Saturday, September 17, 2011

A small victory against hypocrisy

Ernest Willis is the worst sort of Christian. One who spouts holiness and chastity, and then rapes a 15-year-old girl. What’s worse is that he managed to impregnate the child, cast her as the willing vixen in a bizarre staged apology, separate her from her family and church, and then see to it that his illicit child was put up for adoption. After all these un-Christ like behavior, he simply went back to attending Trinity Baptist Church in Concord as if nothing had ever happened.

In a small victory for belated justice, Willis was sentenced to 15-40 years in prison for rape. He was busted because of the internet and the conscience of somebody who attended the church and saw the victim’s apology.

Before his jury trial, Willis pleaded guilty to one count of statutory rape. In May, a jury convicted Willis of forcibly raping the girl twice in 1997.

Concord police had shelved the case in 1997 when they couldn't locate the victim. But a former church member who witnessed the girl's discipline session later described it on the Internet, and the investigation was revived last year when police learned of her whereabouts.

Source: NH convict in shamed girl's rape gets 15-30 years by Lynne Tuochy

I posted on the victim, Tina Anderson, in May of 2010.

13-years-ago a 15-year-old girl named Tina Anderson was forced to stand in front of her church and apologize for becoming pregnant. An adult member of the church named Ernest Willis allegedly raped her. She was his babysitter. After her public humiliation, she was spirited away to Colorado, where she lived with another pastor until she gave her baby up for adoption. If you need additional proof that religion is a sickness that eats the mind, look no further than this statement.

This crime stands as one of the worst examples of Baptist hypocrisy. The pastor at the time was Chuck Phelps. He should be held responsible for his part in this injustice. If not criminally, then a civil suit is justified. Phelps is the worst of the worst when it comes to Christian leadership. Yet he still preaches his poison, and there is no telling how many other young girls may have been victimized by his overzealous biblical discipline sessions. Baptists – why do you let this man preach? Hell, why do you follow this man at all?