|Gay Hating Pastor Gets Thirty-Five Years for Child Molestation|
by Redaktie in General , 14 June 2017
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A pastor in Brunswick, Georgia, USA, who was fiercely campaigning against gay and transgender rights, was at the end of April sentenced to thirty-five years in prison for sexual molestation of a fifteen-year-old boy and girl.
It took the jury approximately one hour to convict Kenneth Adkins (57) on eight charges of child abuse that took place in his church. According to newspaper reports, Adkins was found guilty of three counts of child molestation, three counts of aggravated child molestation, and two counts of enticing a child for indecent purposes.
During the jury’s final verdict, Adkins showed no emotion. The family of the accused, who was married four times and has ten children, was not present. Adkins’ male victim, who is now twenty-two, told the court that the pastor had encouraged him to have sex with the girl while the pastor watched in order to check whether they were doing it properly. He also had oral sex with Adkins.
“I respected him, like my dad. At that point I’d do anything to keep him around so he wouldn’t leave me,” he stated. The prosecutor showed two pictures of the pastor’s penis at the trial, which had been sent to his victim.
Adkins has served time for drug abuse in the past. After his release, he moved to Jacksonville, Florida, where he experienced his calling to become a preacher, which brought him to Georgia in the American “bible belt.”
His case is certainly not the first in which a pastor does not practise what he preaches, but rather the opposite. And Adkins’ case is especially interesting for writing the following after the attack on gay nightclub Pulse in Orlando, Florida: “Been through so much with these Jacksonville homosexuals that I don’t see none of them as victims. I see them as getting what they deserve!” At this shooting, the deadliest by a single shooter in the history of the United States, forty-nine people died and fifty-three were injured. It is also the deadliest attack on GLBTs in the history of the United States.
By December 2015, pastor Adkins had made it clear that he would fight the fight against equal rights for gays and transgender by any means necessary. He placed several pictures of himself in drag on Facebook, and reported that he would make an appearance in this outfit at a meeting of the Democratic Party, at which an GLBT ordinance was discussed that would allow transgender people to use the toilet of their choice.
He threatened that “Miss Jane in the red dress” would be delivering a ‘message’ to the gay people who had taken over the Democratic Party: “I am gonna ‘pee’ next to your women in the women’s bathroom and let’s see how yall feel.” He did not make good on his threat, and the next thirty-five years, he will not be able to continue his crusade against GLBT rights. Pastor Adkins was made clear by the court that God moves in mysterious ways and that he is now himself getting what he deserves!
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