Brooke Covington, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, leaves a May 19 hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse accompanied by attorney, Joshua Valentine, in Rutherfordton. Covington and other church members are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Fenner, a former church member, because he is gay.
Brooke Covington, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, leaves a May 19 hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse accompanied by attorney, Joshua Valentine, in Rutherfordton. Covington and other church members are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Fenner, a former church member, because he is gay. Kathy Kmonicek AP
Brooke Covington, a member of the Word of Faith Fellowship church in Spindale, leaves a May 19 hearing at Rutherford County Courthouse accompanied by attorney, Joshua Valentine, in Rutherfordton. Covington and other church members are accused of kidnapping and assaulting Matthew Fenner, a former church member, because he is gay. Kathy Kmonicek AP

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