Victory Christian Center members share thoughts on social media


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Reported by: MirandaChristian
Updated: 9/19/2012 9:30 am Published: 9/18/2012 10:27 pm


A former Victory Christian Center employee accused of lewd proposals to a minor has yet to turn himself in to authorities.

It’s unclear if 23-year-old Israel Castillo is still in the Tulsa area. Meantime, the church says Castillo and another man, Chris Denman, who is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at the church, both passed an extensive background check.

Five church employees are charged with misdemeanors. They’re accused of failing to report the alleged assault in a timely manner.

Now, members of the congregation are speaking up for the church on social media, such as FOX23's Facebook page.

Here are a few comments:

"FOX is about raising issues to get angry about. It's not about real news."

"FOX conveniently forgets to mention those five are charged with misdemeanors and that the youth pastor had limited knowledge."

"How sad that you can't report the whole story, only what people want to hear."

"Still, the burden is on the adult to do the right thing," said Corporal Greg Smith. He handles child crisis for TPD.

Other comments on the FOX23 fan page point out inappropriate emails and texts sent in the case.

"There's an age of consent, below which the child can't consent," said child abuse expert Sharon Doty.

Smith said in many cases, that age of consent is 16, and even if communication crossed the line.

"No minor, no minor can give consent to being molested by an adult," said Doty. "Kids want to feel important to the adults in their life.”

Doty said no matter a child's age, parents and other trusted adults should keep the lines of communication open. Let kids know what's inappropriate and don't judge when they confide in you.

"You just have to keep working with kids and telling them this is what predators do," said Doty.

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PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:15 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:15 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

PrinceDavid - 10/16/2012 2:15 PM
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Will Victory Christian Center as a whole have to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH? Should VCC be held accountable and made to be responsible and register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH according to the same degree they have passed judgement on others? If VCC will be required to register as a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH, will children be allowed on the property or will they be able to interact with children? Is VCC a SEX OFFENDER CHURCH?

t town253 - 9/21/2012 5:08 PM
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Yep and now the mother has filed a lawsuit against against the church. Good for her! People have got to be held accountable for their actions and lack thereof. Amen!

aleman - 9/21/2012 3:11 PM
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Yea the Castillo creep turned himself in Thursday,notice the notched eyebrows?That's a gang award for committing some type of crime...whadya reckon it was?

aleman - 9/21/2012 12:53 PM
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I hate child molesters and rapists it's the same or worse than murder in my book as they kill souls,and just because this strange cult church is involved doesn't make it easier to forgive.

teepee16 - 9/21/2012 7:28 AM
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For someone who runs their mouth about alot of nothing, fyi both men are in jail. Hope to see u at the trial!!

aleman - 9/20/2012 5:40 PM
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And thanks to the two week delay in reporting the crimes the two maggots have escaped to parts unknown,the pastor knew of the rape right after it happened but trusted her henchmen to report it...yea right,why isn't she in jail also?There are now three victims and maybe more but the families have opted for prayer instead of reporting it.Wonder who instructed them to do this?

aleman - 9/20/2012 5:20 PM
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Websters' dictionary definition of celibacy 1:the state of not being married 2a:abstention from sexual intercourse b:abstention by vow from marriage.Which one of these does Victory adhere to.Yes,many of us do not follow our commitments,and many of us twist the Word to fit any situation as they do our Constitution.The Word is twisted to confuse us and confusion being satans' favorite tool.Clear cut, raping 13 year olds by sodomy no doubt and covering it up is wrong morally and is against the law.

aleman - 9/20/2012 4:06 PM
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These girls don't report because of the people like peepee16,lot of shame they feel after being violated like this,nobody is bashing church in general only those that don't abide by the law and some do feel that they are above the law Victory being one of them,so few places kids feel safe anymore,these cruel judges and lawyers how they treat victims of rape and molestation is beyond belief
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