|what this country needs is some good christian morals
||[Dec. 14th, 2006|11:16 pm]
i went to school with this guy. i first met him in elementary school, by my senior year of high school he was a full blown "jesus freak". you know the type, youth groups, christian rock, bible study, prayer groups, wanted to save all the"sinners". he was a good kid though. i know he meant well. he never raised his voice or made stupid threats of damnation. |
we engaged in some pretty intense debates at times, but they were real debates, not screaming matches. he understood where i was coming from, and i understood that he was just trying to follow his faith and stay positive. 10 years later, we get this.
see what happens when you repress your natural instincts and desires for so long? this kid was never creepy, never considered a "pervert" let alone "sex offender", he was always kind and soft spoken. if anybody could pull this off properly, i thought it would be him. wrong.
granted, it was a 16 year old girl, and not a 6 year old girl... or boy. and since the charges were "stautory" well, she might not have said "no". but come on man, you're a minister!
i know that he's most likely owned up to his actions and is feeling truly remorseful, that's the kind of person he is. i actually feel kind of bad for him. but sadly, i'm also fairly certain that he's blind to the true reasons behind his "weakness" and will never accept the truth for what it is. that this foolish path of self-deprivation he's embarked upon has lead him to such sudden, irrational and uncontrollable actions.
Ex-minister sentenced to probation in sex case
The Rev. Joshua McInnis, a former Baptist minister, Wednesday was sentenced to 10 years' probation and ordered to stay away from a 16-year-old girl he admitted molesting in the church where he used to work.
Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio sentenced McInnis, 28, on his Oct. 11 guilty plea to a third-degree, or statutory, rape for the incident last May 9 in the basement of the Riverside Baptist Church, 346 Ontario St..
A state-registered sex offender, McInnis had been youth minister at the church for five years until he was fired last May.
Prosecutor Scott F. Riordan said McInnis, of Hamilton Street, surrendered in Kenmore police headquarters last May 25, on the orders of a church superior.
Riordan said the victim had been sent to the church for counseling because of family problems.