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Friday, October 3, 2008

O They Will Know We Are Christians…

posted by on October 3 at 12:26 PM

…by the 16 year-olds our pastors rape.


A pastor in Pine Bluff has been arrested for raping a 16-year-old girl.

Approximately three weeks ago the Arkansas State Police Hot Line notified the Pine Bluff Police Departmentís Detective Office of the reported rape of a 16-year-old in Pine Bluff. The investigation revealed enough evidence to support the report as being factual.

Edgar Franklin Jr., 43, was identified as the person responsible. Mr. Franklin is the pastor of New Bethany Missionary Baptist Church in Pine Bluff.

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It amazes me that there are any churches still open after all these pastors get locked up.

Posted by StrangerDanger | October 3, 2008 12:37 PM

You know, the sheer number of these posts really depresses me. And makes me wonder how many cases are out there in other arenas, like youth coaches, teachers, scout leaders etc. Not that I'm saying you have to report them, because that's not what you are trying to do here. But, I'm a mom, I worry about this shit.

Posted by PopTart | October 3, 2008 12:41 PM

Very.Good/Depressing.Point-though the other jobs you mentioned have a lot more background checks I imagine than a volunteer church job.

Posted by StrangerDanger | October 3, 2008 12:43 PM

Well... Presumably he didn't think it was rape... as long at it was missionary and all...

Posted by mkyorai | October 3, 2008 12:49 PM

If these were any other institutions with this history, the self righteous fundies would be clamoring to close them down.

Posted by Vince | October 3, 2008 1:35 PM

Just fillin' her with the Lord's goodness.

Posted by Mike in Olympia | October 3, 2008 4:52 PM

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