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Thursday, January 5, 2006


Posted by on January 5 at 10:32 AM

A high-profile homophobe was arrested forócan you guess?

An executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge for propositioning a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel, police said. Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. Latham was released on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon…. When he left jail, he said: “I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”

…The arrest took place in the parking lot of the Habana Inn, which is in an area where the public has complained about male prostitutes flagging down cars, Becker said. The plainclothes officers was investigating these complaints.

The lewdness charge carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and a $2,500 fine.

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 a coincidence: I was doing a little pastoring myself last night.

(Confidential to *: Yes, darling, this story already appeared on Americablog, but I got the link from my pal Rex Wockner in my mailbox this AM.)

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I saw this last night, and it made me feel all warm inside. I'm pretty sure the warmth wasn't a result of anyone pastoring to me, but I have no proof of that. And I may go re-post it on my blog, just to get some angry traffic from *.

Hmm, do you think we can expand the English definition of "pastoring," a la "santorum"?

Perhaps we should let Pastor Latham and the rest of his staff know we are
praying for his "recovery".

I think the definition of pastoring
is the excess saliva produced during
highly charged fellatio.

Actually, I was thinking of a "pastoring" definition following the implication in Dan's original post (below the quote). Something like:

  • gerund synonym for fellatio, or
  • the act or practice of a male engaging in sex acts with another male

Or maybe diverging a little from Dan's intent:

  • the act or practice of a male soliciting other men for sex acts, or
  • the act or practice of a male inadvertently soliciting an undercover cop while seeking a male prostitute, or
  • the act or practice of a religious leader soliciting police officers as clients for sex therapy

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