Divorce Reasons: North Carolina Man, Warren Pegram, Blames Quaker Church For His Divorce

01/30/2013 07:16 pm ET | Updated Jan 30, 2013

There are many factors that contribute to divorce, including money, infidelity and general incompatibility -- to name a few. But one North Carolina man is playing the blame game with an unlikely source: his church.

According to FOX 8 WGHP, Warren Pegram is suing Cane Creek Meeting of the Society of Friends, a Quaker church, for encouraging his wife to leave him and helping her move out of their marital home. Pegram and his estranged wife split in February 2012 after 28 years of marriage.

“I think the church had a great deal to do with [the divorce]," he said. "I won’t say they’re 100 percent responsible but they certainly made it happen. I don’t think she could’ve moved out if the church didn’t help her. They provided all the people to move the stuff.”

According North Carolina newspaper The Times News, Pegram's lawsuit also states that pastor Mark Tope went on vacations with the couple at the request of Pegram's wife, and spent time with her when Pegram wasn't present.

“The defendant’s pastor made multiple visits to Plaintiff and his wife’s residence to play Wii games with them not at the invitation of the Plaintiff," Pegram claims in the suit.

Pegram says his wife was responsible for 60 percent of the household bills and that he has struggled financially since she left. He is suing the church for $180,000 plus $10 million in punitive damages.

The church has since denied the allegations and filed a motion to dismiss the case in their January 14 response to the complaint.

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