Skip to comments.Tulsa Pastor Arrested In OKC On Lewdness Charge
Posted on 01/04/2006 4:32:56 PM PST by apoc
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If he did it, he knew very well what he was doing, and he needs to confess it and repent...not claim to be "pastoring". The "help" he needs can only come after that.
And the latest....
Pastor Accused Of Lewdness Resigns From Convention
OKLAHOMA CITY -- A Tulsa pastor arrested on suspicion of lewd behavior in Oklahoma City on Tuesday for allegedly propositioning a plainclothes policeman has resigned from a major state religious organization.
Officials said the Rev. Lonnie Latham notified the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma that he was resigning from the BGCO Board of Directors effective immediately.
This resignation follows his recent resignation at the South Tulsa Baptist Church. 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.
Police said the Rev. Lonnie Latham was arrested Tuesday night in a motel parking lot after soliciting a plainclothes officer who was investigating an area where there have been complaints of male prostitutes.
Latham was a pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church and had been on the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has spoken out in the past against homosexuality and same-sex marriage.
After posting bond, Latham told an Oklahoma City television station that he was set up and was in the area ministering to people.
The media in Tulsa have pretty much buried the story under pressure from--ahem--embarrassed people. But the guy from johntv is not about to let the story die http://www.johntv.com/. A local conservative talkshow host started reporting the updated letter> He said later into the show that he was getting private e-mails and phone calls to stop beating a dead horse. In other words, shut up.
Why? Latham and his congregation have connections. Big connections. And connections get embarrassed. Anyways, here's an update. Latham was guilty afterall but still refuses to publicly apologize to the police.
he kinds of looks like that guy in "My Favorite Martian", Uncle Martin...
ahem...you mean the guy that played Mr. Hand
...in Fast Times At Ridgemont High.
Freud would have a field day.
Thanks for the update. I haven't heard, but I certainly hope the SBC has had the good sense to do the right thing and remove him from whatever position he held. And I hope the guy pays for his crime as anyone else would, and gets help.
I was wrong. But the gay mafia is real and I wouldn't put it past them to set someone up and make it appear as though it was the person who solicited when they really didn't. Especially because of his church position.
That being said, there are hypocrits from all walks of life and he apparently is one. Good thing he knows the One who can help forgive and help him if he truly seeks it.
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