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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Youth Pastor Watch: Brian Neiswender Update

posted by on August 5 at 9:32 AM

Brian Andrew Neiswender made his first appearance in YPW back at the beginning of June. That appearance wasn’t particularly noteworthy and the crimes he’s accused of committing don’t come anywhere near the worst ones we’ve seen here at YPW. No one was murdered, no videotapes were made, no sex was had in vans in church parking lots. What was interesting about Neiswender’s YPW appearance was the action in the comments. Supporters of Neiswender found their way to Slog and argued that their youth pastor couldn’t have done anything wrong because…

Neiswender is too good

He is a Godly man with a heart for Christ whose primary concern is teaching teens about God and His love. He has inspired me and many others at our church so much and I feel our youth ministry has grown and prospered because of his commitment to doing God’s will. Funny how Satan has to find some way to slip in when a person of God is furthering the kingdom at such a rapid pace.

His accusers are liars

I KNOW that he is completely innocent…no matter what anyone says about this story. These girls should come out with the truth!..which their story is far from it! These girls have admitted to lying about this kind of stuff before with him because they had a crush on him.

His accusers are ugly liars, and Neiswender’s wife is hot

have you seen these girls? not exactly the prettiest girls in the world. kinda gross. his wife is beautiful, and she was very involved with this youth group as well. it’s sad that people are so into ruining lives.

And the fact that Neiswender called the girls and apologized to them, an alleged admission of guilt that the police got on tape? Why, that’s just more proof of Neiswender’s essential goodness and of his innocence

Okay, i have been reading over and over that just because he called the girls and appoligised (dont correct my spelling) that he is guilty!!! That is not true. I know Brian if he thinks that he has upset you then he will call and say that he is sorry, even if he did not do anything.

One of Neiswender’s supporters challenged us to follow this story closely…

I hope (but my hope is in vain) that when he is proven innocent of all charges that you will run another story giving the facts. As I know the media and bloggers like to give opinons on issues, that facts are skiewed or false, so I unfortunatly realize that you will not run the true story…. I hope you will follow this through and report on the final outcome on his story and the story of the girls, who you just assume to be true and upstanding people.

I promised Neiswender’s supporters that I would closely follow this case and bring regular updates to YPW readers. And, hey, if charges are dropped or if Neiswender is exonerated, we will run an update, just as we did in the case of Clayton Pruett. YPW is fair and balanced. But sadly—or satanically?—our first Neiswender update brings more bad news for Neiswender, Neiswender’s hot wife, and Neiswender’s spell-check-challenged supporters.

Police file more charges against ex-youth pastor

KINGSTON—A former youth pastor at a Kingston church, charged with taking advantange of teens he was mentoring, faces additional charges.

Brian Andrew Neiswender, 26, was charged Friday with indecent assault and corruption of minors and arraigned Friday afternoon before District Judge Paul Roberts. He was released on $25,000 unsecured bail.

Neiswender is still listed as pastor of student ministries at Heritage Baptist Church in Lakeland, Florida.

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Posted by Till proven | August 5, 2008 9:46 AM


Posted by Big Sven | August 5, 2008 9:55 AM

Well, his website bio does claim, "He continually burns a desire on my heart to reach teenagers for Christ!"

He was just reaching these girls for Christ, Dan.

Posted by Mike in Olympia | August 5, 2008 9:57 AM

Why did I know this wouldn't end happily for his supporters? Of course he hasn't yet had his day in court, but the fact his previous attorney dropped him isn't a good sign...

Posted by PopTart | August 5, 2008 9:57 AM

Dan, you're so meeeeeaaaann!!! He so did not do anything cause those girls who are accusing him are total sluts!!!

Also, both apologize and apologise are correct. I believe the latter is more common amongst Brits. And pre-teen female Baptists from Florida.

Posted by Jen | August 5, 2008 9:58 AM

Many non-Christians don't realize that the only way to reach young girls for Christ is up through the vagina.

Still, Florida: he's still in the top 10% for sensible, ethical behavior in that state.

Posted by Fnarf | August 5, 2008 9:58 AM

lolls fnarf

Posted by girlgerms | August 5, 2008 10:02 AM

Not quite the pinacle of gramatic excellence are they?

Did you only pick comments with spelling issues, or were they all like that?

Posted by Super Jesse | August 5, 2008 10:07 AM

He's pretty cute though.

Posted by cbc | August 5, 2008 10:18 AM

If that was so, he'll pick yours next, Super Jesse. "Pinacle"? "Gramatical"? You're missing out a comma there, too.

Posted by Fnarf | August 5, 2008 10:22 AM

@5 "appoligised" isn't the accepted spelling anywhere on the planet that I know of, except maybe in Floriteenland?

Posted by PopTart | August 5, 2008 10:23 AM

The trouble is that we are analysing this situation from a reality-based perspective. The pastor's followers operate on a faith-based system in which what they want to believe is much more important than petty things like young girls getting molested.

Posted by dwight moody | August 5, 2008 10:32 AM

I have a feeling "teaching teens about God and His love" = fucking the living shit out of said teens.

All this YPW stuff makes me kinda sad I never fucked a YP when I was a teen. All I ever fucked were other teens. Boring, huh?

Posted by Mike in MO | August 5, 2008 10:45 AM

@10 I realized that as the little barber pole was turning.

Thankfully, I'm not defending the "former" youth pastor. Wouldn't want to be tossed in with those starry eyed bozos dan quoted. Reality is my drug.

Posted by Super Jesse | August 5, 2008 11:17 AM

Number 11 - no, "appologised" is not accepted in most places.

"Apologised" is. Look it up.

Posted by Jen | August 5, 2008 11:19 AM

@12. All this YPW makes me wonder whether my YPs were fucking perverts too. I keep thinking back to my teen years and wondering about those folks...

The only thing sexual I remember was an awesome discussion at a ski retreat of sex. There were metaphors comparing sexual activity to a black diamond slope -- once you get going it's hard to stop! Even at 14 I was like, this is completely retarded.

Posted by Julie | August 5, 2008 12:01 PM

@15 Agreed. However, straight from Dan's original post, the girl typed "appoligised (dont correct my spelling)" that's what I was referring to...

Posted by PopTart | August 5, 2008 12:12 PM

Dwight Moody @ 12 is correct. The deeply religious are like two year-olds - if they want it enough it'll happen! They just have to hone those wanting skills....

Posted by Schweighsr | August 5, 2008 12:52 PM

17 - I have to assume she was referring to her usage of an s instead of a z. Otherwise, I mean, why would you notice that you misspelled something, and then not only not bother to correct it, but ask others not to correct it? That's just so...stupid...


Posted by Jennifer | August 5, 2008 1:27 PM

Did you ever notice that the last ones to figure anything out are the Jesus boneheads.
So fucking stupid. I guess you have to be to believe the horse shit they preach.

Posted by Vince | August 5, 2008 1:30 PM

@19 - I think you're catching on.

Posted by step by step | August 5, 2008 3:38 PM

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