Graham Capill, former Leader of Christian Heritage, has pleaded guilty in Christchurch District Court to five more sex offences against young girls, including one of rape.
I repeat the comments I made when he was charged (and which were possibly premature, though not inaccurate):
“Frankly the thought of anyone at all raping a young girl is sickening. But the thought that over the entire last decade while Capill was preaching how gays are sinners, and self-appointed himself our moral guardian, he was raping and abusing little girls makes me want to sign up to vigilante justice.”
In amongst the anger at Capill, is a great sadness at the impact this had had on his own family, and on the families of the victims.
Grant doesn’t like me predicting sentences (and I got the threat to kill the PM one totally wrong) but surely he is now looking at a sentence of at least ten years?
Thank God he never made it into Parliament. I’m proud to have done my part in 1996 to have kept the Christian Coalition from making 5%. There were many of us in National, who viewed the thought of being dependent on Capill to form a Government as abhorrent, and were active in the campaign to stop them. In hindsight, we have no idea how lucky were were that we avoided such a nightmare.No tag for this post.