Columbia Road Baptist Church in North Olmsted actually banned a teenage girl and her family from attending services until she apologizes to the wife of the man who sexually abused her.
Youth pastor Brian Mitchell had a wife and three kids, but that didn’t stop him from targeting a 16-year-old girl who was simply seeking spiritual guidance at the church.
Finally, Mitchell was arrested and sentenced to serve ten years in prison after Judge Patrick Corrigan refused to buy his excuse that he loved the girl.
“Your delusional excuse — that there were emotions and love involved — is troubling,” the judge said. “That’s extremely delusional.”
What’s also delusional is that the Columbia Road Baptist Church actually thinks the teenage girl their employee raped somehow owes Mitchell’s wife an apology.
Rather than comply with the ridiculous demand, the family just stopped attending church altogether.
Frankly, the church should be slapped with a lawsuit for not reporting Mitchell’s harassment of the teen in the first place. Church leaders knew Mitchell was obsessively texting this girl and they basically did nothing which only emboldened him to go further.'