Skip to comments.Prosecutors: Indiana pastor told girl Jesus sanctioned sexual relationship
Posted on 03/14/2013 6:05:27 PM PDT by Morgana
A former pastor of a northwest Indiana mega-church who has admitted having a sexual relationship with an underage parishioner exchanged hundreds of text messages with the girl and told her Jesus Christ sanctioned their relationship, prosecutors say.
The messages are quoted in a memorandum from prosecutors as they argue for a 10-year prison sentence for Jack A. Schaap, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges that he took a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity.
The memorandum, filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Hammond, details how Schaap, 55, "groomed" the girl into having sex with him while he was pastor at the First Baptist Church of Hammond and was counseling her. The girl had turned 17 when the incidents were happening, according to prosecutors.
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Pretty far down on the scumbag list. He needs a lot more then 10 yrs.
The bible never condones unmarried sexual relationships. However that said, the “modern” idea of a marriageable age is years more than in the Lord’s own plan. Governments and socialist sociologists have a vested interest in keeping juveniles juvenile as long as possible. It ought to be treated as a plain vanilla fornication.
If they’d just let these pastors get married they wouldn’t have this problem.
What? He is married? Who’d a thunk it?
Why don’t you just shoot him like a rabid dog and get it over with?
If only the Baptist Church allowed their Pastors to marry.
Remind me to never piss you off.
I like my work and take pride in it.
Gotta work slow and deliberately to get it just right.
He probably claims that it’s ok because it’s “not by works.”
Some cursory digging at this place’s website does not turn up any indication that it is associated with the Southern Baptist Convention, but it does have its own private missions arm called “Fundamental Baptist.” In my admittedly limited experience this seems to suggest an indy church with serious wild hairs. Not that being a fighting fundie is bad, this here redneck is one, but you can’t just be a spiritual wild cat loner with no discipline and hope to do very much right. Nobody has ever bothered to trademark the term “Baptist” which also makes it possible for such folks as Westboro (who aren’t even Christian) to use it without interference.
For having sex with a 17 year old? A bit harsh. If she was 10 or something maybe, but 17 is old enough to know better, frankly.
Don’t know why but, I thought she was 10.
In that case 10 years it is.
A pastor grooming a young girl in his church is far more then just fornication.
Where are you?
I like that.
Reminds me of...me.
In the short run, Satan has a lot of wins, to the eternal demise of many of those he pursues. In the long run, Satan loses. Forever.