Thursday, January 5, 2006

Just another phony christian...

Local news from KOCO, Okie City:

An executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge for propositioning a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel, police said.

Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. Latham was released on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.

Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex. Latham was arrested and his 2005 Mercedes automobile was impounded, Becker said.

I don't care if the guy wants to stick his dick in a woodchipper, and I'm not a huge fan of the cops setting up John stings. I'm a supporter of legalized prostitution, but that's for another time.

What this article shows, on the surface, is just one more example of a supposed christian saying one thing and doing another. I think we're kinda used to that. No big deal, other than it's fun when they get caught at it.

What gets me is the last sentence of the quote. Therein lies the real hypocrisy. It shows the true nature of the phony christians.

What's a "man of God" doing riding around in a '05 Mercedes? If he were truly a "shepherd to his flock" he'd be driving a ten-year-old pickup* filled with food and clothing for the less fortunate among God's children, purchased with the money he gave the M-B salesman. Apparently, he doesn't have any "less fortunate" parishioners of his own if they donated enough to get that ride, but I'm sure he could find some.

I don't think much of the Southern Baptist Convention either. Money, power, subjugation of women, homobigotry, and political influence ain't really in line with the Beatitudes. Buncha fuckin' phony poseur con men.

When these guys finally appear at the Pearly Gates, and St. Peter hands 'em an asbestos thong, grins, and points to the elevator, maybe they'll get the message.


Just as an aside, my local pastor, Father Francisco, drives a Subaru that truly demonstrates the power of prayer. That old rattletrap has every mechanic in town praying for it. Ha!

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