I spent more time alphabetizing the crimes of Protestant clergy than collecting information.The following information is an amalgamation of my picking and choosing over a few days.The church’s offices and school were vandalized before the sanctuary was set on fire.Damages were estimated at 0,000 to 0,000. —Daphne, AL—A prominent Christian evangelist known around the world for his controversial writings about Islam and the Qur’an is in custody in the Baldwin County Correctional Center. Anish Shorrosh is charged with trying to burn down a condominium high-rise where he lived in Daphne.In his absence, Tims’ wife Riva, who has a background in theology, will be standing in as pastor until the situation is resolved. –March 29, 2009—Atlanta—Archbishop Earl Paulk, an evangelical pastor whose leadership of an Atlanta-area megachurch ended in a sex scandal has died.
31 fire at Trinity Metropolitan Baptist Church, said Glenn Allen, a spokesman for Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine.A simple Google search will reveal a line-up of preachers, ministers and evangelists that fell a lot short of the law. Go to the Google search page and type in “Preacher convicted 2010” and pages of information will fill your computer screen.Try “Preacher arrested 2010.” The search is not difficult, but since there is no hierarchy for any religion outside of mainstream Protestantism, there is no trail to follow like the Catholic church that stretches all the way to Rome.But in October 2007, Zachery Tims admitted “an indiscretion” before the congregation and then stepped down from his position to seek counseling.
He returned to the pulpit three months later, after counseling with a group of ministers.People make a lot of noise about the Catholic Church and its sex scandals as they rightly should for such abominable behavior, but there is a quiet outrage that is happening right under our noses on the other side of the aisle with Protestants.