I can hear the Kentucky dueling banjos really going strong now. And people think us rednecks from Georgia are backwoods…

41-year-old Mark Hourigan from Kentucky was convicted in 1998 of two felony counts of sexual abuse of an 11-year-old boy. He served a little over four years in prison and has to register as an offender for the rest of his life.

There are plenty of places where sex offenders who have supposedly paid their debt to society (I won’t get into that bullshit right now) can’t go. Schools, parks, can’t drive ice cream trucks, can’t get on MySpace or Facebook, etc…but Kentucky doesn’t have any kind of law prohibiting sex offenders from being ordained ministers.

The City of Refuge church in Germantown, Kentucky has decided that it’s OK for Hourigan to be a minister at the church. I sure hope folks start taking their kids elsewhere. It’s bad enough that they have to listen to all of that religious claptrap without adding a convicted pedophile into the mix.


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