Anglican Samizdat

January 4, 2010

Convicted rapist says sharing a cell with a Christian violates his rights

Filed under: Atheism — David Jenkins @ 4:21 pm

God likes a laugh too:

AN atheist rapist has complained that his human rights were breached by having to share a prison cell with a Christian lag.

Barman Steven Relf, 40, was jailed indefinitely after admitting raping two women he targeted when he served them drinks in a pub.

Police branded him a “sexual predator” and said he could have had as many as 40 victims.

In a letter to an inmates’ magazine, Relf wrote: “I recently had the displeasure of sharing a cell with a Bible-thumping believer.”

A source said Relf was “furious” at having to share at Manchester Prison with the Christian convict and wanted him to be “evicted”.

He said: “He moaned about how the guy wouldn’t shut up about God. He said he wanted to speak to a lawyer about his rights so he could be moved cells.”

Thus begins a new era of crime deterrence: convicted criminals will no longer be incarcerated; instead they will be forced to attend church and listen to sermons.



  1. “instead they will be forced to attend church and listen to sermons. ”

    Doesn’t keep the clergy’s hands off the children in their churches, so I don’t see how it should work against anyone else.

    Comment by morsec0de — January 4, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

  2. Morsecode (#1), for those believe that criminals should be pay for their crimes and not just be rehabilitiated, David’s suggestion is a win-win situation. 😉

    Comment by Warren — January 4, 2010 @ 7:55 pm

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