Friday, July 10, 2009

Lifestyles of the Religious Nutball: Minister accused of rape of 13-year-old boy

Another minister involved in child rape? Noooooo. You don’t say?

by Larry Simons
July 10, 2009

A youth worker at the New Beverly Baptist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee has been taken into custody after it was discovered by deputies that among 45-year-old Randall Thomas Hollifield’s favorite hobbies was to keep photos of children engaged in sexual activities. He has also been charged with two counts of rape of a child.

It seems another favorite hobby of Hollifield’s (outside of his Bible reading and praying) was performing oral sex on a child under 13 and forcing the child to perform oral sex on him. Deputies also found over 3,000 images on his computer and digital camera, in which over 100 of those pictures showed a minor engaged in sexual acts.

I realize this is a very serious story and if it was my child this scumbag raped, I’d shred this guy’s dick with a Slap Chop and shoot the rest of his body out of a cannon (aimed at a lake full of crocodiles). But, tell me this: Why is this even a story? It’s a natural course of events, like when it rains and thunders, things get wet, it clears up and becomes sunny again. A minister, who is a nutball to begin with because, well, he’s a minister… works around kids and he fondles one of them. That’s what religious nutballs do. I'm not intending to insinuate that all religious people molest kids, but most of them do things equally as vile and they all believe nutty things, hence triggering the nutball behavior.

The headline might has well have been, “Sun comes up in the morning; provides mass daylight”, or “Surgeon goes to work; performs surgeries.”

This has been Lifestyles of the Religious Nutball

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

What this man did had nothing to do with the church. First off, he was NOT a minister!! He wasn't even a youth leader at the church. He never taught and he never had one-on-one time with any children while at the church. He was a volunteer where he would help do games or something during Bible School. The horrible things that he did took place at his house. I do agree in what he did is a VERY disgusting act and he should be punished to the FULLEST extent of the law. Friday, July 10 he waived his rights so now it will go into the grand jury for him to be tried. More charges are expected against him and no one is bailing him out of jail. However, Tennessee is really bad about having slow trials. He may be in jail of up to two years before he is tried in front of the grand jury. I think that's rediculas. He should be tried immediatly and put in prison for as long as possible for these acts. Please don't take what this man did in his own home and blame it on the church. The church knew nothing of this and do not incourage this kind of behavior. The church has publiclly said that this man needs to pay for what he has done.

Real Truth Online said...

Do you care to point out just where in this story that I blamed the church? Also, where in the story did I say he was a youth "leader"? Also, where did I say in the story the child was one of the kids IN the church? Why does it matter WHERE the molestation took place? It seems to me your reading comprehension is on the same level as your spelling/grammar skills.

I blame religion for this, not the church per se. There's a fine line here because that's the entire problem with religion: since it is just automatically accepted as "fact" and you are demonized for questioning or not practicing it (Ex: called a "pagan", "sinner" or "of the devil"), when someone comes along who claims to be a Christian or religious, they are treated as if they automatically deserve our full trust, just because they claimed to be "religious" when in fact, they could be a raving, psychotic NUT (i.e. George W. Bush)--and thus, we trust them with everything----even the most precious things of all....our children.

All you are required to do to be a volunteer or worker in a church is profess to believe in the same doctrines and creeds of your church. Churches don't do background checks. The only requirement is: "Do you believe in Jesus?"----"well, yes I do"-----and poof....you're automatically sane, responsible and deserving of trust? Says who? So, in that sense, the church is to blame for putting him in a leadership role---but that's more of an issue with religion in general, as I said.

Anyone who is authorized by a church to perform clergy functions is a minister. You dont have to be "THE" minister to be called "A" minister. Why do I understand this better than you do?

not me said...

another person that was put in thier place. great post larry.

Anonymous said...

a priest in tennese moving, theres a new one. hes hiding behind his religion. nut job.

Anonymous said...

hell probably quote the bible during all this.

M. Rigmaiden said...

"I blame religion for this, not the church per se. There's a fine line here because that's the entire problem with religion: since it is just automatically accepted as "fact" and you are demonized for questioning or not practicing it (Ex: called a "pagan", "sinner" or "of the devil"), when someone comes along who claims to be a Christian or religious, they are treated as if they automatically deserve our full trust, just because they claimed to be "religious" when in fact, they could be a raving, psychotic NUT"


You are entitled to your opinion but the world would be a soulless place without religion. You seem to have only experienced close minded fundamentalists that has tainted your view. For that I am sorry. Christian mysticism and other religions around the world don't focus on the Bible as 'truth' at all. Ultra Orthodox Rabbis tell that Israel is not a physical destination but a place in the heart and soul of utter peace once you are in line with God's will. This interpretation of the Torah and Talmud is radically different than the abusive Zionist interpretation.

I am Black and grew up in the church. For many of us in my generation, that was the place of safety in the community, social networking and community activism. I have experienced the wonders that faith can give a people and yes, I've also experienced what is called religious malpractice.

But let's be honest, religion doesn't necessarily breed zealotry and not all religious people or people of faith believe that sacred texts ought to be interpreted as literal truth.

You know, Epic of Gilgamesh versus first few books of Genesis...

Real Truth Online said...

Actually, religion is very scary and I will tell you how. It is very scary because without NO proof whatsoever and withou NO way OF proving it, religious people proport their beliefs to be TRUE. It MIGHT be true, but I dont want someone telling me something they just have FAITH in IS true.

Now people are accepting global warming as fact, as if you cant even question it, despite the fact that several countries and many states just in the past year or 2 have experienced their coldest temperatures EVER and even in Baghdad, Iraq, they had their very first snowfall in recorded history. Wheres the warming? In the blistering cold temperatures and snowflakes? The same is true with religion, something that no one can PROVE is just accepted as fact...you cant question it, if you do youre an evil "sinner". Its ridiculous. Just my view.

How do religious people explain away th fact that 600--1200 years BEORE Christ the ancient Egyptians wrote about other gods like Horus, Mithra and Krishna and dozens and dozens more all had the exact same attributes as Christ----walked on water, raised people from the dead, born of a virgin, performed miracles, born on Dec 25, etc....the list goes on and on. Keep in mind that it doesnt matter if these gods were mythical or real. The point here is--is that these things were written about as far back as 1200 years BEFORE Christ. Why did God (when sending Jesus) COPY stories that were already floating around the Mediterranean for hundreds and hundreds of years to be the very same attributes as his own son? Couldnt God have thought of an original story?

M. Rigmaiden said...

Ahh the mystic interpretation is not so rigid. Truth is a slippery concept. I am saddened that you have had such a negative experience with brainwashed people who don't think for themselves when it comes to religion and so forth. I believe in multiple perspectives and I alluded to that above when I said compare the Epic of Gilgamesh to parts of Genesis. I think it is well established fact that many aspects of Christianity were influenced by Ancient Egypt, symbols and all. I don't argue that at all. My belief is that there have been many beings throughout time that have been given important gifts to help humanity. Jesus Christ, The Buddha and countless others are special people who are revered throughout the world. They impart us with wisdom and ideas to live by. As to dogma, no that is not my cup of tea. Therefore, what I get from religious teachings are guidelines. I don't look at the Bible fundamentally.