We seldom hear about some”minor” digressions from our Christian brethren…..we only get a look at their lives when they are a “biggie” that has fallen…..
I read an article about a church in Ohio…..it seems that a youth minister raped a teen age girl……
An Ohio judge sentenced a “delusional” former youth pastor to 10 years in prison for sexually abusing a teenage member of the church where he served as a volunteer.
Brian Mitchell pleaded guilty Thursday to four counts of sexual battery, and a Cuyahoga County judge rejected his attorney’s recommendation for house arrest but did not impose the maximum 20-year prison term, reported the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
The 31-year-old Mitchell, a father of three children under age 8, began sending text messages to the victim, then 16 years old, that quickly turned to complaints about his marriage.
A perv is in prison….but what the church did is beyond sanity……
Church leaders spoke to Mitchell the day after learning of the sex abuse in November and then reported the case to police.
The girl’s mother testified during the sentencing hearing that church leaders also told the family not to come back to church until her daughter had apologized to Mitchell’s wife.
So the victim needs to apologize to the rapist wife? Seriously? Someone please explain that to me.
Since this was a Baptist “youth” minister should we blame all Baptists for this behavior? Or for that matter all Christians?