Friday, August 14, 2009

Jack, stay away from the kids

It is a simple concept. When a youth pastor is charged with a crime against a child, especially a sex crime, they should be removed from duty. Let’s see what happens in the Jack Ryan Duffer case.

JackDufferYork-Poquoson Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Dennis Ivey told he knows the girl, who is over age 13, through Seaford Baptist Church, where he is the youth pastor.

He’s being held without bond on one count each of taking indecent liberties with a minor child and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

He’s a Baptist, now there is a surprise. But how did Seaford Baptist Church do?

“We are saddened and disappointed by the recent arrest of our youth pastor,” said Pastor Gene Corett in a prepared statement.  “As soon as we heard that he was under investigation, he was immediately suspended as pastor and has been told that he is prohibited from having any further contact with our youth…

There you go, a good move by a Baptist church. It can happen.

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