Married Father, who worked as church youth volunteer, charged with owning child pornography
This guy is married, with a teen-aged daughter, and worked as a church youth pastor, and police say the guy owned or shared child pornography.
One thing you can learn from this story and others like it:
Marriage and parenting, contrary to what conservative Christians continually maintain, does not necessarily, or always, make a person more godly, ethical, or mature.
And marriage certainly does not make people immune from committing sexual transgressions.
There is also therefore little point in Christians upholding the “be equally yoked” teaching, where-in they teach that Christians may only marry other Christians, since so many Christian men are abusive, drug addicts, or child pornographers.
I’m not seeing a rationale for the teaching that a Christian may only marry another Christian, nor am I seeing the wisdom in it, how it would be of benefit to a single woman.
Excerpts (fair use):
- Andrew Patterson arrested, resigns from Living Waters Family Worship Center in Irwin
- UPDATED 7:05 PM EDT Oct 17, 2014
- A youth group church volunteer has resigned and been arrested after the district attorney’s office charged him with possessing hundreds of images and videos of child pornography, some featuring adults performing sex acts with infants.
- ….”It’s hard, but I’m just trying to take one day at a time,” Patterson’s wife said.
“Why? What made you do it?” Patterson’s teenage daughter said Friday. “I love you, but it’s disgusting.”