Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pastor Chris Settlemoir sentenced

And so end the saga of Baptist pastor Chris Settlemoir. He was sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old boy. Although he may only serve seven years. It’s a shame too. Settlemoir deserves to spend a lot more time in prison than he is expected to serve.

There are over one thousand comments on my original post on this case. If you want to look into the screwed up inner workings of a small Baptist church, spend an hour reading the comments.

An interesting side note to this case. Many members of the Antioch Baptist Church stood behind their pastor until the very end when Chris agreed to a plea deal. They promptly hired a new pastor - one with an allegation of misconduct hanging over his past. Will Baptists ever learn.