Texas Baptist pastor who advocated executing women for abortion faces child sexual assault charges

By Jen Hayden | 17 June 2019
Daily Kos

Texas pastor who backed bill criminalizing abortion is charged with having sex with a teenage relative multiple times a day for years. (Image credit: Daily Mail)

Stephen Bratton, a 43-year-old recently former Southern Baptist pastor in Cypress Station, Texas, has been charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage relative over several years. From the Houston Chronicle:

Stephen Bratton, who resigned from Grace Family Baptist Church in Cypress Station last month, was charged Friday with continuous sexual abuse of a child, Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Saturday. The 43-year-old is accused of inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, Gilliland said.

Bratton seemed to have a keen interest in controlling women’s bodies and their health care. Because, of course he did.

Bratton has been an outspoken pro-life advocate, making national news recently for supporting a failed bill that would have made it possible to criminally charge women who terminate their pregnancies.

Bratton didn’t merely want to prosecute women for abortion, he supported a bill that have made abortion a capital felony and could even carry the death penalty for women. 

The Houston Chronicle reports Bratton confessed to his wife, who called his fellow church leaders. To their credit, they notified police the same day and took steps to immediately dismiss him and excommunicate him.

Unfortunately, Bratton paid a $50,000 bond and was released.

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  1. Priests, Pastors. School Teachers, etc., etc., etc. Where are our children safe today? Abortions, starved and or murdered children, child endangerment, child abuse! where do they go for safety? This human race has list the race of survival in this wicked society. Even our environment is on the path of destruction. We dont even return to the soil for the future generations as we should. Some still expect to live in luxury when interred. No! "Ashes to Ashes and Dust to Dust we shall return. That's why so many earthquakes. We should do things the wzy the Holy Scriptures instructs. Otherwise, a planetary implosion is eminent. Maybe that's why the urgency to discover signs of life on the Moon or Mars or anywhere from land where the integrity of this Rock has already been compromised. If man is there, corruption and destruction is just a matter of time.

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