Baptist Reverend “Pastoring to Police” is Caught, Arrested

Lonnie_latham_1It seems that the most vocal homophobes are also often the biggest hypocrites.

Lonnie Latham, a senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was arrested for asking a plainclothes policeman to accompany him to his hotel room for oral sex.

According to the Associated Press, Latham has “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.‘”

Latham was arrested in a parking lot where male hustlers flag down cars, according to police. He was released on $500 bail and briefly spoke to reporters: “I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”

Explain that to the congregation.

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Posted January 5, 2006 at 10:14am ETC by Andy Towle
in Current Affairs