Monday, July 25, 2011

Pastor Donald Lockhart arrested

What kind of scam is pastor Donald Lockhart running? I came to this story because of an allegation of rape. I stayed with it because of its wacky back story.Lockhart allegedly raped a 30-year-old woman on the grounds of his “church”.  He counter claims that the city of Fresno is retaliating against him for trying to build a homeless shelter and that the rape charges are fabricated.

The charges are significant. The authorities are worried about other victims among the homeless population Lockhart is purported to serve.

…Lockhart was arrested Wednesday at a house in the 200 block of South Barton Avenue on suspicion of rape, false imprisonment, forced oral copulation and attempted rape.

Read more: Fresno pastor accused of sex crimes

Lockhart claims the charges are trumped up. We will have to wait for the results of the rape kit to peel back the onion on this case. I’m not worried though. I think we will find an exactly what we expect to find. Rape.

The picture is murky. A Lockhart took a $200,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development in 2004, and then he failed to build a habitable building. From the looks of his effort, he has a shell of a house and nothing more. I wonder what happen to the cash? He does not seem to have a source of income beyond his church/business. I’m guessing he ran out of cash and was not able to complete the project. When he asked for donations, people saw him for what he was and said no. He started to sue in an attempt to hide from responsibility for his mistakes. Then he shot at a tenant… but that’s a different story.

Why do pastors try to make a living from their church?  It’s a built-in conflict of interest. The more they reach for the cash, the more they resemble the legalistic Pharisees from the bible. To serve in the roll of a pastor has fallen from the pinnacle excellence that once was its hallmark, to pigs feeding from a trough. Anyone can be a pastor. Anyone can run a church business. Anyone can rape the people they are trying to serve. It’s a complete corruption of the message. We see it best in people like Lockhart, but others are tainted as well. Any pastor who earns her living by standing in front of her flock is suspect. I’d rather listen to a pastor who takes care of her family via a regular job, and then leads her church on Sunday. Oh, and it would help if she were formally educated in a damn good University too.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is a scam artist.

Anonymous said...

He takes money from women with kids that dont have any where to go.

Anonymous said...

You people are so ignorant of the facts here, its rediculous.Yet you pass judgement. The work of a true pharasee.

Anonymous said...

What do you have to say now? These charges are all being dropped and/or proven false. AFTER you have lynched a negro publicly. How can you fix it?

Anonymous said...

Just as I thought. You have such deep pius thoughts about an innocent man, but no guts to say I'm sorry, I was wrong about him. Some deep thoughts. Keep them to yourself next time.

JohnnyCrystal Rosales said...

Hi im Crystal Trujillo and i need to talk to some about this man don lockheart contact me Rosalescj7@gmail.com please leave me a contact number to call someone about this man thank u an God Bless

Anonymous said...

Guess up he is a rapes a lier a devil and one thing the women he rape was not the only one or may not be the last may god bless everyone cut they just let a rapes go crazy and sad why would somebody lie I don't thing she lying but may god bless her and her family

Unknown said...

Hello crystal can u plz email me about this devil man Mr lockhart dm615774@gmail.com thank u

Stephanie Quinonez said...

Owe Mister lockhart is up n back at it once again.. Dis man is nothing but a worthless piece of shit And I ain't even going to try and sugar coat a dam thing to make him look like a money hungry monster pill poping animal Who is back at his scummy pathetic ways. N e one who defends this perv is just as gulity as him. I've have seen Him do the most to innocent people how was n need As well he has done it to me and my family n I'm not talking bout taking a few hundred he took all of are saving we had saved for a down payment towards to buy are are home. Look up on Fresno bee Gonzales central community development church 2009

Stephanie Quinonez said...

Owe Mister lockhart is up n back at it once again.. Dis man is nothing but a worthless piece of shit And I ain't even going to try and sugar coat a dam thing to make him look like a money hungry monster pill poping animal Who is back at his scummy pathetic ways. N e one who defends this perv is just as gulity as him. I've have seen Him do the most to innocent people how was n need As well he has done it to me and my family n I'm not talking bout taking a few hundred he took all of are saving we had saved for a down payment towards to buy are are home. Look up on Fresno bee Gonzales central community development church 2009

Anonymous said...

He did it to me promise me and studio that wasn't livable when I gave him 495 dollars in cash for deposit and after he demand 495 for rent when after I told him I was homeless he won't refund my money back. That was all my money and I have 3 kid's and he took from me. Instead trying to help me.. #47onyourside I will get my money back and I advise any other victims out there need to come forward