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Tue May 14, 2019, 11:42 PM

Tennessee Pastor Who Repeatedly Raped Daughter, 14, Gets Light Sentence Because Jesus

Nothing says “good Christian man” like rape and incest: Tennessee Pastor David Richards received a light sentence after being convicted of repeatedly raping his 14-year-old daughter.

In a despicable miscarriage of justice, Judge Steven Sword sentenced Pastor Richards to only 12 years in prison for repeatedly raping his 14-year-old daughter over the course of several years. In court, prosecutors argued the severity and heinous nature of the crimes deserved a minimum of 72 years in prison, but Judge Steven Sword felt otherwise.

During sentencing, Judge Sword praised Pastor Richards’ longtime ministry and the support he still receives from his congregation as mitigating factors. Judge Sword also praised Pastor Richards for leading a Bible study while incarcerated.

Earlier this year a jury found Pastor Richards guilty on nine felony counts, including rape, incest and sexual battery by an authority figure.
https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/05/pastor-who-repeatedly-raped-daughter-14-gets-light-sentence-because-jesus/

This is how religious privilege works and how a child rape apologist judge uses it.

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Reply Tennessee Pastor Who Repeatedly Raped Daughter, 14, Gets Light Sentence Because Jesus (Original post)
Major Nikon May 2019 OP
larwdem May 2019 #1
Blue Owl May 2019 #2
Sherman A1 May 2019 #3
MineralMan May 2019 #4
Act_of_Reparation May 2019 #5
trotsky May 2019 #6

Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:49 PM

1. good christian

good Christians go to hell too!!!

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Tue May 14, 2019, 11:54 PM

2. If only he lived in Al Abama

n/t

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 04:26 AM

3. Pardon me for a moment

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 08:26 AM

4. Oh FFS!

So, you get a judge "praising" a man who incestuously raped his own daughter for being a good minister. You'd think his name was Lot, who also skated after his daughters seduced him.

Still, he'll have 12 years to think about his crimes, and no daughter around to distract him. With time off for "good behavior," though, he'll probably only serve part of that time.

Lucky for society it wasn't a federal crime, or Donwald J. Trump might pardon him, under the belief that lusting after one's daughter isn't really wrong.

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Response to Major Nikon (Original post)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:02 AM

5. Human Behavior

Whuuuuuuuuur zeboing people gonna people argle bargle. CH1NAAAAAAA!

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Response to Act_of_Reparation (Reply #5)

Wed May 15, 2019, 09:09 AM

6. LOL

By jove I think you've got it!

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