I am a big fan of judging people by what they do. The same holds true for organizations, movements, and religions. Judge this: In the past week, four Florida pastors were arrested for sexually abusing minors. I can’t help but come to the conclusion that something is wrong down in Florida. Is this what Christian morality has come to? The wide scale abuse of children by the very men charged with teaching the faith?
- Pastor Arnold Mathis – charged with sexual battery of a child. Mathis worked at Saint City Power and Praise Ministries in Winterhaven.
- Youth pastor Edward Demoreta – charged with lewd battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Demoreta works at First Assembly of God church
- Youth pastor Ricard Navarro - charged with lewd battery on a victim between the ages of 12 and 15 years old. Navarro and Demoreta allegedly shared the same victim. Navarro worked at First Assembly of God church
- Youth pastor Darryl Leonard Taylor - charged with a slew of lewd molestation charges. Taylor works at Born Again Church of God in Christ.
It is discussing. I’m waiting for national religious leaders to comment on the story. So far it has been silence.