Yeah, that seems about right.
Courtesy of ABC News:
A former Southern Baptist pastor who supported legislation in Texas that would have criminalized abortions has been arrested on charges of child sex abuse, accused of repeatedly molesting a teenage relative over the course of two years.
Stephen Bratton is accused of subjecting the relative to inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, according to Thomas Gilliland, a spokesman with the Harris County Sheriff’s Office.
Court records show Bratton, 43, posted a $50,000 bond Saturday, The Houston Chronicle reported .
Bratton told his wife about the abuse in May, and admitted to his co-pastors at Grace Family Baptist Church that same day that he had “sinned in grievous ways,” according to court documents.
Bratton, who is a father of seven, was outspoken in support of a Texas bill that would have abolished abortions and charged women with homicide if they underwent the procedure. That level of offense can be punishable by the death penalty under Texas law.
Bratton publicly testified in support of the bill in April. The measure never got a vote.
“Whoever authorizes or commits murder is guilty,” Bratton said at the hearing. “They’re guilty already in a court that is far more weighty than what is here in Texas.”
This guy did not sin in “grievous ways” he committed a fucking crime against a child and needs to be thrown into prison.
I don’t care if his god, his wife, or his congregation forgive him.
He needs to pay for his crime.
Why does it always seem that these assholes who want to throw women in jail for controlling their own bodies never seem to have any control over their own?