Saddleback Youth Mentor Arrested for Allegedly Committing ‘Lewd Acts’ With Teenage Boys

LAKE FOREST, Calif. — A volunteer youth worker at Rick Warren’s Saddleback Church has been arrested on allegations that he committed lewd acts with two teenage boys.

According to reports, officials at the church called police after being informed that mentor Ruven Meulenberg, 32, had engaged in indecent behavior with a 14-year-old boy. An investigation led to a second teen, who made the same claims.

“Both victims indicated they had engaged in inappropriate conduct with the suspect for the past year while he volunteered at the church,” Lt. Lane Lagaret of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told the Orange County Register. “There have been several alleged incidents of lewd and inappropriate conduct, several of which have occurred on the church property.”

Saddleback’s website states that its junior high ministry is “designed specifically to help 7th-8th graders connect with Jesus, each other and a caring adult.” Meulenberg had been volunteering with the program for six years, and police are concerned that there might be additional victims.

Meulenberg was arrested on Thursday and is being held in the Orange County Jail on $100,000 bail.

Saddleback has since released a statement outlining that all volunteers are rigorously screened and trained, and that Meulenberg did not have a criminal past to cause concern.

“To be considered for volunteering with kids or students, we require fingerprinting, professional background checks, and personal interviews,” it explained. “We also use services that report any illegal activity to us immediately.”

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“In this case, the accused volunteer had no record of arrest or criminal charges,” the statement continued. “Also, our church requires volunteers who work with students or children to complete an annual training regarding appropriate conduct. Our system of safeguards has safely served over 40,000 students and children for 38 years.”

However, Lighthouse Trails Research, in expressing concern that Saddleback might be downplaying Meulenberg’s involvement with the megachurch, notes that Meulenberg is not only a volunteer with Saddleback’s junior high program, but also served on staff in the “technology, communication and marketing ministries.”

In 2014, leader Rick Warren praised a video game series created by Meulenberg and his brother Efraim—known as the “tornado twins”—as being “an incredible way to experience the stories of the Bible,” and Meulenberg is also credited as having a hand in the Warren study guide “Transformed: How God Changes Us.”

In 2012, in outlining Warren’s efforts to build bridges with Muslims, the Orange County Register reported that Meulenberg’s father, Abraham Meulenberg, was “in charge of interfaith outreach” at Saddleback.

Video footage from the “Tornado Twins” YouTube page shows the brothers leading a club-like glow party for a “junior high party in Southern California,” most likely at Saddleback.


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  • Glad they caught him. Hope they don’t find any other victims in his path but since he’s 32, who is to say.

  • AustinRocks

    Gay men cannot be trusted with boys.

    • Was he a confessed gay guy? I haven’t read that part. Just curious. I totally agree with you. I know you going to get backlash for this one but you’re coming correct.

      • Parodyx

        No news stories indicate that he was gay.

        • Thank you

        • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

          His actions do.

          • Parodyx

            You’re welcome to prove that information, along with a source. This story reveals he was a pedophile but not a homosexual.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            His actions prove it.

          • Parodyx

            No, there is nothing in the story to indicate that. Period.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You didn’t read it, did you, Oshtur?

          • Parodyx

            Reported. I am not Oshtur, whoever that is.
            Yes I did read it. The word “homosexual” doesn’t even appear in the story.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            You’re lying as well as hyper-flagging, Oshtur.

          • Parodyx

            You’re hyper-lying, which is entirely appropriate for flagging. Stop changing the subject. There is no mention of homosexuality in this story.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            An older gay man targeted teenaged boys, not teenaged girls, and you want to debate his sexuality??

          • Parodyx

            Pedophilia is separate from regular hetero/homo attractions. We know this from science.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            He had access to both boys and girls but only molested boys. He is homosexual.

          • Parodyx

            Not relevant in pedophilia. Straight married men with children molest boys. This is common knowledge by the way.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Being married doesn’t make one straight, and men desiring sex with those of the same sex makes one homosexual.

          • Parodyx

            Then I suggest you need to read up on pedophilia. The vast majority of abusers are straight. And the gender of the child has no bearing on the adult’s orientation. You could be a pedophile in a marriage with several children and be attracted to young boys. You could be a pedophile who is single and be attracted to young girls. There is a whole spectrum, and you are narrowing it down to the situation that confirms your bias to the exclusion of everything else. That’s pathetic.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I was referring specifically to this particular homosexual man.

          • Parodyx

            And doing so without any information, because we don’t know his sexual orientation based on the information given. As it has been pointed out to you far more times than a child should need to hear, just because a man is a pedophile, the gender of the children involved is not related to the adult’s orientation. Separate issues.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            He was around both girls and boys. He chose only to molest boys. That’s a homosexual pedophile.

          • Parodyx

            He may very well live the life of a heterosexual male in public life. The story does not say, and you are assuming.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            The article says he only molested boys. He’s homosexual.

          • Parodyx

            Once again, no. You do not possess enough knowledge or understanding of this subject to be making a judgement. Comparing homosexuality to pedophilia is comparing apples to oranges. This man may very well have a wife and children.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            I’m referring specifically to the homosexual child molester that this story mentions.

          • Parodyx

            We don’t know that this child molester is homosexual. Not enough information is given. In the real world as we know it the vast majority of abusers of boys are straight and often married men.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            We know he is a homosexual.

          • Parodyx

            Except that we don’t. Not enough info.

      • Jason Todd

        The fact he did this to boys says he is a homosexual. He doesn’t have to utter a single word.

        • TheLastHonestLawyer

          Pedophiles are attracted to *children* in general. They’ll take what they can get.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            He had access to boys and girls. He chose to molest boys. He is homosexual.

          • Itiswhatitis

            You don’t know that he didn’t molest girls.

          • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

            Yes we do.

          • Croquet_Player

            Indeed, as odd as it may sound many sexual predators truly don’t care. They may prefer to abuse girls, but if boys are all they have access to, then the boys will do. These people would not define themselves as gay, or even bisexual. They consider themselves straight people, whose first choice was unavailable.

    • Croquet_Player

      Then neither can straight women. And neither can straight men be trusted around girls. Studies show that men, straight or gay, commit far more sexual abuse of minors than straight or gay women. Studies also show that gay people are no more likely to abuse minors than straight people. Since straight men outnumber gay men by over ten to one, the vast amount of sexual abuse is committed by straight men, against minor girls. Facts are important.

      • cadcoke5

        There is valid reason to have more concern over a homosexual worker. Less than 3% of American men say they are homosexual, but nearly 1/3 of child sexual molesters are homosexual. Furthermore, you can see support for these acts from major homosexual leaders, and publications. This open support has reduced a lot in recent years, and NAMBLA is no longer permitted to march in the Gay parades. But, there remains an undercurrent that is OK with, or at least down-plays these crimes.

        • Ambulance Chaser

          You just said that straight people were more likely to be child molesters.

        • Jason Todd

          At the same time, however, the LGBTQW crowd still holds pedophile Harvey Milk to high regard.

          • Nick Bush

            “pedophile”

            Care to prove your statement?

          • Jason Todd

            Jack Galen McKinley.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            Pedophiles are sexually attracted to prepubescent children. Milk’s taste ran to young men in their very late teens.

            And yes, the LGBT community reveres Harvey Milk. The first openly gay person to win a competitive election in the United States. A man who, upon being handed a note at a rally saying that if he took to podium he would be shot, took the podium and gave a stirring speech.

            Know how Harvey Milk died? He was shot in his office by Dan White, a conservative, Christian, former Supervisor who had resigned his seat then got angry when Mayor Moscone refused to overturn a legal election.

            White killed George Moscone in his office, walked down the hallway and killed Milk. He was tackled while reloading. He was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter, which touched off riots in San Francisco. Later, White killed himself.

            Want to know the funny thing? The President of the Board of Supervisors at the time was an obscure nobody named Dianne Feinstein. The murders launched her into national prominence, and she later became a US Senator. Another Supervisor, and the next on White’s hit list, Nancy Pelosi, was motivated to run for Congress on a platform of strong gun control.

            One angry white Christian male creates tow powerful liberal politicians. I guess God does work in mysterious ways!

          • Dianne

            God had nothing to do with this. Everything that happened was a work of the flesh and Satan.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            So God is powerless to stop Satan?

          • Dianne

            That was NEVER IMPLIED by me or stated. Evil men with free will did it. God can stop Satan if HE wants to. That was NOT the case in the story you relayed.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            So God let’s Satan do these horrible things to the creatures that he built with the capability of committing these horrible acts. He made us, he made Satan, he allows Satan to destroy lives and doesn’t lift a finger.

            Is that right?

          • Dianne

            Get out your bible and start with the Book of Genesis about the fall of man. Keep reading and you will get the entire story about free will and Satan’s abilities to rule the lives of wicked unrepentant people’s lives.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            I just got to the part where Satan (who God had lost track of) makes a bet with God that he can torture Job into refuting God. God takes the bet. God doesn’t say no. God doesn’t punch Satan in the teeth, or dissolve him with a rain of fiery frogs, God says Game On, Dude.

            Oh, and then there’s the part in Genesis where Moses says “Let my People Go!” and Pharaoh is about to free the Israelites under God reaches down and forces Pharaoh to say no. Which leads to the massacre of tens of thousands of children. Pharaoh wanted to, of his own free will, release Moses and his tribe. God refused to make this happen.

            What fun is in Exodus 9:6 God kills all the Egyptians’ cattle. But then he does it again in Exodus 9:19-20 and Exodus 12:29.

            Sorry, you asked me to read, and I’m reading.

          • Dianne

            The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. They are corrupt, they have done abominable works, there is none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            OK, *you* told me to read the Bible. I replied with two stories that show God actively sowing death and misery. I didn’t even get into all the massacres and slave-takings who ordered later in the OT.

            It’s not my fault that your holy book shows us a vengeful, bloodthirsty deity. That’s what he was when the first five books of the Bible were written. The Hebrew people were still making animal sacrifices to God because that’s what he demanded!

            If you can’t communicate through anything but Bible quotes, I’ll reply in kind.

            “And when it is said to them: Believe as the people believe, they say: Shall we believe as the fools believe? Now surely they themselves are the fools, but they do not know.” Al-Baqara 13

          • Dianne

            I told you to read the Bible starting at the Book of Genesis so that you could understand Satan’s influence over wicked and unrepentant people. Your reply was to Lambast the Bible according to your personal interpretation which was done with malicious and intentional provocation and not a sincere desire for discussion. Also I have read your exchanges with Becky concerning race and slavery issues. She has explained the scriptures regarding it with precise clarity and excellence. The following verses are why you cannot understand the Holy Bible, but if you humble yourself and repent to the Lord Jesus Christ the scriptures will “come alive” to you with great spiritual understanding. Please read John 3:16-21, Acts 2:38-39, Romans 10:8-13, Proverbs 28:5, 2 Timothy 2:7, and 1 Corinthians 2:16

            Romans 8:7 Because the carnal mind is enmity against God: for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be.

            1 Corinthians 2:14 But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            Are you denying that those two stories I cited show examples of God directly and deliberately causing misery and death, either by direct action of informed inaction? A simple yes or no will suffice.

          • Dianne

            No a quick yes or no will not suffice because both stories must be put into full context as to why God punishes disobedience and rebellion. You quick and shortened version of the story is not accurately portrayed or completely relayed. Goodbye

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            As usual, when confronted with inconvenient facts about the Bible, the fanatics retreat. The fact is that all through the Old Testament God is a bloody lord, killing with a vengeance and demanding blood sacrifices. The Book of Job is just sadistic.

          • Dianne

            As usual your HOSTILITY and PROVOVCATION towards GOD and the HOLY BIBLE is noted. I gave you scriptures before, so please take a good read and as I said before goodbye.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            What hostility? I’ve been very polite, followed the rules of the forum, and have not attacked you personally.

            Again, you refuse to see what’s right there in the text. Read Job again, notice how God encourages Job’s torment. That’s sick. If God were really all knowing, he wouldn’t need such a circus to prove a point.

            Feel free to block me or just ignore me. I’m not making you read anything I post, not would I really care if you stopped replying to me, as it is apparent that you don’t have an open mind when it comes to matters of words printed on a page.

          • Dianne

            You really do not read well. I stated “As usual your HOSTILITY and PROVOCATION towards GOD and the HOLY BIBLE is noted.” I said NOTHING about me in this statement. You constantly like to twist words to YOUR OWN LIKING. So I will politely ask you to not reply to me again. My third goodbye, so please respect it. Thank you.

          • TheLastHonestLawyer

            Madam, if you want to say goodbye, I suggest that you are the one under the burden of not replying. How is quoting the Bible verbatim with sources hostility?

          • electedbyHim

            Please remember you cannot reason about the spiritual things of God and His holy word to the unregenerate. Mat 7:6 “Do not give what is holy to dogs, and do not throw your pearls before swine, or they will trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.

            In His sermon, Jesus uses dogs and pigs as representative of those who would ridicule, reject, and blaspheme the gospel
            once it is presented to them. We are not to expose the gospel of Jesus
            Christ to those who have no other purpose than to trample it and return
            to their own evil ways. Repeatedly sharing the gospel with someone who
            continually scoffs and ridicules Christ is like casting pearls before
            swine.

          • Dianne

            I see that you have not read where I politely DECLINED to have any further discussion with TheLastHonestLawyer for the very reasons you have stated. I pointed out his hostility and provocation against God and the Holy Bible and that was my intended point.

        • Croquet_Player

          “Less than 3% of American men say they are homosexual.” I’m willing to bet that’s roughly true. And if you asked the identical question in countries where the penalty for being homosexual is death, 0% of men would say they are homosexual, because they are rightly afraid of being murdered, by their government, or indeed by their own families. Which is the problem of “self-reporting”.

          Unfortunately, because being gay still carries a stigma, it’s very difficult to arrive at an accurate number of “How many American men are gay?” A lot of them are still afraid to say. Often they are married, with a wife and children. As we saw at the beginning of the AIDS crisis, epidemiologists were puzzled. Married couples who claimed to be “monogamous” were turning up HIV positive. They were not I.V. drug users, nor were they hemophiliacs, nor had surgery before blood could be tested. How did they contract HIV? These were deeply closeted gay men (and far more rarely, women). I was astounded to learn there are men who consider themselves “straight”, but regularly have sex with other men.

          And here’s another fact that surprised me. An actual “pedophile” is someone attracted to very young children. Not very young teens, or older teens – children. And usually the gender of the child doesn’t matter. They will abuse children, small boys or girls, equally.

          So the truth is, from all we can tell, a gay person is no more likely to abuse a child than a straight person. And if you really care about preventing child abuse, as I do, then it’s not a good idea to play fast and loose with the facts. Because this helps actual child abusers hide in plain sight. It also demonizes perfectly innocent people.

          • cadcoke5

            I am aware that pedophile is technically only applies where young children are the victims. There is another term used for people like Harvey Milk, who liked underage teens. I forgot the term, but pedophile is now widely used to refer to anyone who is sexually involved with under aged kids.

            I said, “nearly 1/3 of child sexual molesters are homosexual.” That statistic is comes from the percentage of victims who were molested by someone of the same gender. So, unless 1/3 of the population is homosexual, the odds of being a molester are higher for the homosexual population.

          • Croquet_Player

            I don’t know where you got your statistic, but gay people are no more or less likely to abuse children than straight people.

        • Croquet_Player

          I’m just going to point this out as a Public Service Announcement. There is a pervasive myth that a sexual predator of children is some stranger lurking in the bushes at a park. Now while it does happen, and it’s horrifying, those incidents are quite rare. The vast amount of child abuse is committed by someone known to the family. Often well known, and in an admired position of trust. So while you may have doubts about your weird cousin Steve, who smoked pot in college, isn’t married, and doesn’t go to church, your children are actually being abused by Pastor Bob, who is a widely respected pillar of the community with a family of his own. Serial child abusers hide in plain sight. They take advantage of social position. The message here is “listen to your children”, and “pay attention”. Don’t automatically trust someone “in authority” and don’t automatically distrust someone who isn’t.

    • Jason Todd

      CORRECTION: Gheys and lesbians cannot be trusted around children.

      Undeniable truth of life.

      • Peter Leh

        All of my family members who were assaulted was done by heterosexuals

        • Jason Todd

          How is that relevant?

          • Peter Leh

            Because the accusation is only homosexuals molest children or teens./

          • Jason Todd

            Did not say that. I said “Gheys and lesbians cannot be trusted around children.” That’s nothing worth arguing as there is no argument. It’s a statement of undeniable fact.

      • Dianne

        What is a Gheys?

        • Jason Todd

          Gays. I HATE spelling it that way. Gay used to mean happy before the perverts got a hold of it.

          • Dianne

            Oh ok, I’m old school too. Thanks for clarifying.

      • Itiswhatitis

        A retired minister in the Presbyterian church I grew up in was “grooming” me, as pedophiles like to do with their targets, when I was 7 yrs old. Luckily my parents were told in time to keep me away from him. The church knew he was a pedophile and protected him. He was married with children. Three girls in my community were sexually molested by their fathers, one of the fathers was a deacon in the Baptist Church. I can’t imagine how disappointed God is when gays and lesbians are despicably accused of pedophilia when this horrible crime is committed by very sick individuals which statistics have proven time and again are heterosexual far more often than homosexual. God makes no mistakes in his creations; he creates gay and straight, and we are all sinners. Evil forces create hate and intolerance toward others in God’s creation giving strength to evil rather than love and gratefulness to God for creating each of us uniquely.

        • Jason Todd

          And so, here we are again:

          1) Stop rationalizing and defending homosexual pedophilia. We already know there are heterosexual pedophiles, and nobody is ignoring that. But there are also no organizations devoted to the promotion and practice of heterosexual pedophilia.

          2) God doesn’t create homosexuals. Homosexuality is a sin, and people choose to sin. Anyone who tells you different is either ignorant or a liar.

          3) There’s no such thing as “straight.” Only “normal” and “abnormal.” Heterosexual behavior is normal. Homosexuality is abnormal.

          4) I noticed 2 whole years have gone by before you started to comment again. Makes me wonder whose sock puppet you are.

          5) You are blocked.

          • Itiswhatitis

            May God grant you much peace and happiness in your life. You obviously harbor enormous hate and resentment towards yourself and others.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Correct. Homosexual people should not have access to children. All children have rights to innocence.

      • Peter Leh

        All of my family, who happen to be molested, was done by heterosexuals… not homosexuals.

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          I’m sorry for what happened to your family. Gay West must not promote homosexuality. Western Sodomites would sleep with anything. The crime rate will be worse.

          • Dianne

            Grace, there YOU GO AGAIN with the BLAME the west statement. Is your country free of homosexuals and pedophiles??? No it is NOT. This problem is WORLDWIDE and you should STOP TROLLING western websites with YOUR OBSESSIVE FINGER POINTING CONDEMNATION. You are a hypocrite and a disgrace to the Christian faith. Your criticism and judgements against those live in the Western Hemisphere is like a ” RESOUNDING GONG AND A CLANGING CYMBAL” 1 Corinthians 13:1 Try reading ALL of 1 Corinthians 13 and get an attitude adjustment.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            Thank you; the Easterners are not that crazy for Sodomy yet. Even the Eastern whites are quite normal. They don’t jail or fine people for rejecting to serve Sodomy in the Non-West. Christian Westerners are suffering because of Sodomites. I’m reacting to the news. You don’t have to write me. Westerners are horrified at the words of racism and slavery, but that’s exactly what’s happening by West’s inclination to Sodomy. That is what I’m communicating here.

          • Dianne

            Grace, what you are communicating is BIGOTRY AND RACISM. Satan is the ENEMY and NOT THE WEST. Get in the BIBLE and turn your conversation around to it’s instructions and NOT YOUR OWN. The Bible is our guide on the matters of sin and righteousness, NOT THE NEWS and you should KNOW BETTER.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            I want the Western civilization to stop putting the peoples of colors and the sexually depraved together in the same category and advancing homosexuality/transgenderism upon the world. Homosexuality comes with pedophilia and ruins the planet and children. Expressing observations is not racism. You must stop coming after individuals, disguising yourself. You are just another Western Sodomite. Female “pastors” are disobedient Christians if not apostates. Tell your authorities to stop doing the evil instead of attacking the conservative Christians.

          • Dianne

            Grace, first of all I AM NOT A PASTOR. Secondly I am a TRUE CHRISTIAN that hates sin just as you do, but I DO NOT CONDEMN OTHERS AND MAKE GENERALIZATIONS ABOUT RACE, CULTURE OR NATIONALITIES as you are in the compulsive habit of doing which is unbiblical and REPREHENSIBLE! Every Christian should want ANY AND ALL SIN to cease. However SIN will continue until the second coming of Jesus Christ and the destruction of the wicked is complete. Why is it so hard for you to make posts showing your disdain for sins committed by the unsaved without condemning the West and White people. You are out of order and your bigotry and racist rhetoric is inflammatory. This is why the scripture says in Romans 2:24 For the name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles through you, as it is written.

  • Amos Moses

    teach and preach heresy ….. expect people to act on heresy ………..

  • InTheChurch

    He needs to go to jail. He needs to register as a 290. Confess sin and ask for forgiveness. If he returns to church, sit in the pew and never again work in any church.

  • Robert

    Mega church’s are often places where homosexuals target young boys So much easier than a smaller church to get away with it.

    • Didn’t realize his son took his life. That’s sad.

      • Peter Leh

        It is …. no evidence he was molested. He was mentally ill.

    • Peter Leh

      Happens in ALL sizes my friend.

    • Itiswhatitis

      Mega churches are no more at risk than smaller churches. I grew up in a tiny Presbyterian church. An elderly retired minister began privately “grooming” me when I was 7 yrs old. He finally asked me to go fishing with him. Fortunately my parents asked the current minister about him, and they were told not to let me be alone with him because he “likes” little girls. He was a known pedophile. My best friend’s father raped her and her sister for years, and he was a deacon in a small Baptist church. Pedophiles are everywhere. It’s just as easy for them to gain trust in a small church as a mega church. Don’t be fooled.

  • Michael Fallon

    I am not a fan of Rick Warren or Saddleback; however, this article is a little over the top. I am sure this person was Live Scanned and that Saddleback took all precautions before allowing him to serve. This could happen anywhere. Also, in this day of “Fake News”, let us see where the investigation takes us and presume innocent until proven guilty. This is the way America used to work.

  • yabruf

    Go figure, a filthy sodomite was discovered at this fake church.

    Not surprised.

    • Grace Kim Kwon

      Saddleback is a true church. Sometimes, bad people take advantage of large churches.

      • Peter Leh

        I just fell off my chair…..

        Finally we agree.

        maybe you are a believer…. lol

        I know you are…. your are just….. well

        Btw you know Amos probably NOW thinks you are wolf in sheep’s clothing?

        As he has accused me of the same?

        the water is warm, no? lol

        • Grace Kim Kwon

          Why do you think Amos thinks I’m a wolf? Why do some American Christians dislike Saddleback Church? You must give up sinful lifestyles if you are homosexual or transgender. Read James and 1 John. West’s inclination to sexual depravity is 21st century’s biggest crisis. You guys will be blamed if the planet gets nuked, okay?

          • Dianne

            Correct, increased WICKEDNESS is the world’s BIGGEST CRISIS. Oh and I hope that you are praying Day and Night that the totally INSANE LEADER in North Korea doesn’t not get a nuke and start world war 3, because where you are your country will probably go first.

          • Grace Kim Kwon

            God’s will be done in everything. South Korea does evil by mimicking the Americans. USA needs to get fixed because global young people mimick Americans in everything like some air-headed mental slaves. Asia was never a Christendom; we’ve been always persecuted heavily by atheists or illiterate pagans. you should feel ashamed of your own Ex-christian culture.

          • Dianne

            I am not ASHAMED of the GOSPEL OF JESUS CHRIST, BUT I AM GREIVED OVER UNREPENTED SIN WORLDWIDE and that’s the difference between you and real Christians who know the scriptures and understand what it instructs us to do in these LAST DAYS of wickedness in the earth. Try meditating on PSALM 37 and GET YOUR PEACE BACK IN THE LORD.

  • TheLastHonestLawyer

    Amazing how many stories about serial child abusers working in churches there are.

    • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Abusers always flock to where children are. That’s why you see them in daycares, schools, playgrounds, etc.

      • Peter Leh

        and churches

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Throw the book at him.

    • Peter Leh

      yep

  • Another homosexual infiltrating the church.

    • Peter Leh

      yep. Those in my family however were assaulted by heterosexuals, only

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    Homosexual and transgender people should not be allowed to have access to children because they are immoral. I wish Rev. Rick Warren would be more outspoken against the civilization’s warped evil immorality like Rev. Franklin Graham is. It seems Rev. Graham is fighting the good Christian fight alone. I wish Rev. Max Lucado were more outspoken, too. If the Christian leaders are silent on any issue, the society would think it’s okay.

    • Peter Leh

      Are Mormons a cult?

      • Grace Kim Kwon

        Yes, Mormons are cults. They do not believe in the Holy Trinity or the atonement of Jesus Christ or the salvation by faith alone.

  • Peter Leh

    Churches are the worst place to send a child unsupervised. From time immemorial…….

    Only now are the churches fighting for the victim…. hopefully

  • MCrow

    Sad trend I notice in a lot of churches is the tendency for sociopathic abusers to get positions of power. They use the belief of earnest people to get these positions, then cover their actions with either by declaring their actions are ordained by God, or alternatively relying on the notion that “God has forgiven them, and you should too.”

  • BeBeX

    When America made it law to kill unborn babies……America put a BullsEye on every child. What we do in the physical realm has a direct effect on the spiritual realm.

  • Dianne

    What a horrible story. The church’s safeguards still did not prevent this. I hope that they will now implement a program for the youths to show them how to safeguard themselves against sexual predators and to report any incident immediately. The victims will need a lot of prayers and serious counseling for a long time. With God’s help they will heal and overcome.