Friday, September 26, 2008
That headline should be enough to tell you that whoever uttered it, is not someone you would want in your life, and definitely not around your kids. To have him as your pastor which apparently thousands of people did is even worse. Tony Alamo aka Bernie Hoffman was arrested yesterday for violating the Mann Act. The Mann Act prohibits taking minors across state lines for illegal purposes. Apparently the FBI is convinced that Alamo was taking girls between the ages of 10-17 across state lines and having sex with them. He also has a group of minor girls who live in his ministry compound in Arkansas, and the FBI has hinted that Alamo made porn starring the girls.
Alamo was arrested in Arizona where he was traveling with several women, and they were all staying in one room, with a king size bed. And this is a guy that people all over the world gave money to on a daily basis. People all over the world have been funding this lifestyle. Now, granted the contributors didn't know about the alleged sex with minors or the alleged filming of it, but they did know he went to jail for four years for tax fraud. Four years in jail. He owed the government $8M in taxes. Do you know how much money he must have collected to owe that much in taxes?
And people still just keep throwing money at him. For what? I am trying to remember a tv evangelist that at some point has not let the public down. I guess Billy Graham hasn't done anything that anyone has ever publicly discussed. That's it though. Everyone else it seems has always been discovered doing something they shouldn't. Just because someone is on tv does not make them better than you or worthy of your money. Just because they are on tv does not mean they know more than you or more moral than you. Just because they are on tv talking about God, doesn't mean they actually believe in God or anything in the Bible. Just because they said they would pray for you doesn't mean they are going to pray for you. And when they ask for donations of digital cameras, movie cameras, and pictures of your children, then you really need to start worrying.
If you are bored and want to read some really good dirt on Tony Alamo and all of his "wives", you have got to check out this website.