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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Now I’m really angry. I watched some older news articles on this case. Not only was she in counseling with him but it was FOR sexual abuse! This man really is a creep.
Great great grandfather probably lived in IL.
The facts are that sex outside of marriage has long been documented in the scriptures as a BAD thing.
Look at David - a man after GOD’s own heart.
Woe to any lesser mortal that would do anything nearly like that today!
Gotta watch folks from Hancock county...
Well, it’s also abuse of an ecclesiastical post, obviously. And that should be hooted down by all good Christians by all good means, but that part doesn’t spill over into any sort of plausible secular law. Not unless we want to invite Caesar into matters of church discipline, and Satan is clever how he uses Caesar.
But this young girl wouldn’t have even been considered underage by anything close to biblical standards. That’s the point I wished to raise.
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