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'Ex-Gay' Pittsburgh Pastor Duane Youngblood Accused Of Molesting Teenage Boy

Duane Youngblood, author of Freedom From Homosexuality: No Longer Living The Lie and owner of the Higher Call World Outreach Church in Homestead, Pennsylvania, has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a teenager.

YoungbloodThe boy, now aged 21, told police that the pastor sexually abused him between 2009 and 2001 while Youngblood was supposed to be counseling him, reports CBS Pittsburgh. Youngblood is also accused of showing the teen an adult movie on his computer.

The pastor reportedly asked his victim not to tell his mother “because he didn’t want to get into trouble.”

In his 2006 book, Youngblood "shares insights and truth to help anyone struggling with perversions find a place of forgiveness and deliverance in God."

Neighbors say the pastor, who is a registered sex offender, is married with multiple children.

In 2006, Youngblood was sentenced to one year of intermediate punishment and seven years’ probation after he was found guilty of molesting a 15-year-old boy whom he was also counseling.

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  1. Lets be clear here. He is not gay. He is a pedophile. How wonderful of him to play into the hands of the religious right by conflating the two.

    I hope he gets put under the jail and is seen as a pedophile and not played out by the media as ex-gay or gay at all.

    Posted by: TheCptNemo | Jul 22, 2014 12:39:26 PM


  2. Ooops! So much for this Bible thumping phony ex-gay conversion. I've been gay all my life and there is nothing anyone can say to convince me that we aren't born gay. You can't turn it off just as straight people cannot turn off being straight. Never believe or put any faith in anyone who claims to have formerly been gay. Denial is what that is.

    Posted by: Mike Ryan | Jul 22, 2014 12:43:25 PM


  3. The abuse was between 2009 and 2011, not 2001. The kid was 16-18. That's not pedophilia. He might be a pedophile, but this case would not be considered pedophilia.

    Posted by: woody | Jul 22, 2014 12:46:43 PM


  4. "Lets be clear here. He is not gay. He is a pedophile." Exactly.

    Posted by: Rob | Jul 22, 2014 1:02:12 PM


  5. He's a closet case with a ton of issues that never got resolved thus the molestation of the teenager this is one of the major reasons organized religion has lost favor with the masses -the outright lies. Book 'em Dano!

    Posted by: Troy | Jul 22, 2014 1:03:06 PM


  6. He's a liar. And he's quite plainly gay. Deal with it.

    Posted by: Randy | Jul 22, 2014 1:03:35 PM


  7. breaking news: pathological liar who hides behind a false faith in a cult commits crimes and lies about them.

    Posted by: Little Kiwi | Jul 22, 2014 1:09:31 PM


  8. yet another man-of-the-cloth.....

    Oh yeah, religion is so beneficial......

    Posted by: JackFknTwist | Jul 22, 2014 1:17:49 PM


  9. "The boy, now aged 21, told police that the pastor sexually abused him between 2009 and 2001 while Youngblood was supposed to be counseling him....." I am skeptical of these types of accusations in general (unless there is absolute proof), but when someone waits 5 years to make an accusation, I just have to call BS on it.

    Posted by: Sams Here | Jul 22, 2014 1:47:43 PM


  10. @SAM'S HERE - He's not a first-time offender. If he were, perhaps some skepticism would fly.

    Posted by: antisaint | Jul 22, 2014 2:01:15 PM


  11. @Sams, we don't convict based on "absolute proof" in this country but rather with evidence that convinces "beyond a reasonable doubt". But if you tell them in jury selection that is your criteria, you'll always be dismissed and never get to use it.

    Posted by: ben~andy | Jul 22, 2014 2:10:35 PM


  12. Talk about living the lie.

    Posted by: Jack M | Jul 22, 2014 2:11:05 PM


  13. but i'm sure he prayed daily, at least twice after the child molestations, and in between condemning homosexuals.

    Posted by: northalabama | Jul 22, 2014 2:13:39 PM


  14. He is a homo, a Black homo who molests boys. Gerald (Jerry) A. Sandusky is a gay pedophile because he did homosexual relations with young boys though he was also married to a woman. But homosexual groups say that he is not gay when his conduct defines him as such. A person who has same sex relations with a young boy would be a homosexual pedofile because of his sexual conduct.The priests who molest young boys are gay pedophiles. If a man has sex with little girls only, then he is a straight pedophile. Rush H. Limbaugh’s right when he said Jerry A. Sandusky is gay-a gay pedophile and columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemns who he calls gay priests. Sexual behavior is what defines. With homosexuality, lesbianism /tobacco use, it’s best for people to not do gay/lesbian conduct just as it’s best for people to not use tobacco.You didn’t say anything I haven’t already thought about. I guess I must be a bigot against tobacco users because I see something wrong with tobacco use.

    The priests who molest young boys are gay pedophiles. If a man has sex with little girls only, then he is a straight pedophile. Rush H. Limbaugh’s right when he said Jerry A. Sandusky is gay-and columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemns who he calls gay priests. Those priests are again gay pedophiles, pederasts or homolesters. So there are many homosexual pedophiles such as the gay priests, Jerry A. Sandusky. Though it’s repeat it must be said again. A person is homosexual or lesbian if they knowingly and willing do same sex behaviors. If a person has homosexual activities with a young boy, then they are a homosexual pedofile. Jerry A. Sandusky is a homosexual pedofile-even if J.A. Sandusky calls himself straight, he would still be gay by behavior definition. But homosexual groups say that he is not gay when his conduct defines him as such.

    Again, it’s sexual conduct or behavior which defines if 1 is straight or homosexual. Even if a person has had opposite sex relations, if they knowingly and willing do homosexual behavior, then they’re homosexuals and lesbians. Just because a person has in past had sex with women, if they have sex with young boys then they are homosexual pedofiles and most regard themselves as homosexual but even for those who call themselves straight their conduct doesn’t change the truth they are homosexual pedofiles. Since homosexuals and lesbians (transexuals) often suffered childhood sex abuse, it’s no surprise that homosexuals and lesbians think childhood sexual abuse is OK when it’s homosexual activities. All homosexual pedofiles are homosexuals. All transexuals are homosexual/lesbian as the act of mutilating to become false opposite sex is itself an act of homosexuality/lesbianism-sad maiming and make this illegal. homosexual groups got offended when columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemned who he called gay priests. What those priests did when they molest young boys is homosexuality. NC Register in a past link called it homosexual pedofilia among the priests. Yes, this is repeating but it must again be said that if a person has same sex conduct with young boys and girls then they are homosexual and lesbian pedofiles because again, it’s the same sex conduct which defines. Asking me again will get you the same answer.

    Posted by: funinsnowfall | Jul 22, 2014 2:24:58 PM


  15. @ " Asking me again will get you the same answer."

    LOL. Who would be fool enough to ask you the first time?

    Oh, Lord, some of the characters on this blog.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jul 22, 2014 2:32:52 PM


  16. I'm not a big proponent of the usual "homophobes are all closet cases" argument. But I do think those who work the "ex-gay/conversion therapy" BS are hiding something--whether it's repressed gay urges or pedophilia or something else.

    Posted by: Jay | Jul 22, 2014 3:03:48 PM


  17. Who hurt you, Funinsnowfall? Who hurt you?

    Posted by: God | Jul 22, 2014 3:13:12 PM


  18. Oh, well, there's a surprise: a xtian pastor diddling little children. What's tomorrow's weather look like?

    Posted by: Keppler | Jul 22, 2014 3:25:57 PM


  19. OK, now would someone please arrest Tony Perkins for something?

    Posted by: Richard | Jul 22, 2014 3:43:40 PM


  20. @FunInSnowfall: It's scientifically proven that men who irrationally try to conflate the phenomenon of homosexuality with the sexual disorder of pedophilia are themselves invariably closeted pedophiles living heterosexual lives as a cover. Over 98.9% of convicted pedophiles identified themselves as 'heterosexual' prior to being caught. Of this 98.9%, NONE had ever had a sexual relationship with another adult male; 89% were married with children of their own; some 50% of the sample found that these closeted heterosexual-identifying pedophiles had abused their OWN children, with other studies showing a similiar rate of incestuous behavior among heterosexual-identifying pedophiles.

    Keep this in mind when you hear Far Right Conservative radio talkshow hosts or fundamentalist evangelical relgious talk show hosts intentionally confusing the two concepts of pedophilia (sexual disorder) with homosexuality (normal sexual expression).

    Ask me again, and I'll tell you the same.

    Also, who molested you, and how many children have you since molested?

    Posted by: Clear | Jul 22, 2014 4:42:03 PM


  21. This story makes every vein in my body pop and I have to breathe to even respond.......That old saying about the lady doth protest too much seems to ring true for those who call themselves "ex-gay" ....It sounds like Mr. Youngblood didn't take his own advice.........that he so gallantly wrote about....this story reinforces my belief and thoughts on the so called "ex-gay" movement....it is fake!

    Posted by: Bernie | Jul 22, 2014 5:19:21 PM


  22. Shocking just shocking!!!!

    Posted by: jarago | Jul 22, 2014 5:47:54 PM


  23. Clear-a personal attack that people sometimes make against those who are against gay/lesbian behaviors is to accuse people of being homosexuals. They say this hoping for a reaction. You talk of being homosexual/lesbian is a good thing, yet you call people ‘gay’ as an insult. Clear, I do not molest children because I am not a homosexual. I'm guessing that Clear molests or homolests young boys. But other things for you Clear.

    My reasons for being against gay/lesbian behaviors and being against sex changes are unrelated to any religion. They must abolish sex change maimings. Homosexual/lesbian conduct is bad for health as smoking is and needs to be marginalized like smoking is. If homosexual/lesbian conduct and tobacco use were to disappear eventually, then it’s fine with me and I wouldn’t lose sleep over it. Never have I heard straights blame childhood sex abuse for reasons a man has sex with a woman and fathers children with her. Yet sometimes have heard gays and lesbians say childhood sex abuse is reason they do same sex behaviors. Behavior including sexual behavior can be learned. Only those who are dishonest or deluded deny it. While they have not conclusively proven same sex behaviors are genes-if that is true, it would be same as alcoholic gene. There are people who become alcoholics because they learn becoming drunkards by seeing this, emulating and getting addicted. Then some people are alcoholics because they have alcoholic gene.

    see this video done by an honest homosexual man http://americansfortruth.com/2014/02/13/homosexual-walter-lee-hampton-on-man-boy-sex-gay-pederasty-i-would-not-let-my-teenage-sons-around-gay-men/

    Again, it’s sexual conduct or behavior which defines if 1 is straight or homosexual. Even if a person has had opposite sex relations, if they knowingly and willing do homosexual behavior, then they’re homosexuals and lesbians. Just because a person has in past had sex with women, if they have sex with young boys then they are homosexual pedofiles and most regard themselves as homosexual but even for those who call themselves straight their conduct doesn’t change the truth they are homosexual pedofiles. Since homosexuals and lesbians (transexuals) often suffered childhood sex abuse, it’s no surprise that homosexuals and lesbians think childhood sexual abuse is OK when it’s homosexual activities. All homosexual pedofiles are homosexuals. All transexuals are homosexual/lesbian as the act of mutilating to become false opposite sex is itself an act of homosexuality/lesbianism-sad maiming and make this illegal. homosexual groups got offended when columnist Patrick J. Buchanan condemned who he called gay priests. What those priests did when they molest young boys is homosexuality. NC Register in a past link called it homosexual pedofilia among the priests. Yes, this is repeating but it must again be said that if a person has same sex conduct with young boys and girls then they are homosexual and lesbian pedofiles because again, it’s the same sex conduct which defines. Asking me again will get you the same answer.

    Posted by: funinsnowfall | Jul 23, 2014 7:42:28 AM


  24. not for nothing, Funinsnowfall, but you sound like an uneducated idiot, using big words to sound intelligent. And, nobody asked you. Oh, and spellcheck would help your case a bit.

    Posted by: doug | Jul 23, 2014 9:39:39 AM


  25. From my understanding of ex-gay therapy, and most Double BLINDED studies questioning those who went through same, they are not truly no longer gay, but rather they are simply using religious restraint from acting on their natural feeling of homosexual desire. That puts them in the same boat as 'ex-alcoholic', 'ex-drug users', they are attempting to not be tempted back into a behaviour (in case of gay) of which they disapprove. As many alcoholics and drug abusers do also, ex-gays fall off the wagon, and re-enact the troubling behaviour which they wish to avoid. I am not getting into paedophilia at all on these statements. Ex-gays are hung up on religious issues arguing with their natural inclinations. If religious believers did not try to harm homosexuals so much and hate homosexuals so much, there would be no need for 'ex-gay' therapy. I look at 'ex-gays' as people who have personal self worth issues, no different than someone trying 'pass' while being black, or while being Jewish, or while hiding their brunette roots in favor of appearing blonde.
    Paedophilia is completely different issue. It stems much more from problems forming mature relationships with other adults and in such is not that different from rape of women. The Paedophile/rapist gets his (I'll use the male pronoun for ease) emotional sustenance from control, not a mutually beneficial relationship. The paedophile may be heterosexual, homosexual, or essentially even celibate as an adult. Whatever adult relationships that are formed by a paedophile in the end are defective and his real thrill is controlling those who are immature or in a helpless defective relationship. Football coach, policeman, teacher, priest can identify as hetero- homo- asex- ual when dealing with his inferiors. Again it is all control (let this be our secret - they won't understand us - keep coming to me and I'll get you (x)). I know personally of heterosexual paedophile's who have no desire for males because they like controlling young girls. Their (defective as we now know) adult relationships were also heterosexuals.

    @Snowfall, your use of non-scientific resources such as Americansfortruth, NC Register, Pat Buchanan show your true colors, you actually believe the crap put out by such flatearthers. The information I put here is readily available in any reputable psychiatric source and it fact a quick scroll through sources with data back to 1982 completely denies your garbage about most pedophiles being homosexual.

    Posted by: sjaeger | Jul 29, 2014 3:32:03 PM


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