Monday, September 30, 2013

Apostle Stephen Stubbs arrested

"Apostle" - I laugh every time I hear that self-aggrandizing title. Apostle Stephen Stubbs of Restoration Life Ministries in West Palm Beach, Florida, was arrested for having sex with an underage girl.

Stubbs, according to his arrest report, hired a teen church member to become his personal assistant and the babysitter of his children.
Investigators said that in the summer of 2009 the alleged victim spent the night at the Stubbs' home. The victim was awakened in the middle of the night by Stubbs and sexually assaulted, according to an arrest report.
Source: Stephens Stubbs: Restoration of Life Ministries pastor arrested on allegations of sex with a minor

Let's see. Young girl stays overnight at pastor's house unsupervised and is allegedly raped by her pastor/employer. This happens because of predatory christian pastors and closely stupid parents. My message is simple; never trust your child with a pastor unsupervised. You might as well be making an offering and you own the results. 

Pastor murdered while preaching

A deacon murdered his pastor in Lake Charles, Louisiana

Witnesses attending the Tabernacle of Praise Worship Center claimed Karey had stormed into the building, around 8:20 p.m. on Friday night, and fired two shots into Pastor Ronald Harris.

According to sheriff’s spokesperson Kim Myers, Karey, who was a church deacon, telephoned the police and confessed to shooting the pastor. Karey then elected to flee the scene of the crime on foot. For reasons unknown, he then called the sheriff’s office and offered his unconditional surrender.

Source:Pastor Murdered Whilst Preaching: Suspect Arrested

The motive has yet to be established. I'm betting it has nothing to do with the message of Christ. 

Pastor Jorge Juan Castro arrested

I know I am way behind on posting stories of clergy hypocrisy. I have over 30 stories queued up to post. I hope to post them all over the next few days.

Pastor Jorge Juan Castro was arrested in September of 2013 on suspicion of sexually assaulting more than 20 women. He used "healing hands".

Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested last Friday on allegations that during his eight years as associate pastor at Las Buenas Nuevas Church in Norwalk, he repeatedly sexually assaulted at least 20 parishioners. He told the alleged victims who questioned the sex acts that they were part of the faith-healing process, said L.A. County Sheriff's Capt. Robert Esson.

Source: Norwalk pastor violated 20-plus women using 'healing hands,' cops say by Richard Winton and Ruben Vives

It is hard to believe that 20 women would fall for this scam. The pastor throated his victims with deportation if they talked. This is further proof that religion gives pastors special access to victims.

Las Buenas Nuevas Church is near my house. I drove by on a whim. It looks like every other church in the area. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

This is so stupid it hurts

Colorado lawmaker: Democrats using ‘mind control’ to make people accept ‘homosexual marriage’ (via Raw Story )

A Republican Colorado lawmaker on Tuesday asserted that the state’s law permitting civil unions between people of the same sex was a “mind-control experiment” by Democrats to force voters “to believe in homosexual marriage.” In an interview…

Monday, September 23, 2013

Poet Kofi Awoonor murdered in Kenyan Terror Attack

Fuck terrorism. What say you Islam? Is this just your bad actors? Is Islam really a religion of peace? I judge based on what Muslims do, not on what that say. I judge Islam to be a religion of death and hatred. I think I'm being fair too. 

Poet Kofi Awoonor (1935-2013) wrote beautiful poetry. I've read a dozen or so of him poems and I am looking forward to buying his latest collection when published. A bullet from a Muslim zealot ended his life. It is so horribly unjust.

One of his final works is posted below. It's titled Across A New Dawn.

Sometimes, we read the

lines in the green leaf

run our fingers over the

smooth of the precious wood

from our ancient trees;

Read the rest: Read One of the Final Poems of a Victim of the Kenyan Terror Attack

I cannot process the deaths or the horror of this event. It hurts my heart. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Still life of starfish with boats

Still life of starfish with boats, originally uploaded by mojoey.

My favorite shot from a recent trip to Monterey.

Prancing Pony and my grandson

My grandson likes to pull my magnets down and hand them to me. He will count as he does so. One, two… one, two… for as long as it takes.

Did I mention I collect magnets? I've got lots of them. My favorite is the Prancing Pony.

A story that mixes stupid and photography

In the interest of full disclosure, I must say that I have no respect for Sarah Palin. That said, this story is typical. SarahPAC is being sued for using an iconic photo without permission.

The PAC of Sarah Palin, bless her wolf-blastin’, helicopter-swervin’, cable news-declaimin’ heart, has run afoul of a New Jersey-based newspaper for appropriating some patriotic, September 11 imagery.

A lawsuit filed Friday in Manhattan federal court by North Jersey Media Group Inc. claims that Palin’s SarahPAC — which, let’s be honest, sounds like the name of a wolf-themed Girl Scout troop — posted a copy of an iconic September 11 photo on its website and Facebook page without NJMG’s permission (the photo shows three New York firemen hoisting the American flag in the World Trade Center rubble after the 9/11 attacks).

It's so easy to steal these days, but still, we all know better.

Convictions in the Hana Williams case

I was tempted to use the title "Justice in the Hana Williams case", but a conviction for first-degree manslaughter is not justice. No, in this case, nothing less than dragging the lifeless bodies of Larry and Carri Williams to an unmarked grave is justice. These Christians are scum and deserve the same sadistic death they gave their adoptive daughter.

Adoptive parents of Ethiopian girl who died of hypothermia and starvation in their backyard found GUILTY of manslaughter

A Washington state couple were convicted of manslaughter Monday in the gruesome starvation and hypothermia death of a teenage girl they adopted from Ethiopia.

A jury found Larry Williams, of Sedro-Woolley, guilty of first-degree manslaughter, while his wife, Carri Williams, was found guilty of homicide by abuse as well as manslaughter. The jury also convicted them both of assault and each faces a possible life sentence.

Hana Williams died in May 2011 in the backyard of the couple's home, where she was forced to stay as part of a strict system of child-rearing outlined in a Christian parenting book.

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Sometimes I forget why I write this blog. It's cases like this one that remind me that there are so many bad actors out in the big world. So many in fact, that dealing with the nastiness can be overwhelming. After 10-years of a non-stop stream of Christian hate, I find it painful to continue. But then, I read of a child dying face-down in the mud because some deluded Christian do-gooders think they are doing God's work by rescuing a starving Ethiopian child and then murdering her. It then that I realize that if there were a God, I'd be doing his work by reporting on these crimes. 

There is no justice for Hana Williams. She is dead and nothing we do can ever bring her justice. She is behind justice. Punishment on the other hand… we can mete out punishment. In this case it should come with whips, chains, hooks, belts, pain and misery. If only…