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Pastor Larry Durant Charged with Sex Crimes with Minors

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Sanctified Church

United States

#1 Jun 24, 2013
Here's just another low down and dirty preacher who can't discern whether he...
http://sanctifiedchurchrevolution.blogspot.co...
Acorns n Bones

Lake City, SC

#2 Jun 25, 2013
I am so sorry for the ones who have been abused by an individual in "authority" within our community. There are special circumstances that allow me to covey my support for those hurting. There is a grave misunderstanding within our community regrading the aspects of sex and the interconnection physiologically, biologically, and spiritually that have prevented our community members from understanding how we are created and how we respond. SEXUAL ABUSE is never love, is NEVER of God, and is NEVER healing from any disease. SEXUAL ABUSE and RAPE are SIN acts committed by a person towards someone who is not in power, as these acts are about power, control, and domination. ABUSE is NOT GOD, and the Father God does NOT EVER condone this sort of behavior. To those hurting as a result of the allegations against Mr. Durant, due to this tragic and very ugly circumstance, I offer crisis intervention counseling and rape recovery for adults and children. If you are one of his victims, or someone who is a family member of his, and is hurting, please Do NOT worry about how to pay for counseling services. My heart goes out to all of you because you have been abused. You have been taken advantage of. You have been betrayed. God sees your tears, and He is ANGRY at the fact that you are hurting because of someones choice to sin against you. I will be offering Faces of Tamar, an art therapy workshop and sexual abuse recovery program. Please contact me if you are interested in attending. Faces of Tamar will be offered pro-bono, and is limited in space.
Rudy

Manning, SC

#3 Jul 11, 2013
Funny how if this was a Catholic Priest, it would be all over the media. You barely hear about this story. Why? Because this little podunk church is not a target of the media. Seems that clergy sexually abusing minors happens in ALL religons. Not just the Catholic Church.
Rudy

Manning, SC

#4 Jul 11, 2013
What kind of Church would hire this clown to be a minister? There are some stupid people out there.

Sumter, SC (WLTX)-- A Sumter minister remains free on bond after he was charged by police with sexual assault.

News19 looked at Larry Durant's background and found previous arrests in the 1970's and 1980's. That led us to wonder how someone with that background become the head of a church.

Legal experts News19 contacted Tuesday said some potential ministers do undergo background checks, though it is unclear as which ones do not because South Carolina state law does not mandate it.

We were told that the Constitution is a barrier to regulating those in religious fields because of language pointing to "the separation of church and state."

State records show Larry Durant was arrested for distributing marijuana, the sale of alcohol to a minor, burglary and grand larceny.

This leaves the decision as to whether or not to hire a minister up to individual churches.
Pastor Lee McFarland

Rio Rancho, NM

#5 Jul 30, 2013
Pastor Durant, sir. Please stay strong and know I'm with you. My father has already forgiven you.
Rudy

Davis Station, SC

#6 Jul 31, 2013
Pastor Lee McFarland wrote:
Pastor Durant, sir. Please stay strong and know I'm with you. My father has already forgiven you.
Glad to see you are so concerned for the victims of his crimes.
Nevermind

Sumter, SC

#7 Aug 1, 2013
This has nothing to do with religion, God, or whatever. This has to do with a dirty old man taking advantage of children. Bottom line. Don't let religion blind you.
Jim

Myrtle Beach, SC

#8 Aug 1, 2013
Rudy wrote:
Seems that clergy sexually abusing minors happens in ALL religons. Not just the Catholic Church.
Yes, but not with the same frequency and not with a coverup that pervades the whole hierarchy. This local pastor is an abuser associated with one church. He doesn't have a whole nationwide and worldwide hierarchy covering up his actions.
Rudy

Lake City, SC

#9 Aug 2, 2013
Jim wrote:
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Yes, but not with the same frequency and not with a coverup that pervades the whole hierarchy. This local pastor is an abuser associated with one church. He doesn't have a whole nationwide and worldwide hierarchy covering up his actions.
Or a world wide media hell bent on focusing on a target as large as the Catholic Church. This po dunk church doesn't make an impact on the world so the media (except local) will ignore it. Therefore, since people are blind lambs to the national media, this type of thing only happens in the Catholic Church. Right?

And I would argue the point about frequency. You only think it happens with greater frequency because the media tells you it does. Think for yourself a bit. Don't let the media form your opinions for you.
Acorns n Bones

Sumter, SC

#11 Sep 20, 2013
Rudy, I saw the news that stated some churches do not require a background check, and is not required in SC law. This is true. Background checks vary per church mandates and ethics, and should be a sign for all parishioners to question. Indoctrinated churches require background checks of even volunteers and Sunday School workers, such as the Church of God churches headquartered in TN. I am an Ordained Minister, and did undergo a background check for credentials as well as for my License with the National Christian Counseling Association for Clinical Christian Counseling. I think you highlighted an imperative aspect. Make sure your leaders have passed an FBI SLED background before letting the walls of safety fall. If the church does not require this of their workers and leaders: RUN!
Rudy

Sumter, SC

#12 Sep 24, 2013
This happened back in July and not another word from the media on this. ALSO, Larry Durant is still listed as "Apostile" on the church website. If he is still preaching at this church, there are definately some blind sheep in his congregation.
nicole

Fayetteville, NC

#13 Dec 3, 2013
Through all of the investigations of this case,no one ever reported that the accused is a bilateral amputee and legally blind and that he needs assistance everywhere he goes in the church.It was also failed to correct the ages of the accusers, they are
14,19,and 21. Before this occurred the youngest accuser had accused someone
else of the same actions.All of the accusers has visited the accused home for church functions. Two of the accusers were members from very young ages. My question is why would the accused just start these accused actions now
BAD

Lakeland, FL

#14 Dec 9, 2013
Before I address or comment on any subject or anyone opinion. I like to make sure that I have some facts to back up my comments. In the comment made by A Young Lady she stated; through all of the investigations of this case, no one ever reported that the accused is a bilateral amputee and legally blind and that he needs assistance everywhere he goes in the church”. I am sure at the time of his arrest the police knew he was legally Blind and a double amputee.
I looked up the definition for legally, total blind and Double amputee. To determine which people may need special assistance because of their visual disabilities, various governmental jurisdictions have formulated more complex definitions referred to as legal blindness.[2] In North America and most of Europe, legal blindness is defined as visual acuity (vision) of 20/200 (6/60) or less in the better eye with best correction possible. This means that a legally blind individual would have to stand 20 feet (6.1 m) from an object to see it—with corrective lenses—with the same degree of clarity as a normally sighted person could from 200 feet (61 m). In many areas, people with average acuity who nonetheless have a visual field of less than 20 degrees (the norm being 180 degrees) are also classified as being legally blind.
Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception and is clinically recorded as NLP, an abbreviation for "no light perception. Have you every seen this man read braille?
Bilateral amputee: A person who is missing or has had amputated both arms and both legs.
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/inmotion/jul...
After you look at this website you might want to go to your local VA. Hospital and look at the man and woman who are double amputees that are returning back from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
I need to know how do you know so much about this case as in the youngest had accused someone else. Also they were at his home for church parties. Please do some research on how many victims ever come forward in these types of cases? Many have been molested, as children don’t come forward until they are adults.
I have some questions:
Are you in the role of Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Sister, Niece, friend and or Baby sitter? If so I feel sorry for those who you hold these roles in their life. I feel if any of the folks were to come to you stating they were raped or molested, I don’t feel you would help them. This is what I am gathering from your post.
Do you know how hard it is for a grown woman to come forward to say she was raped? What do you think it took for these young ladies to come forward? As a woman you should understand. Do you think a boy would come forward to tell he was raped? From what I read on this case and for the little I know about the law. No matter what anyone says there has to be an investigation. There has to sufficient enough evidence before charges are filed and there has to be also enough for a trail.
This is my opinion of her statement; you really can’t understand how a man who’s legally Blind and a double amputee had SEX with these girls. Have you every seen this man read braille? Well this is what I have heard; he has children from his wife and a child outside his marriage. How did that happen? Remember you said he is Legally Blind and a double amputee. Please go to Google and look up Ray Charles and Steve Wonder who are Total Blind Not Legally Blind to see how many children they have. Since you blasted these children: I would ask that you help yourself find a peace of mind, please do some research is as if legally blind and Amputees can have sexual relations. Please write back soon with your findings.
Nyla

Harrison, TN

#15 Mar 12, 2014
Pastor Lee McFarland wrote:
Pastor Durant, sir. Please stay strong and know I'm with you. My father has already forgiven you.
how stupid are you. He needs to rot in hell with you.
lady A

United States

#16 Mar 17, 2014
Not only minors!!! He has harass adult women for years also, has taken advantage of young women, taken on money lots and lots of money!! I we're in that ministry years ago, I am still healing!!! I cannot begin to tell you about all the the demoralizing stuff that went on in that church!! the members in that church even today shoot be held accountable for his and their own actions as we speak also, he is married but yet still have a child with another member of the church. Yet the members condone his behavior for years! all of them know what is going on.... May YHWH have mercy on their souls!! I shoot request for all my money back I still have all the checks to prove it, building funds, never happened. I feel for those children and I'm sure when maybe many more!
lady A

United States

#17 Mar 17, 2014
Pardin the misspelled words, used speech text..lol
lady A

United States

#18 Mar 17, 2014
BAD wrote:
Before I address or comment on any subject or anyone opinion. I like to make sure that I have some facts to back up my comments. In the comment made by A Young Lady she stated; through all of the investigations of this case, no one ever reported that the accused is a bilateral amputee and legally blind and that he needs assistance everywhere he goes in the church”. I am sure at the time of his arrest the police knew he was legally Blind and a double amputee.
I looked up the definition for legally, total blind and Double amputee. To determine which people may need special assistance because of their visual disabilities, various governmental jurisdictions have formulated more complex definitions referred to as legal blindness.[2] In North America and most of Europe, legal blindness is defined as visual acuity (vision) of 20/200 (6/60) or less in the better eye with best correction possible. This means that a legally blind individual would have to stand 20 feet (6.1 m) from an object to see it—with corrective lenses—with the same degree of clarity as a normally sighted person could from 200 feet (61 m). In many areas, people with average acuity who nonetheless have a visual field of less than 20 degrees (the norm being 180 degrees) are also classified as being legally blind.
Total blindness is the complete lack of form and visual light perception and is clinically recorded as NLP, an abbreviation for "no light perception. Have you every seen this man read braille?
Bilateral amputee: A person who is missing or has had amputated both arms and both legs.
http://www.amputee-coalition.org/inmotion/jul...
After you look at this website you might want to go to your local VA. Hospital and look at the man and woman who are double amputees that are returning back from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.
I need to know how do you know so much about this case as in the youngest had accused someone else. Also they were at his home for church parties. Please do some research on how many victims ever come forward in these types of cases? Many have been molested, as children don’t come forward until they are adults.
I have some questions:
Are you in the role of Grandmother, Mother, Aunt, Sister, Niece, friend and or Baby sitter? If so I feel sorry for those who you hold these roles in their life. I feel if any of the folks were to come to you stating they were raped or molested, I don’t feel you would help them. This is what I am gathering from your post.
Do you know how hard it is for a grown woman to come forward to say she was raped? What do you think it took for these young ladies to come forward? As a woman you should understand. Do you think a boy would come forward to tell he was raped? From what I read on this case and for the little I know about the law. No matter what anyone says there has to be an investigation. There has to sufficient enough evidence before charges are filed and there has to be also enough for a trail.
This is my opinion of her statement; you really can’t understand how a man who’s legally Blind and a double amputee had SEX with these girls. Have you every seen this man read braille? Well this is what I have heard; he has children from his wife and a child outside his marriage. How did that happen? Remember you said he is Legally Blind and a double amputee. Please go to Google and look up Ray Charles and Steve Wonder who are Total Blind Not Legally Blind to see how many children they have. Since you blasted these children: I would ask that you help yourself find a peace of mind, please do some research is as if legally blind and Amputees can have sexual relations. Please write back soon with your findings.
You have no idea what you are taking about!! I know for a fact what he isis capable of. not that blind dear.... very strong.
ronnie

Florence, SC

#19 Apr 15, 2014
to lady A get your fact straight before you start talking
lady a

United States

#20 May 19, 2014
ronnie wrote:
to lady A get your fact straight before you start talking
Rodney you sure you want to open up a can of worms because I have lots of facts,? Cut and paste facts, include other victims which are many adults!!!!!! Which are still supporting the church now.... A mind is a terrible thing to waste.. Do not let me start talking!!!!
Rudy

Summerton, SC

#21 Jul 8, 2014
The church propery is now vacant and up for sale. Hopefully he didn't just move the church and doing the same things. Hopefully he's looking at the world from behind bars and the members have found a true pastor.

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