(Tea Party 247) – There is a special place in hell for men who use the name of God to advantage of and abuse others.
Over the last year, we’ve been shocked by some of the revelations of systematic child sex abuse in the Catholic church, but this is in no ways restricted to any one denomination.
There are always those who take advantage of their positions as spiritual leaders to commit unthinkable acts to a church’s most vulnerable members, and make no mistake: they will answer to the Lord one day for what they’ve done.
Breitbart News reports that authorities in California have arrested a Mexican religious leader, Naason Joaquin Garcia (pictured above), leader of the Light of the World Church (Iglesia Luz Del Mundo) along with other key church leaders in a multicount sex-trafficking indictment.
Just recently, Garcia was praised in Mexico’s elite museum, the Bellas Artes Palace.
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced that the arrest and indictment, shairn the 26-count indictment on his page.
“Joaquín García and his co-defendants allegedly coerced victims into performing sexual acts by telling them that if they went against any of his desires or wishes as ‘the Apostle,’ that they were going against God.”
This is truly sick.
We have arrested and filed charges against Naasón Joaquín García and his co-defendants in a major sex trafficking case. They are alleged to have committed 26 felonies while leading La Luz Del Mundo, an international religious organization. https://t.co/wPDDxNczSO
— Xavier Becerra (@AGBecerra) June 4, 2019
News of this arrest shocked Mexico, where the Luz Del Mundo Church is based.
Breitbart explains that “the church is alleged to have more than 250,000 followers including some of Mexico’s elite. The group has been likened to a cult that preys on the poor. According to Mexico’s SinEmbargo.Mx, the church denied the allegations against their leader, claiming to know the ‘honorable and exemplary life’ of the ‘Apostle Nasoon Joaquin (Garcia).’”
El INBAL informa:
El Palacio de Bellas Artes no realizó homenaje a ningún religioso.
— Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes y Literatura (@bellasartesinba) June 5, 2019
The home to Joaquin Garcia in the state-sponsored Bellas Artes Palace had sparked controversy in Mexico, although government officials claimed the event was a classical music and opera performance and not religious in nature.
Acá "apostol de Jesucristo" y "Guardian del Espejo"; en California presunto traficante sexual… pic.twitter.com/nGvQfD7ZoC
— Salvador García Soto (@SGarciaSoto) June 5, 2019
According to SimEmbargo.Mx, attendants of the event included Mexico’s Senate Leader Marti Batres Guadarrama and famed actor turned Congressman Sergio Mayer.
¿Estuvo usted en el HOMENAJE en BellasArtes, para Naasón Joaquín García?
¿Tiene algo que decir MARTI #BATRES?
¿De qué tamaño es tu hipocresía?
Si tienes pantalones, MARTI… Contesta. pic.twitter.com/XkzioD0f2e
— PEDRO FERRIZ H (@pedroferriz3) June 5, 2019
I wonder–is there as much outrage at his abuse of minors as there was that a state-sponsored building would host a religious leader?
It seems he’s very chummy with the Mexican elite, and it is rather disturbing how often child sex trafficking is linked to prominent world and cultural leaders.