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Pastor hires sex offender who raped 13-year-old girl at knifepoint, says ‘it takes two to tango’

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In the early 1990s, Thomas Hopper of Kentucky, was convicted of the rape and sodomy of a 13-year-old girl. After serving 10 years in prison, he was convicted of additional crimes in the early 2000’s, including confinement and stalking.

Now Hopper says he’s found religion, and Pastor Michael Orten at Truth Apostolic Church in Madisonville, Kentucky, believes him.

Orten hired Hopper for the church’s outreach ministry staff. The television 14 News in Evansville, Indiana investigated.

When a reporter asked Orten for comment, he said raping a child was the same as stealing candy, and that if the “girl chooses to sleep with him, she’s just as guilty as he is.”

14 News investigates: Convicted sex offender working at Madisonville church, on 14News.com.

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  1. Jan7 says:

    Absolutely shocking…I cant figure out if the Pastor is just as evil as the rapist or he is being conned by the sociopath rapist to believe these evil things. Either way his comments are absolutely discussing and he needs to be removed from the church along with the rapist.

    The Pastor has zero clue about rape… ““girl chooses to sleep with him, she’s just as guilty as he is.”

    A rape victim does not “choose” to have sex they are forced.

    Also wonder how in the world is this guy on the sex offender list and is allowed to be around children who go to church each Sunday.

    thank goodness someone alerted this New station and they in turn ran a story to alert the community.



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  2. Jan7 says:

    Donna, found this article on the Daily Mail. I have also read that Iceland wants to prohibit & block all porn sites from their country.

    The article is titled” “Utah will become the first state to declare porn a ‘public health hazard’ as governor signs resolution to combat ‘a sexually toxic environment’

    Utah Governor Gary R. Herbert will sign two pieces of legislation today
    Resolution declares porn ‘health hazard’, other is bill on child pornography

    There will be no ban on porn introduced, aim is to educate young people
    Bill sponsor State Sen. Todd Weiler compared ‘addictive’ porn to tobacco

    By CHARLIE MOORE FOR MAILONLINE
    PUBLISHED: 05:41 EST, 19 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:59 EST, 19 April 2016

    Utah is a state renowned for its conservative stance on social issues as the religious tradition of Mormonism pervades its culture and politics.

    But in its latest move to uphold its wholesome values, Utah will declare porn a ‘public health hazard’.
    Governor Gary R. Herbert will today sign two pieces of legislation with the aim of tackling ‘a sexually toxic environment’ brought about by pornography.

    Utah will become the first state to declare porn a ‘public health hazard’ as Governor Herbert (pictured) signs a resolution to combat ‘a sexually toxic environment’

    Utah will become the first state to declare porn a ‘public health hazard’ as Governor Herbert (pictured) signs a resolution to combat ‘a sexually toxic environment’

    One is a resolution relating to a ‘Public Health Crisis’ and the other is a bill on the reporting of child pornography, reports CNN.

    The resolution declares that pornography is ‘a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms.’

    It denounces porn for treating ‘women as objects and commodities for the viewer’s use’ and claims it ‘equates violence toward women and children with sex and pain with pleasure, which increases the demand for sex trafficking, prostitution, child sexual abuse images, and child pornography.’

    There is no punishment introduced for watching porn. The resolution aims, in the words of the Republican governor’s spokesman, to teach young people ‘the addictive habits’ of porn that are ‘harmful to our society.’

    The resolution is paired with a bill on the Reporting of Child Pornography, which states that ‘the willful failure to report child pornography’ would be a class B misdemeanor.

    Herbert is expected to sign the legislation at the Utah State Capitol at 10 a.m. today.
    The Utah Coalition Against Pornography celebrated the move on its Facebook page and urged people to attend the Capitol in recognition of ‘this historic moment!’

    Dawn Hawkins, the executive director of National Center on Sexual Exploitation in Washington, supports the legislation and will attend the signing.

    The Utah Coalition Against Pornography celebrated the move on its Facebook page and urged people to attend the Capitol in recognition of ‘this historic moment!’

    The Utah Coalition Against Pornography celebrated the move on its Facebook page and urged people to attend the Capitol in recognition of ‘this historic moment!’

    In a video interview on the Salt Lake Tribune website, State Senator Todd Weiler, who sponsored both pieces of legislation, said, ‘We’re not trying to ban masturbation.’

    But he expressed concern over the addictive potential of pornography, adding: ‘Porn today is like tobacco was 70 years ago.’

    In March 2009, a Harvard Business School study found Utahns to be the highest per capita purchasers of online adult entertainment in the United States.



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    • Wow Jan – thanks for the article about banning porn. I wonder if anyone will challenge the law? And if it will stand?



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    • halkatla says:

      I live in Iceland and I´ve never heard about such a proposal (for real that is). It would never be approved here, and anyone who has so much as suggested it has been totally ridiculed. I´m not saying I´m fine with porn, far from it. The political landscape is just absolutely closed off from such an idea being entertained and most people seem to think that sexual morals are irrelevant and porn and prostitution should be absolutely free unless it´s against someones will. Iceland is probably the least likely country in my mind to try to ban the internet.



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  3. roylupton says:

    I feel compelled to comment on some of the comments. Ignorance is what comes to my mind and someone suggested the pastor should be removed. Not only are they ignorant about rape they are ignorant about Christianity and the scriptures which they supposedly support. The term that states “Satan often comes as an angel of light, angel means messenger and light refers to the gospel so there you also have it explained. If he’s their teacher they obviously are blind as well. I’ve also realized that even though sociopath is a modern day definition, the bible is full of sociopaths e.g. Delila, Saul, Haman and on and on, and nowhere do I find applications like “turn the other cheek” etc applied when dealing with the psychopathic characters of their day.



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