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SEXUAL ABUSE: Youth Pastor Arrested
WHOTV.COM ^ | Kelly Maricle and Jannay Towne,

Posted on 08/17/2013 9:06:22 AM PDT by Morgana

Des Moines police arrested a former youth pastor and charged him with sexual abuse.

“This has been going on for a brief period of time, but I can’t go into details as exactly how long,” says Des Moines Police Sgt. Daniel Blom.

Police were contacted Monday by a teenage girl and her parents. The girl reported an alleged sexual assault perpetrated by 27-year-old Ryan McKelvey.

“Looking into it, doing their investigation, they discovered there might be a second victim. They made contact with the second victim and confirmed that there was an inappropriate sexual contact,” says Blom.

McKelvey is a former youth pastor at Heritage Assembly Church. The church issued a statement saying it is working with police. It goes on to say, “Our prayers and concern go out to the families involved.”

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TOPICS: Moral Issues; Other Christian
KEYWORDS: clergy; sexabuse
If only protestant youth pastors could marry. Oh wait!
1 posted on 08/17/2013 9:06:22 AM PDT by Morgana
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To: Morgana

Heritage Assembly Church


2 posted on 08/17/2013 9:08:55 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Morgana

Sexual predators manage to insinuate themselves into jobs which give them access to potential victims. It does not matter which faith it is, they seem to be everywhere.


3 posted on 08/17/2013 9:13:33 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: Salvation

“Heritage Assembly Church”

Never been there. All the same maybe they should do away with “youth groups” and “youth pastors” and just let the kids sit with the adults.


4 posted on 08/17/2013 9:20:56 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana

5 posted on 08/17/2013 9:22:07 AM PDT by stormer
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To: Morgana

If only this Protestant church just sent him to another church and shut up, oh wait, they’re cooperating with police.


6 posted on 08/17/2013 9:34:23 AM PDT by bethelgrad
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To: Gumdrop

Sex Ed which is in all the public schools, now-—and even in Kindergarden putting unnatural, irrational ideas into the heads of children to destroy Reason-—is designed to destroy normal sexual identity formation and Virtue. (It was invented by people like Lukacs in the early 1900’s to destroy Christian Morality-—flip worldview in children—to a pagan/atheist/irrational one).

Sexualization of children with media collusion (a bunch of perverts/Satanists/Marxists control Hollywood for decades—even Disney shows) embeds emotions/desires in the Limbic system (irrational) and encourages that part of the brain which will dominate the rational section of the brain.

Common Core does the same thing-—encourages (grows) the irrational-—embeds emotions so that subjects/ideas are tied to certain “feelings”. The submerged “feelings’ will be able to be triggered by the psychologists that have “written”/”designed” the curricula (Billy Ayers-type people—all evil/perverted/Satanic who hate Reason/Christianity which is the only rational religion—created the Age of Reason and Renaissance/Common Law single handedly).

This means-—like when you “talk” to kids as adults-—their emotions will overtake the Rational part of the brain-—the emotions will overwhelm Reason and they will “act” according to the emotion, disregarding Reason.

It is why the ACORN thugs “can’t” think—it is the “Group Think” mentality (deomocracies don’t work because they are controlled by pure emotion/mobs which destroy individual freedom)-—and simple words can trigger mob actions. The Public Schools prime kids for “group think” with decades of this conditioning.

TV reinforces that which is taught and teaches (conditions) children to see Reality in a warped way-—to see human beings always as objects-—so that they remove humanity from people (then the State can kill your parents/neighbors/babies with people looking the other way-—it is all acceptable-—even something so absurd and irrational as a mayor wearing high heels. (It is to destroy culture/Reason and normalize evil, dysfunctional behavior in children so they will not know “Up from Down” and everything is “OK” in the absurd Alice in Wonderland world.


7 posted on 08/17/2013 9:36:46 AM PDT by savagesusie (Right Reason According to Nature = Just Law)
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To: Morgana

All the same maybe they should do away with “youth groups” and “youth pastors” and just let the kids sit with the adults.
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I doubt she was raped in the middle of a service. Priests certainly seem to be able to target little boys who are part of a general mass.


8 posted on 08/17/2013 9:47:05 AM PDT by bramps (Sarah Palin got more votes in 2008 than Mitt Romney got in 2012)
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There was a story recently about how many kids are leaving evangelical churches and the problems was traced to “youth groups” and the problems there in.

I’m seeing this as one in the same. Just let the kids be with the adults. This goes double for High School kids. Those kids want to “act grown-up” so let them sit with the gowns ups and learn how.


9 posted on 08/17/2013 10:11:11 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: bramps
I doubt she was raped in the middle of a service. Priests certainly seem to be able to target little boys who are part of a general mass.

Quite possibly she never was in a service. Ever.

10 posted on 08/17/2013 10:13:46 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea." Isaiah 27:1)
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To: Morgana
The church issued a statement saying it is working with police. It goes on to say, “Our prayers and concern go out to the families involved.”

CYA ramps up. They're saying as much as their lawyer is letting them say.

11 posted on 08/17/2013 10:17:03 AM PDT by Lee N. Field ("He shall slay the dragon that is in the sea." Isaiah 27:1)
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To: Morgana

Sheesh, you mean these practices can be found outside the Catholic Church?

What an eye-opener for me!


12 posted on 08/17/2013 10:32:58 AM PDT by 353FMG ( I do not say whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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To: Morgana
This kind of thing is not unusual and often occurs when the youth pastor is unmarried. Of course a young man can be attracted by a teenaged girl. Often, the feeling is mutual, but it's still abuse and statutory rape, and cannot be excused.

I would suggest that there is a difference between this kind of thing and homosexual abuse of little boys. While both are wrong, the first is a natural attraction while the other is perversion.

13 posted on 08/17/2013 11:21:31 AM PDT by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: Morgana

We don’t need to do away with youth ministry. We need wise, discerning youth pastors that will challenge students with the Word in a way that is relevant to them. We don’t need more play time and pizza party youth ministries.

My husband is a youth pastor. He has been in youth ministry for almost two decades. Our students love and respect him because he does not talk down to them, water down the Word for them, or try to be their friend. They are learning the deeps things of the Word, learning biblical worldview and how to defend their faith. They are learning service to others, spreading the gospel and learning a deep love for missions. They raised almost $20,000 for missions last year. Their goal for this year is $30,000.

This generation is looking for something real and if they don’t find it in the church, they will look elsewhere. Statistics are proving it to be true. About 85% of churched teens are walking away from the faith of their parents and they are doing it at earlier and earlier ages. The church better find a way to reach this generation for Christ is a way that is relevant to them. We need to learn to be flexible when it comes to matters of style and immoveable in matter of substance.


14 posted on 08/17/2013 11:33:01 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: Morgana

The truth is that many men that loved God and wanted to serve him have been tempted and sinned. My personal opinion however is that in a lot of these cases these people are perverts who sought out careers that made them seem trustworthy and gave them the greatest access to victims.


15 posted on 08/17/2013 11:36:05 AM PDT by christianhomeschoolmommaof3
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To: christianhomeschoolmommaof3

Congratulations to you and your husband.

“If everyone lit just one little candle....”


16 posted on 08/17/2013 5:01:39 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: Morgana
If only protestant youth pastors could marry.

If only Catholic priests were attracted to the opposite sex.

17 posted on 08/17/2013 8:08:23 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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I am just surprised its not a public school teacher


18 posted on 08/17/2013 8:09:19 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: bethelgrad

If this had happened fifteen or twenty years ago, this church might very well have sought to cover it up as so many institutions did before the exposure of the problem within the Catholic Church.

I do not excuse the Church, but pedophilia was treated much differently just a couple of decades ago, just as homosexuality was considered a mental defect.

I praise this church for doing the right thing and pray that all churches and institutions where children are involved will follow suit, all because they have seen the devastation hiding it can cause, spiritually, psychologically and monetarily.

When I see this type of story, I can’t help but think that what God has done is what He said He will do.....Make all things good for those who love Him.

The sexual abuse scandal in the Church has exposed the sexual abuse rampant in all areas of society. It has been a brutal journey, but well worth it if the problem will be stopped and the perpetrators brought to justice.


19 posted on 08/17/2013 8:39:23 PM PDT by Jvette
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To: Alex Murphy

Tell that to Ted Haggard. Oh wait I can’t he’s out with his male escort.


20 posted on 08/18/2013 8:26:16 AM PDT by Morgana (Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
Tell that to Ted Haggard. Oh wait I can’t he’s out with his male escort.

It's a good thing that I'm not an evangelical - and that it took under a month for his church to permanently evict Haggard from the pulpit.

21 posted on 08/18/2013 9:32:59 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: Morgana; Alex Murphy

That this discussion has descended into “my religion is tougher on sexual predators than yours”, or “Thank God our issues with sexual predators in the ranks is less than it is for those guys” is very disturbing.


22 posted on 08/19/2013 6:59:53 AM PDT by dmz
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That this discussion has descended into “my religion is tougher on sexual predators than yours”, or “Thank God our issues with sexual predators in the ranks is less than it is for those guys” is very disturbing.

LOL it didn't "descend into" anywhere. It started off there, with post #1!

23 posted on 08/19/2013 7:49:06 AM PDT by Alex Murphy ("Thus, my opponent's argument falls.")
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To: Dr. Thorne

So there we go, child sexual abuse is ok if it’s a pastor with a girl.


24 posted on 08/19/2013 4:26:41 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Alex Murphy

If only Protestant elders were men...


25 posted on 08/19/2013 4:27:47 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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