A West Virginia pastor who was recently on the receiving end of a volatile outburst by an incensed family court judge said he is not ready to forgive and forget.
"It's not a done deal. It's not over. It's still going on," Arthur Hage, pastor of Hurricane Bible Church in Hurricane, W.Va., told The Huffington Post.
Hage, 63, is referring to an incident May 23 in the courtroom of Putnam family law Judge William Watkins. Hage and his wife, Lillian Hage, were divorcing and the hearing was called to settle a discrepancy over the sale of their home. As the proceeding got under way, a camera captured Watkins screaming at Arthur Hage.
"Mr. Hage, if you say one word out of turn, you're going to jail. Do you understand me?" Watkins said. "Shut up! Don't even speak. You disgusting piece of ..." He never completed the sentence.
Watkins said he was upset over an article posted to PutnamLIVE.com, which included a photo of the judge's home. Watkins accused Hage of being responsible for the publication of the photo and speaking with the reporter who wrote the article.
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