Married Pastor Stole $60,000 From Church, Police Say — May Have Spent Some On Gay Sex Sites – Cops Caught Him Having Sex in Van

Pastor Stole $60,000 From Church, Police Say — May Have Spent Some On Gay Sex Sites  – Cops Caught Him Having Sex in Van

Now, I do know of some Christians who I respect, who run services for Christian women who are in abusive Christian marriages, and they believe in “be equally yoked” (that Christians should only marry or remarry other Christians), but I have to respectfully at this time in my life part company with them on that particular matter.

There are so many Christian men (whether they are “real” Christians or false converts is a moot argument) who are abusive, there is little difference if you marry (or remarry) a Christian or a NonChristian. I think the most important criteria is if the guy treats you well

One of the sites below has a screen capture of this pastor’s online dating profile – on his profile, he states that he is MARRIED.

(I assume he’s married to a woman; the sites don’t specify, but as most churches would likely not hire a married homosexual preacher, I’m guessing he’s married to a woman.)

This, of course, blows the evangelical, Reformed, and Baptist notion out of the water that marriage is a required life stage to make a person more godly, sexually pure, and mature.

These articles say that this guy is 44 years old, but based on the photos of him they have on their sites, he looks more like 64 or older. So I am not buying that this guy is 40-something.

(Link): Kingsport pastor charged with felony theft from church

(Link):  Pastor accused of stealing money from church

Excerpts:

  • A Sullivan County Grand Jury indicted 44-year-old Boyd Holder of theft over $60,000 and money laundering.
  • …Investigators … found “Holder had siphoned in excess of $60,000 of church funds for his own personal use or gain.”
  • One of the witnesses on the court presentment is listed as “Online Buddies,” which is a gay Web site.

(Link):  Pastor Stole $60,000 From Church, Police Say — May Have Spent Some On Gay Sex Sites  – Cops Caught Him Having Sex in Van

  • Boyd Holder, the 44-year-old pastor of Victory Apostolic Church in Kingsport, Tennessee, found himself in big trouble this week. On Wednesday, the man of the cloth was indicted by a grand jury and charged with stealing more than $60,000 from his church. As if that wasn’t bad enough, Holder was also slapped with a money laundering indictment.
  • …Through his attorney, Holder has denied any wrongdoing — even in connection with an incident last December when, according to police, Holder was caught having sex with a man in a van owned by the church, parked in a lot behind a vacant building.

  • Several of his parishoners learned of the incident and demanded that Holder resign at that time. But Holder maintained that the whole thing was just a misunderstanding and that he was simply meeting with the other, younger man “to talk about the faith.”
  • “Just as soon as we had parked, this police officer came up behind us and acted like all of this was going on,” Holder told TV station WJHL back in January.
  • …Police determined that no criminal activity was involved, and Holder refused to step down from his pastor’s position.
  • But in February, prosecutors say, parishioners began to complain of financial improprieties and that, according to former Victory Apostolic Church board member Lyle Kincheloe, Holder had consolidated his power over the church’s administration and “taken control to the treasury himself.”
  • Kicheloe told the Times News that he had been “kicked out” of the church, along with several others who demanded that Holder explain what happened to the church funds, only to be told by Holder that it was “none of your business.”
  • But enterprising reporters at WHJL found the following online profile on a dating site, with an image that looks suspiciously like Holder’s church publicity photo.
  • …The list of witnesses before the grand jury that ultimately indicted Boyd Holder includes representatives of the site Online Buddies, which advertises itself as “the world’s largest gay brand,” as well as another dating site, Farmers Only.

Good-bye, equally yoked teaching!

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s