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CA Pastor Who Supported Prop 8 Jailed for Child Molestation

Tom Gene Daniels, a California pastor who supported Proposition 8 is facing six felony counts of child molestation and lewd or lascivious act with a child under 14.

The Modesto Bee reports: Daniels

"Citrus Heights police said that Daniels was arrested Dec. 9. Daniels has been employed as a foster parent and day care provider, and currently is the head pastor at Rio Linda Baptist Church."

The board of his church is standing by him: "'Until such time as the courts prove Pastor Tom Daniels guilty, we have an obligation to support him and his family,' said the statement. The statement also said that accusations such as those facing Daniels need to be tried in the court and not the media."

Daniels bail is set at $6 million.

Watch News10's report on Daniels, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Again and again the story repeats itself. Homophobe=Has nasty secret.

    Posted by: SJ | Jan 3, 2011 10:14:44 AM

  2. While not all those who supported Prop 8 were child molesters, as the article suggests, the board supports the pastor because otherwise it's quite embarrassing for them. Besides, those kind of churches are more like businesses and the pastor selected the members of the board, not the other way around.

    Posted by: anon | Jan 3, 2011 10:26:31 AM

  3. not surprising

    Posted by: | Jan 3, 2011 10:48:41 AM

  4. Looks like the first gift of the New Year from these Right Wing bigot Christians. I feel terrible for the victim however, these kids are never the same after these violations from trusted adults.

    Posted by: RONTEX | Jan 3, 2011 10:53:21 AM

  5. Is there a national gay org that takes these many, many situations to engage in public discourse? We have pinknews and other lgbt orgs who are on the case with this stuff.

    But it seems the only people who care about stuff like this are the blogs. That's it. But only gay people or the converted read these blogs, how will you ever effect change if your non profit organisations supported by your donations, don't do anything? Or say anything?

    And then you have that Socradies dude with this new media watchdog site that is supposed to bring the news up when they make lies about lgbt people....

    Rem, WTF is he doing then? Why doesn't he scroll to Joe my god. That will give him enough links of media outlets painting sh*t about gays.

    Posted by: Rowan | Jan 3, 2011 11:18:45 AM

  6. If his bail is set at 6 million dollars, they must have some heavy evidence against him.

    Posted by: Mike in the Tundra | Jan 3, 2011 12:02:11 PM

  7. Paging Lorena Bobbitt...

    Posted by: van | Jan 3, 2011 12:10:35 PM

  8. LOL

    Posted by: ophu | Jan 3, 2011 1:20:17 PM

  9. 6 mil bail? Holy crap.

    Posted by: ratbastard | Jan 3, 2011 2:32:30 PM

  10. we shall see...

    Posted by: ACe | Jan 3, 2011 3:07:49 PM

  11. Obviously this means that all Baptists are child molesters...

    Posted by: DH | Jan 3, 2011 3:50:03 PM

  12. Oh what a shock?! Bigot usually have more skeletons in their closets than the people they attack. I hope he has fun in prison.

    Posted by: jaragon | Jan 3, 2011 6:40:22 PM

  13. shocking!!!omg!!!wow!!...yeah duhhhhhhh,hmm i wonder if the loyal brainwashed ones will get that 6 mill bail?10..9..8..7..6..

    Posted by: sal | Jan 3, 2011 9:44:31 PM

  14. Recommended viewing/reading for the "pastor":

    Short Eyes by Miguel Pinero

    Posted by: jamal49 | Jan 3, 2011 10:30:57 PM

  15. another right wing homophobe bites the dust. his flock doesn;t believe why 6m dollars bail. this is going to be one hell of a story. the devil made him go it. the more they worry about gay sex the more they seem to commit all kinds of illicit sex acts. pray sinner cause you are going to have a lot of time on your knees when you reach the ca prison system. and
    you won't be singing rock of ages eithet

    Posted by: walter | Jan 3, 2011 11:20:26 PM

  16. DH-where did you read that all Baptists are child molesters? Nowhere. Just because this guy is a Baptist no generalizations were made by any commenter-so what's your problem? Let's hope that he is put behind bars forever!

    Posted by: Ken | Jan 4, 2011 8:26:57 PM

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