Joe.My.God. publishes his list every week, but it's definitely worth sharing. Not because I think all church officials are pigs, but to remind people that they are human and subject to the same frailties as all of us, so please, do not hold them up, place them on a pedestal, or forget for one moment that they're human.
On with the list:
Indiana: Salvation Army Pastor Jonathan Hartman arrested for molesting three girls, youngest was 13, one is pregnant.
Alabama: Pastor Randall Pardue arrested for securities fraud.
California: Rev. Arcadio Larry Pineda and wife sued by congregation for embezzling over $100K.
North Carolina: Bishop Anthony Linwright charged with tax evasion, mail fraud, perjury for evading hundreds of thousands in income tax while driving a $175K Bentley.
California: Pastor Allen Harrod sentenced to life in prison for multiple charges of interstate transportation of minors for sexual activity.
New York: Father Steven Valenta charged with sexual assault on adult female family member.
Mexico: Father Rafael Muñiz Lopez arrested in bust of kiddie porn ring.
South Dakota: Pastor Timothy Stewart busted as peeping Tom.
Indiana: Pastor Chester Mulligan pleads guilty to stalking the 14 year-old girl he'd allegedly been fucking.
Arkansas: Pastor David Pierce arrested for sexual indecency with a minor.
.Delaware: Pastor Timothy J. McDorman charged with rape of 16 year-old and possession of child pornography.
This week's winner:
Maryland: Pastor Kevin Jerome Pushia charged with murder-for-hire for putting a hit out on the blind and disabled man in his care. Pushia allegedly used $50K in church funds to pay for the murder so that he could collect the victim's life insurance settlement. Lemuel Wallace was found dead in a park restroom with multiple gunshot wounds. A notation in Pastor Pushia's daily planner read that day: "L.W. project completed."