Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Youth pastor Daniel Robida arrested

DanielRobida Youth pastor Daniel Richard Robida was arrested for allegedly conducting an illicit relationship with a 17-year-old girl. Robida was looking for a replacement wife. Somebody who could handle his children.

Robida was a youth pastor at Harvest Community Church in Summerfield. It was not immediately clear if the victim was a member of the church.

On Saturday, a woman told deputies she believed her daughter was having a relationship with Robida. The 17-year-old girl was interviewed by Detective Charles Levay at the Sheriff's Office and told the official they had been having a sexual relationship within the last month that involved touching.

Again I ask, how is this in any way a Christian value? A married adult with kids is shopping for a wife among the teen crowd. Among children he has dedicated his live to teaching.  How do you go from teaching children to sleeping with?

17 is the age where I am inclined to stop seeing the girls as victims. Instead, I look at the actions of the pastor an ask, is this what Jesus taught. If the answer is no, which it clearly is in this case, then I classify him as a hypocrite who is unworthy of a position of trust. It seems only reasonable.