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(Google)   Child-molesting evangelist Tony Alamo receives 175-year prison sentence that will surely involve no molestation of any sort whatsoever   (google.com) divider line 175
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2009-11-13 12:18:26 PM  
Heh...175 years, even
 
2009-11-13 12:22:03 PM  
Well, that's silly! The dead corpse will be occupying a perfectly usable jail cell for a hundred and fifty years!
 
2009-11-13 12:24:02 PM  
I hate it when they give me the 'ol 175. It's about the worst punishment out there.
 
2009-11-13 12:33:46 PM  
I wonder if Alamo, at 75, figures it was worth it to get all the ultra-young nookie for years and go to prison now. I wonder if he figures this as he comes out on the plus side in a personal sense.
 
2009-11-13 12:34:59 PM  
ambassador_ahab: I hate it when they give me the 'ol 175. It's about the worst punishment out there.

I wonder... is 200 years worse?
 
2009-11-13 12:44:32 PM  
Do you think there's some sort of criminal pool where they try to one-up each other in years sentenced?

Why not just say life?
 
2009-11-13 12:46:46 PM  
Rev.K: Why not just say life?

It has to do with when they'll be eligible for parole.

And does "children" here mean like 10 year olds or 17 year olds? I'm not saying that the one is OK, but definitely not as bad.
 
2009-11-13 12:51:36 PM  
Who is going to leave all his idiotic pamphlets on my windshield now?
 
2009-11-13 12:52:36 PM  
ne2d: And does "children" here mean like 10 year olds or 17 year olds? I'm not saying that the one is OK, but definitely not as bad.

IANAM, but 17 is legal in most states AFAIK.
 
2009-11-13 01:03:29 PM  
Stephen Austin, the Father of Texas, was arrested in Mexico 175 years ago. He'd just be getting out of jail now.

linguistlist.org
 
2009-11-13 01:13:05 PM  
deadapostle: Stephen Austin, the Father of Texas -

Someone actually admitted to `fathering' Texas? I always assumed Texas to be the bastard child of a crack whore?
 
2009-11-13 01:15:43 PM  
I imagine that the other prisoners won't be molesting him much after, say, the first hundred years.
 
2009-11-13 01:19:29 PM  
Child-molesting evangelist

Isn't that redundant?
 
2009-11-13 01:24:05 PM  
Better Link (pops)

TEXARKANA -- Evangelist Tony Alamo was sentenced today to the maximum 175 years in prison for taking underage girls in his church across state lines for sex and making them his "brides."

The sentence imposed by U.S. District Judge Harry Barnes is tantamount to a life prison term. Alamo, 75, would have to serve approximately 85 percent of his term before becoming eligible for release from prison.

Alamo, the leader of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, has been in federal custody since he was arrested shortly after a raid on his compound south of Texarkana last year.
As he was led out of the courthouse and back to jail late this morning, Alamo -- noticeably thinner and less animated than he was during his trial -- said to reporters that he was falsely accused.

A group of residents from Fouke, where Alamo's church is located, along with a group called Bikers Against Child Abuse, cheered at news of the sentence.

The sentence came after the judge heard testimony from three young women who said they were turned over to Alamo for sex when they were children. They told of the harm Alamo did to them and their families. Prosecutors said Alamo's victims were as young as 8.

Also testifying were a member of Alamo's church and a doctor who talked about Alamo's health condition. The defense had asked for leniency because of Alamo's declining health.

Barnes said Alamo used his role as pastor and father figure to control the young girls.


Wow. Religion is such a force for good in the world.
 
2009-11-13 01:24:28 PM  
oldfarthenry: Someone actually admitted to `fathering' Texas? I always assumed Texas to be the bastard child of a crack whore?

Maybe it was a false confession brought about by torture in a Mexican prison.
 
2009-11-13 01:29:00 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow. Religion is such a force for good in the world.

Something I am sure Alamo said to himself every day.
 
2009-11-13 01:33:35 PM  
jwa007: Benevolent Misanthrope: Wow. Religion is such a force for good in the world.

Something I am sure Alamo said to himself every day.


Tragically, lots of people say that tom themselves every day. Including the parents of children going through this kind of thing.
 
2009-11-13 01:36:54 PM  
FYI, this is the guy who claimed God would resurrect his dead wife. He kept her on display in an open casket his church for SIX MONTHS, without embalming her.
 
2009-11-13 01:54:13 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: Child-molesting evangelist

Isn't that redundant?


You're thinking Catholic Priest.

Evangelists are the ones who tell you God wants you to give them money to "feed the poor children", then use that money to buy cars and mansions.

Evangelists also cry alot.
 
2009-11-13 02:22:03 PM  
whistleridge: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Child-molesting evangelist

Isn't that redundant?

You're thinking Catholic Priest.

Evangelists are the ones who tell you God wants you to give them money to "feed the poor children", then use that money to buy cars and mansions.

Evangelists also cry alot.


My bad. Those people all look alike to me.
 
2009-11-13 03:04:56 PM  
Good, rot in jail, ya kiddie diddler!
 
2009-11-13 03:05:00 PM  
Tony Alamo... didn't they name a beer after him?
 
2009-11-13 03:06:19 PM  
Fark needs a Justice tag.
 
2009-11-13 03:06:41 PM  
I hope he takes it up the pooper with the broken off end of a broomstick. That is all.
 
2009-11-13 03:06:57 PM  
Eddie Adams from Torrance: whistleridge: Eddie Adams from Torrance: Child-molesting evangelist

Isn't that redundant?

You're thinking Catholic Priest.

Evangelists are the ones who tell you God wants you to give them money to "feed the poor children", then use that money to buy cars and mansions.

Evangelists also cry alot.

My bad. Those people all look alike to me.


Nah. One wears all black with the little white collar thingy.

The other wears Armani suits.

Pretty clear difference to me.
 
2009-11-13 03:07:11 PM  
Benevolent Misanthrope: Barnes said Alamo used his role as pastor and father figure to control the young girls.

Wow. Religion is such a force for good in the world.


Teachers do same thing. So obviously that mean education are bad.
 
2009-11-13 03:07:25 PM  
Meanwhile, Hollywood lobbies for the release of (and apology to) child-molesting producer Roman Polanski.
 
2009-11-13 03:07:34 PM  
Penis goes there? Are you sure?

www.poormojo.org
 
2009-11-13 03:07:51 PM  
GoldSpider: Meanwhile, Hollywood lobbies for the release of (and apology to) child-molesting producer Roman Polanski.

But he's an ARTIST!
 
2009-11-13 03:08:00 PM  
whistleridge: Evangelists also cry alot.

No...That's Glen Beck that you're thinking of.
 
2009-11-13 03:08:01 PM  
Well at least he'll get a dowry before the consummation.
 
2009-11-13 03:08:07 PM  
This makes me wonder why they say you'll be in the clink for 175 hours even though there's no way anyone can live that long. Why can't they just say "I sentence you to a life in prison!"
/feels nitpicky today
 
2009-11-13 03:08:43 PM  
Can you say ADOBE?
 
2009-11-13 03:08:48 PM  
Sgt Otter: FYI, this is the guy who claimed God would resurrect his dead wife. He kept her on display in an open casket his church for SIX MONTHS, without embalming her.

Damn, she must have been so bloated with the holy spirit by the end of that.
 
2009-11-13 03:09:11 PM  
GoldSpider: Meanwhile, Hollywood lobbies for the release of (and apology to) child-molesting producer Roman Polanski.

I hope Roman Polanski takes it up the pooper with the broken off end of a broomstick. That is all.
 
2009-11-13 03:09:28 PM  
It's wrong to judge all of Christianity based on the actions of this one individual.

However, considering that this guy had a massive congregation who naively sent him tons cash, not to mention hung on his every word... That can't be overlooked.
 
2009-11-13 03:09:43 PM  
pd771: Teachers do same thing. So obviously that mean education are bad.

Apparantly :)
 
2009-11-13 03:09:44 PM  

Child-molesting evangelist


Is he an evangelist who molested children or does he evangelize child molestation?

Either way it's good he's being put away.


It could be both, I guess.
 
2009-11-13 03:10:07 PM  
That was very short.
 
2009-11-13 03:11:09 PM  
Tl;dr article.
 
2009-11-13 03:11:19 PM  
Rev.K: Do you think there's some sort of criminal pool where they try to one-up each other in years sentenced?

Why not just say life?


A life sentence is generally 30 years. There are different rules and exceptions, but life isn't actually life.
 
2009-11-13 03:11:23 PM  
Where is Jimmy Swaggart and his trademarked 'spanked baby' tearful face saying "Ahh hayve sinned..." when you need him?
 
2009-11-13 03:11:45 PM  
What happens if he actually serves the sentence? do them let him go in 175 years
 
2009-11-13 03:12:59 PM  
deadapostle: ambassador_ahab: I hate it when they give me the 'ol 175. It's about the worst punishment out there.

I wonder... is 200 years worse?


i'd say no. 200 is "Yeah, I set the high score!" Whereas 175 doesn't even let you put your initials on the screen.

/ASS
 
2009-11-13 03:13:23 PM  
Glenn Beck 1990 horseshiat to commence in 3...2...1...
 
2009-11-13 03:14:34 PM  
What's with the long, drawn out article?
 
2009-11-13 03:15:10 PM  
1lastcall: I hope he takes it up the pooper with the broken off end of a broomstick. That is all.


1lastcall: I hope Roman Polanski takes it up the pooper with the broken off end of a broomstick. That is all.


Call me crazy, but I'm sensing a theme here...
 
2009-11-13 03:15:31 PM  
Antimatter: What happens if he actually serves the sentence? do them let him go in 175 years

At the risk of double posting, it makes me think of that Cracked article talking about lifespan limits. If people start living for more than 200 years 20 years for killing someone won't carry the same weight.
 
2009-11-13 03:15:37 PM  
A big guy, ironically named "Peewee" is very soon going to be quite interested in Alamo's basement.
 
2009-11-13 03:15:44 PM  
jabbedxorz: Tony Alamo... didn't they name a beer after him?

no, he did an album with DAWN though
 
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