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Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:18 PM

Televangelist Acton Bowen Pleads Guilty To Sexually Abusing Multiple Children

Source: Patheos

Suffer the children: Popular Alabama televangelist Acton Bowen pleads guilty to 28 charges of raping and sexually assaulting multiple children between the ages of 12 and 16.

Before his arrest in 2018, Bowen was the host of xlroads TV, a global broadcast reaching millions every week.

AL.com reports:

An Alabama evangelist pleaded guilty this morning in an Etowah County courtroom to 28 counts of sexual abuse involving six victims.

Paul Acton Bowen, charged in both Jefferson County and Etowah counties, was facing criminal charges, including enticing a child for sexual act, sodomy, traveling to meet a child for sexual act and sexual abuse involving six different victims between the ages of 13 and 16.

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Read more: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/progressivesecularhumanist/2019/12/televangelist-acton-bowen-pleads-guilty-to-sexually-abusing-multiple-children/





“If kids got raped by clowns as often as kids get raped by preachers it would be against the law to take your kid to the circus.”

– Dan Savage

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Tom Yossarian Joad Dec 2 OP
Aristus Dec 2 #1
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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:29 PM

1. Okay, who is surprised? Nobody? Nobody?

Me either...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:47 PM

14. I;m a wee bit surprised

he pleaded guilty Trump wouldn't have. I'll be even more surprised if he gets an appropriate sentence.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 07:42 PM

2. Love the Dan Savage quote.

As always, he's right on the money.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:28 PM

3. You can bet that he is not the only one in that church that has a thing for young kids.

they're like rats, where there is one, there is many.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:45 PM

4. Will he give all his congregants their money back....

after suggesting to them he has (his) god's ear and is among the most righteous men in the community and then passed the plate?

Humans never seem to accept that ALL humans will be human......same natural instincts for food, shelter, a social life, and sex (reproduction) as the rest of us.

Trouble is, there's a number of psychopaths among us as well and they ain't wearing labels.

KY.........

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:53 PM

5. What a shock it is to learn Rev. Bowen is a conservative!





Acton Bowen: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

A prominent Alabama youth pastor who founded his own ministry and who has ties to several high-profile figures in the evangelical community has been accused of molesting a teen boy, police say. Few details about the case and the victim have been released to protect the boy’s privacy, but he is between the ages of 13 to 16, and is a family acquaintance of the suspect, according to police.

. . .

After his arrest, Bowen took down his website for Acton Bowen Outreach, leaving a message stating, “This site has been temporarily removed.” Previously, the “about Acton” section of the website stated:

Speaker, Best-selling author, visionary. Many words are used to describe him, but Acton Bowen’s only passion has been to connect people with the one, true God. Once recognized as one of the nation’s leading student pastors, God has clearly blessed Acton with the ability to reach today’s high tech, attention-lacking culture.

For 12 years Acton served in the local church, led a city-wide student Bible study in Gadsden, AL, and was also was the host of x|roads TV, a worldwide broadcast viewed weekly by millions of teens and adults in every city in America and over 170 countries around the world on network television. Acton is now co-host of Top3 on the JuceTV Network and a regular contributor on Fox News in NYC where he serves as a correspondent on Faith and Religion.

More:
https://heavy.com/news/2018/04/acton-bowen-alabama-arrested/

Thank you for adding, at no charge to us, the statement by Dan Savage! Perfect!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:57 PM

16. Which is worse - the Trump $$ Xmas Sweater or the Santaland Diaries costume?

Admittedly, the green Elf Shoes on Rev. Childfucker are a nice touch.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 07:31 AM

18. "...My heart is in reaching the next generation,"

“Everything so far has exceeded my wildest imagination."

Prophetic words?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:35 AM

22. Wow

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 08:53 PM

6. Add the Boy Scout leaders to the list

of know pedos.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:26 PM

7. Not to worry; I understand Jesus is very forgiving...

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:35 PM

8. So this is acceptable

to 35/40 percent of americans, including evangelicals?

I want off this ride. It sucks!

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:37 AM

24. Apparently

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Response to warmfeet (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 03:41 AM

26. I agree. ...

I wonder if we will ever find out all the names of the people who abused minor girls at Epstein’s honey traps.

Since a lot of very rich and very important people were involved I seriously doubt it.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:47 PM

9. Disgusting

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Response to Pisces (Reply #9)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:36 AM

23. Yes it is

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 09:58 PM

10. He got away with over 28 counts of rape

Now tell me how wonderful religion is.

The clergy is filled with nothing but pedophiles.

Perverts all of them.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:13 PM

11. I hope those who have written checks, sacrificed good meals or other necessities

To send monetary support to criminal swindlers like these, finally begin to wake the F up that they've been had, their religious heroes are crooks and begin to apply some critical thinking to their beliefs.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:20 PM

12. A televangelist. What a surpri... No, it's not.

A televangelist. What a surpri... No, it's not.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:28 PM

13. The full sentence is:

Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God' (Mark 10:13-14).
Of course, Bowen cherry picked the first six words.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 10:49 PM

15. Just a typical day in Jesusland

But there will be someone to take his place soon enough.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Mon Dec 2, 2019, 11:26 PM

17. Prey TV -- it's just a curse on the human race . . .

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 12:25 PM

20. What will his sentence likely be? (And is he likely to survive it?) I hear that...

What will his sentence likely be? (And is he likely to survive it?) I hear that paedophiles don't do very well in prisons.

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Response to NurseJackie (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 3, 2019, 02:50 PM

21. from your lips to God's ears. Maybe the prisoners are the real

agents of God.

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Response to Tom Yossarian Joad (Original post)

Fri Dec 6, 2019, 02:37 AM

25. K&R

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