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Friday, February 10, 2012

Unbelievable! Gilyard's Church is Now Asking Court to Allow Minors in the Church When Gilyard Preaches!

This is totally unbelievable. I can't believe this is happening in our city of Jacksonville, Florida.

As Jeff Brumley reported this afternoon, the church that hired Darrell Gilyard, the man convicted of sex crimes against young girls, is seeking to have our court system allow minors in the church sanctuary when Gilyard preaches.

Thank God the judge has denied the request for now - but his final decision is based on a psychological evaluation that he has not yet received. So it is possible that Gilyard will once again get access to the minds and hearts of potential victims within the walls of the church just like he did over and over again at multiple churches in Florida and Texas.

Does the court realize how these sexual predator/preachers gain the trust of their victims and their parents? Gilyard's victims over the years were women and girls that he spiritually abused FIRST through his church contact with them from the pulpit, using his pastoral authority to ultimately abuse them sexually.

Spiritual abusers take the authority given to them as gospel ministers that is to be used to help people grow closer to God, and they pervert that authority into power used to lord over people, to coerce, manipulate, and swindle them in order to punish, or to convince them to do what the spiritual abuser wants them to do under the auspices of it being "God's will".

This is how sexual deviants like Gilyard operate in churches. Gilyard needs access to the hearts and minds of young women, wives, and little girls to gain their trust and establish his "spiritual authority" over them as the "man of God". Then, it is only a matter of time until Gilyard will misuse this authority, gain the trust of the most gullible, and then ultimately use his power to get women to do the sexual favors that he desires.

We see the same pattern all over modern Christianity. We see it in the Roman Catholic Church. We saw it over at Trinity Baptist Church where Bob Gray gained the trust of parents and little boys and girls so he could do his deeds.

The problem we usually have to deal with is finding the predators, and then getting the predators' church authority to take action. At Trinity, it was covered up and the abuse went on and on.

But in this case we KNOW Gilyard is a predator. We KNOW of his repeated sexual misconduct here in Jax and in Texas and Oklahoma.

And now Gilyard and his church wants the court to sanction a new beginning of abuse of boys and girls and women in our city.

Shame on Christ Tabernacle Baptist Church and Darrell Gilyard.

Judge Kevin Blazs, please do the right thing and refuse their motion to grant Gilyard access to the hearts and minds of minors. And judge, please don't just rely on the testimony of a psychological evaluation - rely on Gilyard's track record of decades of spiritual and sexual abuse in churches to guide you in your decision.

And thank you, Jeff Brumley and the Times Union, for staying on top of this story.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - what an embarrassment!

A new low in discernment and accountability.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Dog! We need someone to call out the perverts and predators! Too many men ignore this problem and look the other way. Expose these sexual offenders for who they are.

Anonymous said...

Leave this man alone. I don't see you bothering other people whom have did more. The other womwn were old enough to want what they got. Gilyard was wrong .But he deserves another chance God is incontrol not you people . Help stop other crimes. Leave this man alone.

Anonymous said...

Dawg, based on his history the boys are safe. The girls on the other hand better be careful.

No One Special said...

Anon 8:48 PM,

How many chances does he need. He has does this more than twice. I think we pretty much have the M.O. this guy works with and it's a disgrace, but stupid is as stupid does.

Dee said...

Dog
Good reporting. There truly are suckers born every minute! Many are found in the church.How could they?

Anonymous said...

Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2012-02-10/story/duval-court-hearing-no-kids-now-church-where-sex-offender-preaches


"Children will continue to be barred from the Northside church where sex-offender Darrell Gilyard has been preaching Sunday mornings since the end of January.

That became clear this morning at the Duval County Courthouse when Gilyard's attorney, Richard Kuritz, withdrew a motion seeking to allow minors into the sanctuary at Christ Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church when Gilyard preaches."

The withdrawal came during a 9 a.m. hearing in which Circuit Judge Kevin Blazs declared the motion "premature" because a licensed therapist has yet to determine if the request is appropriate. Without that psychological evaluation, Blazs said he is unable to make an informed decision.

Anonymous said...

http://www.flgov.com/2011/06/20/governor-scott-appoints-judge-kevin-blazs-to-the-fourth-judicial-circuit-court/

"6/20/2011 Tallahassee, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today announced the appointment of Judge Kevin Blazs of Jacksonville to the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court.

Judge Blazs will fill the vacancy created by the death of Judge Jefferson W. Morrow."

Provender said...

Sick.

Anonymous said...

"because a licensed therapist has yet to determine if the request is appropriate."

Let see, the religious community is unable to protect itself against a pedophile, so they have to hire a worldly (licensed) therapist to determine it for them.

LOL

Anonymous said...

Sad day. But, hey, look around. If you have charm, talent and personality, forgiveness is easy to get.

Anonymous said...

Christians are their own worst enemies, going all the way back to the children of Israel.

That a church would desire this is abominable. That a church would call on government to intervene is shameful.

That a single person would sit in the pew of this place is downright laughable.

Anonymous said...

Gilyard needs to consult with Tom Messer. No one is more skilled in the management and cover-up of sex crimes against children than Tom Messer.

Anonymous said...

Scam artist + dumb sheep = pedophile in pulpit.

Sheri said...

Just follow the money. Disgraceful.

Sheri said...

And one more thing...

If the judge decides in Gilyard's favor, it will set a very dangerous precedent !!

Every other convicted sex offender could make a case for an exception.

Anonymous said...

"Sad day. But, hey, look around. If you have charm, talent and personality, forgiveness is easy to get."

Yes! That's how he gets his victims, and that's how he gets others trying to make things easy for him. Those traits of his have worked in the past and they are obviously still working for him.

Johnny D. said...

What could possibly go wrong?

Anonymous said...

What could possibly go wrong?

Its no longer about serving our creater but the system, If something goes wrong there will be filters to avoid public knowledge until some one speaks out. It is getting harder and harder for a person to speak the truth. Just obey authority to avoid a thought crime.

James "Jimmy" Brown said...

If you haven't heard him preach; he is a world class pulpiteer. That's why he can pop out of prison one day and have a church to preach in the next day.
Oh he's good; have no doubt.

FBC Jax Watchdog said...

Yes indeed I drank the Kool Aid in the 80s when I wa a FBCJ member and Gilyard came to town being promoted by Jerry Vines. I sat in the pew and cried when Gilyard lies about growing up homeless under a bridge.

But I also believed Ergun when Jerry brought him to town also. Gee, I wonder who the next charleton to be promoted by Vines??

Anonymous said...

"Gee, I wonder who the next charleton to be promoted by Vines??"

answer: Tom Rich!!!!!

Anonymous said...

promoted by Vines??"

answer: Tom Rich!!!!!


Real Answer here = Kool Aid Rage

Anonymous said...

Forgiving people does not mean allowing them to hurt children again and again. Morons. You rape a child you deserve to fry in this life and the next.

Anonymous said...

I wonder why they let these people out of prison since clear thinking Christians know they are not wanted or needed in our world anymore. There's not even room at the cross for them. Stupid churches and koolaid drinking morons. Why can't they see God's grace and forgiveness is limited.

Anonymous said...

Puke! Astounding he's Paid to "preach the Good News!" any place much less the whole church is willing to go to the extra trouble, so far, to keep the children out of the room? So now, it'd be more convenient for everyone to stop hiding the kids from his perverted lust?Like our Savior forewarned, ravenous wolves disguised as sheep, seeking not only victims to feed the hungers, but gets paid, parents & elders provide the innocent sacrifices for display & offerings, while doing it. What kind of heart does he "preach" from & what could his "message" possibly be. There was a time he'd have been run out of town in shame. What kind of "christians" could invite him & pay him? Time to go home, becoming unbearably psychotic twilight zone on planet earth. And he just flashes that big grin, such a handsome guy & has impeccable manners, probably said the devil made him do it. If he had ever truly repented his crushing his victims, he'd be preaching only one message & that would be to teach churches how to recognize other deceiver perverts & save their children.

Anonymous said...

"Why can't they see God's grace and forgiveness is limited."

It is indeed limited. To those who are true Christians.

Anonymous said...

""Why can't they see God's grace and forgiveness is limited."

It is indeed limited. To those who are true Christians."

So, grace and forgiveness are not available to the lost (non-Christian)?

Dog, you have some interesting supporters. I bet you wouldn't let a pastor get away with making such claims. Why let your fellow Christians? Is it about truth or preacher error? Must be the latter.

What happens when truth takes a back seat to exposing error?

Anonymous said...

"So, grace and forgiveness are not available to the lost (non-Christian)?"

Straw-man argument.

My point was that if we don't accept God's grace, we are dead in our sins. It's a Biblical concept and should only be difficult to understand if you don't want to see it. Which is apparently the case.

And even after Christians are forgiven, there are consequences that follow sin.

Pretending as if it never happened and avoiding all reasonable accountability is not supported by scripture.

Anonymous said...

How about the Church tearing down the playground next to church to comply with court order! WOW!

Anonymous said...

""So, grace and forgiveness are not available to the lost (non-Christian)?"

Straw-man argument.""

No argument, just a question in direct response to the statement you made. It is not my job to figure out your point but I can read what you write and what you wrote, made a point which caused me to question such absurdity.

It [grace and forgiveness] is indeed limited. To those who are true Christians.

If the statement made is untrue, then why make it.

IO still don't see the point you share as fitting with your ridiculous statement. You clarified your parameters by using the statement, "to those who are true Christians".

If you can't back up what you say, why say anything?

Anonymous said...

"No argument, just a question in direct response to the statement you made. It is not my job to figure out your point but I can read what you write and what you wrote, made a point which caused me to question such absurdity."

Your straw-man argument is written in the form of a question, but a straw-man argument it remains.

Your question implies that you completely misunderstood the meaning of my plainly written statement (either purposely or by careless reading).

It is not my job to to dispel each and every possible misinterpretation that you can imagine.

But I will agree with one thing you wrote. Your question was indeed absurd.

Anonymous said...

"So, grace and forgiveness are not available to the lost (non-Christian)?"

Can God create a boulder that is too heavy for him to lift?

Same bad logic.

God is not going to do something that is logically or morally impossible for him to do.

Anonymous said...

"If the statement made is untrue, then why make it."

Even though you forgot the question mark at the end of the sentence, this is another "straw-man question."

Not only did I not say what you are claiming. I doesn't even make sense.

Try writing sentences that make your bad logic more lucid.

Anonymous said...

"IO still don't see the point you share as fitting with your ridiculous statement."

Ah, switching from straw-man arguments to ad hominem attacks.

Multi-tasking.

Anonymous said...

"If you can't back up what you say, why say anything?"

Straw-man question.

Anonymous said...

Person # 1 said: "Why can't they see God's grace and forgiveness is limited."

Person # 2 then said: "It is indeed limited. To those who are true Christians."

Question to Person # 2. Is that you Al? Are you posting anonymously from Louisville?

Sounds like an election, predestination pitch to me. Go Calvin!!!

Anonymous said...

I remember Dr. Gilyard when he pastored in Garland,Tx and was charged for misconduct and also had an affair with another woman.