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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on November 29 at 11:23 AM

Former church youth leader and choir director Leonard Smith was to be sentenced to 16 months in jail Monday morning under a plea bargain agreement following charges of sex offenses involving children….

Smith, 53 at the time of arrest in the spring, had been charged with felony statutory rape of a child older than 6 and felony first-degree child sex offense. The acts were alleged to have happened in January 2001 involving one child and between June and August 2004 involving a second child, police said at the time.

Smith, who was with Sycamore Temple Church of God in Christ, was the director of the Asheville-based Full Fellowship Community Choir, a choir made up of singers from across Western North Carolina. He was nominated for a Martin Luther King Jr. Award in 2004 for service to the community.

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I finally get it!!!

You are jealous you weren't raped by your youth pastor OR your jealous that they have the courage to go through with it.

One or the other...

Posted by ecce homo | November 29, 2007 12:05 PM
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Posted by Dan Savage | November 29, 2007 12:52 PM
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*statutory rape with a child older than six* - I guess he was lucky the child wasn't jail-bait, or he might of gotten a full two years.

Posted by kinaidos | November 29, 2007 1:20 PM
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I finally watched "Mysterious Skin" the other night--not knowing what it was.

There's not enough bleach on the planet available to wash that movie off of my eyes. :(

Posted by NapoleonXIV | November 29, 2007 1:51 PM
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Christians are more likely to commit sex crimes than believers in any other religion. I'm glad Dan Savage is reporting this rash of Christian based sex crimes.

Jews simply never commit sex crimes. This is because Judaism is a religion of justice and truth.

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