The Bizarre Christian Sex Cult Death of Bethany Leidlein Deaton

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Bethany Leidlein Deaton: Police investigating husband of eight weeks in connection with her murder.
A young Arlington woman is dead and her husband along with several other members of her secretive prayer group are suspected of raping her, then killing her and trying to make it look like a suicide.

According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the body of 27-year-old Bethany Leidlein Deaton was discovered in a van near a lake southeast of Kansas City on October 30.

Though the death at first looked like a suicide, Micah Moore, a friend and fellow prayer group member of Deaton's, confessed Friday to murdering her. He claims he acted on the orders of Tyler Deaton, Bethany's husband of a mere ten weeks. Tyler Deaton reportedly feared Bethany was about to tell her therapist that Tyler had been drugging her and forcing her to have sex with his friends as part of their religious activities.

The assailants allegedly recorded their sexual assaults of Bethany Deaton on an iPad, and then wrote poems about the rapes.

In his confession, Moore told police that the charismatic, energetic and domineering Tyler Deaton had sex with his male followers as well. The Deatons lived with four other men; three have said they had sex with Tyler and the fourth claims to feel that he was being groomed.

Most in the group are native Texans and graduates of Southwestern University in Georgetown. The group apparently reportedly followed Tyler Deaton en masse from Texas to Missouri to attend a Kansas City institution called the International House of Prayer University, an evangelical missionary training school.

Neighbors of the Deatons recalled seeing their street fill with cars with Texas plates. Most of the cars were driven by men; few women were seen going in the house to attend what was passed off to neighbors as "Bible study" meetings.

A spokesman for IHOPU acknowledged that the Texans were students, but disavowed their clique as "an independent, close-knit group" that operated "under a veil of secrecy."

While Moore has confessed, Tyler Deaton remains merely under investigation by Kansas City authorities. In one detective's report, an unnamed source told police that Tyler had been "angry" and "frustrated" in the weeks leading up to Bethany's death, and even said he had a dream that he suffocated her.

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28 comments
vanilla.twist
vanilla.twist

Muslims rape then kill babies, but Obama is a Muslim so lets not talk about it.

Carter Goforth
Carter Goforth

Organized religion is a cool guy because he kills demons and doesn't care about anything.

Russ McClung
Russ McClung

No. Nothing good EVER comes from Christians lol

Erica Murphey
Erica Murphey

That's so sad and it gives us Christians a bad name. I hope justice is served. No woman deserves that.

mmccormick0210
mmccormick0210

I know the deaton family and have known Tyler throughout his upbringing, first in Houston, then later in the Corpus Christi area. Tyler comes from a wonderful loving family and is an amazing young man with a huge heart. He is an awesome pianist and has proven himself academically repeatedly. Remember, innocent until proven guilty. He has not even been charged so I hope the media frenzy surrounding the death of his wife and college sweetheart does not take on the character of a lynch mob.

David Aulds
David Aulds

If this was a Satanic Cult would this be a headline story? If this is true it needs to be solved but the fact that you put...CHRISTIAN out front is very telling and shows your bias.

Will
Will

@vanilla.twist According to this article, Christians rape, murder, and have bisexual gangbangs. It feels nice to generalize, doesnt it?

roses.love.pink
roses.love.pink

@vanilla.twist : oh fur cripes sake, for once, leave your lame ass politics out of it. God almighty.

captainkirk_108
captainkirk_108

@D.r. McClung Yeah, I guess the United States is a failure. You "rational" people crack me up.  Life sprang from nothing! Indeed.

If you believe in Chaos theory, Riddle me this:

Humans being more complicated than automobiles, how long would it take for a car to emerge from a scrapyard that was in a giant mixer? See science has a big hole in any Grand theory.  Initial condition and motivator. Where are they?

Will
Will

@mmccormick0210 Was he playing the piano while he cajoled other men into raping and killing his wife? If you knew him, and support him, YOU should probably be investigated as well. Birds of a feather flock together, and Tyler Deaton was a very very bad bird.

twisty
twisty

Maybe it should..why is it these church goin people are always the ones that are really f*#& up.and just because he grew up nice and all,doesnt mean he isnt a killer

Twinmama
Twinmama

@mmccormick0210 What does being a pianist have to do with anything? Apparently, he should have kept his "pianist" to himself.

Will
Will

@David Aulds If it was a Satanic Cult it would be an even BIGGER story. But its awfully telling that the closest thing in your mind that fits the behavior of these Christians are Satanists. I think most so-called "Christians" in America are actually Satanists in disguise. Nothing they believe has anything in common with Jesus or his teachings.

Jared56
Jared56

@David Aulds Wait, you think a Satanic Cult murder would NOT be a headline story?  WUT?

vanilla.twist
vanilla.twist

@Will @vanilla.twist  According to this article lol, but in the real world Muslims have bisexual gangbangs with children, rape farm animals and have homosexual circle jerks while wearing their pink Muhammad panties.... but Barry Obama is a dirty little Muslim, so lets not talk about it

Will
Will

You disgrace the name of Captain Kirk you ignorant retarded gimp. You obviously learned nothing from watching Star Trek.

Will
Will

@captainkirk_108 @D.r. McClung  

Cars arent alive or capable of self replication, dumbass. Cars dont have DNA, they cant pass information down to future generations. God DAMN you are stupid.

captainkirk_108
captainkirk_108

@twisty Well when a Non-Believer does something evil, belief is not brought up.  Think, does it really rain right after you wash the car?  Or....... you remember it only  the times it did?

isgarciaen97
isgarciaen97

@Twinmama Ok so say Micah and others were secretly drugging then raping your wife...over and over...and when they catch wind she's becone wise to it AND they get caught in the cover up they decide to paint YOU the fall guy are you now guilty because you just so happened to have been having sex with your WIFE?? IF you even care, you risk rushing to judgement with the rest of the hive the media hopes will buy their sensationalism. Or maybe that is your goal..

captainkirk_108
captainkirk_108

@Will you Arrogant bastard. You on the left always must feel you are superior. Great to throw in with the likes of Darwin.  A friend of Margret Sanger, founder of planned Parenthood.  Both supported Eugenics and Hitler.  You are ignorant of History, and the nature of man. People are manipulated many ways.

captainkirk_108
captainkirk_108

@Will @captainkirk_108 @D.r. McClung I tried to pick a simple example, and you failed to see the logic. I started with (Humans are more complicated than cars).  Evolution supposes molecules randomly combined to form humans...eventually.  Find the loophole in Chaos theory and get back to me.

captainkirk_108
captainkirk_108

@Will @captainkirk_108 @twisty Beware the Idealists, they will kill you with the best of intentions.  Could you perhaps name the Christian leader who has caused all this havoc? Stick to the last 100 years. If we are "evolving", why is our nature the same as it has ever been?

Will
Will

@captainkirk_108 @twisty  

 Because the argument is without the fear of eternal punishment in peoples hearts, they will just become animals with no morality. But time and time again it is proven that the worlds worst evils are committed by its most religious, while atheists are mostly peace-loving people who become scientists, artists, writers, and philosophers. Religious people might as well be apes compared to them.

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