Another Megachurch, Another Pastor Busted

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    Aug 02, 2012 11:26 PM GMT
    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/megachurch-pastor-axed-cell-pics-makeout-session-teen-article-1.1127319

    NY Daily NewsThe pastor of an Indiana megachurch lost his job after being careless with cell phone pictures showing him making out with a young woman.

    The girl may be as young as 16, and police are now investigating Jack Schaap.
    Schaap, 54, was fired from First Baptist Church in Hammond on Tuesday after 11 years in the pulpit, a church spokesman told WBBM-TV.

    Former First Baptist member Trisha Kee said Schaap left his cell phone behind and a deacon picked it up to bring it to him.

    “The deacon then saw a text come through from a teenage girl in the church, and it was a picture of Jack Schaap and this girl making out,” she said.
    The spokesman would not confirm the girl’s age, but said she was thought to be over 18. Others believe she is about 16, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Either way, Schaap was fired over what the church called an “improper relationship with a young woman.”

    The Lake County Sheriff and the FBI are investigating whether she is underage.

    Schaap is married to the daughter of former First Baptist leader Rev. Jack Hyles and has two adult children.

    His published books include “Marriage: The Divine Intimacy” and “Dating with a Purpose: Common Sense Dating Principles for Couples, Parents, and Youth Workers.”



    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/08/megachurch-pastor-jack-schaap-fired.html

    JMG notes that First Baptist is among the 20 largest megachurches in the good ol' U S of A, and includes a video where Schaap insists that "men should be the unyielding masters of their women." (hopefully JMG's words, I haven't watched the video). He's also written an advice book on dating for young Christian girls. Carry On!

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    Aug 08, 2012 11:31 AM GMT
    Companion to Priests Gone WIld: Megachurch Pastors Behaving Badly. On sale wherever Chicken Sandwiches aren't sold! icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 11:37 AM GMT
    The higher the pedestal, the easier it is to fall from. icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 08, 2012 3:24 PM GMT
    wow....heterosexuals really need monitoring.
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    Aug 10, 2012 10:51 PM GMT
    And TODAY's big winner (loser?) is:

    http://www.thechurchreport.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=siteContent.default&objectID=158762

    "No, those weren't communion wafers..."

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    Suicide attempt: Paramedics transport the Rev. Richard Harris after he tried to swallow some pills after he was ordered into custody following his conviction.

    The Church ReportAn ex-pastor who was found guilty of sex crimes against juveniles allegedly tried to commit suicide in court by swallowing several white pills after the judge told him he would be going straight to jail.

    Rev. James Richard Harris, of Belle Glade, Florida, was accused of trapping his young victims by abusing his connection to Glades Central High School’s football program.

    He was found guilty of performing two sex acts on a 15-year-old boy he had lured with promises of introductions to football scouts and trainers to further the teen's chances of NFL stardom.

    He videotaped the teen masturbating while a pornographic movie played in the background, according to the Sun Sentinel.


    The 64-year-old was also found guilty of filming an unwitting 14-year-old girl and her 16-year-old boyfriend, who is described as Harris’ godson, having sex act his house, according to the Palm Beach Post.

    The two victims sat in court as the disturbing videos were played in front of a jury

    Harris faces 80 years in prison after being convicted of lewd and lascivious battery, lewd and lascivious conduct, sexual activity with a minor, showing obscene material to a minor, and two counts of promoting sexual performance by a minor.

    But as a judge told him he would be imprisoned until his sentencing on October 5, Harris grabbed a glass of water on the defense table and attempted to down some pills.

    Deputies rushed towards him and tackled him to the ground, shouting: 'Spit it out! Spit it out!'
    according to the Post.

    Harris was escorted out of the courtroom, handcuffed to a stretcher, and has since been placed on suicide watch at the Palm Beach County jail.

    'I think it was a cowardly thing to do, and it shows that he knows what he did, and that he’s facing a long time in prison,' prosecutor Chrichet Mixon told the Post.

    'It’s just hard to see someone that you’re trying to help do something like that to himself,' Harris’ court-appointed attorney Chris Haddad said.



    And today's runner-up is:

    http://www.thechurchreport.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=siteContent.default&objectID=158604

    (via JMG)

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    The Church ReportRobert J. Freeman, a.k.a Dr. Shine, is going to jail for 27 months and was ordered to pay $630,000 to four church members. The Washington Post reports that the ‘Gods Top Gun of deliverance’ pastor lied to bankruptcy courts and hid the church’s assets in order to avoid paying hundreds of thousands of dollars in debts. Freeman, 56, also convinced church members to take out loans for his multiple cars and $1.75 million waterfront home with five fireplaces, a jet-ski lift and two four-car garages. When the church could not cover the bills, church members were on the hook for the debt, and in some cases lost their homes and jobs. Freeman served as pastor and leader of Save the Seed Ministry, Inc., Save the Seed International Church, and Seed Faith International Church, with his then-wife, Dee Dee. These entities were incorporated in 1991, 2001 and 2003, respectively. Shortly after February 2001, Freeman used funds from church members to accumulate substantial assets, including 11 luxury cars valued at over $1,073,000 and a $1.75 million residence in Indian Head, Maryland, which he concealed from the bankruptcy court when he sought a discharge of his debts from the court in 2005.


    Deliverance, all right... deliverance right into his pockets. Now the "Doctor" will be catching kicks to a place where the sun don't, um, Freeman.

    These are the types of people entrusted by flocks of people to tell them who it is ("Teh Gayz") they should be fearful of.
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    Aug 10, 2012 11:03 PM GMT
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    Suicide attempt: Paramedics transport the Rev. Richard Harris after he tried to swallow some pills after he was ordered into custody following his conviction.


    Hot paramedic.
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    Aug 11, 2012 12:08 AM GMT
    Ex_Mil8 saidHot paramedic.


    for real, tho! icon_razz.gif
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    Mar 21, 2013 11:58 PM GMT
    dayumm saidhttp://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/megachurch-pastor-axed-cell-pics-makeout-session-teen-article-1.1127319

    NY Daily NewsThe pastor of an Indiana megachurch lost his job after being careless with cell phone pictures showing him making out with a young woman.

    The girl may be as young as 16, and police are now investigating Jack Schaap.
    Schaap, 54, was fired from First Baptist Church in Hammond on Tuesday after 11 years in the pulpit, a church spokesman told WBBM-TV.

    Former First Baptist member Trisha Kee said Schaap left his cell phone behind and a deacon picked it up to bring it to him.

    “The deacon then saw a text come through from a teenage girl in the church, and it was a picture of Jack Schaap and this girl making out,” she said.
    The spokesman would not confirm the girl’s age, but said she was thought to be over 18. Others believe she is about 16, according to the Chicago Tribune.

    Either way, Schaap was fired over what the church called an “improper relationship with a young woman.”

    The Lake County Sheriff and the FBI are investigating whether she is underage.

    Schaap is married to the daughter of former First Baptist leader Rev. Jack Hyles and has two adult children.

    His published books include “Marriage: The Divine Intimacy” and “Dating with a Purpose: Common Sense Dating Principles for Couples, Parents, and Youth Workers.”



    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2012/08/megachurch-pastor-jack-schaap-fired.html

    JMG notes that First Baptist is among the 20 largest megachurches in the good ol' U S of A, and includes a video where Schaap insists that "men should be the unyielding masters of their women." (hopefully JMG's words, I haven't watched the video). He's also written an advice book on dating for young Christian girls. Carry On!



    UPDATE! Jack Schaap. Will Get No Fap. icon_lol.gif

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2013/03/megachurch-pastor-jack-shaap-sentenced.html

    Megachurch Pastor Jack Shaap Sentenced To 12 Years For Sex With Teen Girl

    Christian PostDisturbing details emerged earlier this month regarding the sex case, with the court noting that Schaap, a married father of two, had tried to justify his relationship with the young girl by claiming that it was a "gift from God."

    (DAYUMM EDIT: Best read with "The Golden Girls Theme" in the background)
    "You opened your heart wide to me – you made me more than a Pastor/Rescuer – you made me your friend your confidant, your beloved. You gave me your trust, your heart, your love, + your affection," the former megachurch pastor wrote to the girl in messages during their relationship.

    The former church leader had previously tried to explain his actions as being influenced by the extreme stress and heavy work weeks he had while leading the church.


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    Mar 22, 2013 1:23 AM GMT
    A corrupt megachurch money grubber who pretends to be perfect while going against everything s/he preaches?

    Say it isn't so!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! icon_eek.gif
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    Mar 22, 2013 1:27 AM GMT


    Second only to the Bible, Christians make a great argument for atheism!
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    Mar 22, 2013 1:29 AM GMT
    He_Man said

    Second only to the Bible, Christians make a great argument for atheism!
    Islam does an ever better job of that.
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    Mar 22, 2013 1:35 AM GMT
    I've come to the conclusion that certain people don't need cell phones....icon_rolleyes.gif
  • LJay

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    Mar 22, 2013 1:38 AM GMT
    Sounds to me like Mr. Schaap may have merely been performing research for another book on teen dating. Why all the fuss?
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    Mar 22, 2013 1:49 AM GMT
    LJay saidSounds to me like Mr. Schaap may have merely been performing research for another book on teen dating. Why all the fuss?


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  • TroyAthlete

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    Mar 22, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    LJay saidSounds to me like Mr. Schaap may have merely been performing research for another book on teen dating. Why all the fuss?


    Exactly. The girl is just a liberal sent by the Muslim Obama to take down a Christian man of God.
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    Mar 22, 2013 4:42 AM GMT
    TroyAthlete said
    LJay saidSounds to me like Mr. Schaap may have merely been performing research for another book on teen dating. Why all the fuss?


    Exactly. The girl is just a liberal sent by the Muslim Obama to take down a Christian man of God.


    "Those liberals. Why do they hate freedom?" icon_lol.gificon_lol.gif