Texas Pastor and Pastor’s Wife Sexually Abused Their Kids

Texas Pastor and Pastor’s Wife Sexually Abused Their Kids

Well, looky there! Married people are not more mature or godly than singles.

(Link):  Widow of Area Pastor Receives Five Life Sentences in Child Sex Case

There is always a steady supply of news items of married Christian couples who are arrested for fondling kids, abusing them, or neglecting them – I don’t have the time or energy to make blog posts about them every time I find them.

So to all the conservative Christians out there who keep making marriage out as a necessary rite of passage, one that instantly makes a person more mature, godly, loving, or responsible, knock it off.

Also be aware that this is more evidence that the rule of Christians only marrying other Christians (the equally yoked rule) is a WASTE OF TIME.

Self-professing Christians are no more trust-worthy or godly than your average Non-Christian.

So, if you are a single, Christian woman, please don’t feel limited to only dating Christian men.

BTW, this perverted woman is age 49, but she looks a lot older than that (there is a photo of her on the news page). I’m in my 40s too  (though I am younger than 49), but I don’t look like a fat, old haggard hag like this lady. I jog, stay in shape, wear make-up, look nice, etc.

Let this also be a lesson to you that the Christian teaching that says you must become more godly, more perfect, or “clean yourself up” before God will reward you with a spouse is false.

Obviously, neither of these perverts in this story were perfect or godly: they were sexually abusing children. You don’t have to be sinless, morally perfect, or great to merit a spouse.

(Link):  5 life sentences for Burnet woman in family sex abuse case

Oct 21, 2016

by  Philip Jankowski

…However, testimony during trial showed that Hopkins abused one of her daughters from the time she was at least 7 years old until she was 21, according to the district attorney’s office for the 33rd and 424th state judicial districts.

Four of her children also testified that Hopkins and her now-deceased husband John Hopkins created an atmosphere of isolation, hiding them from the outside world and keeping them out of schools, the office said in a statement.

John Hopkins and Misty Rae Hopkins abused the children, both as a couple and individually, the district attorney’s office said.

The trial began on Monday and ended on Wednesday with 424th District Judge Evan Stubbs sentencing Hopkins to the life sentences along with 20 years in prison for each of the indecency charges.

In sentencing her, Stubbs addressed Hopkins directly. “Yesterday you said that your husband was the head of the house and God will hold him responsible,” Stubbs said. “And I’ll simply tell you I hope he does and I hope he does you as well. And that’s for another day.”

(Link):  Texas judge gives pastor’s widow 5 life sentences for worst child sex abuse he’s ever seen

by Liz Farmer

October 2016

A Central Texas woman was sentenced to five life sentences this week for sexual assault of her children, who reported the abuse after escaping from her house, officials said.

The trial started Monday in Burnet, about 60 miles northwest of Austin, and focused on sexual abuse committed by both Misty Rae Hopkins and her late husband, John Hopkins, who acted together, as well as apart, according to a press release from the district attorney’s office.

John Hopkins was a pastor at a church in the area during the time of the offenses. He died in 2012.

Assistant District Attorney Stacy Burke told the jury that Misty Hopkins is the worst pedophile she’s seen in her career, adding that she is a truly evil person who tortured her children.

The jury deliberated for about an hour before finding Misty Hopkins, 49, guilty of five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child and four charges of indecency with a child, the Austin-American Statesman paper reports.

The abuse of one of the children occurred repeatedly from the time she was 7 years old until she was 21, according to the DA’s office.

It wasn’t reported until the children were able to escape the home after they’d all turned 17, theAmerican-Statesman reports.

Four of Hopkins’ children testified that the couple isolated them, hiding them from others and keeping them out of school, according toStatesman reporter Philip Jankowski.

Judge Evan Stubbs sentenced Hopkins to five life sentences for aggravated sexual assault of a child and 20 years on each of four sentences for indecency with a child.

Stubbs told Hopkins during sentencing Wednesday that he had nothing good to say about her and that the case is the worst abuse he’s seen in his 14 years of practicing law.

“Yesterday you said that your husband was the head of the house and God will hold him responsible,” Stubbs said. “And I’ll simply tell you I hope he does and I hope he does you as well. And that’s for another day.”

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