Religion tilts justice scale in incestuous rape of young Missouri girl

SEPTEMBER 18, 2020 BY RICK SNEDEKER Christianity is often as much about supposed God-given male authority on earth as it is about belief in a cosmic God. And therein lies the rub. A disturbing news story this week attests to this problem, and to the enormous vulnerability this cultural mindset exposes girls and women to in deeply fundamentalist Christian communities […]

No Jail Time For Adult Amish Brothers Who Repeatedly Raped 13-Year-Old Sister

 SEPTEMBER 16, 2020 BY MICHAEL STONE Miscarriage Of Justice: Two adult Amish brothers who repeatedly raped and impregnated their 13-year-old sister will serve no jail time for their crime, instead they will write letters of apology to the Amish community. Webster County Citizen reports: Two Amish brothers, 22-year-old Aaron C.M. Schwartzand 18-year-old Petie C.M. Schwartz, plead guilty […]

Former Gov. Bevin Pardoned Child Rapist Because Victim’s Hymen Was Intact

 DECEMBER 20, 2019 BY MICHAEL STONE9 COMMENTS Despicable: Former Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he pardoned a child rapist because the 9-year-old victim’s hymen was still intact. NPR reports: Former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin drew widespread condemnation last week when reports highlighted that he’d pardoned more than 400 convicted criminals in his final days in office. Bevin justified […]

Televangelist Acton Bowen Sentenced To 1,008 Years For Sexually Abusing Children

 DECEMBER 20, 2019 BY MICHAEL STONE Justice: Popular Alabama televangelist Acton Bowen is sentenced to 1,008 years, the maximum penalty allowed, after pleading guilty to 28 charges of raping and sexually assaulting multiple children. In addition to the 1,008 year sentence, Bowen was also ordered to pay $840,000 in fines.  Before his arrest in 2018, Bowen was the […]