Back in 2010 a man by the name of Richard Keenan was sworn in as mayor of Hubbard, Ohio. Keenan wouldn’t be alone in trying to improve the fortunes of the town, for he brought an all-wise being with him (an all-wise being who, it would seem, couldn’t be bothered to help until Richard Keenan was elected, fancy that):
Keenan said the opportunity for government service should make officials want to do their best. “It’s not about me … it’s about serving the people,” he said.
Keenan also brings another element to the office. “I’m a Christian. Dedicating my life to Jesus has changed my life,” he said. “Don’t preach it, but live it” is a practice he takes to heart. That idea is wrapped up in wanting the best for his town.
Boom! This guy has Christ in his heart! He is filled with the moralizing power of god which separates good Christians from all those nasty, nasty atheists. At least, that’s what we’re told, right?
So, um, there have been some more developments on that front:
Richard Keenan, who served as mayor of Hubbard in 2010 and 2011, was indicted last month eight counts of rape and 12 counts of attempted rape and gross sexual imposition, reported the Youngstown Vindicator.
The 65-year-old Keenan pleaded not guilty last month during a court appearance, but prosecutors said he admitted to sexually assaulting the girl over a three-year period, beginning when she was 4 years old.
Prosecutors said Keenan confessed to the sex abuse to his wife, a pastor, a social worker and his brother- and sister-in-law.
He told a social worker there that he had molested the girl for at least two years, beginning in September 2013, but he blamed the child for initiating the sex acts and described her as a “willing participant.”
Huh. So…it seems Keenan is a piece of shit, but wasn’t Jesus supposed to fix that?
What’s more, Jesus was in the room each time Keenan raped a four-year-old girl. Now, if you or I had been in that room, we’d have called the police and probably put some lumps on Keenan in the meantime. But not Jesus. Jesus just watched. No calling the police. No intervening (perhaps he was busy answering some other prayers for lost keys and parking spaces). He just watched.
And this is the being that is supposed to make Christians more moral than atheists. Uh huh.