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Monday, December 31, 2007

Convicted Church Organist Arranged Victim's Murder

Robert Nelson, the organist for St. James Episcopal Church in Derby Connecticut was convicted and sentenced in 2006 for multiple sex crimes against three young girls at the church. However, earlier this month he had 7 more years added onto his sentence. From behind bars he tried to have one of his earlier victims murdered.

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Catholic Drug Dealer Shot

From the Belfast Telegraph today...

The coroner is set to hear how a Catholic drug dealer was gunned down by a loyalist gang after being lured to north Belfast with the promise of a cocaine deal.

Did they really just say "Catholic drug dealer?" Yes, they did and it doesn't appear to be a mistake.

The actual shooting occurred way back in 2001, but the text of the article just kills me. They describe the shooting as a "horrific murder" by "heartless thugs" of a "34-year-old dad-of-two", like he was some kind of saint spreading god's word, not distributing cocaine. I guess if in some future re-mistranslation of the bible, "god's word" becomes "methamphetamines" then this guy might actually become a saint. However, until that happens, he was a low-life drug dealer, destroying people's lives for his own personal selfish gain, period.

Disclaimer: GodMocker does not in any way endorse murder of anyone, regardless their faults. If you know of a Catholic drug dealer (or any drug dealer for that matter), take the moral high road and report your information to the appropriate authorities and let the legal system handle it. If the legal system refuses or fails, use the press.

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Music Minister Arrested, Charged with Incest

James Howard Brown, the Music Minister at Heritage Christian Center in Denver was arrested on charges of sexual assault and incest. Brown has allegedly admitted to fondling his 15 year old stepdaughter, according to police documents.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Catholic Charged with Illegal Gambling

Mark Courtney, director of St. Paul Catholic Athletic Association, was charged on Thursday with illegal bookmaking on professional sports teams. He was convicted of a similar gambling charge in 1995.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Seminary Student Charged with Sexual Assault

Seth Glazier, a seminary student at United Theological Seminary and volunteer at Ginghamsburg United Methodist Church near Tipp City, OH, has been charged with "felony gross sexual imposition".

"Good Christian" to be Charged in Multiple Homicide

Joseph McEnroe, one of the suspects arrested in regards to the Christmas Eve murder of 6 people (ages 3 to 61) near Carnation, Washington is expected to be charged on Friday with first degree murder. The suspect's mother described him to reporters as a "good Christian."

Update: Joe and his girlfriend Michele Anderson have apparently admitted to the murders. Michelle killed her parents, and Joe shot the other four people, including a 6 year old girl and 3 year old boy.

Church Treasurer Arrested for Theft of Funds

The treasurer of the Trinity Christian Church in St. Paul, Minnesota was arrested Christmas eve for the theft of over $11,000 from church funds.

Monday, December 24, 2007

Episcopal Attorney Sentenced for Destroying Evidence

Episcopal Attorney Philip Russell was sentenced to one year probation with 6 months confined to his home with electronic monitoring for destroying evidence at his church regarding child pornography found on a computer of the music director, Robert Tate.

Pastor Scheduled to Report to Prison in April

Michael Jude Fay, a former pastor of St. John Roman Catholic Church in Connecticut was given a delay until April 2nd to begin his 37 month prison sentence due to health conditions. He was convicted on Dec 4th for stealing parishioners’ money.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Pastor stole over $44,000, sentenced to 6 months.

The former pastor of a Vermont church that has since closed was sentenced for the theft of more than $44,000 from the church.

Methodist Pastor sentenced, Victim "shunned" by church.

A former West Virginia Methodist Pastor was sentenced to three years in jail for charges including sexual abuse.

Some argue that all these cases of religious people of authority committing highly immoral and illegal acts are an anomaly and that most religious people aren't like that, but there's another twist in this particular story. The victim's parents are being "shunned" by other members of the church. Obviously, those members of the church taking part in the shunning think that the pastor's actions were perfectly OK and that the girl and her parents were acting immorally for speaking up about it.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Grand Rabbi among those arrested for money laundering.

The grand rabbi of Spinka, a Brooklyn-based Hasidic sect, was among six people arrested and charged with creating a money laundering scheme that spanned from Los Angeles to Israel.

Christian Teacher sentenced for online "sex chat" with 13 yr old.

The girl wasn't actually 13, but instead an undercover cop. Believing that she was 13, he "then flirted, asked about her sexual experiences and suggested she touch her genitals." And his sentence was .... drum roll please.... "be home between 10 p.m. and 7 a.m. under the terms of a six-month conditional sentence". Excuse me? Isn't that where his computer is? That's not even a slap on the wrist!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Christian sentenced for Sexual Assault of Six Youg Girls.

A 57 year Christian church member turned himself in to police for sexual offenses dating back 30 years. He was sentenced today to 3 1/2 years in prison.

Franciscan School President charged with Sexual Abuse

Former Archbishop Ryan High School Persident charged with sexual abuse of at least three students. He also stole hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Christian School Teacher pleads guilty to Inappropriate Sexual Relations with a Student

Theology teacher and girls soccer and volleyball coach at Vail Christian High School in Colorado plead guilty to having an "inappropriate sexual relationship" with a student. He faces up to 3 years in prison.

Catholic Priest convicted of Embezzlement, Business Partner convicted of Murder

A Catholic Priest was convicted of embezzlement in Costa Rica, and his business partner was convicted of murdering a journalist who denounced fraud at the priests private religious radio station.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Former Catholic Church Employee Charged with Embezzlement

A former secretary of the St. Dunstan Catholic Church in Garden Cit, Michigan has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 of church funds. It also sounds like there might be more news to come regarding a former pastor of the same church with a gambling habit.

Gang Rape Victim Pardoned

A Saudi woman who was gang raped has been pardoned from her sentence of 200 lashes for being alone with a man who was not a relative. That's supposed to be good news, right?

Christian Minister convicted for Criminal Sexual Conduct

A traveling minister of an obscure Christian religious sect in Virginia was convicted for sexual criminal misconduct against a 10 year old girl. Another member of the sect was sentenced earlier this month for the same charges against two young girls.

HIV Positive Chaplin admits to Forcible Sodomy

A HIV Positive Roman Catholic Navy Chaplin plead guilty and was sentenced to two years in prison for having sex with an Air Force Officer without disclosing his HIV status, and forcing himself on a midshipmen in the Naval Academy.

Monday, December 17, 2007

More on the Christian Witch Hunts

Tiny Frog has some good commentary on the Christian Witch Hunts in Nigeria, pointing out specific passages in the Bible that promote such activity.

Some people will certainly argue that modern American Christians don't subscribe to those particular passages or condone that behavior. However my response is that you can't cherry pick the parts of the bible you want to follow and ignore the rest. You have to either take the whole thing at it's word, or throw the entire thing out as superstitious woo nonsense.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Creationist sentenced for killing hiking partner.

Two friends go backpacking in Australia. The conversation turns to creation vs evolution. They don't agree, so naturally one of them must die. Guess who?

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