By: John Musselwhite
To: Atheist Soldier
Re: Re: Scott Shiflett's Bible Promises
Tuesday August 17 1993, Atheist Soldier writes to John Musselwhite:
jm>> I'm about half-way through "Don't Call Me Brother" right now... VERY
AS> -= REQUEST TIME =-
AS> When you get to the chapters outlining the percentages of clergy that were
AS> _overtly_ homosexual, could you type in those three or four sentences? I
AS> had typed them in for this forum before and have lost them. They would
AS> make a great addition to everyones clergy abuse files.
There are several, but here's some choice ones.
"There were frequent news accounts of ministers of the Gospel getting
caught in sin. The latest was Billy James Hargis, a high-powered Baptist
televangelist who denounced homosexuality, extramarital sex, drinking and drugs
from his pulpit. [...] He took millions of dollars from the faithful each year,
until he was caught engaging in every one of the sordid practices he preached
against - with his own students!"
"I began to take special note of this sort (overt homosexual) of behavior
in ministers as I went from church to church all over the United States and
Canada. I recorded my impressions in my journal. Reviewing my journal, the
proportion of ministers I have reason to suspect were homosexually inclined -
from whom there had come some sort of clear demonstration of lascivious
attention to another male in my presence - is a staggering eight out of ten.
Eighty percent! And the great majority of them had what appeared to be good
"The prevalence of Assemblies of God ministers committing - and getting
away with - child molestation is a horror of the first magnitude."
"Incidents of Assembly's ministers found patronizing prostitutes were on
the rise. But that kind of sordid behavior tended to remain hidden, unless
rivalries among preachers provided someone with an incentive to expose the
(from "Don't Call Me Brother" by Austin Miles, pp 148-149. ISBN
AS> It is a good book. Miles has a new one and he's with Walk Away.
Got a title yet? I'd be interested to hear how he's doing now...