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Author Of Excellent 'Stop Being Gay' Book Arrested For Molesting Teen Boy, Allegedly, Again

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A Pittsburgh pastor who wrote a not-quite-bestselling book about his successful struggle to become a former gay has been arrested forsexually assaulting a teenaged boy. On the one hand, it looks like pretty strong evidence that attempts to pray away the gay just don't take, but we'd also like to point out that, comes right down to it, the gay is a far less problematic issue here than the teenager-raping. Dare we even suggest that if Bishop Duane Youngblood of the “Higher Call World Outreach Church” had just settled down to being a happily gay man instead of trying to force himself to be straight, it's entirely possible he wouldn't have done nonconsensual sex to a teen who came to him for counseling? We don't claim to be experts on this stuff.


The boy, who is now 21, says that Youngblood molested him from 2009 through 2011, and that it only ended when he went to college and "told Youngblood he didn’t want to be counseled by him anymore." Which is not to say that he doesn't now need tons of counseling; this time we'd suggest a more reputable therapist. Youngblood reportedly told the boy not to tell his mother about the "counseling," of course, because "he didn’t want to get into trouble.”

The Amazon description of Youngblood's inspirational book, Freedom From Homosexuality: No Longer Living The Lie says that Youngblood

shares insights and truth to help anyone struggling with perversions find a place of forgiveness and deliverance in God. Through his honesty about his own life and the enemy’s plan against him, many have already been delivered from perverse sins.

We're betting that Youngblood is probably coping with his arrest by feeling really bad about how "the enemy" made him rape a kid.

Oh, also, it's probably worth mentioning that in 2006 Youngblood was accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy he was "counseling." He was "sentenced to one year of intermediate punishment and seven years’ probation," but somehow managed to continue running a church with an outreach ministry to youth, because... you know, First Amendment be damned, how for godssakes is that even legal?

Finally, just because you may not have had occasion to bury your face in your hands yet today, here are the final two tweets in Pastor Youngblood's twitter stream:

Who knows, maybe after his next bout with the justice system, he'll overcome the influence of The Enemy and start a new church. He's sure to have plenty of material for a new book.

Also, just for the sake of mentioning it, we should probably remind readers to keep the rules in mind -- we don't wish prison rape (or any other kind) on anyone, not even complete scumbags. That done, let's poison this perfectly lovely Rickie Lee Jones song for you forever.

Love will wash it clean. Except for your brain, and this song, which is now dead to us, forever.

[CBS Pittsburgh]

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Yesterday afternoon, 45-year-old Gary Martin of Aurora, Illinois was let go from his job at the Henry Pratt Company, a factory that manufactures water valves. In response, he took out a pistol with a laser scope and began shooting at random. He killed five people and injured six others who were just trying to make it through the day at the water valve factory, and then the police killed him.

His mother said he was "stressed out." He "seemed fine" according to the clerk at the Circle K where he bought his cigars that morning. His neighbor thought he was a nice guy. Some people were surprised, others were not.

This kind of thing used to be shocking, but it's a story we're used to now. It gets repeated at least once a month. It's just what happens now, and we can't do anything about it because we can't do anything about gun control. This is, the Right has decided, just the price we all have to pay so they can stockpile guns for funsies, and take sexy pictures of guns shoved in their pants. This is the blood that waters their special tree of liberty.

It's fucking exhausting. And stupid. We shouldn't have to live this way. No one should have to live this way. But we do. Why? Because some day some yahoos might want to overthrow the government, which is (of course) a completely legal thing to do, and their "right" to do that must be protected. So it's literally just never, ever going to stop.

Gary Martin, like most other mass shooters, also had a history of violence against women. In 1994, in Mississippi, he was convicted for stabbing one. He should not have been able to get a gun after that. I would like to know how and why he was able to get that pistol with the laser scope that he killed five people with yesterday afternoon. Maybe someone gave it to him. Maybe he bought it somehow. Maybe someone forgot to do a background check. Maybe he bought it from someone who didn't have to do a background check.

I am so goddamned tired of writing this article. I am out of things to say.

[Sun-Times]

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That's right, Wonkers, while we're all up here in America dealing with the terribleness, your Editrix and her fambly are in MEXICO AT THE BEACH, where they will probably stay for a little while longer or maybe they're never coming back SHRUGGIE EMOTICON. But that's OK, they deserve some time to be AT THE BEACH in MEXICO, oh no, don't get NATIONAL EMERGY CARAVANNED!

Yeah, so it's time to count down your top ten stories of the week, like we do on Saturday mornings. Shall we? WE SHALL.

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