Church Hires Registered Sex Offender as Pastor; Man Now Faces Charges of Alleged Rape, Sodomy of 14-Y-O Boy at Church

Church Hires Registered Sex Offender as Pastor; Man Now Faces Charges of Alleged Rape, Sodomy of 14-Y-O Boy at Church

Yep, “be equally yoked” (teaching that says a Christian should only marry another Christian) is a JOKE.

Here’s yet another Christian man in trouble for rape (I am not sure if this pervert is married and has children of his own.

Edit: yes he is married with a son; according to The Christian Post: “Yoakem, 46, who is married and has a 14-year-old son himself, was a registered sex offender when he was hired by the church roughly three years ago.”
– Marriage and parenthood do NOT make people more godly or mature, as Christians commonly assume and teach)….

(Link): Scottsville pastor suspected of sexually assaulting teen in church

Excerpts:

    SCOTTSVILLE, KY (WSMV) –
    A southern Kentucky pastor is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy in his church, and police are worried there may be more victims.

    Roy Neal Yoakem is the pastor at the New Gospel Outreach Church in Scottsville, KY.

    Authorities say they believe at least one alleged incident happened at the church, and they’re investigating another alleged incident they believe occurred in Gallatin.

    Gallatin police are expected to serve more warrants, including a charge of rape by an authority figure.

    Yoakem’s name was covered up on the sign outside the church on Friday, the day after the church’s board appointed Stephen Bratcher as interim pastor.

(Link): Church Hires Registered Sex Offender as Pastor; Man Now Faces Charges of Alleged Rape, Sodomy of 14-Y-O Boy at Church

    BY MORGAN LEE , CHRISTIAN POST REPORTER
    June 24, 2014|4:11 pm

    A Kentucky church that hired a pastor with full knowledge that he’s a registered sex offender, is now the scene of an another alleged crime in which the minister is accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy who attended the church.

    …. Yoakem, 46, who is married and has a 14-year-old son himself, was a registered sex offender when he was hired by the church roughly three years ago.

    … “When he first became pastor about two and-a-half, three years ago, he informed the church of that right off,” Stephen Bratcher, the interim pastor at New Gospel Outreach Church told WSMV. “He explained that those allegations were false.”

    The church took Yoakem at his word and Bratcher defended the hire.

    “We’re firm believers in the Bible, so if God’s forgiven you, then we’re in no position to treat you otherwise,” Bratcher said.

Regarding this part:

    “We’re firm believers in the Bible, so if God’s forgiven you, then we’re in no position to treat you otherwise,” Bratcher said.”

You gullible, naive jackholes. Jesus said to be gentle as doves BUT WISE AS SERPENTS.

Even Reagan came up with “trust but verify” when dealing with the Soviets, geeze.

You are not to be naive little simpletons who takes a person’s word for it that his previous sex assault charges were mistaken or whatever. A boy was raped because of you idiots.
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Related posts:

(Link): Being Unequally Yoked

(Link): Why I Now Reject “Be Equally Yoked” – and on Becoming More Agnostic
-(this page also contains many links to news stories with examples of Christian married men who were arrested for rape, murder, or other crimes, and articles about high rates of porno use among Christian men)

(Link): Marriage Does Not Make People More Loving Mature Godly Ethical Caring or Responsible (One Stop Thread)

(Link): Parenthood Does Not Make People More Loving Mature Godly Ethical Caring or Responsible (One Stop Thread)

(Link): Pro Ball Player Convicted for Kid Diddling Three Kids Claims to be an Outstanding Christian (and he’s married with a kid of his own) – again, why should Christian single gals limit themselves to only marrying Christian men? The Whole “Being Yoked Equally” thing is irrelevant and unduly limiting for singles

(Link): Former Minister Raped Ten Year Old Girl For Three Years, Wife Helped Him to Cover it Up – Marriage Does Not Make People More Mature and Godly

(Link): Preacher Found Guilty of Murdering His Second Wife, Probably Killed The First One, He Had Affair With Vulnerable, Grieving Woman at His Church