Creationist Voyeurism: Update on Case #5

Creationist voyeurism

Creationist voyeurism

This is a follow-up to our series on creationist voyeurs. It’s been a long time since we posted about this subject, so some background seems appropriate. This series is about our scientific hypothesis that there may be some heretofore unsuspected disorder which we call Creationism-Voyeurism Syndrome (CVS). Our hypothesis explores this question: Is there something deep within the creationist brain that causes such perverted behavior? Or maybe creationism isn’t the trigger; perhaps there’s some disorder that produces both creationism and voyeurism?

In honor of the first case we learned about, CVS can also be called the McConaghie syndrome — see Creationist Suspected of Bathroom Voyeurism.

The other cases in our series (which weren’t numbered in the early days of this study) are as follows: Number 2 (a dubious case) was Another Creationist Toilet Camera?. Number 3 was Gynecologist with Hidden Pen Camera. Number 4 was Another Creationist Toilet Camera Case. Then number 5 was Another Creationist Bathroom Voyeur — that was a preacher named Robert Lyzenga. We had an update on his case here: Update: 22 June 2013. Remember that name; you’ll be hearing it again before we’re done today.

After that, when it became apparent that we had a genuine study on our hands, we began to officially number them. Here’s Case #6, and then Case #7, and then Case #8, and then Case #9, and then Case #10. For some reason we lost track of our data and after that we posted about Case #10 & #11 — but those should have been #11 and #12.

At that point we decided that we had piled up so much evidence for the existence of Creationism-Voyeurism Syndrome that we could rely on our hypothesis as having been substantially validated, without the bother of establishing that each new pervert was, in fact, a creationist. We could assume that they were. That made our work easier, because except for preachers, where the creationism is obvious, few perverts are asked about creationism, so that vital information is often overlooked in news reports.

The last case we reported was titled Case #12, but it should have been #13. And that brings us up to now.

Today we have an update on Robert Lyzenga, the preacher who was our case #5. We read about him at the website of television station WLFI, the CBS affiliate in West Lafayette, Indiana. The headline is Lafayette pastor pleads guilty to all charges. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

Robert Lyzenga pleaded guilty to all charges, five felony counts of child exploitation and five felony counts of voyeurism for planting cameras inside air fresheners in the women’s bathroom stalls at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church.

As we’ve been saying when this study of ours started producing results, no one should use the bathrooms in any creationist establishment. The story continues.

On Thursday, Lyzenga said he wanted to see of he could get away with it. After no one detected the first camera hidden inside the stall to look like an air freshener, he said he put another one up. Lyzenga said it was never his intention to tape children. However he said he reviewed the tape, saw kids and continued to record.

That’s how it is with creationism — one thing leads to another. It starts with Adam & Eve, then the Flood, and then … cameras hidden in the loo! One more excerpt:

The sentencing date has been set for July 18. He could spend anywhere from two to 10 years begin bars.

As we learn of more cases — and surely they are legion! — we’ll be certain to bring them to your attention.

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6 responses to “Creationist Voyeurism: Update on Case #5

  1. Our Curmudgeon has either faithfully reproduced a typographical error in the original article, or else the US has a new form of cruel and unusual punishment I haven’t heard of before, to wit:

    He could spend anywhere from two to 10 years begin bars.

    Does that mean the Rev could spend a decade opening up new bars? Or merely drinking inferior cocktails mixed by inexperienced barkeepers at new establishments?

  2. Garnetstar

    SC, you are a genius at diagnosis. When will CVS be added to the DSMR?

  3. Garnetstar says: “SC, you are a genius at diagnosis.”

    I donno. I’m still having conceptual problems. What is it about creationism that would lead one to perversion? On the other hand, it seems more likely — although perhaps not inevitable — that the character flaws causing one to be a pervert could easily lead to creationism. If so, then a large enough sampling of creationists would show that some are perverts; but a similarly large sample of perverts would show that a far larger percentage of them are creationists.

  4. On the other hand, it might have less to do with creationism per se than it does restrictive religious beliefs in general. Ministers planting cameras in restrooms is a very minor subset of religious leaders exhibiting sexually perverse behavior, as the Vatican is only too well aware.

  5. Here I sit,
    broken-hearted,
    paid my dime.
    and only got videotaped producing some evidence for Creation Science by some whack-a-loon a spycam.

  6. Phil Jones

    Is your irony meter calibrated, and have the overload cutouts been set? Here’s an image that was tweeted to #herohaters from the religious-right rally against the proposed Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO, Sunday, May 18), reported at TFN Insider: https://twitter.com/KrisBanks/status/468163112286568448/photo/1