04 August 2006

Here's a Defense Which Needs to Fall Flat on Its Face

Child Rape as Religious Freedom:
"I'm a pedophile. I've been a pedophile for 20 years. The only reason I'm charged with rape is that no one believes a child can consent to sex. The role of my ministry is to get these cases out of the courtrooms."
Not that I think anyone should take any part of this defense seriously, but it even fails its own internal logic. Among the kids he is charged with molesting are two disabled and seven autistic boys.

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