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kweerwolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:34 AM
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Homo-bigot pastor that offered a BJ to an undercover male cop resigns
Edited on Sat Jan-07-06 11:35 AM by kweerwolf
Anti-gay pastor Lonnie Latham has stepped down as minister of his church, following his arrest for "pastoring to police"... er, offering up a blow job to a cop in a notorious pick-up area in Oklahoma City. Here is the statement from South Tulsa Baptist Church.



He also resigned from the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma and the Southern Baptist Convention.

In his official letter of resignation to the BGCO, he only cited personal reasons for his decision to resign.

We are deeply saddened by the recent events regarding Lonnie. We continue to be concerned for South Tulsa Baptist Church and the Latham family. We pray Lonnie will find healing and restoration as he seeks help for the issues he faces, said Heidi B. Wilburn, spokeswoman for the BGCO. Lonnies resignation has been accepted without the BGCO Board of Directors having to take initiative regarding the matter. Lonnie also indicated he has resigned from the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention.

http://www.pamspaulding.com/weblog/2006/01/homo-bigot-p...

Say it ain't so! How's Lonnie gonna keep up the payments on that 2005 Mercedes that got impounded when he was busted for offering to get down on his knees and "minister" to the undercover cop? Guess he'll have to start up one of those "ex-gay" programs to supplement his income now.
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:40 AM
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1. LOL
And his picture is gone from their Web site http://www.southtulsabaptist.org/About/Staff.asp

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Gatchaman Donating Member (944 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:45 AM
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2. Love the freeper quotes in the link
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ronnykmarshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 12:49 PM
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14. Their are classic.
I love the "he was set up" ones. One of them said that the cop was a democrat! :rofl:
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Coyote_Bandit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:45 AM
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3. Local TV news here in Tulsa
reported that the deacons in his church had removed him from his position as pastor pending "reconcilliation" - before the good reverend chose to resign. In other words, he didn't have a choice. The deacons are the governing board.

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ayeshahaqqiqa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:47 AM
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4. I really feel sorry for his family
I think they are innocent victims in this.

What would be really nice is if this guy or one like him faced up to the truth about who they are, accepted it, and then began a ministry based on tolerance, acceptance, and a celebration of the diversity of humankind.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 08:57 PM
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7. Mel White started a ministy based on those things
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noamnety Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 10:25 AM
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10. I don't
I don't feel sorry for them, unless they spoke out against his homophobic ramblings prior to this incident. If they supported his hate-filled agenda, I don't view them as innocent.
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Jella Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 09:38 AM
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13. I don't either
their embarrassment pales in comparison to the hurt and misunderstanding they allowed against gay folks for far too long.
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reality based Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 11:48 AM
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5. Ah, Lonnie, we hardly knew ya!
I'm sure there'll be other hypocrites to take your place.
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davidinalameda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-06 08:55 PM
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6. not attractive
no wonder he has to pay for it
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TaleWgnDg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 01:07 AM
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8. Oh, but, Lonnie, you protest too much! What would Freud say? n/t
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NMMNG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 04:21 AM
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9. They all have huge skeletons in their closets
Not all of them are gay I'm sure, but they aren't as holy as they all try to make themselves out to be. Scratch beneath the veneers and I could pretty much guarantee you'd find all sorts of "sin". Stinking hypocrites is what they are.
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 03:54 PM
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11. Check-out his Wikipedia entry
Lonnie Latham
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lonnie_Latham
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-08-06 04:20 PM
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SushiFan Donating Member (309 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-10-06 08:27 PM
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15. Good riddance to bad gay rubbish. And don't come back! --nt
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