Friday, March 15, 2013
The former pastor of a Indiana megachurch, currently awaiting sentencing in a sex crimes case, told a 17-year-old girl that Jesus wanted her to have sexual relations with him. Federal prosecutors on Wednesday released letters in which former First Baptist Church pastor Jack Schaap told the underage girl she should have sex with him because it was part of God's plan. "In our 'fantasy talk,' you have affectionately spoken of being 'my wife,'" Schaap wrote the girl. "That is exactly what Christ desires for us. He wants to marry us + become eternal lovers!"
Last year, Schaap pleaded guilty having the girl transported across state lines into Michigan so he could have sex with her. Prosecutors said that the former pastor had tricked church members into bringing the girl to his cabin in Cadillac, Mich., because she was "in an extremely vulnerable state" and needed to spend extended time alone with him.
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