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December 30, 2002

More Christian ritual abuse

by Feòrag

A minister in Ayr has been charged with assault over allegations that he belted children as young as three. Rev. Martin Trench, of the River Ministry Christian Fellowship Evangelical Church, does not deny abusing his children, but insists he has committed no crime becuase it's an essential part of his Christian religion. Trench is a fine example of Christian leadership--divorced, he lives with his second wife, a lingerie shop manager. When the Sunday Mail made enquiries, he was not very communicative:

Yesterday Mr Trench denied the allegations. He said: That would be my ex-wife who put you on to this. The details are exaggerated greatly. My solicitor has told me not to make any statement. A friend of Mr Trench's said: He feels he has done nothing wrong. He was acting as a good parent and a good Christian.

Minister: It's Christian to belt boy of three. - Sunday Mail, 29th December 2002.

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1: Posted by: Marshall | September 3, 2004 9:02 PM

It's really sad that people delight themselves on these types of events because firstly there are children involved and secondly the person gloating over the news usually is never a person involved or affected by the event. It just goes to show you how "concerned" you are when all your doing is keeping it alive for the children. Grow up.

2: Posted by: Feòrag | September 4, 2004 5:55 PM

How is it "gloating" to point out the hypocrisy of churches who will insist that it is gays, or other religions, that are a danger to children while they abuse children themselves?

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