Thursday, January 5, 2006

He Just Wanted to Lend a Hand...

In the "Do as I say, not as I do" department, Rev. Lonnie Latham, a pastor who has spoken out against homosexuality was arrested after propositioning a male undercover police officer outside a hotel (hat tip to Ian):

As the Rev. Lonnie Latham, 59, left jail Wednesday, he said "I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police."

Latham, a member of the Southern Baptist Convention's executive committee, was arrested Tuesday and charged with offering to engage in an act of lewdness, Capt. Jeffrey Becker said.

Calls to Latham and his South Tulsa Baptist Church were not returned for comment.

Latham has supported a convention directive urging members to befriend gays and lesbians and try to convince them that they can become heterosexual "if they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and reject their 'sinful, destructive lifestyle.'"

The Southern Baptist Convention is the nation's largest Protestant denomination. Messages left for the convention were not returned.

Again, it's always the ones who attack gay and lesbian people who are hiding their sexuality. They hate the fact that gays and lesbians are living wonderful fruitful open lives while they are closeted and hating their very being so they lash out at people they can never be.

Apparently, the guy asked the plainclothes officer to join him in his hotel room for sex. Latham was then arrested and his 2005 Mercedes automobile was impounded. I'm sure Latham was just trying to give the guy a hand.


Ryan Charisma said...


Although I'm happy to hear of these "Christian Activists" are getting what they deserve; I have a small question. Can one really be arrested for asking someone back to thier room for sex? That doesn't seem realistic. No one said anything about offering money in exchange for sex. Why was he arrested? If it's purely a propostion that one can be arrested for, that's an issue.

Anonymous said...

These Straights are going crazy:

Mass. man accused of sex with 15-year-old in Wisconsin.

I think we need to take away their rights, obviously they are a threat to the natural order.

Tyler Dawbin said...

2 things:

1) Do you really know what this man's motives were, if he was ministering or soliciting? I don't know, but you've made the grave assumption that the police had it right, and he was lying to say he was ministering to prostitutes.

2) Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven.

Massachusetts Conservative Christian