One more hypocrite preacher is out of a job.
Seems that Anti-gay pastor Lonnie Latham has stepped down as minister of his church
, following his arrest for "pastoring to police"... er, offering up a blow job to a cop in a notorious pick-up area in Oklahoma City.
Reverend Doctor Latham was, until recently pastor at the South Tulsa Baptist Church
. Church elders issued a statement indicating they "...are deeply saddened
..." about Dr. Latham's recent predicament.
At first, Latham said: "I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police."
Well, he may have been on his knees in a prayerful position.
His actions leading up to his arrest, apparently, is nothing new. According to the famously conservative weblog Free Republic
"Apparently Latham has a history of "pastoring" in the area of the Habanna Inn, the "Southwest's largest gay resort". Public records show that on December 2, 1998, at about 11:30pm, Latham was issued a traffic ticket for "failure to stop for a stop sign" at NW 39th and Frankford. This intersection is only blocks from where Latham was arrested and serves as rear access (no pun intended) to the Habanna Inn."
The folks at Jesus General
have staunchly defended Dr. Latham and rebuked the Baptist Church for abandoning him in his hour of need
Personally, I have no objections as to how a person spends their free time, but it helps if one be honest and consistent about it. Obviously, Dr. Lahtam wasn't and so he has outed himself. All I want to know is: what on Earth
could he possibly have been thinking? As Jimmy Swaggert once said, weeping "Forgive me Jeezus! I have sinned!
Im more ways than one, Mr. Latham. More ways than one.