When I read news stories like this one I hear a toilet flushing in my mind. Pastor Robert Burnham was arrested in a prostitution sting (and here). And the new job he just started, the one leading Faith Lutheran Church in Bentonville, I’m pretty sure that’s been flushed down the toilet along with the rest of his career. No worries though, once he hits the sewer he’ll find lots of opportunities among the Baptists.
Robert Burnham works and lives as Pastor Joe Burnham. On December 5th he was installed as pastor of Faith Lutheran Church in Bentonville (cache). He can read all about it on his blog (Cache). In typical form, Burnham took his website down and locked up his Twitter feed. HIs church also took their website down, or more precisely, they made it accessible to members only. Circle the wagon Christians, it’s the only thing you know how to do.
What’s the big deal? Pastor Joe allegedly texted a hooker while leading his Wednesday group at church. It’s just sex. Oh, wait. When you are pastor you are supposed to set a moral example. There should be no cheating on your wife or using hookers to satisfy base sexual needs. So why would he do it? Why would a moral leader flush his career and faith away for cheap sex? I’ll never understand.
Do you hear the sound of a toilet flushing? I sure do. Pastor Joe Burnham, you are a hypocrite.