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Those Who Can't Do, Preach?
Yes, another "prominent anti-gay minister" has been booked on a sex charge:

It was reported yesterday, Thursday, Jan. 5, that Rev. Lonnie Latham, a member of the executive committee of the Southern Baptist Convention and senior pastor of the South Tulsa First Baptist Church, was arrested for offering to engage in "an act of lewdness" with a male undercover police officer.

The incident occurred at the Habana Inn in Oklahoma City, which describes itself as, "the Southwest's Largest Gay Resort." Rev. Latham denied the charges to reporters as he left the Oklahoma County jail and claimed, "I was set up. I was in the area pastoring..." This isn't the first time he's been in the area, having received a traffic violation there a few years back.

Rev. Latham has been an outspoken opponent of equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. And, of course, in recent years the Southern Baptist Convention -- the nation's largest Protestant denomination -- has become increasingly homophobic and aligned itself with the worst elements of the far right in working to stop marriage equality for gay people. Rev. Latham supported a directive urging its churches 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.'"

Yeah, like I can become homosexual if I just close my eyes, click my heels together three times, and think nasty thoughts about Dorothy.

But, here is Lucy, in a pensive moment, staring into the Appalachian quilt and trying to convince herself she's hungry for a nice, big spinach salad, not an entire pack of hacked-up Snausages. Well, truth be told, she does like peas and carrots -- but it seems I'll never be able to tear the little bitch away from those pressed meat sticks!

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UPDATE: Latham has since resigned.

Posted by aalkon at January 10, 2006 9:51 AM

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he's just following sun tzu's advice and getting to know his enemy... in the biblical sense.

Posted by: g*mart at January 10, 2006 11:13 PM

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