Saturday, March 03, 2012

This week in hypocrisy

I’ve been too busy these past few weeks to do my normal story for each nasty pastor who finds his way into my inbox. I collected them instead.

Former pastor Derrick Trevor Griffen was sentenced to life in prison for murder. He murdered the lover of his ex-wife in a drive-by-shooting.

Former pastor Cornelius Taylor was convicted on eight counts of sexual assault on a minor. He raped a 16-year-old girl that was living with him repeatedly for over two years.

Former pastor Anthony Michael Adinolfi is working out a plea deal on charges that he solicited the statutory rape of a 16-year-old girl via text messages. Andinolfi was the pastor at The Church of Jesus Christ, 3300 Bloomingdale Road, Kingsport.

Reverend Ronald House was indicted on charges of obstruction of justice. House allegedly took kickbacks from convicted criminals in return for lenient sentences.

Former pastor and Wheaton College professor Donald Ratcliff, was arrested for possession of child pornography. The 60 year old Christian allegedly had pornographic photos and videos in his possession.

Pastor Tyrone D. Gordon faces a civil suit alleging he groped a man during visits to the pastor’s office. A second man had filed charges alleged Gordon of coercing men into sex acts. Did I mention that Gordon is a pastor?

Former pastor Tom Daniels for sentenced to 158 years in prison for raping girls aged 5 to 8. Daniels was a pastor for the Frist Baptist Church in Rio Linda.

A volunteer youth ministry worker named Jordan Roseboom faces five counts of child molestation. His victims were boys younger than age 14 and attended Rock Point Baptist Church in Crawfordsville.

A youth group worker named Kenneth Allen Johnson stands charged with three counts of assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature for the alleged molestation of a 14-year-old boy in 1985. The victim attended Hampton Park Baptist church at the time of the molestation.

Pastor Gregory L. Goner stands accused of enriching himself at the public’s expense. He allegedly misappropriated up to $800,000. Apparently, Goner liked Cadillacs. Goner is the pastor of Spirit Governed Baptist Church in Milwaukee.

Pastor Clavon Leonard stands accused of spiritual, physical and sexual abuse by six former staff members. Leonard is the pastor of the Church of Philadelphia in Charlotte’s Hidden Valley neighborhood. Some former members suggest that the church is actually a cult.