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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 02:43 PM
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Packed courtroom for pastor-predator

In Indiana, Southern Baptist pastor Daniel Moore, age 50, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for molesting a 15-year-old church girl.

When the girls mother showed up for the April 8th sentencing hearing, she encountered a courtroom packed with church members who were there to support the pastor.

The mother had been an active member of the church for nine years. Yet, once she went to the police, only two church members had ever even called to see how she and her family were doing.

This was a case in which the pastors DNA evidence was on the girls bedsheets.

Yet, even with such irrefutable evidence, and even with the pastors guilty plea, rather than reaching out to help the girl and her family, church members supported the pastor. Its a sad pattern that weve seen in many, many cases.

Here are some excerpts from the victims impact statement that the mother made at the sentencing hearing:

As time went on, I could see that he lied to me by using God and the Bible, to make me believe him and trust him, just as he did with my daughter. He brainwashed her into trusting him and I can understand how easy it was for him to do that to a child, because he had me believing his lies as well.

I felt physically and emotionally sick that evening when the detective came to my house to remove the bed sheet off of my daughters bed and that is when I began having nightmares. . . .

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http://stopbaptistpredators.blogspot.com/2010/04/packed-courtroom-for-pastor-predator.html

Photo of the bastard at link.
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Bitwit1234 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 03:20 PM
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1. There are people like that in all faiths
Look at Bill Donahue who insists that the priests and the Pope who covered up the latest scandal in the Catholic Church were not at fault. He blames is on homosexuals. These people know better. They should be held as accountable as the one who did the crime.
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customerserviceguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:16 PM
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2. What is amazing
is that all of these fucking sheep still support this rapist asshole.

I saw where one of our fellow DU'ers had his church burned down today, too bad it wasn't this one instead.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:36 PM
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3. It's important to remember that it's not just the Catholic church which has deviants.
Edited on Sat Apr-10-10 04:52 PM by Judi Lynn
We've been hearing of perverted, criminal Protestants, too for years and years and years.....

So damned evil, so disprespectful to the victims and their parents whose deepest hope to protect, safeguard their children is mocked when these criminals decide to violate and traumatize and permanently scar their children.

Recommending.
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AwakeAtLast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:45 PM
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4. Is there a better link?
I couldn't get it to work.
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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 04:51 PM
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5. I tried it after seeing your post and it worked for me. Good luck.
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chollybocker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:30 PM
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6. These people are sick.
That is all.
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 05:55 PM
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7. this is sick sick stuff. and this creature has local clergy defending him-
http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/5031/53/

Not in attendance was Ernest James, senior pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in nearby Greenwood, Ind. James and other leaders of the church sent a letter to Judge Loyd filed March 24 in anticipation of Moore's sentencing hearing.

Church leaders informed the judge that, at their invitation, Moore had worshiped among them for several months "quietly, humbly and essentially anonymously, as it is his desire to avoid drawing attention to himself and for his fear of embarrassment to the church."

The letter described Moore as "tearfully repentant, remorseful, regretful and ashamed." It said church staff and deacons pledged to help him in "continued healing and restoration" and to act as a group of support and accountability "both during and after his incarceration."

James did not respond to a request for comment.

:puke: :puke: :puke:
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Heywood J Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-10-10 10:24 PM
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8. Let me guess - none of this support for the girl.
According to them, the little slut will probably burn in Hell for eternity for tempting a pastor...

:sarcasm:
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