Stephen Bratton, the same 43-year-old Southern Baptist pastor in Cypress Station, Texas that advocated for criminalizing abortion, resigned after being charged with repeatedly sexually assaulting a teenage relative over several years.
“Stephen Bratton, who resigned from Grace Family Baptist Church in Cypress Station, was charged Friday with continuous sexual abuse of a child,” Senior Deputy Thomas Gilliland said Saturday. The pastor is accused of inappropriate touching that escalated to “sexual intercourse multiple times a day or several times a week” from 2013 to 2015, Gilliland said.
Bratton has been a radical anti-abortion advocate, making national news recently for supporting a failed bill that would have made it possible to criminally charge women who terminate their pregnancies.
Bratton Reportedly confessed to his wife, who then told his fellow church leaders… they notified police the same day and took steps to immediately dismiss him and excommunicate him.
Unfortunately, Bratton paid a $50,000 bond and was released.