Baptist clerical sexual abuse

If some people get the impression that clerical sexual abuse is just a Roman Catholic issue: that is not true. Bishops (and archbishops) raping children: they are not all in the church of Rome.

This video is called Independent Fundamental Baptist Abuse – Interview with Marie A. Coppla (Part 1).

This is Part 2.

From Pharyngula blog in the USA:

There must be a law

Category: Religion

Posted on: September 22, 2010 12:46 PM, by PZ Myers

Something like, “The probability that a religious leader is a sex offender is directly proportional to the the virulence of his homophobia.” It’s happened again.

“Two young men in Georgia said Tuesday that the pastor of a 33,000-person Baptist megachurch, Bishop Eddie L. Long, had repeatedly coerced them into having sex with him.

In two lawsuits filed in DeKalb County, the men said that Bishop Long, a prominent minister and television personality, had used his position as a spiritual counselor to take them on trips out of state and perform sexual acts on them.”

It’s gotten so I can’t see any of these crazy god-wallopers and not assume they’re going to leave the podium and run off to a back room to do exactly what they’ve been railing against. It’s sort of like a Dorian Gray scheme: they’ve got a lilly-white sanctimonious face for the public, and what they reveal when off-camera and out of sight is something sickeningly depraved. What Pope Ratzi does behind closed doors must be nightmarish.

Embattled bishop Eddie Long cancels planned interview on sexual coercion allegations: here.

Bishop Long‘s homophobia: here.

Baptist Church leader arrested for soliciting dog sex on Craigslist: here.

Also from the USA: Pentagon brain injuries chief investigated for alleged unwanted sexual advances: here.

1 thought on “Baptist clerical sexual abuse

  1. WACO, Texas, Oct. 30, 2010

    48 Hours Mystery: Dirty Little Secrets

    A Preacher’s Wife is Dead and the Other Woman Reveals His Dark, Murderous Secrets

    In Full: A Preacher Convicted of Murdering His Wife, Now the Other Woman Exposes His Dark Secrets. Erin Moriarty Reports.

    * Video Extra: Vanessa Bulls Interrogation

    Matt Baker told police he found his wife, Kari, dead in their bedroom with a goodbye note on the nightstand. Kari’s family suspects Baker is spending time with a young parishioner. Four months after Kari’s death, police question Vanessa Bulls about her relationship with the Baptist preacher. They believe she knows more than she’s saying.
    * Video Extra: Matt Baker Talks to “48 Hours”

    In January 2010, Matt Baker was convicted of murdering his wife and sentenced to 65 years in prison. Nearly nine months later, Erin Moriarty interviewed him at the Polunsky Unit in Livingston, Texas – his fourth interview with “48 Hours.” Baker continues to maintain his innocence.

    o Vanessa Bulls takes the stand in Matt Baker’s murder trial.

    Vanessa Bulls takes the stand in Matt Baker’s murder trial. (AP Photo/ Waco Tribune Herald)

    * Stories
    * 48 Hours Mystery: The Preacher’s Wife

    (CBS) Linda and Jim Dulin are convinced that their daughter, Kari, was murdered by the man they once embraced as a son-in-law: Baptist preacher Matt Baker.

    “Kari was a very good minister’s wife. Faith was very important in her life,” Linda tells “48 Hours Mystery” correspondent Erin Moriarty. “This was a man who was capable of the ultimate evil.”

    Matt has always claimed that his wife committed suicide, just as he told the 911 operator a little after midnight on April 8, 2006.

    911 Operator: This is 911, do you have an emergency?

    Matt Baker: Yes, I think my wife just committed suicide.

    Continues at


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