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Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:02 PM

Baptist pastor accused of molesting teenage relative

Source: Houston Chronicle


By Nicole Hensley Updated 1:32 pm CDT, Saturday, June 15, 2019



Photo: Harris County Sheriff's Office

Former Grace Family Baptist Church pastor Stephen Bratton, 43, was arrested Friday and charged with continuous sexual abuse of a child.


The former pastor of a Southern Baptist church in north Harris County has been arrested in connection with an allegation that he molested a teenage relative for about two years, court records show.

Stephen Bratton, who stepped down from the Grace Family Baptist Church in Cypress Station last month, has since been released from custody at the Harris County Jail after posting a $50,000 bond.

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The accuser told authorities that Bratton, 43, began touching the girl inappropriately in 2013 and that the abuse escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week,” Gilliland said. The abuse continued through 2015.

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Bratton most recently testified in support of failed House Bill 896 that would have abolished abortions in Texas and opened up the possibility that prosecutors could charge a woman who undergoes the procedure with criminal homicide. The offense can be punishable by the death penalty under current Texas law.

Read more: https://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston/article/Police-Former-baptist-pastor-accused-of-14000260.php

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Judi Lynn Jun 15 OP
AllaN01Bear Jun 15 #1
Frustratedlady Jun 15 #2
Runningdawg Jun 15 #3
mwb970 Jun 15 #4
Blue Owl Jun 15 #5
left-of-center2012 Jun 15 #6
keithbvadu2 Jun 15 #8
ck4829 Jun 15 #7
keithbvadu2 Jun 15 #9
MineralMan Jun 16 #10

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:14 PM

1. holier than thou?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:24 PM

2. Disgusting.

What is there about these pastors (especially Southern Baptists)?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:31 PM

3. SB are the religion who most want to control women

I grew up in a town of 400 that the SB and Pentecostals owned. In that 400 I can name 3 preachers who were molesters. 1 is still preaching in that town. None were caught and like usual, most move a round every couple of years. Those were just the preachers.....

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:32 PM

4. Gee, and he looks so smart too.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:34 PM

5. And this fucking POS wants the death penalty for women who have an abortion?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:42 PM

6. "He is married with seven children"

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:39 PM

8. Are any of those seven girls? He likes relatives.

Are any of those seven girls? He likes relatives.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 04:44 PM

7. Gross.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sat Jun 15, 2019, 10:45 PM

9. But not anywhere near as serious as the gay.

But not anywhere near as serious as the gay.

https://www.democraticunderground.com/113752471

Tennessee preacher-cop calls for execution of LGBTQ people

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Sun Jun 16, 2019, 09:50 AM

10. And Jebus said, "Suffer, little children..."

Oh, wait...

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