Sex offenders in Faith Communities

protect childrenBelow is a letter penned by a pastor sitting in his prison cell. The letter is written to his 17-year-old victim. The depth of the pastor’s exploitation should make your skin crawl and your gut wrench; at least it does mine, as I have read similar letters written by a pastor pedophile I know.

“This week, I tried to climb into your heart and write the graffiti of the Gospel on the walls. I wanted to spray paint in Neon colors that you are Priceless + Precious + are “off the charts” important – yes – to me personally -but especially to OUR Savior Jesus Christ. I’m reading my Bible now to draw a little closer to God – even if it’s a millimeter closer – because if we both get a little closer to Him, we also get closer + stronger + deeper w/ each other.”- See more at:

“I consider church people easy to fool…they have a trust that comes from being Christians.  They tend to be better folks all around and seem to want to believe in the good that exists in people.  I think they want to believe in people.  Because of that, you can easily convince, with or without convincing words.” – convicted child molester – See more at:

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