I highlighted Misael Blanco Sarsoza, a Seventh-day Adventist pastor accused of molesting a child, almost a year ago here on Deep Thoughts. I received hundreds of emails telling me just how wrong I was. The messages were always the same, "Sarsoza was innocent", he was a "real man of god", he was incapable of this level of depravity. And, let's not forget the obligatory death threat. Dozens came my way from this case. The Sarsoza case is not my worst experience with pedophile pastors, but it is in the top five.
Sarsoza pleaded no contest to a charge he "annoyed a child". He received three years probation and must register as a sex offender for life. Oh, and he had to pay a $100 fine. I'm sure the fine will serve as a deterrent to future depraved behavior.
Will the hate mail stop now? No, I don't think so.