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US: Pastor had sex with teen boys whilst praying to help them gain ‘sexual purity’ in the eyes of God

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  1. It’s ironic, the amount of outspoken homophobes who later get caught with their pants down, quite literally in some cases.
    Inside every ranting homophobe is a self-hating closet case.
    well not every homophobe, some are just genuinely ignorant and hateful, but a large percentage seem to turn out that way.

    1. Robert in S. Kensington 11 Sep 2013, 8:02pm

      I’m holding my breath to see if Sir Gerald Howarth,David Burrowes, Peter Bone and others of their ilk are among the self-haters since they were the most vocal during the marriage debate.

  2. Well he certainly was ‘helping’ with their urges!

    I always find it amusing when when one of these homophobes gets caught doing things that they themselves are publicly opposed to.

    Of course what he did is abuse and I hope he gets to share a cell with Bubba for the next 30 years.

    1. Mark, he won’t. If you check this story at other sources, it seems that he was originally sentenced to 17 years in jail, but has had his sentence reduced and is now out on licence, conditional to his just not doing it again.

      This man raped minors, and is getting away with it.

      1. keith francis farrell 12 Sep 2013, 1:00pm

        Pity he is release and we all know he will do that again. I think he needs castrating and to have his cock reduced to a stump. That way everyone will know he is a child molester for the rest of his life, I will be quite happy to fit the rubber band around his balls. I promise not to use anything the release his pain, I will also be quite happy to cut off his cock, then feed the balls and his cock through the food processor so that he can eat it.

        1. you are Sick.

  3. Wait a minute. These new charges? Because this clown was busted for this two years ago,

    1. Gina Conners 11 Sep 2013, 8:34pm

      Just out of curiosity, Otkon, if these are the same charges as two years ago, would that somehow take the stink off of them? Did we somehow pass the “disgust by” date for these sort of crimes?

      1. No less disgusting, but it might indicate sloppy reporting. It’s been known on this site.

  4. Well, technically I myself *do* find that I have a window during which I am free sexual thoughts after I have just gotten off. So in a practical sense one could argue that getting laid regularly is one way to quell sexual desires unless of course you become a sex addict.

    The sex addict in this case of course being the pervert pastor. Not that this is anything new in religion. Clergy have used such excuses for sexual misbehavior on their part since ancient times. Heck, most “interrogations” of supposed “witches” amounted to nothing more than elaborate B&D sessions where the clergy would torture bound (and frequently naked) captives, often in private (to protect others from satanic influences released during the activity of course).

  5. Gina Conners 11 Sep 2013, 8:43pm

    So this man of God wasn’t molesting the boys, he was saving their souls one orgasm at a time. Ah, that makes perfect sense.

    What a fantastic pickup line that inspires. “Honey, I can see you have a demon in you. Fortunately, I specialize in a patented demon removal procedure. First thing, we need to rebuke those panties right off your body…”
    Oh, and does this mean that the command, “Get Thee Behind Me, Satan!” Is code that you’re up for anal?

    1. Oh stop you’re too much lol! I am going to have to remember Get Thee Behind Me Satan quote is code for you’re up for anal!

  6. “…he felt he was helping them “with homosexual urges by praying while he had sexual contact with [them]“.”

    Oh, it’s one of those ‘pray away the gay’ scenarios, is it? We’ll add it to the list of “ways to cure homosexuality” alongside imprisonment, starvation, beatings, and encouraged suicide.

  7. another anti US anti Christian story. yawn.

    Meanwhile a gay poet in Iran is facing censorship by the islamic regime, has been blacklisted by his government and is a victim of a brutal system …….

    http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2013/08/being-a-gay-writer-in-iran-writing-on-the-edge-of-crisis/

    1. The one hardly excuses the other.

    2. Beelzeebub 12 Sep 2013, 3:13am

      If you are that bothered, haul your ass off your computer, go over there and support him.

      Will you.

      Thought not.

      1. Whereas you’re all over the world helping gay men, aren’t you? No, thought not, just sitting there in front of your computer.

  8. Tim Hanafin 11 Sep 2013, 11:11pm

    I wish these weirdos would just get a boyfriend to have sex with like normal people do and leave these kids alone.

  9. Christopher Coleman 11 Sep 2013, 11:21pm

    You have to admire the pastor for doing his godly duty, which he seems to have persisted in with great firmness of purpose and a willingness to get his hands dirty. It is also quite an inventive reason for sex with minors.

    1. Philip Breen 12 Sep 2013, 5:23am

      It is horrifying and distressing every time we read about clergymen or clergy women who break trust in such a way with the young and vulnerable.

      1. The trust is broken the minute they start spouting their religious lies.

  10. Justusboyz 12 Sep 2013, 1:44am

    Hey guys, lets remember that this is child abuse! Not a reason to make jokes.
    The right wing nuts will jump all over this as being ‘gay pastor’ and not a ‘pedophile’ .
    Lets show our disgust for this individual , there’s nothing humorous about this story.

    1. Christopher Coleman 12 Sep 2013, 4:18am

      Yes there is humour in it; there is humour in every human weakness, especially when it is cloaked in false morality and untruth. Perspective is really important. Many comments here are too serious. That also plays into the hands of right wing nuts.

      1. Explain the ‘humour’ in an article about child abuse Christopher ?

    2. Philip Breen 12 Sep 2013, 5:32am

      That is true. Religious homophobia is often sheer ignorant panic for fear of abuse possibly taking place. However, the UK Home Office hasn’t helped matters by not distinguishing the old gay offences from pederasty in the recent DBS(CRB) changes which still disclose all of the old gay offences, causing ongoing distress and humiliation to gay men, whose convictions could be proven to have had nothing whatever to do with children or vulnerable adults.

  11. Kay Arnold 12 Sep 2013, 5:40am

    Some days as an American it is hard hold one’s head up. This is abuse of children and one’s so called authority as a religious figure of “trust”. I hope he goes to jail for a long time still who is going to take care of the kids problems and just how are they going to do that? EH?

  12. There is a certain grim humour to be found in yet another hypocrite being caught out, but what exactly is a “youth pastor” anyway?

    The horrible thing is the fact Girouex is married with 4 children probably contributed to him being considered safe around youths. The fact his sentence has been suspended and he’ll only be on probation for 5 years (as I’ve read elsewhere) is actually pretty shocking.

    I wonder if the judge would have been as lenient if the paedophile (or hebephile I suppose) had been openly gay in his adult relationships.

    1. Hear, hear. Being married with kids is, with horrible irony, probably still the safest thing to be if you are a sexual danger to children and adolescents, inspite of all the evidence that most such abuse comes from parents and other adult relatives whose adult relationships are heterosexual. The conventional ‘family’ is still a sacred cow effectively beyond criticism in the popular mind and the molesters are still thought of as ‘out there’.

  13. “He said the “mutual” contact had taken place between 25 and 50 times. The victim told authorities the number of times had been more like between 50 and 100 times.”

    He got raped 100 time and always came back for more. Oh it’s horrible abuse, I tell you!

  14. Depressingly predictable. A guy I knew who ran a Christian-based ‘counselling’ scheme to help gays stay celibate was known to have had at least one affair with a ‘client’. When confronted he admitted his ‘lapse into sin’ but that he was back on the ‘true path’. He even openly said, butter wouldn’t melt, that he sought a ‘spiritual brother’ to share his Godly life with. He wasn’t abusing the young like this pastor (as far as I know) – just helping to make others as screwed up as himself.

  15. What a saintly man forcing himself to indulge in order to help others become “pure”. Such selflessness.

  16. One thing organized religion and cults have in common is their gravitational pull towards sexual exploitation of others.

    This is a distinctly religious phenomenon, probably brought about by this egotistical belief that they are somehow “special” or “more morally superior” than others.

    It’s about self-loathing, insecurity, power and control over others. Whether is Charles Manson, or a Christian preacher, they are seriously f’ed up individuals who have a severely inflated sense of self importance and feel that they have a “right” to control others.

    While many religious freaks keep it to trying to beat others into submission, there are those who become so delusional and mentally ill they start to physically harm and abuse others.

    He is the latter.

  17. There’s a name for people like this low life…jackal.

  18. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    money does buy everything…$30,000 !!!!
    yooohooo let’s pray for the lord
    hahahahahahaha

  19. To quote Doug Stanhope. . . Of all of the things the priest is putting into kids’ heads, his dick is the least of your worries.

  20. This is the reason why church groups – catholic and protestant ( and other variations on a theme) hate schools having a progressive enlightened sex education policy. The children they abuse have deliberately been kept in the dark about honest loving sexual realationships

  21. I am certainly not religious, but doesn’t Leviticus have something to say about this, like be put to death? Oh, that was lying on top of a woman, not a young boy, my bad. Sorry.

  22. I have a problem when I hear of 14 yr olds & “abuse” going on for years.
    I grew up with no sex education (from a catholic country) but I definitely knew when very young that an adult touching your genitals was wrong. Religious or not.

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