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Homo-bigot pastor busted for propositioning undercover male cop

That’s Latham in both shots, folks: “I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”

What kind of pastoral counseling is offering up a blow job?

Russ, I think we have a new, high-level entry for our Conservative Values MonitorLonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa (OK) Baptist Church, and an executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention.

This stuff is just too good to be true; the hypocrisy never f*cking ends, does it, Blenders? (KOCO 5):

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.

Calls to Latham at his church were not immediately returned Wednesday.

The arrest took place in the parking lot of the Habana Inn, which is in an area where the public has complained about male prostitutes flagging down cars, Becker said. The plainclothes officers was investigating these complaints.

…He has also spoken out against same-sex marriage and in support of a Southern Baptist Convention directive urging its 42,000 churches to befriend gays and lesbians and try to convince them that they can become heterosexual “if they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and reject their ‘sinful, destructive lifestyle.”‘

PageOneQ gets a cookie for its headline on this story: “Tulsa pastor arrested; Tried to ‘lay hands‘”

Hat tip to Anne of Seven Days.


While I’m at it, Russ we have yet another pastor to add to the CVM tonight, though this amoral clown is not nearly as colorful as Latham.

United Methodist pastor (and mayor of the wingnut base of Lynchburg, VA) Carl Hutcherson has been indicted on a laundry list of charges, including Social Security fraud, mail fraud, lying to federal investigators, and obstruction of justice.

Do you think Hutcherson dropped to his knees every night and thanked Jeebus for not getting caught while he ripped people off?

The seven-count indictment alleges that, among other things, Lynchburg mayor Carl Hutcherson stole money from Social Security disability benefits recipients who had entrusted him with managing their finances.

Hutcherson has since stepped down as pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Lynchburg. U.S. Attorney John Brownlee says the former church leader preyed on his community’s most vulnerable citizens.

He was using their money to go to banquets. He was using their money to buy stereos,” Brownlee notes. “In fact, the grand jury has also charged that he had one victim buy a life insurance policy. This victim was paying for it, and yet he made the mayor, personally, the beneficiary. And our evidence is that the mayor set all that up.”

The U.S. Attorney has declined to reveal who tipped federal investigators off regarding Hutcherson’s suspicious conduct. However, the Department of Justice prosecutor did note that when Bank of James officials confronted the mayor about his alleged illegal activities, the local political leader and pastor lied to them and later lied to federal officials as well.

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