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Damned Xtians
#26

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Am I the only one who often can't help but laugh when news like this comes out? Maybe my funny bone just has a soft spot for farcical hypocrisy, but for some reason, I've noticed that my first reaction to stuff like this has lately tended to be at least a chortle or two.
The only sacred truth in science is that there are no sacred truths. - Carl Sagan
Ἡ μόνη ἱερᾱ̀ ἀληθείᾱ ἐν τῇ φυσικῇ φιλοσοφίᾳ ἐστὶν ἡ ἱερῶν ἀληθειῶν σπάνις. - Κᾱ́ρολος Σήγανος


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#27

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I can't imagine why you feel that way.

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Oh.
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#28

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This must hurt.  You know how tight Scots are reputed to be with money!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04...-scotland/

Quote:Three siblings win record £1 million damages from the Church of Scotland over abuse in a care home
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#29

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(01-10-2019, 11:07 AM)Cheerful Charlie Wrote: Those that shriek loudly about gays and this nation's lack of Christian morality so often turn out to be low grade idiots.
Those who complain the loudest are usually the most guilty of what they're bitching about. It's called projection.
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#30

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(01-10-2019, 05:14 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: There's a Reddit sub-forum which devotes itself to  pastors who have been arrested and it's called....what else.... PastorsArrested.

Here are some of the thread titles:

"Pastor sentenced to 30 yr jail, others double lifer for raping, forcing minors into prostitution."

"Former pastor and owner of Dojo Pizza found guilty on 8 counts of sex crimes against children"

"Local pastor found guilty on 11 counts of having sex with underage girls"

It's pretty disgusting stuff. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/PastorArrested/
However, it's not the sole province of religion either. Back where I used to live in Illinois there was a sports coach who was popular with the boys because he let them use his basement for sexual assignations with their GFs. Problem was, he filmed all of the sexual activity and beat off to it later from his extensive video library.

Is a pastor more of a hypocrite than a basketball coach for doing the same thing? Arguably yes. But let's not imagine that if all the churches closed down, everyone would suddenly quit being asshats. People would just find new ways to be shitty to each other.
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#31

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One less excuse for asshattery still equals one less excuse for asshattery.
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#32

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(01-10-2019, 03:06 AM)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:Pastor Who Praised Pulse Nightclub Gunman Resigns After Allegedly Paying for Sex

"A Baptist minister in Texas who came to national attention in 2016 when he praised the gunman who killed 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., resigned from his ministry last week after allegedly using drugs, gambling and paying for sex with prostitutes.

Donnie Romero, who founded the Stedfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth in 2014, told congregants at a church meeting on Jan. 2 that he had not “been ruling my house well.”

As the saying goes, the only thing wrong with baptists is that they don't hold them under long enough!

Shameless phonies.

I started to respond to this and then felt sort of guilty about it. First of all, the Pastor who praised the gunman was obviously an idiot. On the other hand, I thought the closing statement of the poster was amusing. (Holding the baptists under long enough.) That seemed to me kind of hypocritical, even though one was based upon real events and the other was humor. Same sentiment. 

Take that for what it is, but from a recent Bible student, the placing of religious leaders upon a pedestal is asking for trouble. We all sin. We all fall short.
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#33

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(04-30-2019, 03:10 AM)mordant Wrote:  
 

Is a pastor more of a hypocrite than a basketball coach for doing the same thing?  

No, but the church wouldn't be trying to hide his crimes like they do for priests, ministers, etc.
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#34

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No, instead the university would be trying to hide his crimes.   All institutions look to protect themselves and fuck the victims.  The only difference is that basketball coaches do not claim to be the guardians and arbiters of morality.

And I hate basketball anyway.
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#35

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Another jesus freak sleazebag who can't keep his hands off the kids.  What is it with these perverts?

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/05/unapolo...age-staff/

Quote:‘Unapologetically’ Christian pizza parlor went viral — then its owner got busted for trying to have sex with underage staff

Quote:A Kentucky pastor was arrested on child sexual exploitation charges after police said he tried to arrange a liaison between himself and two underage girls.

Bobby “BJ” Blackburn, pastor of Elevate Church and owner of Giovanni’s Pizza in Prestonsburg, was charged with using an electronic device to ask an employee to take part in a threesome with another minor, reported WBKO-TV.

Quote:Blackburn drew national attention in 2016, when he vowed to continue playing Christian music and printing Bible verses on receipts at his pizzeria in spite of customer complaints.

“We, here at Giovanni’s of Prestonsburg are unapologetically a Christ-based business that runs and operates with Christian values and principles,” Blackburn said on Facebook at the time. “We wholeheartedly believe that we have been blessed the way that we have because of the goodness of God.

I'm sure the morons in Kentucky ate that shit up.  Probably liked it better than his fucking pizza.
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#36

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Another Baptist scumbag who can't keep his hands off the kids. 

https://www.kplctv.com/2019/06/18/westla...ape-minor/

Quote:Pastor accused of raping 11-year-old over two-year period

WESTLAKE, La. (KPLC) - A Westlake pastor stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl over a two-year period, authorities said.
John Michael Ward, 45, of Westlake, was arrested Monday, June 17, on 10 counts of first-degree rape, 40 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of pornography involving a juvenile.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso confirmed to KPLC that Ward is the pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake. Ward has been pastor at Bellview since 2012, according to the church website.
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#37

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(06-19-2019, 12:03 AM)Minimalist Wrote: Another Baptist scumbag who can't keep his hands off the kids. 

https://www.kplctv.com/2019/06/18/westla...ape-minor/

Quote:Pastor accused of raping 11-year-old over two-year period

WESTLAKE, La. (KPLC) - A Westlake pastor stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl over a two-year period, authorities said.
John Michael Ward, 45, of Westlake, was arrested Monday, June 17, on 10 counts of first-degree rape, 40 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of pornography involving a juvenile.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso confirmed to KPLC that Ward is the pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake. Ward has been pastor at Bellview since 2012, according to the church website.

Wow, started when the kid was 9. That's a new low (well okay, probably an old low, if the truth were known).

I wonder if part of the generative mindset for this kind of thing in the weird and wildly unrealistic and self-serving and paternalistic sexual thinking of evangelicals. Take the notion of a perfectly "pure" and submissive wife and combine it with the fact that you can only get a total absence of "uppity" and ease of control with very young girls? Someone who feels they have no choice and could be groomed to imagine that this bloated late middle age Bible thumper is some kind of catch and a privilege to cater to? Probably with not-too-subtle insinuations that god would be Very Displeased if she has any reservations about the relationship.

Yuck.

And yet ... they are already circling the wagons rather than letting it sink in that while this guy was "ministering to" them and telling them all about the will of god, he was fucking a child. Not to mention cheating on his wife and probably lying up a storm to keep it covered up. For years his parishioners have gone home from church remarking on what a man of god this was and how inspiring his sermon was that day. And there's probably going to be almost no existential crises over this. For the pastor (because he was caught), his wife (because she is publicly humiliated) and the victim's parents (for obvious reasons), sure. At least temporarily, until everyone convinces them that they should turn the other cheek and pray for this perp, who after all, was just a victim of a Satanic attack because of his exalted station as a pastor.

And the poor child ... already I'm sure the insinuations are spreading that she "led him on".

It scares me how well I understand their playbook. Seen it too many times.
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#38

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Quote: Wow, started when the kid was 9.


Just like mohammed.  The muslims like them young, too.
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#39

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(06-19-2019, 02:20 AM)mordant Wrote:
(06-19-2019, 12:03 AM)Minimalist Wrote: Another Baptist scumbag who can't keep his hands off the kids. 

https://www.kplctv.com/2019/06/18/westla...ape-minor/

Quote:Pastor accused of raping 11-year-old over two-year period

WESTLAKE, La. (KPLC) - A Westlake pastor stands accused of raping an 11-year-old girl over a two-year period, authorities said.
John Michael Ward, 45, of Westlake, was arrested Monday, June 17, on 10 counts of first-degree rape, 40 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile and two counts of pornography involving a juvenile.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso confirmed to KPLC that Ward is the pastor of Bellview Baptist Church in Westlake. Ward has been pastor at Bellview since 2012, according to the church website.

Wow, started when the kid was 9. That's a new low (well okay, probably an old low, if the truth were known).

I wonder if part of the generative mindset for this kind of thing in the weird and wildly unrealistic and self-serving and paternalistic sexual thinking of evangelicals. Take the notion of a perfectly "pure" and submissive wife and combine it with the fact that you can only get a total absence of "uppity" and ease of control with very young girls? Someone who feels they have no choice and could be groomed to imagine that this bloated late middle age Bible thumper is some kind of catch and a privilege to cater to? Probably with not-too-subtle insinuations that god would be Very Displeased if she has any reservations about the relationship.

Yuck.

And yet ... they are already circling the wagons rather than letting it sink in that while this guy was "ministering to" them and telling them all about the will of god, he was fucking a child. Not to mention cheating on his wife and probably lying up a storm to keep it covered up. For years his parishioners have gone home from church remarking on what a man of god this was and how inspiring his sermon was that day. And there's probably going to be almost no existential crises over this. For the pastor (because he was caught), his wife (because she is publicly humiliated) and the victim's parents (for obvious reasons), sure. At least temporarily, until everyone convinces them that they should turn the other cheek and pray for this perp, who after all, was just a victim of a Satanic attack because of his exalted station as a pastor.

And the poor child ... already I'm sure the insinuations are spreading that she "led him on".

It scares me how well I understand their playbook. Seen it too many times.

An old low it indeed is.

This shit goes back to the catacombs, at least.
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#40

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The beat goes on!

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/06/fundame...loitation/

Quote:Fundamentalist Christian who founded ‘Biblical Flat Earth Society’ busted on 56 counts of child sexual exploitation
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#41

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And another slimy xhristard fuck gets caught with his dick in the boys' assholes!

https://whnt.com/2019/07/01/florence-pas...gregation/

Quote:Florence pastor accused of sexually abusing boys

FLORENCE, Ala. – The lead pastor of a Florence church has been arrested, accused of sexually abusing young boys in his congregation.

John Martin was taken into custody Friday evening and booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center on four counts of Sexual Abuse. Martin has been a pastor at Lighthouse Baptist Church on Sweetwater Avenue for nine years. He has since resigned from his position as pastor.


At least he resigned.  That's more than the fucking pope ever did.
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#42

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Still another Baptist fuckwit gets caught.  Too much sexual repression is obviously bad for these hypocritical fucks.

https://abc7chicago.com/burbank-teacher-...s/5375571/

Quote:Teacher at Jordan Baptist School in Burbank charged with sex assault, soliciting child porn from 2 students

Quote:Police said 49-year-old Shannon Griffin was arrested on Monday after a month-long investigation. Griffin allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with an underage student at Jordan Baptist School where she taught, and allegedly both sent nude photos and videos to that same student and another underage student at the school. She allegedly requested nude photos from the students as well.

Police said the inappropriate conduct began in 2013 and continued until March of 2019.

Griffin, who taught kindergarten, is charged with five counts of criminal sexual assault, one count of solicitation of child pornography, one count of distribution of harmful materials and one count of grooming. She is due in bond court Wednesday.
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#43

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(07-03-2019, 05:05 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Griffin, who taught kindergarten, is charged with five counts of criminal sexual assault, one count of solicitation of child pornography, one count of distribution of harmful materials and one count of grooming.

Grooming? I wonder how they define and prove that. I like that it's considered criminal at least.

That said ... I had to really suppress the urge to joke about how some people are not guilty of the other kind of grooming, and should be ...
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#44

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(01-10-2019, 05:14 PM)Dancefortwo Wrote: There's a Reddit sub-forum which devotes itself to  pastors who have been arrested and it's called....what else.... PastorsArrested.

Here are some of the thread titles:

"Pastor sentenced to 30 yr jail, others double lifer for raping, forcing minors into prostitution."

"Former pastor and owner of Dojo Pizza found guilty on 8 counts of sex crimes against children"

"Local pastor found guilty on 11 counts of having sex with underage girls"

It's pretty disgusting stuff. 

https://www.reddit.com/r/PastorArrested/

 As everybody knows, Satan created under aged teenaged girls.
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#45

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I'm kind of surprised the catholicks never came up with this excuse....they do so love their stupid-assed rituals.

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/07/pastor-...ulted-men/

Quote:Pastor claims he was sucking demons out of sexually assaulted men

Multiple victims have come forward to accuse a New Jersey pastor of sexually assaulting them as part of exorcism rituals.

“Three men have come forward claiming Rev. Dr. William Weaver performed sex acts on them when they came to him for private counseling at Linden Presbyterian Church,” Newsweek reported Thursday. “Weaver, 69, would allegedly tell the men that he needed to ‘suck’ out demons through their semen, citing Native American rituals and a verse from Ephesians telling Christians to ‘put on the full armor of God.'”
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#46

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(07-18-2019, 09:22 PM)Minimalist Wrote:
Quote:“Three men have come forward claiming Rev. Dr. William Weaver performed sex acts on them when they came to him for private counseling at Linden Presbyterian Church,” Newsweek reported Thursday. “Weaver, 69, would allegedly tell the men that he needed to ‘suck’ out demons through their semen, citing Native American rituals and a verse from Ephesians telling Christians to ‘put on the full armor of God.'”

My mind has been seriously boggled.   Putting aside the reprehensible acts by the pastor, I can't get over the fact that people are actually gullible enough to go along with such absurdities.   Shake
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Religion:  Peddling absurdities since the paleolithic.
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#48

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Xhristards - taking bigotry to heavenly heights!

https://newschannel9.com/news/local/tenn...eral-plans

Quote:Tennessee man says his sexual orientation stands between church & father's funeral plans

Goodman's 71-year-old father has very few dying wishes.
He wants Jessie to sing "The Anchor Holds" at his funeral.
And he wants his services to be held at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
Goodman says the pastor's beliefs won't let that happen.
"As long as I was going to take part in any way, he [Goodman's father] could not have his service there," said Goodman.
Goodman says the church's pastor, and some of its members, don't want him or his fiance to be involved in the service because they're gay.

Shitheads.
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(07-25-2019, 04:58 PM)Minimalist Wrote: Xhristards - taking bigotry to heavenly heights!

https://newschannel9.com/news/local/tenn...eral-plans

Quote:Tennessee man says his sexual orientation stands between church & father's funeral plans

Goodman's 71-year-old father has very few dying wishes.
He wants Jessie to sing "The Anchor Holds" at his funeral.
And he wants his services to be held at Lee's Chapel Baptist Church in Sweetwater.
Goodman says the pastor's beliefs won't let that happen.
"As long as I was going to take part in any way, he [Goodman's father] could not have his service there," said Goodman.
Goodman says the church's pastor, and some of its members, don't want him or his fiance to be involved in the service because they're gay.

Shitheads.

Apparently, the anchor does NOT hold.

From the song lyrics: "... the anchor holds, and grips the solid rock. This rock is Jesus ..."

The whole idea of that song is that one of the value propositions of the faith is that it anchors and centers you in the protective arms of your savior. But only if you believe the correct things! And your children believe the same things!
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#50

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So jesus is a fucking bigot, too?

https://www.newschannel5.com/news/newsch...his-rights

Quote:Anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT DA says critics are infringing on his rights

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Middle Tennessee district attorney, facing criticism for expressing doubt about whether Muslims and LGBT individuals are entitled to legal protections, says his critics are trying to infringe upon his religious rights.

Scumbag.
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