In what may be the biggest shock of the year, a devout executive committee member, Lonnie Latham of the Southern Baptist Convention, was arrested for propositioning a male police officer who was working undercover as a prostitute in the parking lot of Oklahoma City’s Habana Inn. What’s more, the pastor has spoken out against homosexuality and same-sex marriage. We are so completely shocked we can hardly stand it.
Latham is one of four Southern Baptist Convention executive committee members from Oklahoma. He spoke out last year against a measure, ultimately approved by voters, to expand tribal gaming. He has also spoken out against same-sex marriage and in support of a Southern Baptist Convention directive urging its 42,000 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.”
What we don’t understand is how many of these jokers have to get caught doing this kind of crap before actual religious people catch onto their bull? We don’t know the answer to that but what we do know is that, now with all the “press,” that Habana Inn is going to be booked up with evangelicals and Baptists ten ways ‘til Sunday.
Southern Baptist leader arrested for soliticing policeman [Washington Blade]