Monday, November 23, 2009

Church Youth Leader Arrested

Missouri: Stony Point Baptist Church youth Pastor Michael Joy arrested for aggravated indecent solicitation of pre-teen child.

Joy was employed by the church despite spending most of the '80s in prison for the same crime.

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

LDS Seminary Principal And...A 16 Year Old

LDS seminary principal Michael Jay Pratt charged with having sex with 16 year-old student. Pratt is charged with multiple felony counts of aggravated kidnapping, unlawful sexual conduct, forcible sexual abuse, ten counts of forcible sodomy, one count of object rape, one count of lewdness, three counts of burglary, one count of criminal trespassing, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and 10 counts of enticing a minor.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Faith Healing Parents Charged In Death

The parents of two year-old Kent Schaible have been charged with manslaughter for allowing their "faith healing" pastor to pray over the child, rather than seeking medical attention for his bacterial pneumonia, which could have been cured with simple antibiotics. The father is a teacher at First Century Gospel Church whose members believe in healing by prayer rather than medicine.

The FCGC website states: "Trusting God for health and healing is a vital and integral part of the true Christian life of faith"

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Jesus Hates Foreskin

A Vancouver man has been found guilty of negligence for performing a home circumcision on his four year-old son after reading the book of Christian author Richard Hoskins, who says such a rite is demanded by the Bible. Telling his son that it would give him "extra special protection from God," the man performed the surgery using a non-sharp, non-sterile razor and a blood coagulant "meant for horses." Because it was cheaper than human coagulent.

Bonus: In 2005, the same man home-circumsized himself, resulting in unstoppable bleeding and an infection of his penis.

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Pedo-Pastor Gets 10 Years

A former Southern Baptist pastor in Oklahoma, Joshua Spires, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after confessing to sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl who attended his church.

Court documents said Spires sexually assaulted the girl, once a member of his youth group, every Sunday for a year at the church.

The girl told police that Spires began to tell her that he loved her when she was in seventh grade. After she broke off the relationship Spires began calling and sending her text messages threatening to commit suicide if she did not take him back.

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Thursday, November 5, 2009

Pastor Ralph Lee Aaron Faces 152 Charges

Covington County Alabama deputies arrested 54-year-old Ralph Lee Aaron on Wednesday on 152 counts of sodomy, sexual abuse, sexual torture and possession of obscene matter involving children.

Prosecutors plan to seek multiple life sentences if they get a conviction against the former pastor accused of sexual abuse and torture of young boys on camping trips.

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Pastor or not, could anyone really look at this guy and think it would be a good idea to let him go camping with their kid?

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

FLDS Prophet Warren Jeffs

In Nov. 2002, Warren Jeffs was named president of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, succeeding his father, Rulon Jeffs.

In June, 2005, Jeffs was indicted on charges that he arranged a marriage between a 16-year-old girl and a man who was already married.

Since then, Jeffs has been accused of Battery, Child Molestation, Conspiracy, Fraud and Sodomy, among other things.

In May, 2006, the FBI placed Warren Jeffs on their Top 10 Most Wanted list.

Jeffs is estimated to have around 40 wives, at least a dozen of whom were formerly married to his father, and about 56 children.

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On November 20, 2007 Jeffs was sentenced to imprisonment for 10 years to life and has begun serving his sentence at the Utah State Prison.