Black Spirituality Religion : Church Bans Children to “Protect” Pastor Registered as Sex Offender

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  1. jamesfrmphilly

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    According to First Coast News, a Jacksonville, Florida church has separated children out from their congregation so a pastor who confessed to sexual crimes against two young girls can continue preaching.

    While he was the pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church Gilyard molested a 15-year-old girl and sent a lewd text message to another. Under the conditions of his plea agreement, Gilyard cannot have “unsupervised contact with children under 18 years old,” and in separating children from the congregation, “his new church has taken extraordinary steps to help Gilyard stick to the terms of his deal.”



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    :eek: This is something that is happening so many places...and these are men who have their wives...SMH:( This is sad....people are human BUT where is the discipline and control of these men.

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    Matthew 18:6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.
     
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    i would suggest that congregation has it's priorities backwards.......
     
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    I have to agree. The members are no different than the pastor. How can these parents behave like this...no wonder our children are in a mess, they have lost confidence in those that are to be trusted. A pastor from the SDA in Trinidad has been charged with molesting two young girls members of his congregation and whislt he appeared in court...MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION WERE OUT GREETING HIM...as though he was a hero. :( Black folks need their heads examining.

    Pastor resigns amid sex scandal | Tobago News | News

    PRINCIPAL ON SEX CHARGES | Trinidad Express ...
    Adventist network 3ABN and founder's brother sued in child ...
     
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    Why you wanna get me started James...:nono:

    Trouble maker...:laughing:

    BTW, I wonder if they had these same views about the Catholic Chruch?

    I'm holding them to this comment right here:

    I would love to sit in that church just to hear who, and what they condemn, which would make them hypocrites.

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    Priorities!!!...stop clownin James...:rofl:

    I think I'm going to have to get to the bus stop early to catch that bus to hell cuz sometin tells me it's gonna be crowded.

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    man.. they must really need a Pastor.. that's crazy.. "he can comeback but keep him away from the kids!". They deserve whatever happens to them.
     
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    Probation terms altered to permit sex offender pastor to minister to children
    A Baptist church that made news two years ago for allowing a registered sex offender to preach is now free to allow children in worship services.

    Friday, April 25, 2014

    y Bob Allen
    A judge in Florida has changed probation terms for a preacher who is a registered sex offender to allow the former Southern Baptist pastor to minister to children in his church.

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    Darrell Gilyard
    Darrell Gilyard, 52, began preaching at Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla., shortly after his release from prison in December 2011 for sex crimes against two minor girls at his previous church. It made international news when the church barred children from worship, because Gilyard’s probation prohibited him from having contact with minors.
    Recently, according to Jacksonville television station WJXT, a judge agreed to modify the probation so Gilyard can "minister to children under the age of 18 as long as the children are supervised by an adult other than the defendant."

    Gilyard pleaded guilty in 2009 to lewd or lascivious conduct and molestation involving two girls younger than 16. His 2007 resignation after 15 years as pastor of Jacksonville’s Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church, a 7,000-member predominantly African-American congregation, marked the fifth pastorate he lost due to allegations of sexual misconduct...

    http://abpnews.com/ministry/people/item/28621-sex-offender-pastor-can-minister-to-children
    http://www.news4jax.com/New-probation-guidelines-for-sex-offender-pastor/25560234
     
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    Baptist association asks church with sex-offender preacher to leave
    A Florida Baptist church that recently opened its pulpit to a registered sex offender has been asked to withdraw from its local association of Southern Baptist churches.

    Monday, March 5, 2012
    By Bob Allen

    Jacksonville Baptist Association leaders said March 2 that conversations with leadership of Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church produced a “mutual understanding that it is necessary” for the church to withdraw from membership.

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    Darrell Gilyard
    The small congregation made international headlines recently after barring children from worship in order to accommodate terms of probation for Darrell Gilyard. Gilyard began preaching there at the end of January, one month after he completed a three-year prison term for sex crimes with two underage girls committed while he was pastor of a different church.

    Gilyard, 50, pleaded guilty in 2009 to lewd or lascivious conduct and molestation involving two girls younger than 16. He remains on a three-year supervised probation that bars him from having unsupervised contact with minors.

    David Tarkington, moderator of Jacksonville Baptist Association, and Lead Missions Strategist Rick Wheeler, said in a statement that they were “broken and saddened” by information being reported about the church.

    While “affirming the autonomy of member churches,” the leaders said, “the circumstances of CTMBC do concern us.” The association contacted Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church to communicate those concerns, leading to an understanding that the congregation would “leave the fellowship of the Jacksonville Baptist Association.” The church intends to confirm that understanding in writing, according to the associational leaders.

    Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church is listed in membership rolls of Jacksonville Baptist Association, the Florida Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptist Convention. Tarkington and Wheeler said the church has not contributed financially to the association since 2003 and does not provide statistical information.

    The Florida Baptist Convention released a statement affirming “the role of the local association as the theological guardian of theology, faith, practice and polity.” The state convention defines cooperation by giving to the Cooperative Program unified budget and reporting statistical information. While listed as a Florida Baptist church since 1998, Christ Tabernacle has done neither for the last six years.

    http://abpnews.com/ministry/people/...h-sex-offender-preacher-to-leave#.U1pfVpUU_IU
     
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