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Friday, August 29, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch

posted by on August 29 at 15:43 PM

YPW tipper Jennifer sent this picture in…


“I thought you might appreciate this,” Jennifer wrote in the attached note. “I was driving today and saw this sign at a local church: ‘SERMON: IF I HAD CHRIST’S HANDS WHAT WOULD I TOUCH?’ Of course I immediately thought of “Youth Pastor Watch” and answered, “Uh, children, apparently!”

Moving on…


Former Walworth County youth pastor denies sexual abuse charges

A Lake Geneva teen attended youth group in the 1970s to learn about God and Christianity, but she claims a counselor had sex with her after playing a “trust” game.

The woman, now 49, for the first time Wednesday confronted the man accused of assaulting her, pointing toward him in Walworth County Court, saying he had sex with her 34 years ago when she was 15 and 16…. Russell J. Lesser, 63, Bryson City, N.C., is accused of having sex with the woman 40 to 60 times, including one time at his house on the girl’s prom night, according to the criminal complaint.

The former Youth for Christ Campus Life minister is charged with two felony counts of sexual intercourse with a child and felony indecent behavior with a child.

And the youth pastors that aren’t raping kids on their prom nights are contributing to the childhood-obesity epidemic. Florida:

Kicking off the new school year, the Marco Presbyterian Youth Group started the afternoon meeting with a Bible lesson by Jonathan Loero, youth pastor….

The first meeting culminated with the group, spoons in hand, racing out to the church patio area to dig into a 25-foot ice cream sundae with all the trimmings.

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I'm not familiar with a "Dig into the sundae", let alone how you do one "with all the trimmings." Is it like a Dirty Sanchez variant?

Posted by elenchos | August 29, 2008 4:33 PM


Posted by Angelika | August 29, 2008 4:34 PM

For a youth pastor, fattened up kids must be easier to chase, catch and...

Posted by CommonKnowledge | August 29, 2008 4:38 PM

Walworth County is in southern Wisconsin.
But I'm sure IL has its creeps, too.

Posted by Waterbug | August 30, 2008 6:46 AM

I didn't realize statutory rape had no statute of limitations. As much of a creep as Lesser obviously is, I can't quite see it as tantamount to murder.

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Posted by dleaky viautb | September 2, 2008 6:19 PM

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