By now, we’ve all undoubtedly heard of and been outraged by a Montana judge sentencing
a former teacher to a mere 30 days in prison for raping one of his
female students. But have you heard of the Iowa youth pastor who is
walking free after confessing to raping boys to “cure” them of
Well, that’s precisely what happened in Council Bluffs, Iowa. Brent
Girouex, 31, was arrested on 60 counts of suspicion of sexual
exploitation by a counselor or therapist.
According to KRMG
in Oklahoma, Girouex confessed to police that he had sex with at least
four youths, but eight more have since come forward claiming that they
were also violated by the now former pastor of Victory Fellowship
told detectives that his actions were meant to “help with homosexual
urges by praying while he had sexual contact with [them]” in order to
keep them “sexually pure” for God. He then allegedly told police that
“when they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil
thoughts in their mind.”
Victims say Girouex took them to his own home to violate them. It’s the same home Girouex’s wife and four children resided in.
You would think Girouex’s crimes would send him to prison for the
rest of his life. Outrageously, that’s not the case. The judge in the
case sentenced Girouex to 17 years in prison last week, and then
immediately suspended the sentence in favor of sex offender treatment
and five years probation. All Girouex has to do is avoid violating his
probation and he’ll NEVER spend a single minute in a prison cell.
The victims and their families are understandably outraged. After
all, Girouex raped boys repeatedly. One would think a court would throw
the book at him instead of setting him free upon the community. Even his
wife, Erin Girouex, thinks he should be sent to prison and doesn’t want her children anywhere near him.
This “rape away the gay” idea is nothing new. Last year, a radio personality told
a father that he should have one of his male friends rape his daughter
until she turns straight. This pastor was at the very least using it as
an excuse to justify his pedophilia. If the pastor really does believe
that’s what he was doing, then it’s a prime example of how hatred leads
to insanity. Either way, it’s disgusting, and the judicial system has
once again failed to do its job to protect the community and give
justice to the victims. This kind of “punishment” only encourages
rapists and pedophiles. Because courts are not taking rape and
pedophilia seriously, more women and children are likely to be violated
because the consequences of committing such crimes are slim to none.
It’s just another sign of the worsening rape culture that has been
running rampant in America.