Pastor Wank

Oh yes!

Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. Latham was released on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.

Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex. Latham was arrested and his 2005 Mercedes automobile was impounded, Becker said….

When he left jail, he told Oklahoma City television station KFOR:

I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”….

Via AMERICAblog, with thanks to Alan.


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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.”‘

C’mon, he was just trying to “befriend” him. Once they got up to the hotel room he’d be all, “Jesus!”


Methinks the man needs to look up the difference between “pastoring” and “prepositioning.” While he’s at it, he might also look up irony and poetic justice.

Anybody want to lay odds that he still keeps is pastoring job after this? Cause, you know, if you’re a conservative, it didn’t happen as long as nobody talks about it.


Oh yeah, I almost forgot… IOKIYAR.


>I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”….

Kinda hard to pastor with something in yer mouth.


Uh-oh. Those impounding fees are a bitch.


…what is he doing driving a ’05 Mercedes? The take from the tithing must be GREAT!

“I was pastoring…”-so THAT’S what they call it!


I think Latham was misqouted. Surely he meant “mastering to the police”. Cause, you know, authority figures like police are often fond of the pastor/slave — ahem, master/slave — domination scenario.

I can hear him now…. “Get on your kneeses for Jesus!” “Open your mouth for jism from the His’m!”


“mastering to the police”…heh

I guess lacking any police to whom he could pastor, he was forced to pastorbate.


People in glass houses should not use glory holes.


If you don’t like his “pastoring” then don’t let him try his “laying on of hands.”


“See! That evil Book of Daniel TEEVEE show is corruptin’ Amurka already!!”

Why didn’t he say set up by Satan? Implied, I guess.

Capt Smarmypants

“I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police.”

Oh…I had no idea that’s what you call it.

“Um, could you pastor me for $25.00?”


*gospel song style*
I wanna get down on my knees and start pleasin’ Jesus,
I wanna feel his salvation all over my face…


The Right Reverand Latham will blame this lapse on his recent research purchase of Straight Outta Compton.


Some little granny has been giving him 10% of her social security check for years. He has been running a scam all this time. When are people going to stop giving money to pharisees and charlatans?


who shall inherit the earth? the sneak? the leaks? the closeted-gay-bashing freaks?


You may think his predicament is funny, but when you know the whole story you will find it to be HILARIOUS!

Police arrest pastor on lewdness complaint

By Jesse Olivarez
The Oklahoman

The senior pastor of a Tulsa Baptist church was arrested outside a northwest Oklahoma City hotel after allegedly propositioning an undercover officer, police said.
Lonnie Wayne Latham, 59, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was arrested Tuesday on a complaint of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. He was released on $500 bail Wednesday.

Officers were working in the area of NW 39 and Pennsylvania Avenue after receiving several complaints from area residents that men were flagging down passers-by and propositioning them.

About 9:45 p.m., the plainclothes officer was driving an unmarked car and investigating the complaints when a car began following the officer’s car.

Both cars then pulled into a parking lot on the southeast corner of NW 39 and N Youngs Boulevard. The man driving the second car then told the undercover officer he had a hotel room at a nearby motel and asked the officer to go back to his room with him for oral sex, Becker said.

Latham was arrested a short time later in the parking lot of the Habana Inn, 2200 NW 39 Expressway. His car was impounded.

A conviction on an offering to engage in lewdness charge, if one is filed against Latham, carries a penalty of up to one year in jail and/or a $2,500 fine.

Becker said Latham was not accused of solicitation because no money was offered or exchanged.

Officials at South Tulsa Baptist Church had no comment and calls to Latham’s home went unanswered late Wednesday.

As he exited the Oklahoma County jail, Latham told NEWS9 he had been set up by police.

“I was set up,” he said. “I was involved in a prayer ministry in that area and had a dialogue with police. The officer made many suggestions.”

Becker said the officer reported there was no discussion of prayer during the exchange. The officer said the man called himself Luke, claimed he was from Dallas, worked out of Tulsa and visited Oklahoma City once a month.

Latham is one of four executive members of the national Southern Baptist General Convention from Oklahoma. Heidi B. Wilburn, spokeswoman for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma, said in a statement that the group is “deeply grieved” by Latham’s arrest.

“Our first concern is for his church and family,” she said. “As Christians we reach out to those who hurt; however, we fully support law enforcement in dealing with these matters. While we certainly do not condone this type of activity, we do continue to care and pray for Lonnie during this difficult time.”

In 2004, Latham spoke out against the statewide measure that established the Oklahoma lottery. He has also supported the Southern Baptist Convention’s policy that urges its members to befriend gays and lesbians and convince them they can become heterosexual.


In classic “News of the Weird” style*, the right reverend’s middle name is Wayne…I guess he didn’t get around to murdering anyone, yet.

*Page down to find the Wayne references:


The officer made many suggestions.

I’ll bet he did…


Sounds like church administration ain’t buying Lolipop Lanny’s story:


The pastor’s story makes perfect sense to me. He is on the record as advocating ‘befriending’ gays to try to convince them to convince them to become heterosexual. Well, what better way to befriend a gay man than to offer consensual oral sex! I’m not even gay, and I’d consider that a right neighborly proposal!

And anyway, you can’t expect someone to change from their preferred sexual orientation overnight. I imagine the pastor would ‘befriend’ his target several times before he even brings up the idea of switching sides. Once he points out that you can become a heterosexual and still ‘befriend’ gay men, I’m sure he gets lots of conversions.


See? This is why I’m for the separation of church and state. With a crowbar, if necessary!


And another one bites the dust. Can’t say I feel to sorry for him (having already mocked him) but his family must be having an awful time.

Methinks it’s about time we stopped … ahem … pastor-baiting.

At least till the next hypocrite shows up.


Posting here what I posted AT Jesus’ General


We need to have compassion for Pastor Latham’s predicament, as this type of confusion is easy to stumble into.

Years ago I used to go to the YMCA and lift weights before work. The same crowd of exercise enthusiasts usually were there – all guys in our mid 20’s, usually doing similar routines of squats, benches, dips, and deadlifts. Then it was time to get cleaned up – nothing fruity, just a couple of fellas talking about their workout routines while enjoying a nice hot shower. They all looked like real men’s men, too? big biceps, meaty thighs, thick necks. None of them seemed the least bit gay.

Until one morning, when one guy offered to give my little soldier a down-south mouth hug.

I was struck speechless, and barely able to decline.

I tell you, that made showering with him after our workouts real awkward after that. The hot soapy water streaming down our sweaty bodies, our muscles aching and throbbing after a punishing set of 20 rep 300 pound squats, the steam obscuring the view of anyone happening to walk by, and this… tingling.. in my little soldier, as if were anticipating a mouth inevitably surrounding it… a warm, enveloping, toe-curlingly skilled mouth….


So, I feel for Pastor Latham. He should be in our prayers.


Goddamn it! I was nowhere near that YMCA!!








…I believe I was working the glory-holes at the Bijou at the time!


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