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May 16, 2019

Religious doesn’t mean good, Christian doesn’t mean moral

Pastor Who Raped Adopted 14-y.o. Daughter Gets Lenient Sentence Due to His Faith

Pastor Who Raped Adopted 14-y.o. Daughter Gets Lenient Sentence Due to His Faith

Here’s all you need to know about Pastor David Richards: He repeatedly raped his adopted daughter, starting when she was just 14 years old.

She finally told authorities when she was 16. He denied doing anything wrong, though his semen was found on her bed frame. A jury found him guilty on nine felony counts (including rape, incest, and sexual battery) earlier this year.

Richards faced the possibility of 72 years in prison.

You already know where this story is going, don’t you…?

 

Ultimately, the judge backed away from the 72 year maximum sentence he could’ve given… and settled on a mere 12.

 

It’s just another example of Christianity literally being treated as a Get Out of Jail Free card even though we’re talking about a convicted child rapist. An atheist who raped his daughter would go to jail for life, I guess, but a Christian man who sexually abuses his daughter over and over deserves some leniency because he’s really a good guy.

Amber Richards is the daughter in question, and she said in her impact statement that “Not a day goes by that I don’t, in some way, think of what he did to me. I firmly believe if given the opportunity, he would victimize another young girl.”

The judge heard that and ignored it. Then he gave David Richards the opportunity to traumatize more children in the future in part because of his dedication to Jesus.

5 Comments »

  1. It’s interesting that we hear so much about Catholic priests and yet because Protestant groups are smaller and sometimes independent congregations, these incidents easily fall through the cracks. At least he was brought to trial and convicted. Sometimes they just apologize to the congregation and go on with their lives.

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    Comment by Lindi Roze — May 16, 2019 @ 09:44

    • Hello Lindi. Yes people like to hammer the Catholics I think because they were the single biggest with a recognizable leadership. However I have been following these sexual abuse charges from all the churches groups and sects. The Mormons , Jehovah witnesses, Scientology, the Amish . . . all have a whole systems set up to not only hide the sexual abuse but to make the victims not tell about it. They all have set up situation of abusers to continue to abuse other children. I think that any church can have abuse or an abuser but the real harm comes after the victim tells and the church protects the abuser. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 16, 2019 @ 12:11

      • Yes! When you see and digest that, it’s easy to understand why they have no issues with DJT”s past or current behaviors.

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        Comment by Lindi Roze — May 16, 2019 @ 13:07

  2. The x-ian good ole boy club. Do whatever ya want to the kiddies, with a wink and a grin from the judge you get off easy.

    Thier idiotic faith card blinds justice.

    With that in mind all judges should be athiest in their decision making. Better yet, in their daily lives.

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    Comment by shelldigger — May 16, 2019 @ 13:09

    • Hello Shelldigger. Yes. Far too many good old boy clubs in our country. Hugs

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      Comment by Scottie — May 16, 2019 @ 13:23


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