Saturday, June 12, 2010

Not so faithful and true

Pastor Shelly Hall of Faithful and True Ministry, was arrested for stalking a homeless woman in Lake County, Fla. The alleged victim is in protective custody.

An affidavit from the Groveland Police Department says Jordan lived at the Faithful and True Ministry Shelter for Women and Children for most of May. That's where she said Pastor Hall would corner her into rooms alone and come into her room as she was changing clothes for work; it even carried over to church fundraisers and the public library.

Here is the scam. Christian charities form around service to the homeless. Once the homeless are dependent on the services, an unscrupulous pastor demands favors in exchange for what are now vital services. Predatory pastors know the women are  faced with a choice between food and shelter or the streets, they press their advantage. Can you guess who wins?

If this charge is true, I hope Hall does some hard time.