Pastor Dale Richardson, a Baptist, was arrested for allegedly kidnapping and raping two woman. He’s also being investigated for other unsolved sexual assaults. If the charges are true, Richardson led a double life.
Dale Richardson, 46, of Myrtle Way, said he serves as pastor of Freedom Free Will Baptist Church in Ladson and also manages a construction company called All-Safe Industrial Services.
His church's website describes him as a married father of two adult children who "dedicated his life to preaching and living the Holy life as handed down in Scripture."And by night…
Richardson pulled out a black and chrome handgun and pointed it at the woman, telling her to do as he said or die, the report said. He laid her seat back, put a pillowcase over her head and bound her hands in front of her with red construction tape, according to the report.
Then Richardson drove the woman to a home in Dorchester County and forced her to have sex with him, the report said. Afterward, it said, he took her to an area near Carolina Commerce Parkway and told her to walk into the woods, warning that he would kill her if she looked back at him.Do they teach that in seminary? Wait… What are the chances that Richardson went to Seminary? He’s a Baptist. Anybody can be a pastor in a Baptist church. All you need to do is profess believe and start preaching. Since there is little control and not accountability (they are the original anti-Catholics you know), abuse of power follows. Granted, this is an extreme case, but it makes my point.
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Hat tip: Maximus Aurelius (and others)