Pastor Invites Former Youth Pastor Sex Offender To Children’s Event
An Oklahoma woman was outraged to find out that her pastor allowed a registered sex offender to participate at an annual children’s event held at her Oklahoma City church.
According to Tonya Cotton, she recognized Dale Hoffert Jr., 29, on a video her 10-year-old son recorded on his phone at the Children’s Crusade, held at the Highway of Holiness Church, reports News9 Oklahoma.
Cotton said she recognized Hoeffert who was once a youth pastor at the church before being sent to prison after being convicted on charges of forcible oral sodomy in 2007. Hoeffert was released from prison earlier this year on a suspended sentence. Court records indicate the victim was not a member of the church.
“I was upset. I was sick to my stomach,” said Cotton. “You should send your kids to church and feel safe about it.”
According to the pastor, the church is protected by the healing powers of the Lord Jesus Christ…
“They sentenced him. He paid his debt to society,” Steiger said. “We’re a church that believes that God can change people.”
Pastor Steiger added, “A church is a hospital for the soul. We help lost souls. We’ve done what a church is supposed to do, help a lost soul change their ways.”
Mama Cotton ain’t feelin’ it.
“His past is not good with children. Do not be tempting him with our kids.”
That’s right pastor, don’t be doin’ that. That’s the devil, not God, trying to convince you that this guy is ok now.
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