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“Christian” Televangelist Gets 1008 Years In Prison For Molesting Boys

Via The Montgomery News:

Alabama evangelist Paul Acton Bowen has been sentenced to 1,008 years in prison – the maximum on all counts – for his guilty pleas to sexually abusing a half dozen teenagers. In addition, he was ordered to pay $840,000 in fines for all counts, also the maximum.

Bowen served for 12 years in a local church, led a citywide student Bible study in Gadsden and was also the host of xlroads TV, a worldwide broadcast viewed weekly by millions of teens and adults in every city in America and more than 170 countries around the world.

After his arrest last year Bowen was suppose to abide by the “Billy Graham Rule” and never be alone with a female other than his wife or with a male under 16 years old. Garmon acknowledges that the second half of that rule “was not always honored.” Dan Savage has photo evidence about that.

If kids got raped by clowns as often as they get raped by preachers it would be illegal to take your kids to the circus.” – Dan Savage

Heavy.com published an extensive report on Bowen’s criminal charges.

Bowen pictured below in what was once a joke picture.

Not anymore.

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