And here’s yet another example of how religion has been used to create a depraved view of human sexuality. As I’ve commented in other posts, the repressive and unenlightened perception of sex within fundamentalist religious ideologies produces obsession and perversion.
This time the deranged sexuality comes from the Christian quarters, although this notorious character “Tony Alamo” is a Jewish convert to Christianity who has been attacking the Catholic Church for years. It appears he should have joined forces with the priestly pedophiles therein.
One of the crimes Alamo allegedly committed was “child marriage” to girls as young as eight – I wonder how this judge would mete out justice if the accused were a Muslim from a country where such child abuse is institutionalized.
I’ve got one thing to say to all the demented perverts on this planet, no matter what their culture:
LEAVE THE CHILDREN ALONE!!
By JON GAMBRELL (AP) – 20 hours ago
TEXARKANA, Ark. — Evangelist Tony Alamo used his stature as a self-proclaimed prophet to force underage girls into sham marriages with him, controlling his followers with their fears of eternal suffering.
But the judge who sentenced Alamo on Friday to 175 years in prison for child sexual abuse warned of another kind of justice awaiting the aging evangelist.
“Mr. Alamo, one day you will face a higher and a greater judge than me,” U.S. District Judge Harry F. Barnes told the preacher. “May he have mercy on your soul.”
Barnes leveled the maximum sentence against the 75-year-old, who preyed on followers’ young daughters and took child “brides” as young as age 8. A jury convicted Alamo in July on a 10-count indictment accusing him of taking the girls across state lines for sex….