72-Y-O Pastor Charged With Abusing Underage Girls After Luring Them With Candy, Attempts Suicide

Chief Tucker noted that an adult woman also came forward and claimed that Evans also molested her prior to him becoming pastor of the church.

A longtime Indiana pastor arrested last month on charges of sexually molesting several underage girls after luring them to his office with candy tried to commit suicide on Friday.

Pastor Garry Evans, 72, led Rushville Baptist Temple in Rushville, Indiana, for some 30 years before he was arrested and charged with three counts of child molestation, four counts of sexual battery and five counts of child solicitation last month after he was accused by a 3-year-old girl of sexual abuse.

WBIW report said Evans attempted to kill himself last Friday, a day after he was slapped with additional counts of child molesting and child solicitation.

Police say that at around 5:30 p.m. Friday, they were called to the pastor’s residence about the attempted suicide and found him unresponsive. He was resuscitated and transported to Rush Memorial Hospital. His condition is currently unknown.

Police began investigating Evans on Sept. 4, according to Fox 59, after a 3-year-old girl told police that Evans took her to his office for candy but pulled down his pants instead and made her touch his penis. He warned her not to tell anyone.

Once word got out about Evans’ behavior, other mothers began questioning their daughters about their encounters with the pastor and four more girls under the age of 10 came forward with molestation charges.

One girl said in court documents that Evans touched her “nearly every time she went to church.” She said he just laughed when she told him “no.”

Another girl who said she was regularly touched by the pastor said she told him to stop and left his office because his touching made her uncomfortable.

Another girl said Evans regularly touched her; one time she told him to stop and left the room because it made her uncomfortable.

Camishe Nunley of Healing with Hidden Hurts told Fox 59 that pedophiles, especially those in positions of power, have an “unquenchable” desire for intimacy with children.

“If they can find a way to develop some relationship where they’re in power, where they’re in control they will utilize that, with pedophiles, they have this unquenchable desire and thirst for that level of intimacy with children,” she explained.

Police also believe more victims could be suffering in silence and urged parents to look out for potential signs of abuse.  

“If you have a child who has exhibited unusual behavior after being in the vicinity of the church or this pastor and you believe there has been something that has happened to this child that might indicate something inappropriate happened, we definitely want them to give us a call,” Rushville Police Chief Craig Tucker said earlier.

When residents who live near the church heard of the allegations last month, some expressed pity for the pastor because the church attracts a large following.

“I don’t condone that but I feel sorry for him,” Martha Scheyer, who lives across the street from the church with her family, told WTHR. “I don’t know nothing about that church but I was saddened, that’s sad to hear at any place.”

Chief Tucker noted that an adult woman also came forward and claimed that Evans also molested her prior to him becoming pastor of the church.

“Some 30 year ago she was also victimized by the pastor at Rushville Baptist Church, although at that time he was not the pastor there, he was pastor in a different community,” Tucker said.

Girls Becoming Boy Scouts… Why should this Surprise Anyone?

These women want so badly to be men, and don’t even realize how this desire is fueled by a rejection of their own fundamental nature.

Last month, another bastion of male exclusivity vanished as the Boy Scouts of America reversed its long-standing policy and announced it will admit girls. As a woman, I should be happy – at least according to some feminists.

Toni Van Pelt, President of the National Organization for Women (NOW), said in response to the decision, “I think it’s a good thing in that the Boy Scouts have a long history of discrimination and they are taking action.” Responding to a Change.org petition launched by Sydney Ireland, a 15-year-old girl who said she wants to become an Eagle Scout, NOW passed a resolution in February calling on the Boy Scouts to admit girls.

Girl Scouts, however, weren’t so thrilled. They see the move as simply adding the Boy Scouts as a potential competitor for an already dwindling pool of girls interested in scouting. “Why not ask us how we could help them serve the 90-percent of the boys they’re choosing not to serve instead of pursuing girls?” said Girl Scouts’ Chief Customer Officer Lisa Margosian.

Of course, Girl Scouts could follow suit and begin competing with Boy Scouts for boy members. But everyone knows that initiative would fail. After all, girls are clamoring to be boys; boys aren’t clamoring to be girls.

As sex and dating columnist Jennifer Wright lamented, “(G)irls doing boy stuff is considered cool, but boys doing girl stuff is frowned upon. A girl can dress up as Spider-Man and everyone will think it’s fantastic, but if a boy dresses up as Wonder Woman, well, not so much.” Similarly, Wright noted that “being one of the boys” is a compliment for girls, but “playing like a girl” is considered an insult for boys.

So it’s cool to be a guy, but it’s uncool to be a girl. And much of culture, even many feminists, are completely fine with that.

Well I’m not.

I was disgusted by the Boy Scouts’ decision to admit girls. I’m even more disgusted that girls would clamor to be admitted to this all-boys club.

It’s not that I have any problem with girls developing camping skills. I loved camping as a kid and actually developed lots of camping and survival skills while attending an all-girls camp during my childhood summers. The Boy Scouts don’t have a monopoly on these activities and there are plenty of options for girls to participate in them beyond even the Girl Scouts.

What bothers me is that society, even women and girls, have an apparent aversion to identifying with the female gender and/or feminine virtues. I’m proud of being female and I think every girl should feel the same way. Instead of trying to be like men, we should boldly uphold womanhood.

Yet we’re aping men in practically every way, and have been for decades. Girls wanting to become Boy Scouts is simply the latest manifestation of this regrettable trend.

A History of Women Rejecting Womanhood

Three decades ago, feminist icon Gloria Steinem proudly declared, “Some of us are becoming the men we wanted to marry.” She and many of her fellow feminists saw this as progress, but is it?

And as I detail in Redeeming the Feminine Soul, women look and act more like men today than women have at any other time in Western history – perhaps all of history. In the past 40-50 years, we have relinquished many of the roles and characteristics considered uniquely feminine and have acquired many roles and characteristics considered uniquely, or primarily masculine.

Certainly, if imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, we women have greatly flattered men, while simultaneously insulting ourselves

About 50 years ago, nearly half of all mothers stayed home; now less than 30-percent do. We also used to comprise 38-percent of the workforce; now we comprise about half. But perhaps most telling, we now are entering professions once reserved for men, and are even serving in combat positions in the military.

A similar transformation has also occurred in the world of athletics. Since 2000, the Olympics have added to women’s competition the traditionally male sports of weightlifting, wrestling, and boxing – and female competitors now display bulging biceps and six-pack abs that exceed many men.

Interestingly, men don’t seem to be clamoring in mass to enter traditionally feminine spheres. The transformation has been almost entirely one-sided. And what’s been lost is the beauty and presence of feminine virtues in society.

Gymnastics is a case in point. This sport once valued artistry, but now has been reduced to performing the most spectacular and athletic twists and tumbles. As author Dvora Meyers mused, “(I)s it true that the women’s floor exercise has transformed from lovely performance art on par with Cirque du Soleil to a graceless exhibition of athleticism at the expense of beauty?”

Sadly, our culture no longer values feminine virtues. Yet instead of upholding and arguing for the worth of what women uniquely embody and express, we women have joined culture’s misogynistic chorus.

How ironic that feminists rail against misogyny – literally, the “hatred of women” – in men, calling out horrific abusers of women like Harvey Weinstein. Yet these same women seem oblivious to the way misogyny is manifest in themselves.

They may not hate actual women, but they despise being women. They’re portraits in self-hatred, much like Michael Jackson – the adult, black man who looked like a white woman and attempted to live as a child. These women want so badly to be men, and don’t even realize how this desire is fueled by a rejection of their own fundamental nature.

Originally written by By Julie Roys

Title Edited by Babylon Today