Saturday, July 04, 2009

Two victims and counting

Baptist Pastor Gordon Lunceford stands accused of six counts of 3rd degree rapes, one count of first degree sexual abuse, five counts of third degree sodomy, and one count of second degree sexual abuse. The victims were two children.

Pastor Lunceford has been a serial youth pastor for a long time. Moving from church to church and job to job as the years rolled by. The current charges stem early 1990s. How many other victims are there? I hope zero, but something tells me this story is just beginning.

I love the way his latest church distanced themselves from Lunceford.

The Rev. Bill Fort, pastor of First Baptist Church on the Eastern Bypass in Richmond, said Lunceford was interim youth director “for a very short time” about two years ago.

Nope, nothing happened here. No need to question our kids. Nope, we’re Baptists. Nothing like this could ever happen at a Baptist church.

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