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Pastor had sex with teens to cure their homosexuality

A former youth pastor in Council Bluffs, Iowa, says he had sex with teenage boys because it was his pastoral duty “to help (the teen) with homosexual urges by praying while he had sexual contact with him.”

But law enforcement has a different view of his actions. Earlier this month, Brent Girouex, 31, was arrested on 60 counts of suspicion of sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist, reported The Daily Nonpareil.

In February, Girouex told Council Bluffs police detectives that he had sexual contact with four young men starting in 2007 in order to help them gain “sexual purity in the eyes of God.”

But Pottawattamie County Attorney Matt Wilber told the Nonpareil that at least eight men have come forward with complaints that Girouex molested them.

Court documents indicated Girouex told investigators the most sexual contact he had was with one teen over a four-year period, starting when the boy was 14 years old. Calling the contact “mutual,” he said it had occurred between “25 and 50 times” during that period.

Brent Girouex, Wisconsin Gazette  53 Comments [3/27/2011 5:39:13 AM]
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Berny

I'll bet the pastor swears up and down he's not gay either.
Fucking hypocrite.

3/27/2011 5:41:38 AM

Canadia

Way to abuse your power and hide behind false duty, you're a piece of work.

3/27/2011 5:57:23 AM

Canadiest

Everyone note how they do believe their religion is a defense for pedofelia or any law of society.

Sadly,like many cases involving clergy, he'll recieve a much lighter sentence than regular folk and possibly retain his "pastoral duty". It was only a few days ago i saw a story of a judge in America refusing to try a similar case of parish priest dispite four seperate molestation charges being properly filed.

PS.Changed last word from "laid"to"filed",I meant legally laid but still shoulda said filed

3/27/2011 6:39:14 AM

Swede

In what way will having gay sex with a minor help that minor to overcome his homosexual urges? Is it some kind of aversion therapy?
If it is, it's obviously not working, or there wouldn't need to be between 25 and 50 sessions.

It doesn't matter if it's mutual or not, a minor can't give an informed consent, and even if the boys are of age, it's highly unethical for a priest to have sex with any parishioners, except his or her spouse.

3/27/2011 6:48:01 AM

grimsoncrow

@Canadiest:

huh huh huh---You said "properly laid"...huh


3/27/2011 6:50:54 AM

HazelHolly

?!?! This man should NOT be a pastor. In fact, I don't think he should be anywher near children. That's abuse, plain and simple.

3/27/2011 7:04:44 AM

Canama

How does gay sex make someone less gay?

3/27/2011 7:17:31 AM

TGRwulf

Religion + crazy = disaster.

It's been proven time and time again.

3/27/2011 7:26:09 AM

Pule Thamex

Soon to be legal anyway under the coming theocracy.

3/27/2011 7:38:43 AM

Thrutch

At least this abuser gave something in return

“When they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind,” Girouex allegedly told detectives.

And why didn't he just admit he was gay and find a legal partner?


3/27/2011 7:48:41 AM



Sorry if I sound sarcastic, but wouldn't it logically make them more gay, if they weren't enough?. Talk about purity.

3/27/2011 8:09:49 AM

loki

sick and hypocrite asshole

3/27/2011 8:14:00 AM

John_in_Oz

Soon to be praying in the showers with Kent Hovind.

3/27/2011 8:16:52 AM

arbiter

That pastor is awesome, hes living the dream.

3/27/2011 8:17:10 AM

dionysus

I'd like to think this man would have the full weight of justice brought down upon him but, like Canadiest, I've seen way too many similar cases get what is basically a slap on the wrist just because the perpetrator is a religious authority. It makes me reconsider the fundie assertion that the US is a Christian nation. While legally it's definitely not it sure seems to function just like one.

3/27/2011 8:36:50 AM

Raised by Horses

Die in a fire.

Twice.

3/27/2011 9:22:00 AM

NoriMori

@Canama

I guess in the same way getting raped by a man makes you less of a lesbian. (Subtext: It doesn't.)

3/27/2011 9:32:45 AM

aaa

Man, this guy is going to get shanked so hard that his thorax will look like a tea strainer.

3/27/2011 10:44:08 AM

Amanda

Having homosexual sex cures homosexuality? That's a new one.

3/27/2011 10:51:10 AM

Doubting Thomas

Um, you might want to rethink your criminal defense there, bud. It's just not going to cut it.

It's bad enough that in Africa roving gangs rape lesbians in order to try to make them straight, but having gay sex with gay teens to make them straight? This is just insane. Obviously this pastor is a complete closet case, and now that he's been caught he's just trying to come up with the lamest excuse he can.

This case reminds me of the joke, "There I was, fucking a guy in the ass. When he reached around and grabbed my balls, I thought, 'Jeez, what a faggot!'"

3/27/2011 11:13:15 AM

Elia

I hope he gets a judge like the one in this story: http://articles.philly.com/2011-03-15/news/28691753_1_priest-archdiocese-father-brennan

We need more judges who are willing to make these gits beg for mercy.

3/27/2011 11:26:00 AM

Osiris

You think you're gay? Well then the best cure for that is lots and lots of gay sex. It's like eating chocolate, if you eat chocolate 50 times in a row you're going to be sick of it.

3/27/2011 11:33:31 AM

JSS

Because nothing says "ex-gay" like moving the confessional to that men's room stall with a hole in the wall. Let those young men discover the true meaning of "glory".

3/27/2011 11:37:29 AM

freako104

Your duty is to help them. Not have sex with them. And it would not help their "homosexual urges." It would indulge them. You have no excuse for what you did no matter how you try to hide it

3/27/2011 12:16:24 PM

Jeff Weskamp

Does this mean a straight man could cure himself of heterosexuality by having sex with a female prostitute? :-)


3/27/2011 12:22:55 PM
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