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‘Rape Away The Gay’ Pastor Brent Girouex Gets Sentence Reduced

Rape Away The Gay Pastor Will Not Serve Time

“Rape away the gay” pastor Brent Girouex, a 31-year-old Iowa man, will not serve jail time for confessing to police that he had sex with at least four youths, according to a recent report from KRMG.

Since that confession, eight additional young men have admitted to being violated by the now-former pastor of Victory Fellowship Church in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

If you don’t want to be appalled, fair warning: you may want to skip over this next section.

Apparently, Girouex thought he could rape away the gay by “praying while he had sexual contact” with his victims in an effort to keep them “sexually pure” for God.

He then allegedly told police that “when they would ejaculate, they would be getting rid of the evil thoughts in their mind.”

Girouex is a married father of four. Since the disturbing revelations have hit the Internet, his wife Erin has spoken out against him and the reduced sentence that he received after initially getting 17 years in prison.

Instead of upholding to that initial ruling, a judge decided to sentence Girouex to five years probation and mandatory sexual offender treatment.

Provided he doesn’t violate the terms of his probation — in other words, victimize someone else — he will not serve a day in jail.

In comments to KCCI, Erin Girouex had this to say about the idea of sending her husband to prison: “If that’s what it takes to get him away from people, then yes … I don’t want (my children) anywhere near him.”

She added that what she wants is for other victims of sexual misconduct to speak out before it’s too late.

Erin plans to file for divorce, but according to KCCI “the hang-up is that her husband wants to see their children.”

Currently, Brent Girouex has a court-ordered, twice-per-month visitation schedule, where he must be supervised by his own mother.

Here’s a mugshot:

Rape Away The Gay Pastor Mugshot Brent Girouex

The sentence in this case has many Americans understandably perplexed at the lax attitudes toward sexual violence.

Following on the heels of a Montana judge, who only sentenced a convicted rapist to 30 days in jail after his 14-year-old victim committed suicide, it definitely establishes a horrible precedent.

Do you think the case of the “rape away the gay” pastor is proof the US does not take sexual crimes against minors seriously?

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41 Responses to “‘Rape Away The Gay’ Pastor Brent Girouex Gets Sentence Reduced”

  1. Stanley James

    Too bad the constitution forbids "unusual punishment"

    I'm far from a blood and guts person but I 'd do the job myself to transgender this nut job. BTw this is not uncommon in many places in Africa due to Islamic influence

    And some where I read rape of boys in some extremist Islamic countries is the replacement for confirmation or bah – mitzvas.

    BTW what happens with raped victims is the old story – if you viciously beat / rape / etc your children, about 1/3 of the time you taught them to do the same to their kids.

    This btw is exactly what is wrong with the westboro baptists, per Nate Phelps who wrote a book free on the web and I met him at a conference at GW university in DC last year. the book is "addicted to hate" never published because the copyright got crushed.

  2. Cheri Frost

    These Rapists AND the fossilized Judges that let them get away with such despicable acts should all be jailed!

  3. Anonymous

    Maybe the Judges should be raped to see how consensual it is to be RAPED! I cant be believe both judges reduced both sentences. I hope that some one can appeal this and see that this is not right to the victims and the message it send to rapists!

  4. David Torres

    District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland: District 4
    Judge Steensland, Council Bluffs, was appointed to the bench October 7, 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Iowa in 1973 and his law degree from Drake University in 1976. He was in private practice for fifteen years and served in the public defender's office for fourteen years. Judge Steensland is a member of the Iowa State and Pottawattamie County Bar Associations. He was actively involved in establishing a Drug Court in Pottawattamie County. He is married and has two grown children.

  5. David Torres

    District Court Judge Greg W. Steensland: District 4
    Judge Steensland, Council Bluffs, was appointed to the bench October 7, 2005. He earned his bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Iowa in 1973 and his law degree from Drake University in 1976. He was in private practice for fifteen years and served in the public defender's office for fourteen years. Judge Steensland is a member of the Iowa State and Pottawattamie County Bar Associations. He was actively involved in establishing a Drug Court in Pottawattamie County. He is married and has two grown children.

  6. Ash McSidhe

    This is NOT a new story, the case is several years old.
    http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/convicted-pastor-who-raped-boys-to-make-them-straight-will-serve-no-time-in-jail/news/2013/09/12/74944 includes the following addendum:
    "One final note: This story has been in the news for the past few years, and resurfaced this week after the UPI report, which offered no new information. Now it’s being published on many sites, and we felt an obligation to provide a full set of facts, which others may not have. His sex offender status is here. Image via Iowa Sex Offender Registry."

  7. Erika Chester

    Yes it proves that our judicial system doesn't care about sexual crimes against minors.

  8. Harmanna Jonathans

    I'm pretty sure what I'm thinking about this guy must be illegal! WTH !

  9. Amanda Collins

    I think the judge has something to hide. Why us he still a judge? Is he not UNDERSTANDING what this pervert did? REALLY!

  10. Peggy Trujillo

    Should get life..just another pervert using excuses. Why arent the parents of those kids fighting this? Id be going to supreme court n if that didn t work, castrate the guy

  11. Ellen Dement

    Whenever a judge gives a lenient sentence in cases like this I think there should be an immediate investigation into their past because more than likely they are sexual predators that have gotten away with their crimes. When a sexual predator is caught it is normally after they have victimized at least 30-50 people. There is NO justification for going 'light' on anyone who sexually abuses a child. That crime lasts for the rest of the victims life. t a like The perpetrator should get the same sentence. This country is going to hell in a hand basket.

  12. Crystal Madison

    That's bullshit I got worst time for a drinking harassment charge but if u rape u get less time way to go system

  13. William Lansford

    Wow and to think Kate Hunt is facing years in jail and a lifetime on the sexual offender list for being in a relationship with a girl only 3 1/2 years younger than her. What kind of brave new world are we entering into?

  14. Janice R. Vaskis-Casey

    well lets see if we could rape the (so called man)the man out of his Manhood and Rape the Judge and send him to jail for eternity. WTF is happening to this WORLD??????

  15. Tracey Walker

    You cannot rape away gay. And it sounds to me that the paster was gay himself. The judge is just another thing that is showing us that we are in the end times. We are too lax and more and more evil people are getting lite sentences for horrible crimes. We need to bring back criminal punishment. Guilty people get exactly what they do to other people. You think it was just a sucide on the part of that guy who heldthose girls hostage for 10 years. Hell no, those prison inmates were yelling at him telling him what they were going to do to him. Payback.

  16. Pamela Holbrook

    So this man admits to raping children and he gets no jail time and visitation with his own children? Are you freaking kidding me? And the visitation is only supervised by his Mother? The woman who raised him, possibly contributing to the shining star that he is today? This is why so may victims don't come forward. Why bother.

  17. Ruth A Burns

    The judge didn't give a stern consequences of the crime. one of my best friends (who claim he is GAY) is now serving LIFE in prison but his is for Child Molestation, something being GAY is mentality associated.

  18. Gail House Merritt

    This makes me sick to my stomach!! I think all rapists should have their privates cut off. I agree that if these judges were raped they might think twice about letting these scumbags stay on the streets!!

  19. Kaila Trulane

    put him in jail and away from the public, and have that Judge taken out of the courts… he doesn't know what fair and just in the eyes of the law is!

  20. Jason Ewing

    what the fuck! someone who has weed on them gets locked up but fucking kids is ok!?!?! Fuck the judge Fuck the "Pastor"! and the system!!! He should be in Prison for life and get a knife up the ass!

  21. Autumn Chester

    That guy should get the chance to rot in the smallest cell in a prison

  22. Joanna Boese

    I think there needs to be a LOT of psychological testing included if you want to serve God…too many of these incidents happen and it needs to end. :(

  23. OSo Chavarria

    Depends who you are. I know kids that lost their adolescence in correctional facilities due to mutually agreed upon contact. If that was the end it'd be one thing, but now their branded for life as dime kinda monster. The REAL perverts and sick fucks can afford to lawyer up and get away with it. The poor who's actions admittedly may be on the precipice of deviant, pay for it FOR LIFE.
    The tipping point to this gilded era is fast approaching, my friends!

  24. Frank Kidd

    Sure, until someone says fuck the courts after one of these shit sentences and shoots the guy. I mean may be then they will lock them up for their own good.