Married Christians Who Were Arrested for Rape, Attempted Murder, or Other Crimes – more examples

Married Christians Who Were Arrested for Rape, Attempted Murder, or Other Crimes – more examples

Christians live under the illusion that married people are more mature, godly, and sexually pure than the un-married. They don’t seem to limit this to Christians but to all people, Non Christians included. They believe there is something about matrimony which either instantly, or over several years, causes a person to be more mature and self-less.

Marriage is viewed by many Christians as some kind of sanctifier, though the Bible teaches sanctifiction (being made holy) is the role of the Holy Spirit, not a spouse.

Christians also keep mentioning the Bible verse “be not yoked to unbelievers” in discussions on dating and marriage, as one argument that a Christian should not marry a Non Christian, with (Link): some Christian authors implying that Christians are more holy or sinless than Non Christians, for they have the Holy Spirit living in them.

Not all examples I post in either category that dispute such notions are of Christian men, but some are.

It really does not make a difference if the people under discussion are not Christians, another reason being that Christian men frequently show up on Christian news sites as being arrested for domestic abuse, rape, pedophilia, or to be reported to use porn, at the same rates as Non Christian men.

It’s not just Non-Christians who are raping, abusing, or robbing and murdering people: it’s Christians as well.

Sometimes married Christian women are arrested for rape, murder, or child abuse, too.

Here below are more examples of married men (and one Christian woman) who were arrested for crimes or for plotting crimes.

If I am not mistaken the pervert mentioned below, Ariel Castro, was married at one time, and someone mentions in this article that he went to church every week – he would come home after church services and rape three women he held prisoner in his basement.

There are several different news stories below.


(Link): Man Forgives, Calls Wife ‘Godly Person’ After She Plotted to Murder Him

(Link): Julia Merfeld Update: Mich. woman caught on video trying to hire hit man gets prison

    On a hidden camera video made by investigators, Merfeld is heard telling a detective posing as a hit man that the killing would be “easier than divorcing him.”

    Authorities say Merfeld wanted her husband’s $400,000 life insurance policy and was videotaped in April promising to pay $50,000 for the killing.

    “If you can get him outside, that would be great… It would be messy in the house,” she said with a laugh. “Surprise me with how you do it because, I mean, the more shocked I am when it happens, the better it w

    ..That same co-worker told reporters he was surprised by Merfeld’s request, because she seemed to be a good mother to her kids and he never mentioned she was unhappy in her marriage, prior to that day.

    ill be. I just want to make it as non-suspicious as possible,” Merfeld added.

(Link): Julia Merfeld, Mother, Asked Hit Man To Kill Husband Because It’s ‘Easier Than Divorcing Him’ (VIDEO)

(Link): Victim begs court for forgiveness for wife who plotted his murder

    By Benjamin Mueller
    August 1, 2013, 6:00 a.m.

    Matters of God and forgiveness gripped a Michigan courtroom this week, transforming a sinister murder-for-hire case into an unlikely display of mercy and restraint.

    Jacob Merfeld, 27, whose 21-year-old wife, Julia, was caught scheduling and financing his murder in April, stood before a judge during her sentencing hearing Tuesday and called her “a godly woman” and “wonderful wife.” Appearing stern and a bit stricken, he said his wife’s faith had only grown since her crime, and that she should be allowed to spend “every second that she can” with their two children, ages 4 and 2.

    … She giggled as she asked the cop to kill Jacob outside her home — “’cause it would be messy in the house,” she said. She also said she worried that disguising the murder as a burglary-gone-wrong might scare away a friend who she hoped would move in with her after her husband was killed. “I don’t want to live there by myself afterwards,” she said.

    Merfeld quoted the Bible during her sentencing hearing, and promised that her repentance was sincere. “My tears are not for your pity, my honor. My tears are for remorse.” She shook when she mentioned the possibility of her crime having been carried out.

    Her lawyer, Muskegon public defender Joseph Fisher, said he was familiar with the family’s faith from what Merfeld had told him before about sin and forgiveness, but that he was still “impressed” by Jacob’s very public pardon.

(Link): The moment a grinning 21-year-old mother of two tried to hire undercover cop posing as a hit man to kill her husband because ‘it’s easier than divorcing him’


(Link): Oklahoma Zion Plaza Church Pastor Gregory Ivan Hawkins Accused of Raping Teen Relative

    By Nicola Menzie , Christian Post On August 1, 2013

    An Oklahoma pastor listed as the owner of a child care and learning center has been arrested a second time in relation to allegations that he raped and impregnated a 15-year-old female relative. The alleged sexual assaults occurred numerous times over the last year, including at the pastor’s church, home, in a park, and a hotel, according to a police report.

    The teen, who was 14 when the abuse started, informed police that Hawkins allegedly began molesting her in April 2012 with the latest time of contact being in January 2013.


(Link): A Decade of Living Hell: Lurid Details of Abuse Suffered by Cleveland Kidnapping Victims Revealed

    By Leonardo Blair , CP Reporter
    August 1, 2013|3:18 pm

    In painful, lurid and at times stomach-churning detail, America got a glimpse into the abyss of perversion the three Cleveland kidnapping victims were forced to endure during the hellish decade they spent inside Ariel Castro’s house on Thursday.

    … Harasimchuk told the court that all three women were repeatedly raped “vaginally, orally and anally” during the time they were in Castro’s house.

    …Knight, Castro’s most abused victim, told the court that she was kidnapped when her son was just 2 and a half years old, and that she never stopped crying.

    ..”You took 11 years of my life away. … I spent 11 years in hell. Now, your hell is just beginning,” she added.

    “What does God think of you hypocritically going to church every Sunday coming home to torture us? The death penalty would be so much easier. You don’t deserve that. You deserve life in prison. I can forgive you but I will never forget. With the guidance of God I will help others.”

Here are secular news sources carrying the same quotes:

(Link): Michelle Knight’s statement at Castro sentencing

    (CNN) — Kidnapping victim Michelle Knight made this statement Thursday at the sentencing hearing of her admitted kidnapper, Ariel Castro:

    Good afternoon. My name is Michelle Knight. And I would like to tell you what this was like for me.

    …As you think about the 11 years and atrocities you inflicted on us, what does God think of you hypocritically going to church every Sunday, coming home to torture us. The death penalty would be so much easier. You don’t deserve that. You deserve to spend life in prison. I can forgive you, but I will never forget. With the guidance of God, I will prevail and help others that suffered at the hands of others.

(Link): Former Ohio captive Michelle Knight says she knew she’d escape

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