Cormier is a freak. He needs to spend a long time in prison, 15 to 20 years at least. With Canada, this is unlikely. They are a “humane” country. It’s much better to have Cormier out of prison and preying on children in 2014.
I object the the wording of the article. They describe Pastor Daniel Cormier as a self-described pastor.
The self-described pastor of a defunct Montreal church has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a teenage girl.
And the church… well it’s a “so called” church.
She told the court she was naive and had no sexual experience before meeting Cormier at his so-called church. Eventually they ended up together at a religious retreat in the Laurentians, with her sleeping in his bed.
The bias is obvious. No self respecting legitimate pastor would molest a child, right? It’s just freaks like Cormier who actually commit the crimes. I have ample examples showing that this is just not true. The clergy sexual abuse epidemic is real and happens in every major denomination.
I also have ample examples of people starting a church as a way to make a few bucks and avoid taxes. Any random Joe off the street with a Jesus loves you message can start a church. There are no standards. I could open Mojoey’s blessed church of the holy Jeebus for $100 and the patience to stand it line at city hall. With luck, I could be in business by next Saturday night. Beer is our sacrament, put $2 in the collection plate and bask in the glow of Mojoey’s love. ...you must be 21 and like reggae to attend.
There are no standards for the title pastor, prophet, minister, apostil, or evangelist. Pastor Daniel Cormier opened a legitimate church, worshiped Jesus, and had is own flock of tithing sheple. Given time he would have achieved the critical mass necessary to move into a real sanctuary, and what then? He was a pastor and those who followed him fools, but I can only say that because he married a 10-year-old girl, molested her, and then got caught.