The Texas-based Christian network Daystar Television has removed Gateway Church founder Robert Morris from all its programming in light of a woman’s allegation that he sexually abused her in the 1980s starting when she was 12 years old. 

“We are deeply grieved and saddened by the recent and very serious allegations against Pastor Robert Morris involving the sexual abuse of a 12-year-old minor. In light of these events and a recently released statement by Gateway’s Elders, Daystar’s leadership has made the decision to remove all of Pastor Robert Morris’ programming from our broadcasting schedule,” the network said in a statement released Tuesday on X.

“Daystar unequivocally condemns the actions described in these allegations and remains committed to upholding biblical values as outlined in the Word of God. As we navigate through this challenging situation, we extend our heartfelt support and prayers to all those impacted,” the network added.

According to The Christian Post, Morris’ programming appeared on the network daily except Saturday. His ministry was broadcast Monday through Friday at 5 p.m. EST, Thursdays at 10 p.m. EST, and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. EST.

Last Friday, Cindy Clemishire, a 54-year-old grandmother, alleged that Morris sexually abused her for four-and-a-half years in the 1980s, beginning when she was 12. After the allegation was brought to light, Morris stepped away from ministry in 1987 and returned two years later following a period of restoration. 

The Board of Elders at Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, announced on Tuesday that Morris resigned as senior pastor but noted that he did not disclose that he had abused a 12-year-old girl because they assumed that she was an adult. Clemishire, however, disputed the church’s claim. 

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