Friday, October 17, 2008

Pastor sentenced to 15 years

I typically focus on pastors who sexually abuse their flocks. Pastors commit many other crimes. Take Pastor Neulan Midkiff, who liked to be called by the lofty title of "apostle". Midkiff is a thief. He participated in a scam the bilked 519 people out of $390 million. In retrospect, he feels bad about what he did.

Midkiff, 66, wept as he apologized for his part in the scheme, although he said that he did not realize at the time he was committing fraud.

Of course, he still claims he did not realize he was stealing, which is not exactly the same as admitting your sins. He has 15 years to think about it.

For the record, "Neulan Midkiff was found guilty August 1st of eight counts of mail fraud, eight counts of wire fraud, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, and four counts of failure to file tax returns."

The things people will do for money blow my mind. It is so sad. Where is the vaulted Christian morality in this story?

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