Abuse of Faith


a Long list of political sex offenders....

Karma Comes for Indiana Republican Jud McMillin
The co-sponsor of the "religious freedom" bill that made Vice President Mike Pence a household name, has been forced to resign. Somehow an explicit video of the hapless lad cheating on his wife got sent to everyone on his contact list.

Adkins, Kenneth
Controversial pastor and activist charged with child molestation

Arango, Roberto
Puerto Rico’s anti-gay former GOP senator was caught posting photos on the gay hook-up site, Grindr.

Archer, Leon - Tallapoosa County, Alabama, Probate Judge
Infamous for his anti-LGBT bigotry, Judge Archer has been busted for "sexually targeting" a much younger woman after her marriage annulment.

Barton, Rep Joe,
Long-serving Freedom Caucus congressman who receives praises from conservative groups such as the Family Research Council for his stances on abortion and gay rights has been presented with publicly displayed nude selfies he admitted to sending a now-estranged "companion" he acquired during a separation from his wife.

Bowen, Acton,
Well-known Alabama evangelist, public speaker and author was arrested in Hoover Tuesday on child sex charges (10 April, 2018)

Boeckmann, Joseph
Arkansas judge resigns after more than 4500 nude photos of male defendants are found on his home computer.

Brentwood Academy
The prestigious Williamson County, Tennessee, private school is accused in a lawsuit of allowing teenage boys to repeatedly sexually assault a 12-year-old boy and refusing to report them to authorities. (10 August, 2017)

Broidy, Elliott,
GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy has stepped down as Republican National Committee deputy finance chair, according to three people familiar with the matter.

The departure followed reports on Friday afternoon that in 2017, President Donald Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen had negotiated a $1.6 million payment on Broidy’s behalf to a Playboy Playmate who said that Broidy had impregnated her. (13 April, 2018)

Ciboro, Timothy and son Esten
Avid Trump supporters and Target boycotters arrested for holding a 13-year old girl captive, in chains, in their basement for nearly a year.

Cunningham, Bishop Robert,
doesn’t think priests should take all of the blame for decades, if not centuries, of sexual abuse against young boys. According to Cunningham, the “age of reason” in the Catholic church is seven, so those boys are culpable for their actions. (16 Sep, 2016)

Cruz, Senator Ted,
Caution is advised about accepting the ultra-Christian senator's explanation for why his personal Twitter account favorited a very explicit porn video.

More caution is warranted after reading posts from his former college roommate, Craig Mazin (13 September, 2017)

DeLay, Tom
Former House majority leader who helped build and tightly control a Republican majority in his chamber until resigning in 2005, was sentenced by a state judge to three years in prison for illegally plotting to funnel corporate contributions to Texas legislative candidates.

Dendy, Joseph Russell
The 71 year-old former chairman of the Cobb County (Georgia) Republican Party was taken into custody after being accused of molesting several children since at least 2007, including one boy who was only 4-years-old at the time.

Dix, Bill,
Anti-gay "family values" Republican resigns after being caught cheating on his wife. (13 March, 2018)

Evans, (Ex) Reverend Garry,
Antigay pastor and wife arrested after he’s busted for luring kids with candy then molesting them (Feb 1, 2018)

Fisher, John
Former Tea Party Candidate, Radio Host BUSTED Running Meth Labs

Godkin, Dell Ivan,
Volunteer youth pastor sentenced for rape in Texas. His ex-wife testified that he beat her during their entire 12-year marriage. She had ratted on him to the church's pastor but received no help there.

Fellow church members described Godkin as a "good Christian".

Garrett, Rep Tom (R - Va)
Announced his intention not to seek reelection after irregularities were reported by Politico. (5/28/18)

Goodman, Wes,
The Ohio "Family values" state legislator (and outspoken homophobe) resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office. The Washington Post has also obtained documents indicating that he groped an 18-year-old at a campaign fundraiser. The notorious Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council was aware of the molestation and privately advised him to drop out of the race but chose not to make his knowledge public.

According to Goodman's office, there will be no video at eleven. (18 Nov, 2017)

Gorton, Ronnie,
A Tennessee pastor was arrested last week and charged with 47 charges related to sexually abusing minors — including one victim who was under 13-years-old. (12 March, 2018)

Greitens, Eric,
Missouri Governor admits an affair amid claims of sex pic blackmail. (11 Jan, 2018)

Hastert, Dennis
History's longest-serving Speaker of the House has been indicted for allegedly lying to the FBI. According to the indictment, Hastert gave $1.7 million (of a promised $3.5 million) to a man between 2010 and 2014 - whom Hastert knew from his past career as a high school teacher and wrestling coach - as compensation for Hastert’s “past misconduct,” and for said misconduct’s concealment. This could explain his walking on eggshells in the infamous Mark Foley scandal during his tenure as Speaker.

Update: Denny Hastert has been sentenced to a mere 15 months in prison for his involvement in the illegal hush money scheme related to his crimes. The statute of limitations saved his wrinkled old ass from prosecution on multiple counts of child molestation. 41 friends, including the scummy Tom DeLay, submitted letters of praise for his 'outstanding' character.

Editor's Note: After his release from his white-collar 'prison', this hypocrite, who spearheaded the impeachment proceedings against former President Bill Clinton, can legally pee in any North Carolina public restroom - right beside your fourteen-year-old boy.

BONE US: The three men who led that Impeachment of President Bill Clinton.

Henry, Ed
Don't forget the faux news "reporter" whose sole purpose in life once seemed to be harassing Hillary Clinton. Turns out his mistress of five or so years has busted him by revealing his other avocation. Now he's "taking time off from work"

Higgins, William,
A "Christian" prosecutor, who shares the name of a well-known gay porn film producer, and who regularly boasted of waging culture wars against liberals resigned this week amid allegations that he gave women drug dealers lighter sentences in exchange for sexual favors.

Hine, Christian
Former Charlotte Tea Party chief headed to prison on child porn conviction

Keenan, Richard
The former mayor of Hubbard, Ohio, an avowed Christian, was indicted last month on eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition, reported the Youngstown Vindicator. His abuse began when his victim was four years old. (13 Sep, 2016)

Kennedy, Pastor Jason
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said two (of 32) men arrested, including Grace Baptist children’s pastor, Jason Kennedy, responded to ads for what they thought were girls under the age of 18. Grace Baptist Church is about a mile west of the Cheneworth Gap where I grew up. With one of the largest congregations in the area, they employ nine other pastors and the Master Pastor says this one slipped through the cracks of their vetting process. I grew up going to Grace and, while I never encountered anything like this, they are the main reason I began identifying myself as a "recovering Baptist" at about the age of eighteen.

Kettle, Nicholas,
Rhode Island State Sen. Nicholas Kettle has been charged with two counts of extorting sex from a State House student page who later ran against him. (February 19, 2018)

Kintner, Bill
"Bill Kintner once told the Journal Star that his parents 'taught me the moral absolutes of Christianity, and I just applied those to everything.'” The Ultra-homophobic Nebraska State Senator is being called upon to resign after a "sex video" selfie was discovered on his work computer. ~ 30 July, 2016

Lange, Michael David
Proscecutors have recommended the former GOP Montana House Majority serve 28 years after acting as "the central player" in a meth ring.

Liddy, Raymond Joseph,
California Republican Deputy Attorney General arrested when officers find stash of kiddie porn on his computer. (7 August, 2017)

Meehan, Patrick,
Representative Patrick Meehan, a Pennsylvania Republican who has taken a leading role in fighting sexual harassment in Congress, used thousands of dollars in taxpayer money to settle his own misconduct complaint after a former aide accused him last year of making unwanted romantic overtures to her, according to several people familiar with the settlement. (1/20/18)

Patterson, Matthew Dennis,
A Tennessee pastor who opposed laws protecting LGBT people from housing and employment discrimination has been arrested for molesting at least eight children over the course of his 20-year tenure as the leader of the church.

Murphy, Rep Tim,
Congressman Murphy's girlfriend doesn't appreciate his public pro-life stance after discussing abortion as an option when they feared she was preggers.

Narramore, David
Kentucky Republican Party County Chair was arrested for indecent exposure after an incident in a public bathroom in a department store over the weekend. - 18 July, 2017

Nolan, Tim,
Trump's Kentucky Campaign Chair Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of Minors (Feb 10, 2018)

Petersen, Jon S.
Jon S. Petersen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa plead guilty to filing false tax returns for his Christian charity World Ambassadors, Ltd, after investigators realized he had skimmed nearly half a million dollars from the evangelical organization. He says he has struggled with a "sex addiction" over the last decade and used the donations to pay for it.

Reynolds, David
The recently fired, vehemently homophobic, pastor of the Cornerstone Bible Fellowship in Sherwood, Arkansas, is currently facing 70 counts of distributing, possessing, or viewing child pornography.

Rich, Rev. Michael Glenn,
Episcopal priest was one of two men arrested in an Alabama state operation to nab child predators. Maybe he should run for the Senate.

Robison, Chad
The former music director at Seven River Presbyterian Church in Lecanto, Florida, was arrested and charged with three counts of "lewd and lascivious exhibition" with a victim less than sixteen years old.

Roth, John "J. R."
Teabagger, Trump supporter, and perennial "small-government" agitator arrested for trafficking in opiates.

Salinas, Orlando
Fox “Family Values” News Correspondent Arrested For Rape, Sodomy ~ July 31, 2016

Shortey, Ralph
Oklahoma State Senator and avid Trump supporter arrested for child prostitution when caught in a hotel room with an underage boy. (7 August, 2017)

UPDATE: Former Oklahoma State Senator Shortey pleads guilty to sex trafficking, faces possible life sentence. (11/19/17)

Silva, Anthony
The Stockton, California mayor was arrested at his youth camp on charges that he played strip poker with a minor and provided youngsters with alcohol.

Simcox, Chris
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate And Fox News Star Gets 20 Years In Prison For Child Molestation

Starr, Kenneth
Super- righteous independent investigator / persecutor / inquisitor of Bill & Hillary Clinton. has been fired from Baylor as a result of a sex abuse scandal

Steger, John Leslie
The Sevier County, Tennessee church song leader has been charged with sexual contact with a minor

Stockman, Steve,
The Republican former congressman from Texas, has been convicted of defrauding two conservative mega-donors and funneling their $1.25 million into personal and campaign expenses as part of what prosecutors have described as a “white collar crime spree.” (12 April, 2018)

Taylor, Tom
Georgia state Rep. Tom Taylor (a “family values” Republican) is in a whole lot of legal trouble after being arrested for a DUI.

Thomas, Harry,
The pastor of the Come Alive New Testament Church in New Jersey has been arrested for molesting four children from 1999 to 2015. (18 December, 2017)

Vincent, Raymond
46 year-old Fort Lauderdale, Florida, youth pastor is accused of impregnating a 10-year-old girl.

Web, Mike
The 'honorable'conservative Republican running for Congress in Virginia’s 8th congressional district dropped an embarrassing screen shot of his desktop on Facebook for the whole world to see

Willis, Toby
The patriarch of the conservative Christian family featured on TLC’s reality show The Willis Family — has been arrested and charged with the rape of an underage girl. (10 Sep, 2016)

UPDATE: Willis has been sentenced to a total of 40 years in prison (11 July, 2017).

Bill Gothard:
On February 27, 2014 the Board of Directors of the Institute in Basic Life Principles placed Gothard on indefinite administrative leave while it investigated claims that he sexually harassed and molested several female employees. The claims had been publicized on Recovering Grace, a website and support group for former followers of Gothard's teachings. As many as 34 women who worked for Gothard claim that he harassed them; four claim that he molested them, and one of the accusers claims that Gothard molested her when she was 16 years old.

Rev. George Alan Rekers:
"In May 2010, Rekers became the subject of a sex scandal when the Miami New Times reported that he had been photographed at Miami International Airport with a 20-year-old rent boy, whom Rekers claimed to have hired merely as a "travel assistant" during a 10-day trip to Europe. The incident was subsequently covered by national and world media, leading Rekers to resign from the National Association for Research & Therapy of Homosexuality, where he had been a scientific advisor and officer.

Douglas W. Phillips:
"He resigned as president of Vision Forum Ministries on October 30, 2013 upon confession of what he termed an "inappropriate relationship" with a woman. On November 11, 2013, Vision Forum Ministries' Board of Directors discontinued operations in light of the "serious sins" which prompted Doug Phillips' resignation. Vision Forum, Inc., Phillips' for-profit business, was closed after a liquidation sale during the last two months of 2013."

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:
When Mr. Gingrich was serving as Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1998, he hounded President Bill Clinton with a vengeance because of his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky. But Gingrich was himself an adulterer. He had cheated on his first wife in the early 1980s, and at the very moment he was demanding Clinton’s impeachment, he was cheating on his second wife. He has convinced the 'Christian' Right that God has forgiven him and he remains one of their darlings.

Steve Wiles (Miss Mona Sinclair):
The North Carolina Republican State Senate candidate who is on the record supporting the state’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, was once a drag queen. Not that drag queens don't make for good Christian role models mind you. It's hypocrites that don't make for good Christian role models.

Former Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister:
Mr. McAllister is quoted as saying his decision to run for congress, was "a prayerful one. Many people make light of my spiritual faith, but that is okay with me. I know the blessing that I have received from the good Lord and the inner peace that comes from being a believer. ... I knew there were a number of qualified people in the district to be congressman, but also I realized that I had the time and the financial capability ... that maybe [the others] didn't."
      On April 7, 2014, the Ouachita Citizen newspaper of West Monroe, posted online a copy of a surveillance video from an anonymous source which shows McAllister kissing a woman in his Monroe district office. The video was recorded in McAllister's Monroe congressional office on December 23, 2013. The woman was subsequently identified as a married, longtime employee of McAllister."

Former Tennessee State Sen. Paul Stanley:
"In 2009, Stanley resigned from his seat amidst allegations that he had an affair with a 22 year old intern, whose boyfriend attempted to extort $10,000 from Stanley in return for possible nude photos. Instead, Stanley reported the incident and resigned."

Laura Schlessinger:
Holier-than-thou right-wing moralist whose [better forgotten] 1970s nude photos were sold by her former - and then-married - lover Bill Ballance to a company specializing in Internet porn. She sued when they were published but the court ruled that she had no rights to the photos.

North Dakota State Rep. Randy Boehning:
Anti-Gay zealot outs himself by posting nude selfies on gay hook-up app Grindr.

Texas State Senator Charles Perry:
The author of the Freedom of Religion with Respect to Recognizing or Performing Certain Marriages Act is the subject of a restraining order filed by a dancer at a "gentlemen's club".

Missouri Speaker of the House John Diehl:
Anti-Gay Top Missouri GOP Lawmaker Caught Sexting With College Intern: 'God I Want You Right Now'
He's probably proud of the fact that the intern is a female.
UPDATE: Mr. Diehl has resigned.

Tennessee Republican Congressman Scott (Uncle Fester) DesJarlais:
During his re-election campaign (yes, those fools re-elected him in 2014), Dr. Desjarlais said God had forgiven him for encouraging his ex-wife to have two abortions and his ex-patient / mistress to have one. He has just voted with the rest of the House Republicans for a ban on certain "late-term" abortions that are a rarity anyway.
      "Congressman DesJarlais was proud to vote in favor of this legislation," said his spokesman Robert Jameson, who added that DesJarlais has maintained a "100 percent pro-life voting record" during his five years in Congress and "has always advocated for pro-life values." - [except when he didn't].
      The Chattanooga Bystander
, a Tennessee Onionesque 'news' blog, tells us that Tennessee has enacted a law which requires a 48 hour waiting period for women contemplating sex with Rep DesJarlais.

Uncle Fester also holds the distinction of being the first relatively well known Republican from Tennessee to endorse Donald of Orange for President.

Speaking of Dr. Rep DesJarlais, Robert Doggart, an ordained minister who ran against him in 2014, was arrested in April for his alleged plan to commit mass murder using an M-14 rifle, explosives, a machete, and recruited 'snipers' who turned out to be undercover FBI agents. He copped a guilty plea but the mainstream media is not calling him a terrorist. You see his intended victims were all residents of a little town called Islamberg. in Upstate New York..

Pennsylvania Judge Mark Ciavarella Jr:
has been sentenced to 28 years behind bars for literally selling kids to corporate prisons for profit. More here.

Anti-Gay Pastor Matthew Makela, Associate Pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church and School in Midland, Michigan, is "A Top Who Likes To Cuddle" according to his profile on Grindr.
      "Of course, how someone behaves between the sheets is really nobody’s business but his own, except when he’s actively doing damage to others."
      (21 May, 15) Now we hear from one of Makela's parishioners..

Pat Boone, Moralist, Bathtub Hawker, Obamabasher, Hypocrite:
I remember spotting this photo featuring the star's micro-penis in a Playboy magazine sometime in the 1970s. I see this one is credited to Hustler Magazine. Publisher Larry Flynt was well-known for exposing celebrity hypocrites.

The Duggar family might not be quite as “wholesome” as they would hope. According to a new report, Josh Duggar - the eldest of the “19 Kids & Counting” crew and a current anti-gay activist - was named as the alleged offender in a 2004 underage sexual abuse investigation. And he was reportedly turned in by none other than his father, Jim Bob.

Back in January, WJHL learned that police had discovered Tennessee pastor Boyd Holder having sex with “an individual” in a white van.

Joseph Hayon, founder of the Brooklyn Tea Party and failed “family values” city council candidate, whose slogan was “Our children are our future”, was arrested for trading explicit photos of children between the ages of 2 and 12.

Cheating, wife-beating Federal Judge Mark E. Fuller sent his resignation to President Obama May 29, saying it has been “an honor and a privilege to serve.” Fuller was arrested last August when his then-wife Kelli Fuller called police after he assaulted her at the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Atlanta.

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, court documents filed against 31-year-old Daniel Allen Jack of Amplify Church alleged that the youth pastor first met the victim in December 2014 when she joined the church youth group.

Archbishop John Nienstedt, who waged war against the gay community, has resigned after his archdiocese was charged with the cover-up of child sex abuse by a priest.

Megachurch pastor Tullian Tchividjian, grandson of the venerated Billy Graham and member of an SPLC-certified hate group, has resigned from a famous Florida church after acknowledging an "inappropriate relationship."

Pastor Scott Lively, whose life's work seems to be to ask the question: “How can I make gay people miserable across the world?”, will apparently be tried for crimes against humanity for his role in the Ugandan government's persecution of its LBGT residents.

Abstinence advocate Bristol Palin continues family tradition by once again becoming pregnant without benefit of clergy.

Cameron Patterson served as a youth pastor at Ballwin Baptist Church in Missouri, and now he is behind bars after he sent an email to a girl apologizing for molesting her for five years.

Former Archbishop Nienstedt says he is "dumbfounded" and calls the allegations "far-fetched and utterly untrue."

"I was a coward… another sin for which I needed forgiveness." - Kevin Kanouse, Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

Christian preacher and father-of-two among the eight men charged over abuse of a 13-year-old girl... whose father 'advertised her for sex on Craigslist'

Colorado State Representative Gordon Klingenschmitt has a new friend.

And then there is the case of Michigan State Rep. Todd Courser. Careful you don't spray the screen with coffee as you read this one. (UPDATE)

Pastor Jim Staley at a church called “Passion for Truth Ministries” will serve prison time for lying to and defrauding elderly investors,

Pastor James Robert Smith, otherwise known as J.R. Smith, was arrested in October of 2014, in Fayette County, West Virginia. Smith is accused of molesting a young boy over a period of several years.

These examples from the Daily Beast

The one good thing about the Ashley Madison hack is that we all get to see just how hypocritical conservative “Christians” are, and this douchebag is no exception.

New York state Assemblyman Stephen M. Katz (R) who is a member of a Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, voted against a bill last year that would have legalized medical marijuana. He was pulled over for speeding and, guess what, they found weed.

The New Hampshire Union Leader reported that state Rep. Kyle Tasker (R) was taken into custody on Tuesday after being accused of trying to use Facebook Messenger to lure the 14-year-old girl with the intent to commit a sexual assault while armed.

Homophobic Brent Randall was recently defeated in his bid for Goshen, Indiana City Council. His Adam4Adam phone app didn't help.

Former Clark County Republican Chairman Glenn Murphy Junior was sentenced to six years in prison for criminal deviate conduct.

Alabama's former Attorney General Troy King resigned amid rumors he was caught by his wife in a gay affair with a male aide and banished from his home.

"On October 26, Washington State representative, Richard Curtis apparently dressed in red stockings and a black sequin lingerie top and let‘s just say he wasn‘t on his way to a Halloween party."

The Outing of David Dreier

"The hidden camera network extended to [former Cumberland County, PA, Bruce] Barclay’s private business office in Mechanicsburg, court documents say, with sex recorded there fed into his home computer system."

California state Senator Roy Ashburn came out in 2010 after reports surfaced of him being arrested for drunk driving after partying at a gay nightclub in Sacramento

In 2004, Republican Virginia congressman Edward Schrock suddenly withdrew from his race for a third term after allegations arose that Schrock was secretly gay.

Bob Allen, at the time a Florida state representative and cochairman of Sen. John McCain's presidential committee, was arrested in 2007, when he agreed to pay an undercover police officer $20 to allow him to perform oral sex on him (Allen claims he thought the muscular officer was trying to rob him and he offered sex out of fear).

Indiana state Rep. Phillip Hinkle, who voted for an anti-marriage equality amendment to Indiana’s constitution, was caught in a sex scandal in 2011 when he answered an ad on Craigslist from an 18-year-old named Kameryn Gibson, who was looking for a “sugga daddy.”

Antigay evangelical pastor Ted Haggard had a bad year in 2006, when prostitute Mike Jones claimed the pastor paid him for sex and did meth in his presence. Months later, Haggard was forced to admit he had a sexual relationship with a 20-year-old male volunteer at his church. Haggard was subsequently fired from the Colorado church he had founded in 1984 and since then has come to support marriage equality.