Sunday, July 12, 2015

Chronicles of Hypocrisy #9

The day started with a link to the Burden case, what followed was more hypocrisy.

Baptist music pastor Craig Burden, 28, was arrested and stands accused of voyeurism. The actual charge reads, vicarious sexual gratification involving a victim younger than 14. Burden worked at Calvary Baptist Churchin West Lafayette, Indiana. The church fired him after the charges surface.

This case is a good example of a church erasing its history. The church fired its youth pastor and removed all evidence of his existence from its website as soon as the allegations became public. The church, in a marketing effort, worked to present its best face to the public while hiding its past sins. This may be a good strategy for selling a product, but for a church I would expect love, forgiveness and healing as its focus. Instead, at least outwardly, they cleanse with fire.

I found pastor Robert Lozenge via the pastor Craig Burden case noted about. Lozenge was sentenced to four years in prison for voyeurism in the same community as Burden. Lozenge recorded woman and girls using the toilet in a bathroom at Sunrise Christian Reformed Church in Lafayette, In. I don’t know… perhaps voyeurism is an Indiana thing?

Pastor Alexander Nealy was arrested for cargo theft (video). Nearly worked as a driver from SalSon Logistics and is accused stealing from deliveries meant for department stores.

Nealy is an idiot. He called the local sheriff when somebody stole his ill-gotten gains from his personal storage unit. Nearly is a former cop and also the pastor of Bay City Refuse Worldwide Ministries in Tampa, Fl. You can see him preach his lies here.

Pastor John Aubrey Pinkston was found guilty of molesting two young girls at his church. He was sentenced to serve 10 years in prison. Yikes! What happens to a 78-year-old pedophile pastor in prison? Pinks ton was the unrepentant pastor of the Congregation of God Seventh Day, in Kennesaw, Ga.

And now for a blast from the Toronto’s past thanks to a dedicated reader. In 1994, Presbyterian pastor Patrick Kerr was sentenced to three years in prison for molesting three brothers. My favorite line from the story, “Despite the conviction, members of Kerr’s Hillview Presbyterian Church, offered support.

Link to Chronicles of Hypocrisy #8