Sunday, June 20, 2010

The needle and the damage done

How many of you have known a heroin addict? I’ve known a few. The drug is insidious. There are worse drugs, but few rival it for its long-term hooks. Users cannot get away from it. People who sell it, well lets just say, I have no respect for them. If a pastor were to sell heroin, that would be evil.

Robert Lee McQueen, a pastor at the Burning Bush Missionary Church and the owner of McQ Bail Bonds, was convicted Thursday after a four-day trial.

McQueen was convicted of one count of conspiring to distribute 100 grams or more of heroin, three counts of aiding and abetting the distribution of heroin, and two counts of distribution of heroin. He was also found guilty of possession of a firearm.

Think about it. The ideal of a Christian pastor contrasted with the imperfection of a convicted drug dealer. How does one get from serving people to preying on them? It blows this non-believer’s mind.

Heroin is evil. I know. Neal Young says it best.