And now for some local falleness: Trying to make a quick buck:
A 67-year-old Roman Catholic priest was arrested at his Queenstown church mission for allegedly selling baby formula meant to be given free to underprivileged children.
The priest was arrested on Thursday afternoon while allegedly selling the milk to the public, after police and the Eastern Cape health department were alerted to the trade, Daily Dispatch reported on Friday
The newspaper reported that police and department officials set a trap and bought a tin of milk from the church for R35 before the arrest.
Queenstown’s Warrant Officer Namhla Mdleleni said police were investigating.
“We can confirm the arrest of a 67-year-old father from the Roman Catholic Church. He will be charged with dealing and possession of suspected stolen baby formula,” she said.
Police found more than 1400 tins of 400g baby formula packed in a back room of the church mission.
Near them was a cash till with cash in it.
The newspaper quoted one of the customers, Nontsapho Tshaya, saying she was frightened as about five police officers had questioned her.
“I am coming from a village and I didn’t know that this was illegal. Am I to be arrested? I am scared,” she said.
Police did not arrest her but took the milk that she had just bought from the church.
The priest was expected to appear in court soon.
Don’t be dishonest… ever! It’s just not worth it…
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And the complete order of service is here:
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Really worth checking out the comparison.
Priest spent money on male escorts, designer clothes.
I remember his arrest some time back. Here’s the sentence:
A Roman Catholic priest from Waterbury who stole more than $1 million in church money and spent it on male escorts, Armani clothes and nights out at gay bars has been sentenced to three years in prison.
A plea of no contest was entered on behalf of The Rev. Kevin Gray, 65, and he was sentenced on Wednesday to three years of probation.
Gray was accused of stealing the money from Sacred Heart Church. He told his congregation he had cancer, but that was not true. The investigation revealed that he shared a small apartment on New York’s Upper East Side with a man he met in Central Park in 2005. After the apartment was vacated, items left behind included a reproduction of part of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, stuck to the ceiling of the living room, and a poster that seems to be the Virgin Mary.
Gray paid the $2,000 rent each month and would visit for a few days every week,according to court records.
The plea means he didn’t admit guilt, but a conviction for first-degree larceny was entered on his record, the Republican-American reports. The plea also allows Gray to deny the charge if there is a civil suit.
Gray won’t have to pay back the money because the Diocese of Hartford did not ask for restitution, prosecutors said.
Gray’s attorney called many of the charges against his client overblown.
Overblown or not, he is guilty of stealing from the Lord! But what I can’t figure out (reading the above news): is he going to prison for a three year sentence or is it ‘probation’?
This is despicable. Here’s the video [Warning: nudity and vulgar language]:
The whole report apparently including blurred out pics of a “gay Jesus” showing his private parts to the crowd is here [I could not bring myself to go there, the above was bad enough].
I however find refuge in verses such as this one:
Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood (Rev 22:15).
Or as the CJB has it:
Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood (Rev 22:15).