Saturday, August 16, 2008

Two Baptists down

In Georgia

Pastor Earnest Stokes pleaded guilty to manslaughter in Bibb County, Georga. He put a .22 caliber gun to his wife's head and executed her. In return for his guilty plea, Stokes will serve 20 years. Stokes was a retired Baptist pastor.

In Pennsylvania

Raymond Clayton Sr. A Baptist pastor in central Pennsylvania, has been sentenced to one year in jail for stealing the identities of his church members.

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bpabbott said...

There appears to be a disproportionate number of pastors/priests/etc being sentenced and/or accused.

Any chance there exist statistics on line respecting the proportion of sex offenders who qualify as religious leaders as well as the proportion among the population?

Anonymous said...

earnest stokes from bibb county alabama- I know it was my sister he killed- he will be up for parole 2014, that is only 5 years!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, Earnest Stokes didn't get out! Praise God!!!

Anonymous said...

Brother of Syble Stokes, Earnie's parole hearing was yesterday.