not be explained by Tech scientists and Light Bearer priests when questioned by WLN.
The allegations of sexual abuse come after a CoG priestess entered Headmaster Sherigan’s chambers. The priestess found the Headmaster wearing a devilish grin with the inverted calculator relic in his hand. According to the priestess, who wishes to remain anonymous, Headmaster Sherigan used his divine powers over the relic to have it tell him “BOOBS”, “BOOBIES”, “LESBOS” and “ASS” (CoG experts said “ASS” may have been false).
When the Headmaster was confronted by the priestess, he allegedly told her that he has the power of the relic so why not use it to please him? When she threatened to go to the public, he used his powers over the relic telling the priestess that she was “BOOBLESS”, “LOOSE” and called her a “LESBO”. This fear and mental trauma caused the priestess to remain quiet for some time.
After a few days she went public with the story, many members of the CoG called for Headmaster Sherigan’s resignation. Mass outrage against the corrupt clergy has spread across all the CoG’s temples.
“I can’t believe our religious leaders would take advantage of our trust like that!” said a CoG worshipper to WLN
“Soon you will probably have our religious leaders embezzling donations and taking advantage of our children when we leave them when we are out scavenging technology,” Said a concerned CoG mother.
Cult expert Dark Pony of the Vista Enrichment Foundation said that the CoG may have a hard time recovering from this scandal.
“The CoG were already weakening due to the mass incidents of LifeNet clones Indiscriminately killing CoG worshippers while claiming they were working for other residents of nearby towns,” said Dark Pony.
Headmaster Sherigan stands by his innocence and said he would not resign his position but the CoG high council is hearing his case early next week.