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Porn Pastor Pleads Guilty

Post by Admin on Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:08 pm

From The Connecticut Post

Thi is a very sad story about the Rev. Simeon Stefanidakis, which I have stayed away from until now, He was at Pastor of the First Spiritual Temple at 16 Monmouth Street in Brookline, Mass., and it was there his child prnography material was seized. It appears immediately after that he moved to become pastor of the Albertson Memorial Church of Spiritualism in Greenwich. As Pastor of the First Spiritual Temple many people have put links to the copious material he posted about Spiritualism.
http://www.ctpost.com/news/article/Porn-pastor-pleads-guilty-807757.php

One can only wonder at the shock two church communities are feeling. I am only posting this today because I received an email from my friend the Rev Marilyn Awtry, a former NSAC Board Member. She asked for prayers for the churches and members to help them through the distress caused by what has happened as they make their way onwards.

I understand that, once he pleaded guilty, steps are in place to rescind his memberships of churches and remove his NSAC credentials.
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Post by petal34 on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:10 pm

And so they should! Child ponography is the worst offence I can think of.

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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:12 pm

Yes so they should but of course it contrasts strongly with the events in the International Spiritualists Federation when their President was found guilty of a serious offence and jaled.
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Post by Admin on Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:34 pm

To help you focus on sending healing energy here is that last church's website.

A lovely place like this never deserved it http://www.albertsonchurch.org/
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Post by petal34 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:05 am

Admin wrote:Yes so they should but of course it contrasts strongly with the events in the International Spiritualists Federation when their President was found guilty of a serious offence and jaled.

Heavens above,what happened there,Admin?
Petal.
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Post by petal34 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:06 am

Admin wrote:To help you focus on sending healing energy here is that last church's website.

A lovely place like this never deserved it http://www.albertsonchurch.org/

Had a quick look and kept the link,beautiful church.
Thanks,Admin

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Post by zerdini on Fri Nov 12, 2010 6:25 pm

petal34 wrote:
Admin wrote:Yes so they should but of course it contrasts strongly with the events in the International Spiritualists Federation when their President was found guilty of a serious offence and jaled.

Heavens above,what happened there,Admin?
Petal.

Mervyn Johnson a.k.a. Mervyn Wright, president of the International Spiritualist Foundation, ISF, was sentenced by the Karlstad district-court to five years imprisonment and payment of damages in the amount of 472,000 Swedish kronor (almost 70,000 USD) to his victims. The 60-year old alleged psychic and healer was convicted of raping a 14-year old girl, and sexual molestation or misconduct concerning six other women. The trial was held behind locked doors so no details are available, but interviews prior to the court proceedings revealed that Johnson had incorporated some very explicit sexual touching into his healing sessions.

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Post by petal34 on Fri Nov 12, 2010 8:26 pm

That is not good at all,I am not a prude by any means but young girls?
Problem is these day,young girls are far more sexually mature than they were old days gone by.
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Post by zerdini on Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:44 pm

From The Times
July 4, 2008
Spiritualist world splits over failure to expel Mervyn Wright who raped his patients

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/crime/article4265658.ece

From a Swedish newspaper, Expressen:

"Healer" raping young girls - now released and continue his "healing
Sexhealern from Värmland came in contact with his seven victims through the healing's operations in particular, Värmland and Vasteras. The sessions started with massage and healing - but ended up that he used seven women sexually. Two of them were under fifteen years. The abuse occurred between 2001 and 2005. On one occasion he raped a 14-year-old girl whose mother had committed suicide. He was convicted in 2007 for several of the assaults to five years in prison. He has now been released and is already active in the healing circles.
Expressen

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Post by petal34 on Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:36 am

I notice he was convicted in Sweden by an International federation.
But who made the decision to let him continue healing after his release?
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Post by Admin on Tue Jan 11, 2011 10:55 pm

Hmm a follow up blog and the final paragraph is a reminder of how we can try to justify anything even when the evidence is clear
http://blogs.wickedlocal.com/mystic/2011/01/10/surprise-your-ministers-a-pedophile/
This is the same line used too frequently when a "Medium" is caught deceiving us.
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Post by petal34 on Wed Jan 12, 2011 4:26 am

Mixed up man?
He should put away for the rest of his life.
Once a pedophile,always a pedophile.
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Post by Admin on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:14 pm

Well the pastor was sent down for 7 years
http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Former-Old-Greenwich-pastor-gets-7-years-in-child-1005919.php

Indeed reading the details of his interests its almost a surprise he did not get more, strangely though he gets more jail time than the other man who committed a physical act. Thats the difference between crime and punishment between countries I suppose.
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Post by petal34 on Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:34 pm

Admin wrote:Well the pastor was sent down for 7 years
http://www.greenwichtime.com/local/article/Former-Old-Greenwich-pastor-gets-7-years-in-child-1005919.php

Indeed reading the details of his interests its almost a surprise he did not get more, strangely though he gets more jail time than the other man who committed a physical act. Thats the difference between crime and punishment between countries I suppose.

Is that all,Admin?
I'm disgusted!
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