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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on October 23 at 12:05 PM

Donald Brent Page, 33, was indicted Tuesday by a Memphis grand jury on charges of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor. The Calera resident was arrested Oct. 6 for traveling to Tennessee to meet who he thought was a 13-year-old girl for sex, according to Memphis FBI.

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports Page used the online name “badlilboy8898” to arrange a meeting with the girl, who was actually a member of the FBI’s Crimes Against Children Task Force. He was arrested at a Memphis apartment with condoms and wine coolers in hand.

Prior to his arrest, Page served as youth minister of Dogwood Grove Baptist Church in Montevallo. Church pastor Todd Burr said Page called him the night of his arrest to resign…. “It’s shocking. He was doing a good job with the youth,” said the pastor.

In other youth pastor news: Florida youth pastor gets five years for possessing child porn; 39 year-old Kentucky youth minister poses as 16 year-old on Myspace and allegedly meets, molests 14 year-old; Illinois youth pastor indicted on two counts of producing child porn; youth minister charged with embezzling $68,000 from church; Winnipeg youth minister rapes developmentally disabled woman; Bradford Baptist Church in Arkansas reassures public that the church official arrested for raping a 13 year-old boy was their music director, not their youth minister. Whew!

And, finally, Christian groups are angry at CBS for an episode of Cold Case that featured, among other moral outrages, a hypocritical youth pastor who masturbates while listening to a young woman confess her sexual transgressions. An “exercise in bigoted, Christophobic fantasy,” says the conservative Culture and Media Institute. I have to agree: With so many kiddie-porn-producing, child-raping, thieving youth pastors out there, why make shit up?

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Does the Watchman on the Walls read these things too? and Gay-Americans are a threat? Gheezuz they better start tailing their own members.

Posted by Sargon Bighorn | October 23, 2007 12:10 PM

Granted, I'm not a online child predator, so maybe I'm using oo much logic...BUT...

With all the To Catch a Predator shows on TV these days, whay would anyone believe they are really going to bang a teenager sight unseen?!?! Come to think of it, does anyone really believe they are talking to who they think they are talking to online?

Posted by Mike in MO | October 23, 2007 12:24 PM

Wow...with all of those examples, this can almost be a new porn.

Posted by cunei4m | October 23, 2007 12:26 PM

Youth Pastors are a threat to families everywhere.

Posted by Michigan Matt | October 23, 2007 1:10 PM

Could you please stop the blasting the relgious folks for once? Afterall among Youth Pastors it's simply called a fringe benefit.

Posted by Touring | October 23, 2007 1:21 PM

hmm... i like the way you think mike in mo... if that is really your name.

Posted by infrequent | October 23, 2007 1:52 PM

The wine coolers were the nails in his coffin. Nobody drinks wine coolers anymore except young teens and those who want to have sex with young teens.

Posted by Matthew | October 23, 2007 2:12 PM

Ripped from the headlines

Posted by monkey | October 23, 2007 3:09 PM

Ok, so I also subscribe to the malliability of the English language but ?christophobic? WTF

Posted by done5969 | October 23, 2007 4:41 PM

The tag line for the site on that first link is "News 4 Jax". Heh. Heh heh. Heh heh heh. Heh heh. Heh.

Posted by Wowza | October 23, 2007 5:50 PM

I tell you now my brothers and sisters, this is just the chickens coming home to roost. Its what these fundies do. Keep up the good work Dan.

Fuck in peace.

Posted by Homosexualist X | October 23, 2007 7:42 PM

Jewish youth group leaders simply never molest children. Jew in general are never accused of child molesting. This is because Judaism is are religion of truth and righteousness.

Christians are all perverts. This is because Christianity is a religion of lies.

Posted by Issur | October 23, 2007 9:57 PM

Yeah, Issur...stuff like that never happens....

The thing about the high horse is that it hurts more when you fall off.

Posted by cunei4m | October 24, 2007 5:57 AM

Okay, what exactly are wine coolers? The only times I've ever heard of them were those DARE classes back in elementary school and news reports about statutory rape cases.

Posted by Greg | October 24, 2007 7:59 AM

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