Friday, September 11, 2009

Pastor imported slave for sex

Sigh... where do I begin?

Leviticus 25:44-46 "Your male and female slaves are to come from the nations around you; from them you may buy slaves. You may also buy some of the temporary residents living among you and members of their clans born in your country, and they will become your property. You can will them to your children as inherited property and can make them slaves for life, but you must not rule over your fellow Israelites ruthlessly."

"If a man beats his male or female slave with a rod and the slave dies as a direct result, he must be punished, but he is not to be punished if the slave gets up after a day or two, since the slave is his property. (From the NIV Bible, Exodus 21:20-21)"

Matthew 10:24 "A student is not greater than the teacher. A slave is not greater than the master."

1 Peter 2:18 "Slaves, submit yourselves to your masters with all respect, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh."

NEW ORLEANS — An appeals court has upheld the conviction of a Texas pastor accused of bringing a woman from Kenya to the U.S. to be his sex slave.

James Cornell Clark, 57, was sentenced to 10 years in 2007 on a charge of importing an alien for immoral purposes. A panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the conviction and sentence Thursday.

Clark's attorney had argued that the term "immoral purposes" is unconstitutionally vague.

Clark, who was a minister at Mount Vernon United Methodist Church in Lubbock, met his victim in 2005 and months later arranged for her to travel to Texas. She enrolled at South Plains College in Levelland, and prosecutors say Clark frequently threatened to have her deported if she didn't have sex with him.

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