I know I’ve pointed out that the religious don’t care about sex abuse, right? It wasn’t a figment of my imagination, I really did point that out to folks, right? And I’m sure that some theists doubted what I said, thinking it’s just not possible for these big churches to have absolutely no interest in protecting the health and welfare of children, that could never happen, right?
32-year old Shaun M. Ross, a Maryland youth pastor that was arrested and charged on two counts of sexually abusing a minor has been put in charge of the children’s program at another church in New York while he’s still under investigation for the first molestation! Ross’ father is a senior pastor at the church and the church is fully aware of the allegations. They released the following statement to the local paper: “Pastor Terry Ross and son Shaun disclosed that Shaun had been accused of sexual misconduct while serving on the staff of a church in the Baltimore, Maryland, area and that charges are pending.” According to sources, Shaun Ross is allowed to attend the church and work with the children’s program but he’s not supposed to actually have contact with any children at the church so long as charges are pending against him.
Sure, that’s going to work out just fine, right?
“We are excited to announce that Shaun and Brandi Ross will be assuming leadership in our Children’s ministry,” the church wrote on Facebook. “Bring your children this Sunday for Kidz Revolution! They will love it!” Sure, they’ll love getting molested by a child sexual predator. And you wonder why I keep arguing that religion is dangerous? Even knowing for an absolute fact that this guy is being investigated as a sex criminal who focuses on children, they put him on the board to teach children? Seriously?
I don’t know, I really can’t go on. It’s not just the Catholics and the Baptists and the Jews and the Muslims, this is a Foursquare church doing the exact same thing. All of religion is to blame. Fuck ’em all.