A 48-year-old Texas pastor was arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a child, and you will never guess who is to blame. (Satan. It’s Satan.)
Pastor Jean Jacob Jeudy was arrested in connection with three outstanding warrants at his church, Walk By Faith International Missionary, according to the El Paso Times.
“I got arrested (after) somebody accused me of something that I really don’t know what about that happened in 2011,” Jeudy said. “The allegations are false. Nothing ever happened. It is just all lies.”
Jeudy was arrested on two counts of indecency with a child sexual contact and one count of sexual assault of a child.
He was booked Thursday into the El Paso County Jail on a bond totaling $30,000. He was released on bail later that same day.
“Anytime somebody lies about you, you have to fight that and that is what I am doing,” Jeudy said. “It is all lies. I have a lawyer who is working to get all these charges dropped.”
Jeudy may have a lawyer, but the police had enough evidence to at least make an arrest, so it’s hard to imagine the charges will suddenly be dropped.
To make matters worse, Jeudy has decided to blame the devil for the charges — and he’s making sure his congregation knows it.
Jeudy declined to comment on the allegations or who is making the accusations against him, but he said they are being made through the devil.
We know the Bible says in John 10:10 that the devil is a liar,” Jeudy said. “The devil is a deceiver. The devil comes to steal and destroy. For the devil to accomplish that, he uses tactics like this. This is one of the tactics that the devil is using to bring attention to the devil instead of attention to God. For all my church members, that is what I tell them. They need to stay focused on the Christian work because if you don’t stay focused, this distractive behavior of the devil will ruin your faith in God.”
No further details on the case have been released.
This is not merely some “distractive behavior.” They’re serious allegations, and they need to be taken as such. While the details haven’t been made public yet, it’s never a good look when the accused starts blaming his imaginary friend’s imaginary enemy.
There’s no word on whether Jeudy will use the “devil” in his official trial defense.