Sunday, November 14, 2010

The depths of depravity

I’ve been on the road for seven days. I just finished driving down from San Francisco to Los Angeles. It was 6 hours the redefines boredom. All I want to do is sleep so that I am ready for my 5:00 am alarm. I made the mistake of checking my email. Seven people who normally send me tips all sent the same story. A mother had given her 11-year-old daughter to a traveling evangelist for sex. I had to make a post.

Pastor Walter Donald Bradshaw of Lexingtons N.C., was arrested for the rape of an 11-year-old girl. The girl’s mother, who remains unnamed, was also arrested. She allegedly gave her daughter to Bradswhaw.

Pennsylvania State Police said Bradshaw assaulted the child at the Janey Lynn Motel in Bedford Township. The crimes happened when the victim was 11, sometime between 2007 and into 2008, police said.

Bradshaw was being held in the Davidson County Prison in North Carolina on charges of rape, rape of a child, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, aggravated indecent assault, statutory sexual assault, indecent assault, indecent exposure, corruption of minors, sexual assault and unlawful contact with a minor.

I always cringe when I hear this line:

District Attorney Bill Higgins on Friday called the charges "very disturbing," especially considering Mr. Bradshaw's role as a spiritual leader. The girl's mother is accused of taking her daughter to the motel room and leaving her there with Bradshaw, Mr. Higgins said.

People still think that being a spiritual leader makes one less likely to commit this type of crimes, we know different. How? A mountain of evidence suggests that being a pastor does not make one moral. Of course, a mother is not supposed to give her child to a man for sex either. Of course, both parties were Christians. I wonder where they got their morals?


Begonia said...

"The traveling pastor met the woman and her daughter through church, he said. The girl, who is now in foster care, told a trusted adult about what happened, and it was then reported to police, Higgins said..."

"...Bradshaw is affiliated with the Interchurch Holiness Convention of Bedford, Ind., according to its website. It is part of the holiness movement, which traces its roots to Methodism and the teachings of John Wesley - focusing on Bible study and a methodical approach to Scriptures and Christian living to live a life set apart from the world."

Anonymous said...

If this man and the woman are guilty of the crime, they were not "Christians." Morals do come from God - when we leave God we're capable of anything.

If these allegations are true, they should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Mojoey said...

Anon - that makes no sense. Since every sin is equal, and everybody sins, there must be no Christians.