It's the little things that make me smile. Like this story were we find Baptist Pastor Loyce Lester the subject of a protection order after a scuffle at a Detroit school board meeting.
Detroit school board member Marie Thornton was granted a personal protection order Monday against a Detroit pastor after an incident following Thursday's board meeting. Each accused the other of shoving and hurling lewd insults. The order means that the Rev. Loyce Lester, pastor of Original New Grace Baptist Church and chair of the Detroit Public Schools police oversight committee, is barred from board meetings.
"It has been 20 months of females on the board and part of the audience being terrorized by Rev. Loyce Lester," Thornton said Monday.
Source: the Detroit Free Press - Thornton gets order against pastor in spat by Chastity Pratt Dawsey and M.I. Elrick
My favorite line "pastor of the Original New Grace Baptist Church" which is not to be confused with First New Grace Baptist Church over on third, or the Newer Grace Baptist Church over on Elm, the one with the leather pews.
The assertion is that Lester is some kind of aggressive/abusive monster and therefore not a good representative of Christianity. Why would a man with these qualities be allowed to be a pastor let alone be allowed to serve his community? I would love to hear the real story here. Hopefully, somebody will post it in the comments.