Skip to comments.Preacher Convicted of Killing Wife, Freezing Body
Posted on 04/09/2010 8:18:45 PM PDT by SteelfishEdited on 04/09/2010 8:29:33 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
MOBILE, Ala. (AP) -- An Alabama evangelist who terrorized his family while impressing audiences at revivals was convicted Friday of murdering his wife and storing her body in a freezer for years.
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They were both cold hearted in the end!
“You’re right. This thing really does stop snoring!”
A TV Movie for sure
Yet a prosecutor told jurors that Anthony Hopkins terrorized his wife and young children, isolated them and used the Bible to manipulate them.
Sorry, but there is always responsibility for those being manipulated unless they are as dumb as dirt.”
<MY Apologies if I got your statement wrong. Maybe you got YOUR nose in the dirt.
Don’t you realize there are millions of DEAD people around the world because of SCUMBAGS that HIDE behind the skirts of the church????
It seems Like every SINNER goes to church and it does not help the church when THOSE sinners act against THE Church for their personal gain.
Every Minute there is a person who will violate his/HER family or friends just to get ahead no matter what. I guess that is the kind of person this Anthony Hopkins is.
Unless you can prove otherwise. We’d like to know here on FR.
Sorry Nothing Personal.
I am not for or against the church.
Since you seemed to want to make this an issue with everyone, I will oblige in kind.
My apologies to you,
I did not want this to be an issue with “ALL”.
Maybe his wife was a scumbag, who knows.
But This Reverend was wrong in how he killed her and makes the church look bad, although people make the church look bad on it’s own.
I guess We will have to see how it goes in court. I guess there’s going to be plenty of time for that.
I apologize for copying “All”. I guess i shouldn’t have, I didn’t know you were going to be offended.
But I don’t agree with you calling people that “fell” in this Reverend Hopkins situation of “Low IQ”.
Calling People “low IQ” without knowing the situation is now quite right.
Thanks for writing back
Hey I apologize for giving you a hard time.
What are you doing up so late anyways?
Are you still awake?
I’m just up cruising through FR.
Sorry for the typos it’s half dark in here.
That eyebrows-raised look of either nonchalance or bemusement appears on your typical druggie/socio/psycopath’s mugshot.
Of course, the socio/psychopath has a talent for finding precisely that kind. Not necessarily "dumb as dirt," but with deficits of self-esteem, and surpluses of emotional neediness and a generous helping of gullibility.
Well, all right then: Dumb as dirt.
See my comment #34. I wasn’t commenting on what “tiki” **said**, but on what “tiki” **meant**.
Six of the children who lived with the couple have been sent to live with in Georgia with Arletha Hopkins' stepmother Mary Best, who commended the jury.
''They saw the same thing I did because it didn't take them long to convict him,'' she said after the verdict.
Given the comment of the stepmother, I'd suspect the wife might have had some sort of falling out w/ her folks over her 'loving husband.' But still--the woman is missing for four years and nobody apparently noticed. Sad, really sad.
No, actually I was, once again pointing out the absurdity of blaming celebacy for the evil deeds of anyone. If marriage stopped evil then no married person would ever commit a crime, especially a sex crime.
Yeah, whatever. You’re talking about celibate priests — which are found in your particular denomination. This story wasn’t about the Roman Catholic Church, and yet you had to use this story to defend your denomination. Again, so often Roman Catholics are more concerned about promoting and defending their denomination, rather than promoting Christ.
Catholics are more concerned about promoting and defending their denomination, rather than promoting Christ.
Catholics are not a “denimination” of Christianity....they, and they alone ARE Christianity. Christ founded only one church and for 1500 years she did just fine until the protestant revolt resulted in 20,000 or so denominations....all of which may be good, but are sadly incomplete
“He didnt belong to a denomination.”
Just like Obammy!
Thank you for making your convictions clear for all to see: that it’s insufficient to follow Jesus as His Apostles did, and that it’s necessary to belong to your particular church.
Of course, such a conviction is false. We are saved and adopted into the family of God through repentance and faith in Jesus. All those who have been thus adopted are member of His Church. As an Evangelical, I am not “sadly incomplete” — I am indeed “complete” in Christ.
I owe you an apology! I review my posts periodically and somehow overlooked this one. I just wanted to thank you for the link and you are right, he was nothing more than a drifter. Of course the MSM is so quick to write an article that ‘implies’ he was evangelical. Is it intentional or just ignorance? I lean toward intentional.
anyway thanks for providing further information.
I so have to agree with you . I believe this is intentional attempt at smearing evangelical Christians. The media it seems is going way out of it’s way these day to do so.
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