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    Darrell Gilyard, Florida Sex Offender, Hired As Church Pastor And Kids Are Banned From Services

    The Lord may be forgiving. Sex offender laws? Not so much.

    A Baptist church in Jacksonville has hired a registered sex offender as its new pastor, but because a court has ruled the he's not allowed to have "unsupervised contact with children under 18 years old," the church has decided to ban kids from its Sunday services.

    Back in 2009, Darrell Gilyard pleaded guilty to charges of lewd conduct and lewd molestation according to News4Jax.com. At the time Gilyard was a pastor at Shiloh Baptist Church. His victims were female members of his congregation under 18. He molested one 15-year-old girl and sent a lewd text message to another.

    Gilyward was released from jail on December 28 and began preaching at the Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church in late January.

    As part of his three-year probation, Gilyard cannot have any unsupervised contact with children. However, even any supervised contact must be OK'd by a therapist. He must also enroll in a sex offender therapy program before supervised contact is allowed. Gilyard says he's enrolled in such a program, and his attorneys have filed a motion seeking to clarify the terms of his probation and to allow children in the church while he's at the pulpit according to Jacksonville.com.

    In the meantime, the church has decided to ban all children from Sunday service.

    "Somehow I will prove that life isn't over when one has committed a crime for which he receives this heinous label," Gilyard told a Jacksonville.com reporter through text message. "You don't have to languish on the fringes of society."

    Oddly, Gilyard's arrival at the church has caused a spike in attendance. Before Gilyard joined the church about 10 members came to service. Now the numbers are between 150 and 200.

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    What the hell? I wana know how the jacksonville people feel about this. I cant understand why more people would attend..Am I missing out on something here ?

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    Whats weird to me is that it sounds as though he is the one saying no kids allowed, am i right? I believe that Christians have always preached forgiveness but to ban children from a church instead of hiring a new pastor doesnt make sense to me.

    This story makes my stomach sick because he's saying that his lawyers are trying to clarify so children CAN come, and also WTF? Why would people want to show up there anyways. I wouldnt step near that church, the people going to this church have issues if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by White trash bitchy blonde View Post
    Whats weird to me is that it sounds as though he is the one saying no kids allowed, am i right? I believe that Christians have always preached forgiveness but to ban children from a church instead of hiring a new pastor doesnt make sense to me.

    This story makes my stomach sick because he's saying that his lawyers are trying to clarify so children CAN come, and also WTF? Why would people want to show up there anyways. I wouldnt step near that church, the people going to this church have issues if you ask me.
    Yea, they're forgiving. Definitely suspect if it comes from a Christian.


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    Well without bringing in the whole debate over whether Christianity or any religion is suspect, Im just saying that even if this was a catholic or mormon church this is odd to me that anyone would be going there to worship their god of choice.

    It's almost like this guy is popular for diddling little kids.

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