Wednesday, August 11, 2010

It’s only an accusation

Pastor Timothy Jackson was accused of molesting a 13-year-old boy who attended what used to be the Apostolic Overcoming Holy Church of God in Detroit. I say “used to be” because the church burned down a few days after the accusation. Coincidence? I don’t think so. By now I’m only sure of one thing, that just when I think the stories of clergy sexual abuse cannot get worse, they do.

Deacon Eddie Bufford said the family has been faithfully attending the church for more than a decade.

A member of the church, who asked not to be identified, said the entire family, including the teenage girl attended Sunday's Mass, and nothing seemed out of the ordinary.

"Everybody had a Holy Ghost good time…. The little girl was walking through like always," said the anonymous congregant. "Now, all the sudden we hear the pastor molested her?" he added.

I have two questions, What was the value of the fire insurance? And, who was the beneficiary?

The church thinks the fire was revenge for the alleged sexual abuse. I think there may be another explanation, one that is a little more obvious. Let’s see how this one plays out. At least we know the fire was arson.

And what the hell is a “Holy Ghost good time?”