in_my_opinion

United States

#62 Jan 13, 2011
i think he should be set free. he is innocent!
boy

United States

#63 Jan 13, 2011
old friend wrote:
I went to that church for my whole childhood. His "victim" was ALL over him ALL the time. I seen her go into his hotel room and came out smiling. Yes, he did wrong by having an affair, but she was NOT raped. She couldnt have been more happier than when she was around him!!!

Is this someone who played in the praise band?
What was her name?? If she was 18, no reasin to hide it. Im just curious.
truth

United States

#64 Jan 13, 2011
Frances Poole
I was there back then

Crossville, IL

#65 Jan 13, 2011
That she was all over him dosent take away from the fact that he was the adult and she was an under age girl. IT WAS RAPE!!!
tightbung

Saint Paul, MN

#66 Jan 13, 2011
i was at the last day of the trial and it was one of the grandest freak shows i've ever witnessed. he freely admitted that the 'first time' she was staying at his house as a baby sitter at the ripe old age of 14. she was asleep on the couch and he slipped out of bed with his lovely wife and sneaked into the living room for a little counseling session. she proceeded to fall on her knees and pray to his penis god. now i don't care if she was just 14, that's theatre! hey i've been thinkin about growing a mullett and goin into the ministry. any advice?
who knows

United States

#67 Jan 26, 2011
Let him go. He's innocent!
shooby blanchard

Somerset, KY

#69 Jan 26, 2011
who knows wrote:
Let him go. He's innocent!
well if he is innocent why did he take an oath with his hand on the bible and admit in court that a 14 year old girl who was his baby sitter gave him a blow job at 2 in the morning while his wife was asleep in the next room? if that is 'innocent' maybe me and you should hook up!
HopkinsCounty

Evansville, IN

#71 Jan 27, 2011
Yes John Price chose to do what he did and no one held a gun to his head and made him touch that young girl. But at the same time no one ever made an attempt to bring him down off his spiritually superior high horse in time to prevent it from happening.

The true fault lies in the blame of the entire christian church community. Baptists. Methodist, Presbyterian, Charismatic, Pentecostal and Etc all included and none exempt. All these churches pastors and elders saw John Price heading for certain destruction but yet none of them ever voiced enough concern to stop it.

I can rememember people tell about how he would curse and use crude and abusive language but yet no on ever walked up to him and told him that if he didnt repent he could be in danger of going to hell.
He was on public television in front of thousands of people every week and it cant be said that no one took notice of his arrogant behavior. But yet did anyone ever walk up to him and say "Brother Price your arrogant behavior constantly brings constant reproach on the christian community and you need to step down and seriously reconsider the direction you have chose to take your life".
He verbally abused his wife (and rumored he physically abused her) but no one ever stepped up and told him that is not how you honor your wife as she is a gift from The Lord.

The man didnt become a monster all by himself. And yes i did use the term monster due to the fact we all have tendencies to become monsters when we choose to ignore Gods will for our lives. Those who surrounded him and who went to his church allowed him to to do so. No one ever called him on his behavior straight to his face in order to force him to accountability.

It was the false doctrines of "The ultimate authority of the pastor" and "Touch not Gods Annointed" that was the ultimate downfall of The Reverend John Price.

I am deeply concerned there is another pastor here in Hopkins County that is soon to fall is a similar manner that John Price fell. It all has to do with "The ultimate authority of the pastor" and "Touch not Gods Annointed". And when that fall comes there will be a terrible price to pay with the fall.
countin down

Saint Paul, MN

#72 Jan 28, 2011
so you are saying it's the fault of the ministers at the other churches in the area? well, you might have a point. it has been proven that over 40% of all so called 'men of god' are addicted to porn. there might be a few good ones out there but for the most part i wouldn't waste a pi$$ on the vast majority of 'ministers' of ANY faith! and anybody that follows them deserves everything they get!
HopkinsCounty

Evansville, IN

#73 Jan 30, 2011
countin down wrote:
so you are saying it's the fault of the ministers at the other churches in the area? well, you might have a point. it has been proven that over 40% of all so called 'men of god' are addicted to porn. there might be a few good ones out there but for the most part i wouldn't waste a pi$$ on the vast majority of 'ministers' of ANY faith! and anybody that follows them deserves everything they get!
What im saying is the bible demands that pastors and elders hold each other accountable when it comes to pride issues like those that John Price had. And when local and area pastors and elders refuse to hold them accountable they are deliberately betraying both God and the local church congregations. These local pastors and elders need to find the guts to hold these men accountable.

“Queen Bee”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#74 Jan 30, 2011
I went to school, always knew he was a wierdo, too bad for his kids. His wife is so pretty her new husband is nice lookin too goo cindy
shooby blanchard

Saint Paul, MN

#75 Jan 31, 2011
well i went there and after he used me he threw me away for that poole ho. so i decided to become a catholic where the REAL action is. i was an alter boy for 2 years until they kicked me out cause i insisted on father wearing a condom and he said he couldn't cause catholics don't believe in that. so i tried the first baptist a while and me and that fat preacher would look at porn every wednesday night right in between youth group and prayer service. and dammit if he didn't get busted too! he was mad at me anyway cause me and the youth minister steen had a little sumpim sumpin goin and brother fat man got jealous. they sent the preacher away for counseling and that poor youth minister is in jail. so i IMPLORE you christians out there. where should i go next? i'm gettin horny for some real christian love!!!!!

“Queen Bee”

Since: Jan 11

Location hidden

#76 Jan 31, 2011
bust them all first and then get castrated, sound like ur a cult leader
wow

Belton, KY

#77 Jan 31, 2011
i went to schoo; with chad paice he was a son or neph. of john price any one know what happened to him
Frances Poole

Gracey, KY

#78 Feb 2, 2011
Since my name has been posted here I would like to take the opportunity to speak to you. First, I would like to say to all of you, but especially to the young person whom I was their Sunday School teacher: if my prolonged silence regarding the abuse I had experienced disappointed, disillusioned or offended you, and especially if that offense has caused you to stumble in your walk with God, I ask you to please forgive me. I truly did not intend to hurt you in any way. One of the main reasons I remained silent for so long was because I knew that once I spoke out, life would never be quite the same for my family and my friends, the people I cared so much about, and for that matter, nearly everyone I knew would be hurt in some way, some more than others. If only I had realized sooner that by keeping silent I was helping to propagate the hurt of more people: people who attended the church, those giving to the television ministry, those sending their children to the school and daycare, all the while assuming everything was good. For that, I am truly sorry and if you are one of those people I ask you to please forgive me. Perhaps my greatest regret is that after coming forward I learned of others who came forward, and that if I had spoken sooner it may have prevented them from being a victim. Also during that same time, I learned more information that leads me to believe if someone before me had not remained silent I may not have been a victim myself.
Undoubtedly, I am truly sorry if you are one of the ones who feel that I was chasing John Price, but that is far from the truth. I respect that you certainly have a right to your opinion and your own interpretation to what you witnessed. I just please ask you to consider that everyday people even live in the same household with an abuser and the victim without realizing what is actually taking place. An abuser works diligently at insuring the silence and the controlled behavior of their victim. However, I do understand it would have been best if I had been able to speak sooner about the abuse and I regret that more than you will ever know.
I am not here to discuss the details of what happened. If you are interested in those facts I encourage you to obtain copies of the videos of the trial at the Hopkins County Court House. Even if you attended the trial every day, the videos contain information you were not privileged to such as the discussions at the judge’s bench, meetings in the judge’s chambers with the lawyers and witnesses who never took the stand. You can see videos of the Grand Jury testimony, hearings in the years after the trial, John Price’s attorney from New York questioning his former attorney, Mr. Bill Johnson, when John filed suit against him. You will see the discussion regarding the other “alleged” victims that you never heard from during the trial. Also, you may read a copy of the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s Decision and Opinion online at their website.
(continued on next post)
Frances Poole

Gracey, KY

#79 Feb 2, 2011
Some of the people I talked to regarding me writing on this blog advised against it because of opening myself up to additional public ridicule. I have cautiously considered that. But that is another one of the reasons why I remained quiet so long - I felt it better to suffer silently than be humiliated publicly. That was a lie. I believe the public humiliation that I have incurred since telling what happened to me, though it has been horrendous, does not begin to compare to the suffering I experienced in my silence. I mainly share this because if we look at statistics, one or more people who read this blog are either presently the victim of abuse or have been in the past yet have never told. I want you to know that though telling has had its horrible moments, they don’t compare to how horrific it is suffering in silence.

Though many have heard me publicly testify to the awful things that I have endured, I would also like to testify to the awesome goodness of God!!! He is always willing and able to heal and restore us in more ways than we can even imagine. It is only through the goodness and grace of God that I have made this journey “…though weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalm 30:5. Again, if in any way I have been an offense to you that has caused you to turn away from God then I ask you to forgive me and even more I beg you to be reconciled to God. People, even at their best, may fail us but God is always faithful.

I believe some of you reading this are Christians, and I ask you to please be praying for all those who have been hurt and for those who remain devastated by these events. Please consider specifically praying for John and Cindy’s two sons. Though countless ones of us have been hurt, angered, disappointed, and some of us will always bear the scars, we do have the option each day to put it behind us and move on; their sons need the grace of God daily to deal with their father being in prison for what he has done. Thank God that “…where sin abounded, grace did much more abound“ Romans 5:20.

God bless you, Frances Poole
Frances Poole

Gracey, KY

#80 Feb 2, 2011
PLEASE READ FIRST - 2 PARTS

Since my name has been posted here I would like to take the opportunity to speak to you. First, I would like to say to all of you, but especially to the young person whom I was their Sunday School teacher: if my prolonged silence regarding the abuse I had experienced disappointed, disillusioned or offended you, and especially if that offense has caused you to stumble in your walk with God, I ask you to please forgive me. I truly did not intend to hurt you in any way. One of the main reasons I remained silent for so long was because I knew that once I spoke out, life would never be quite the same for my family and my friends, the people I cared so much about, and for that matter, nearly everyone I knew would be hurt in some way, some more than others. If only I had realized sooner that by keeping silent I was helping to propagate the hurt of more people: people who attended the church, those giving to the television ministry, those sending their children to the school and daycare, all the while assuming everything was good. For that, I am truly sorry and if you are one of those people I ask you to please forgive me. Perhaps my greatest regret is that after coming forward I learned of others who came forward, and that if I had spoken sooner it may have prevented them from being a victim. Also during that same time, I learned more information that leads me to believe if someone before me had not remained silent I may not have been a victim myself.

Undoubtedly, I am truly sorry if you are one of the ones who feel that I was chasing John Price, but that is far from the truth. I respect that you certainly have a right to your opinion and your own interpretation to what you witnessed. I just please ask you to consider that everyday people even live in the same household with an abuser and the victim without realizing what is actually taking place. An abuser works diligently at insuring the silence and the controlled behavior of their victim. However, I do understand it would have been best if I had been able to speak sooner about the abuse and I regret that more than you will ever know.

I am not here to discuss the details of what happened. If you are interested in those facts I encourage you to obtain copies of the videos of the trial at the Hopkins County Court House. Even if you attended the trial every day, the videos contain information you were not privileged to such as the discussions at the judge’s bench, meetings in the judge’s chambers with the lawyers and witnesses who never took the stand. You can see videos of the Grand Jury testimony, hearings in the years after the trial, John Price’s attorney from New York questioning his former attorney, Mr. Bill Johnson, when John filed suit against him. You will see the discussion regarding the other “alleged” victims that you never heard from during the trial. Also, you may read a copy of the Supreme Court of Kentucky’s Decision and Opinion online at their website.
Frances Poole

Gracey, KY

#81 Feb 2, 2011
Some of the people I talked to regarding me writing on this blog advised against it because of opening myself up to additional public ridicule. I have cautiously considered that. But that is another one of the reasons why I remained quiet so long - I felt it better to suffer silently than be humiliated publicly. That was a lie. I believe the public humiliation that I have incurred since telling what happened to me, though it has been horrendous, does not begin to compare to the suffering I experienced in my silence. I mainly share this because if we look at statistics, one or more people who read this blog are either presently the victim of abuse or have been in the past yet have never told. I want you to know that though telling has had its horrible moments, they don’t compare to how horrific it is suffering in silence.

Though many have heard me publicly testify to the awful things that I have endured, I would also like to testify to the awesome goodness of God!!! He is always willing and able to heal and restore us in more ways than we can even imagine. It is only through the goodness and grace of God that I have made this journey “…though weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning” Psalm 30:5. Again, if in any way I have been an offense to you that has caused you to turn away from God then I ask you to forgive me and even more I beg you to be reconciled to God. People, even at their best, may fail us but God is always faithful.

I believe some of you reading this are Christians, and I ask you to please be praying for all those who have been hurt and for those who remain devastated by these events. Please consider specifically praying for John and Cindy’s two sons. Though countless ones of us have been hurt, angered, disappointed, and some of us will always bear the scars, we do have the option each day to put it behind us and move on; their sons need the grace of God daily to deal with their father being in prison for what he has done. Thank God that “…where sin abounded, grace did much more abound“ Romans 5:20.

God bless you, Frances Poole

(DIDN'T INTEND TO POST IT TWICE)
whosthevictim

Madisonville, KY

#82 Feb 2, 2011
Well yes Price may have been guilty of statutory rape, but you are a hypocrite for claiming to be a total victim. You knew it was wrong, and you knew you should have protested and should have fought him. You knew it was wrong to put your mouth on his penis. If you didn't during any of your teen years, something else was wrong, prolly with your upbringing!
yeppers

Evansville, IN

#83 Feb 3, 2011
whosthevictim wrote:
Well yes Price may have been guilty of statutory rape, but you are a hypocrite for claiming to be a total victim. You knew it was wrong, and you knew you should have protested and should have fought him. You knew it was wrong to put your mouth on his penis. If you didn't during any of your teen years, something else was wrong, prolly with your upbringing!
That entire remark was completely un-necessary.

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