Friday, January 06, 2006

BuzzFlash's GOP Hypocrite Of The Week

Hey, it's Friday, which means it's time to check out BuzzFlash's "GOP Hypocrite Of The Week." And, despite the usual grueling process to narrow the selection to just one Republican hypocrite, BuzzFlash went beyond pure GOP celebrity and selected Minister Lonnie Latham of the Oklahoma wing of the Republican party.

An excerpt:

There are so many, laboring in the vineyards of hypocrisy obscurity, while celebrity hypocrites like Abramoff get all the press.

Take for example Minister Lonnie Latham of the South Tulsa Baptist Church in Oklahoma. The reverend apparently thought he was "pastoring" to police when he was arrested for propositioning a male Oklahoma City Police officer.

The ministry claim is puzzling when you consider that "Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex." In fact, "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."'

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