Your mom probably told you that cleanliness is next to godliness. Well, she was partially right. There are all kinds of laws in the Bible that mandated sanitary practices, not the least of which is where exactly to take a dump during wartime - albeit, your mom likely was totally unaware of that little detail [Deut. 23:12].
God sets the example for what “godliness” is, hence the term. How can one strive to be as God to any greater degree than emulating God’s example, applying God’s lessons in life? Taking a dump outside of the camp, not having sex with unclean (menstruating) women; sending a soldier outside of camp for having a wet dream are just the tip of the divine iceberg.
God encouraged child rape (Numbers 31; Deut 20). Among the 613 laws in the Old Testament not one prohibits pedophilia.
God punishes rape of an unattached young [Hebrew] woman with a $50 payment to her dad, and requiring the victim to marry her rapist (Deut 22). Jewish movie starlets, beauty queens and super models would have been in big demand back then, and constantly in hiding.
God gives instructions on how to rape your [non-Hebrew] enemy’s women (Judges 21).
There’s more. But the point is their God is one horny old bastard who encourages pedophilia, and doesn’t go out of his way to discourage rape ... openly endorsing it in many cases. How could a man of the cloth be expected to ignore God’s word? Does not God’s laws and example transcend earthly secular laws? Did Jesus/the New Testament have anything to say about ignoring his/his dad’s long standing example as the supreme cocksman? Nope.
Not only should the convicted pastor not be condemned by Christians, he should be considered among the blessed, a true follower of God’s divine word, a living example of the Holy Bible’s sacred practices. So too the thousands of priests, bishops, pastor, youth ministers who similarly are doing god’s work to children all over the planet.
His will be done.