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Ex-Gay Activist Pastor Arrested For Molestation Of Teen Boy

Pastor Duane Youngblood, a Pennsylvania based pastor known for his work promoting the ex-gay movement, was arrested earlier this week for allegedly sexually molesting a teenage boy dozens of times.

Youngblood authored the book, Freedom From Homosexuality: No Longer Living The Lie, eight years ago. 

CBS Pittsburgh reports:

The boy, now 21, told police Youngblood sexually abused him over a period of two-and-a-half years while Youngblood was supposed to be counseling him at the church. The assaults allegedly happened in the church office, bathroom and back room.

Reverend Scott Entwisle who lives directly across the street from Youngblood said, “If it is proven it’s horrendous it’s you know worse than horrible … what can I say?”

The victim told police that the abuse started in 2009 and ended in 2011 when he was a freshman in college and told Youngblood he didn’t want to be counseled by him anymore.

Youngblood reportedly asked the teen not to tell his mother “because he didn’t want to get into trouble.”


Neighbors say the pastor is married with multiple children.

The Higher Call World Outreach Church is owned by the Youngblood family, according to people who live near it.

The criminal complaint also says Duane Youngblood showed a pornographic video on his computer to the victim.

Youngblood is registered as a sex offender. According to CBS:

In 2006 he was accused of molesting a 15-year-old boy whom he was also counseling.

He was sentenced to one year of intermediate punishment and seven years’ probation.

Thoughts on the accusations, Instincters?


(H/T: Joe.My.God


I have no idea how to get it into the consciousness of the mainstream population that Pedophelia has NOTHING to do with being gay. There are a lot of ignorant people out there who don't know how to differentiate between the two. The media does a good job of pumping garbage into the heads of people, why not project out something educational and helpful when it comes to this subject. 

Disgusting & Pathetic! Why such a light sentencing for the molestation which occurred in 2006? This could have been prevented had he received proper sentencing. PERVERT!  He needs to be put away with Jerry Sandusky. 

Typical - how tragic!

This is not Gay, this is Pedophilia.  I can only feel sorry for the kid and family.  How many times does this have to happen before the main stream gets the concept that child molestation of same gender does not equal gay..  get it straight (no pun intended) it's called Pedophilia.... 

It was experimental conversion therapy. He was trying to suck the gay out of him.

Always notice how its "the Ex-gays" that get caught with boys and than they say they were just "counseling the boy.....give me @ucking break?

How disgraceful and abusive.

Guess he couldn't "Pray it away". He should have been quiet and honest. Like so many others. Not the first or last. Molesting children makes it worse. That's not Gay. It's wrong. 

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