Friday, August 22, 2008

Another Texas Pastor goes to prison

Charles Thomas Hogland, a former pastor in Longview, Texas, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old relative.  Hogland is 59. My guess is that he lives three years in prison.  That's a hell of a price to pay for impulse control.

I believe that pastors should be held to a higher standard. When they violate a trust, an extra stiff penalty should be attached to the crime. OK, death at the hands of the general population is over the top, but tacking on an extra five years to a 20 year prison term sounds about right.