Thursday, December 14, 2006

Here child, I can heal those stretch marks

Two more alleged monsters, Christian Pastors no less, stand accused of molesting young women in their respective Baptists Churches somewhere in rural Missouri. One the the pickup lines, "I can heal those stretch marks". The pastors even went so far as to tell their young female worshipers the reading the bible is for men only.

Another woman who left is Charyn Epling. She says she wasn't encouraged to read the Bible in this community because it was preached to her that only men of God read it.

Charyn Epling is now reading the Bible. The first thing she learned, she says, is that "nowhere in the Bible does it state that you can touch a child. Nowhere. You cannot sexually touch a child, and that's basically what this is all about."

Source: NPR : Missouri Church Leaders Accused of Child-Sex Abuse

What do you get when you mix isolation, authority, old men, young children, and fundamentalist religion? The potential for sexual exploitation. We should not be surprised by this story, it happens every day. The real issue is control. How did the elders or deacons of this church allow a situation where these men could abuse their office?

Pastors Raymond Lambert & George Otis Johnson both claim they are innocence. This is the real test. If innocent, which is doubtful given the facts to date, then we all own them an apology. If guilty - then all bets are off. As "men of god", they should own up to their transgressions publicly, or face the rest of their life at the end of the receiving line in state prison. Claiming innocence while guilty seems like something that should be out of character for a pastor.

One night in jail it was getting late.
He was butt-raped by a large inmate, and he screamed.
But the guards paid no attention to his cries.

Source: Date Rape - Sublime

2 comments:

RG said...

"..we're not going to white-collar resort prison. No, no, no. We're going to federal POUND ME IN THE ASS prison."

Or should be.

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