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Riverside Pastor Now Faces 91 Sex-Related Charges
Whiotv ^ | June 27, 2007 | whio

Posted on 02/21/2011 11:40:07 PM PST by Cronos

A Riverside pastor, accused of sexually assaulting members of his congregation is facing more charges.

Dennis Bowling is now facing 91 sex-related charges. The new charges against the 46-year-old man include rape of a child under 13, three counts of gross sexual imposition and three counts of sexual battery.

Prosecutors said the new counts deal with eight victims, all of whom are minors.

Bowling served as pastor of Kingdom Harvest Church in Riverside for 19 years.

(Excerpt) Read more at whiotv.com ...


TOPICS: Activism; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: evangelical; molestation; presbyterian
hmm... 91. The good paster has been busy?
1 posted on 02/21/2011 11:40:11 PM PST by Cronos
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To: Cronos

The other inmates will probably keep him busy in the future.
no protective solitary should be offered.


2 posted on 02/21/2011 11:45:25 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.8)
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To: MrEdd

Yes, I agree — this should happen to all child molesters, whether religious or atheist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Anglican, Church of Mao, etc.


3 posted on 02/21/2011 11:47:31 PM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos

It is not easy to find a good church these days,but when you do it its like comming home.


4 posted on 02/22/2011 12:04:36 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Cronos

Some people pay less attention to the church they attend than they do buying a new car.


5 posted on 02/22/2011 12:08:37 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Cronos
> Yes, I agree — this should happen to all child molesters, whether religious or atheist, Baptist, Catholic, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Anglican, Church of Mao, etc.

Given the recidivism rate of such offenders, I'd rather they simply be shot.

However, in this case, the pastor has not yet been tried. There have been numerous cases in the past where accusations were made and turned out either unsubstantiated or outright false. So let him have a fair trial first.

Then if he's found guilty, shoot him.

6 posted on 02/22/2011 12:12:17 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: Cronos

I agree with you.

Organized religion is evil.


7 posted on 02/22/2011 12:33:46 AM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: NoLibZone

it’s not the religion, ITS THE RAPE.


8 posted on 02/22/2011 12:43:01 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Cronos

Article is not recent its from 4 years ago.

What’s the outcome?

Posted: 10:36 am EDT June 27, 2007

Why did you fake the date?


9 posted on 02/22/2011 12:49:17 AM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: Yehuda

Well at least when its a single church it doesnt go anywhere else eh?Its not systemic with coverups from on high.


10 posted on 02/22/2011 12:51:32 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Nooseman

I am aware that priests (and rabbis) have been allowed to slide on the bs, and I fault and (they should indict) their superiors as well as the rapists, but NOT THE RELIGIONS.

Islam’s “text” calls for jihad.

Last I looked neither the Old nor New Testaments call for CHILD RAPE.


11 posted on 02/22/2011 12:55:38 AM PST by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: Yehuda

I agree with you.The coverups from highly organised churches means that not only the offender,but the enablers must be held to account.lets just let god and our laws sort em out eh? Not some fancy robe.


12 posted on 02/22/2011 1:06:27 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: dayglored
There have been numerous cases in the past where accusations were made and turned out either unsubstantiated or outright false. So let him have a fair trial first.

yes, that is correct.

I was reading that out of the 2% of all pastors accused, only 0.53% were dismissed and the number of those convicted is even less. A fair trial is needed before judging, yes
13 posted on 02/22/2011 1:12:30 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: NoLibZone

Because there is a contingent of Catholics who have a semi mission to point out whatever non Catholic Clergy are involved or accused in Sexual Battery.

As I posted in a different thread started by Mr Chronos, think of it as attempting to rehab the RCC by saying “they did it too!”


14 posted on 02/22/2011 1:18:41 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Cronos

I assume one is aware of what Scripture mentions about Slander Mr Cronos?


15 posted on 02/22/2011 1:20:14 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Nooseman; Yehuda; dayglored
I agree with Yehuda. The problem lies with the person who committed this and has nothign to do with the basics of the religion itself. I will not say that if a Presbyterian preacher molests someone, that is a commentary on Presbyterian religion.

This is again different from Islam where contract, short-term marriages are allowed.
16 posted on 02/22/2011 1:20:25 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Yehuda

The message i get from the catholic church is “We are sorry but due to church difficulties,we are unable to function properly at this time”.hell you used to burn people at the stake!Oh the fallability of man.


17 posted on 02/22/2011 1:22:22 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: padre35

Glad that most here recognize we have bigger issues than interfaith pissing contests.

If you look at the guys home page you can quickly see his issue.


18 posted on 02/22/2011 1:23:15 AM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: padre35; buccaneer81; dangus; MarkBsnr

What slander are you talking about? The Riverside PAstor faces 91 sex-related charges. Are you saying that the article is lying?


19 posted on 02/22/2011 1:24:15 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos

I didn’t read your mail. I deleted it.

Given your home page I recommend the anti freeper fight sites for you.

Bing for “Liberty______ “ followed by various words, will locate them for you.

They fight 24/7.


20 posted on 02/22/2011 1:27:14 AM PST by NoLibZone (Impeach Obama. Then try him for treason.)
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To: NoLibZone

Do you frequent those sites a lot?


21 posted on 02/22/2011 1:39:52 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: padre35

Do you then disagree with the article or believe that the article is slandering the molester-pastor?


22 posted on 02/22/2011 1:41:51 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos

You are right that it has nothing to do with christianity. But endangering children and unsuspecting church members is definately unchristian in my opinion.It is an issue because of the claim of infallibilty that the catholics make.Like clinton,its not the crime,its the coverup.Who does the confessee go to confess and where does it stop?


23 posted on 02/22/2011 1:55:35 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Nooseman
Lets see your points:


Let me reiterate -- these accused, whether pastors or priests are now put away from opportunities to molest children and their accusations are investigated. Out of 2%, 0.53% would be true allegations and those sorry specimens are thrown out, defrocked and tossed to the civil authorities to punish. But I repeat, the punishment they get here on earth will be nothing compared to the punishment they will get for abusing their positions as shepherds of Christ's flock.
24 posted on 02/22/2011 2:17:54 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos

Think ill go watch sgt York again.The best movie ever made.


25 posted on 02/22/2011 2:52:49 AM PST by Nooseman (mutt)
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To: Cronos

You have dredged up case that is settled, from 2008, and then ask “where is the slander”?

How about what is your point?

Let me guess, you’ve bookmarked “freedom from abuse” and periodically start a thread about non Catholic Priest sexual abuse, then soapbox it?


26 posted on 02/22/2011 2:55:51 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: Cronos

What I believe is your behavior is bordering on slanderous, this case was resolved 3 yrs ago, one dredged it up for no other purpose other than to offer a ill conceived counter point to the allegations of catholic priest sexual abuse.

It would be no different if a protestant dredged up the transcripts of testimony from a priest’s trial to say “boy, they were really bad there”.

Judgment starts at the pulpit.


27 posted on 02/22/2011 3:03:37 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: padre35; Gamecock; Alex Murphy
Let me guess, you’ve bookmarked “freedom from abuse” and periodically start a thread about non Catholic Priest sexual abuse, then soapbox it?

Actually that is what I see a couple of anti-Catholics doing. This post is directed at them.

As I said above, I do not see how the perversion of one Presbyterian/Baptist/Catholic pastor has a bearing on the religion's doctrine at all, and would like to see all of us realise this.
28 posted on 02/22/2011 3:05:27 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Nooseman

I’m more inclined to Gene Kelly musicals — ever seen “on the Town”?


29 posted on 02/22/2011 3:08:42 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: padre35; Gamecock
It would be no different if a protestant dredged up the transcripts of testimony from a priest’s trial to say “boy, they were really bad there”.

Yes, articles posted some years later are not a good idea. I agree with your point. Gamecock -- we can both listen to padre's words.
30 posted on 02/22/2011 3:11:16 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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To: Cronos

Well,I think it comes down to perceived moral authority.

I also think that if taken to far this can come perilously close to violating John’s injunction about hating one’s brother being akin to being a murderer, I can understand some of this, but in the “modern” world such fratricide merely bolsters those opposed to the Cross and the Gospel and the Scriptures themselves.


31 posted on 02/22/2011 3:19:11 AM PST by padre35 (You shall not ignore the laws of God, the Market, the Jungle, and Reciprocity Rm10.10)
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To: padre35

The priest or pastor has moral authority — they should have. As I said above, I do not see how the perversion of one Presbyterian/Baptist/Catholic pastor has a bearing on the religion’s doctrine at all, and would like to see all of us realise this.


32 posted on 02/22/2011 3:25:54 AM PST by Cronos ("They object to tradition saying that they themselves are wiser than the apostles" - Ire.III.2.2)
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