Thursday, September 25, 2008

Another Preacher Gone Wrong

Here we go again.

The 74-year-old founder and leader of Tony Alamo Christian Ministries was arrested without incident at 2:45 p.m. (4:45 p.m. ET) as he was departing the Little America Hotel with his wife, said Manuel Johnson, spokesman for the FBI in Phoenix, Arizona.

Alamo was charged under a federal statute with having knowingly transported a minor across state lines with the intent to engage in sexual activity, Johnson said.

Even by the standards of the the profession, he's been an odd character.

When his wife died of cancer, Alamo claimed that she would be resurrected and kept her body on display for six months while their followers prayed.

For a time, his elaborately painted denim jackets were a must-have in Hollywood, but sales contributed to tax problems that landed him in prison for four years in the 1990s.

On Saturday, he had said that for girls having sex, "consent is puberty."


Anonymous said...

Make the man go to jail and stay there for the rest of his life. Sexual preditors have no right to see the light of day. If one sexually abuses chilldren one should be confined to live in hole. I do not like the Christian religion due to its hypocracy and non-acceptance of those who are different. But what is worse is when a Con-Artist uses religion especailly the Christian Religion, to seduce, sexually abuse, and defraud those who believe in it. Indigents that hide behind the vail of religion for their disgusting actions and prejudiced conceptions should have never been put on this Earth. ( I do not dislike all Christians, just some that have distasteful and resrespectful actions and preach of betterment but are 2 face in their actions.)

Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty?