I like to do these articles when I’ve collected at least five cases. It started this morning with one case, that of youth pastor Cameron Patterson, the others fell into place quickly.
Rev. Kenneth Chatmon was arrested for trespassing at his own church. His church had dismissed him after they learned of a previous arrested for stealing copper and then questioned his qualifications as a pastor. Chatmon was briefly the pastor at Greater Greenhill Baptist Church No 2, in Marshall, Tx.
HIV positive Pastor George Ferguson pleaded no-contest to lewd behavior in a case linked to the sexual abuse of a mentally challenged minor. The original charges included first degree kidnapping and attempting to transmit the AIDS virus. The reduced charges remove the sexual abuse allegation, which is a travesty. What are thinking? Ferguson is the pastor of Freedom of Praise Ministries in Pahrump, Nevada.
Baptist youth pastor Cameron Patterson, 26, was arrested on two counts of child molestation although one victim claims to have been abused hundreds of times. Peterson allegedly apologized to his victims by email. Peterson worked at Ballwin Baptist Church in Lake St. Louis, Mo. I should also note that Patterson’s case follows the typical youth pastor abuse pattern. A young youth pastor, typically 22 to 28 abuses a young girl or girls, age 13 to 15. The most common scenario is 28 and 14.
Executive coordinator of The Potter’s House, Leroy Lowe, was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault of a child by one in a position of trust and sexual exploitation of a child and child enticement. Lowe allegedly abused a 17-year-old girl who was a member of the church. I love this line… the church cut his salary after leaning of abuse allegation. So, the message is that the church will not pay Lowe as much to abuse others? To be fair, they did ban him from the property and eventually fired him. The Potter’s House is located in Denver. Co.
Link to Chronicles of Hypocrisy #7