Priest Claims He Downloaded Child Porn To ‘Get Revenge On God’

Imagine giving your whole life over to God. Imagine forfeiting sex, drugs and anything other than Christian rock n’ roll for the sake of the Holy Spirit. Just imagine making that sacrifice – and still getting dealt a shit hand.

A former Catholic priest in Honesdale, Pennsylvania felt the sting of Holy betrayal when God failed to show up for him at the poker table. 55-year-old Kevin Gugliotta claimed that his frequent losses in poker games and tournaments were the result of the Man Upstairs waging a personal attack on him. And so He bloody well should be: the Bible having quite clearly warned its true believers to avoid love of money and attempts to “get rich quick.”

Kev didn’t quite see it like that. In his eyes, God had let him down. What good is there in worshipping a holy deity if he won’t swing you a royal flush? Kev felt jilted. Like an angst-ridden teenager, he felt the burning need to kick back against his Father.

How? By downloading heaps of child porn, apparently.

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Police arrested Gugliotta after a month-long investigation that found him downloading child pornography at a private residence in Gouldsboro, Pennsylvania. After being slapped with 20 counts of child porn and 20 counts of disseminating images of children involved in sexual acts, Gugliotta told officers that he downloaded the material as a bitter way of getting revenge on God for his gambling losses.

“That was his reason,” said Gugliotta’s attorney, Jim Swetz. “He’s not happy that’s how he felt, as the judge indicated. There are other ways to handle issues and handle anger.”

Given that yes, this is a pissweak reason for engaging in deeply abhorrent behaviour, the judge pretty well threw Gugliotta’s defence in the dustbin, sentencing him to between 11-and-a-half and 23-and-a-half months in prison. Gugliotta has agreed to a deal that will require him to be on probation for five years and register as a sex offender for 25. He will not be allowed to gamble as part of his probation.

I daresay God’s got some Old Testament-style justice in store for this piece of shit.
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Source: WNEP
Feature image: Truth and Charity Forum

 

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