Wednesday, October 13, 2010

He’s continuing to minister

The words haunt me. Pastor Laneer Fisher of the Miracle Church of God in Christ is still preaching, even after being accused of molesting two boys. He was in court recently, and his lawyer had this to say.

"He’s holding up well. He has the support of the church, he has the support of his family and friends and he’s continuing to minister," said Defense Attorney Dirk Goodwald. "As our system states, he is innocent until proven guilty and we are prepared to defend that."

In the majority of churches across America, normal behavior would be to remove the pastor from his leadership role until the situation is resolved. In this case, Laneer is the only pastor of a church that he probably runs as his own business (I’m guessing here, but it looks right.). Of course Fisher would still be preaching – he’s got to pay the bills. But It is not right, and he should know better.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree. To make matters worse he appointed his wife as copastor right before he had to turn himself in. So he could remain incharge and its sad because he destroyed the memory of Pastor Farmstead.