Children’s Pastor, Decorated Detective, Commits Suicide After Child Porn Found on Church Computer by L. Blair

Children’s Pastor, Decorated Detective, Commits Suicide After Child Porn Found on Church Computer, by L. Blair

Another example of why single Christian women should give up on the “equally yoked” rule concerning dating and marriage, and why, perhaps, churches are not a good place to find dates.

One of the articles below says that this guy was married – a lot of Christians teach that marriage is necessary to make people mature, godly, and ethical, but did being married make this guy who was caught with child porn any more godly and ethical? Nope.

Also, some “how to get married” type literature I used to read while growing up – stuff that was written by Christians – usually suggested that if you remain single past the age of 25 or 30, it’s because you are “lacking” in some way.

Such Christian authors would suggest that you’re too sinful or too messed up in some way, and God was trying to “clean you up” before “allowing” you to marry.

When you see news articles below, do you really think that rationale is true? If it’s true that God demands about 100% perfection and godliness before he will send someone a spouse, how is it that Christian pedophiles like the man in this article managed to marry, he had children, grandchildren, and he worked in a church?

Obviously, taking such news stories as the one below into account, God does not hold anyone to a certain standards before he “permits” them to marry or “sends” them a spouse.

(Link): Children’s Pastor, Decorated Detective, Commits Suicide After Child Porn Found on Church Computer

Excerpts:

A Florida police detective and children’s minister committed suicide after being investigated for having child pornography.

 

Detective Vernon Allan Richardson, a beloved (List): children’s minister and award-winning veteran officer with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, known for his work in helping to locate missing children, killed himself Tuesday as authorities investigated him for possession of child pornography, some of which was found on his church computer.

Pastor Ricky Baldwin of Riverstone Community Church in Jacksonville, (Link): told CBS 47 that he didn’t know Richardson, 56, was under investigation for child pornography until his suicide. Richardson had been with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office for 17 years and served as Riverstone’s children’s pastor for eight years.

(Link): Jacksonville detective’s apparent suicide follows warrant against him in child-porn case

A Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office detective under investigation in a child-pornography case killed himself Tuesday, according to Clay County officials.

Detective Vernon Allan Richardson, an officer since 1999 who was last working as a burglary detective, was also in charge of the children’s ministry at Riverstone Community Church in Jacksonville with his wife, according to the church website.

Details were limited, but Richardson was found dead shortly before noon in some woods off Tynes Boulevard near Pine Ridge Parkway, according to Clay County Sheriff’s office spokesman Chris Padgett said. The injury appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation in December after receiving a tip of him possessing child pornography. Sheriff’s Office records state that Richardson, 56, was questioned Feb. 1 after an image showing two naked boys ages 12 to 14 committing a sexual act had been uploaded to a computer.

…Richardson’s computer was seized by investigators, and two images deemed to be child pornography were found, according to the Sheriff’s Office. One was of a nude boy 7 to 9, the other of a nude girl of the same age range, the records said.

Detectives sought an arrest warrant on two child pornography-related charges against Richardson, but he was found dead before they could take him into custody, a sheriff’s spokesman said.

The Sheriff’s Office said Richardson worked at a church, where computers were looked at by investigators. Riverstone Community Church’s website says Richardson and his wife had been involved in the children’s ministry for more than four years and have served in this area of ministry for well over 10 years. They had been married for 29 years, with grandchildren who also go to the children’s ministry, named The Filling Station.


Related Posts:

(Link): Pedophiles Seeking Christian Wives in Churches – Another Reason to be Leery of the “Equally Yoked” Idea and Reconsider Church as a Place to Meet Singles

(Link): Christians In Love With Non-Christians (and Their Christian “Friends” Who Object)

(Link): The One Thing Evangelical Leaders Don’t Want Christians to Know about Mixed-Faith Marriages (two links). by C. Cassidy

(Link):  I’m a Christian Married to an Atheist — Here’s How We Make It Work by S. Allen

(Link): Dear Abby: Can an atheist and a devout Christian make it work?

(Link): Critique of Matt Chandler Sermon ‘Compromising a Godly Spouse Just to Get Married Yields ‘Heartbreak”  

(Link):  Pro-Rape Pastor Defends Church’s Hiring of Child Rapist – Adult Singles: Dump the Equally Yoked Teaching

(Link): Consider The Source: Christians Who Give Singles Dating Advice Also Regularly Coach Wives to Stay in Abusive Marriages

(Link):  Update on Christian Rapist Man Who Used Christian Mingle Site To Pick His Victims (he liked to discuss Jesus and the Bible with them before raping them – other details in update) Equally Yoked Teaching IS A FARCE 

(Link):  Pro-Rape Pastor Defends Church’s Hiring of Child Rapist – Adult Singles: Dump the Equally Yoked Teaching

(Link): Consider The Source: Christians Who Give Singles Dating Advice Also Regularly Coach Wives to Stay in Abusive Marriages

(Link):  Update on Christian Rapist Man Who Used Christian Mingle Site To Pick His Victims (he liked to discuss Jesus and the Bible with them before raping them – other details in update) Equally Yoked Teaching IS A FARCE 

(Link): Adult Pervert Ephebophile Preacher to His Teen Victim: “I believe God provided you for me until such time as I find a wife.”

(Link): Single Woman Meets Stalker Guy at Church – letter to “Ask Amy” Advice Columnist 

(Link):  What Two Religions Tell Us About the Modern Dating Crisis (from TIME) (ie, Why Are Conservative Religious Women Not Marrying Even Though They Want to Be Married. Hint: It’s a Demographics Issue)

(Link): Those “God Brought Me My Spouse” Stories – Woman Says God Brought Her A Spouse on the Beach 

(Link):  Pro-Rape Pastor Defends Church’s Hiring of Child Rapist – Adult Singles: Dump the Equally Yoked Teaching

(Link): Consider The Source: Christians Who Give Singles Dating Advice Also Regularly Coach Wives to Stay in Abusive Marriages

(Link):  Update on Christian Rapist Man Who Used Christian Mingle Site To Pick His Victims (he liked to discuss Jesus and the Bible with them before raping them – other details in update) Equally Yoked Teaching IS A FARCE 

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