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Liberty University professor accused of sexual exploitation

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BEDFORD, Va. (AP) — Virginia authorities say an educator at an evangelical Christian university led by Jerry Falwell Jr. has been accused of trying to have sexual relations with a minor.

News outlets report 63-year-old Liberty University professor Stephen Kilpatrick was arrested Wednesday. He faces multiple charges, including using communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.

A task force against child internet crimes says Kilpatrick was arrested after travelling to meet someone who he believed was an underage girl. The school said in an email that Kilpatrick has been suspended from his position as an associate professor of mathematics “pending the outcome of this matter.”

Kilpatrick was booked into the Bedford Adult Detention Center. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer to comment on the charges.

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  • You and I know what this means, right? Something about inheritance? Right you are. For it doesn’t matter that you and I are born-again Christians, for even so: “Neither fornicators, … nor adulterers … will inherit the kingdom of God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-10. End of story.

    For with regards to “immorality, impurity, sensuality”, we born-again Christians, “who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” Galatians 5:19, 21. End of story. (Again.)

    Therefore, we do “know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person … has an inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” – even though you and I are born-again Christians. Ephesians 5:5. End of story. (Yet again.)

    ANY QUESTION?

  • He got “Chris Hansen’ed”.

    Seriously? In this day and age, you would think sexual predators would naturally assume the “underage person” in the chat room is probably a middle aged police detective.

  • “hi Rev….have a pew…just just take a pew there. What is that you have? wine coolers and Veggie Tales DVDs? Yeah..have a pew.”

  • Yes. What do a bunch of ancient writings have to do with fighting sexual predators in 2018?

  • Good question, even if sarcastic. But you gotta ask yourself, If it so happens that you’re one of these born-again Christian “sexual predators in 2018” and I tell you, Listen, according to this “bunch of ancient writings”, 1 Corinthians 6, Galatians 5 and Ephesians 5:5, you’re surely going to lose your “inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God” – how would you explain in detail whatever your response is to such warning?

    You don’t care? Explain.

    You’re terrified? Explain.

    You wanna change your life? Explain.

    Remember now, I was addressing fellow born-again Christians, and you dared to respond. So put yourself in our shoes as you process these questions.

  • Fair enough.

    “You don’t care? Explain.”

    I do not accept these ancient Pauline writings as grounded in reality. Thus. I do not care what they say

  • “So [you, Bald Humanist, per our discussion format, have] put yourself in our shoes as you process these questions” – the “shoes”, that is, of me & my “fellow born-again Christians”. And while in those “shoes” your choice of answer is: “I do not accept these ancient Pauline writings as grounded in reality. Thus. I do not care what they say”. Clearly, “63-year-old Liberty University professor Stephen Kilpatrick” doesn’t either, despite his apostle Paul’s warnings in 1 Corinthians 6, Galatians 5 and Ephesians 5:5. Hence, his “sexual relations with a minor [plus] using communications systems to facilitate certain offenses involving children.”

    Well, how about that. You and this born-again Christian professor have something in common (as far as the attitude toward these scriptures is concerned). CONGRATULATION.

  • Your reply makes no sense to me. Can you re-phrase in a simpler, more coherent manner?

    You seem to be trying to draw some analogy with an accused pedo from an Evangelical university but I fail to see any connection.

    Oh and thanks for YELLING CONGRATULATIONS…to you as well.

  • My born-again Christian brother Stephen Kilpatrick’s action and lifestyle say that he agrees with your answer: “I do not accept these ancient Pauline writings as grounded in reality.” What does that say about you? And doesn’t that “analogy” bother you?

  • … even though you both “do not accept these ancient Pauline writings as grounded in reality”. Got it.

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