My reaction concerning the article in Crime Briefs: “Pastor charged with money laundering” is one of outrage. Typically money laundering is a crime that I associate with large scale businesses and their CEOs whom launder millions of dollars, not thousands, but to see that it can (and apparently does) happen in a normal setting is slightly unnerving to me. It is made worse by the fact that a pastor was the one laundering said money, which is what really makes me the angriest out of this whole thing. Pastors are supposed to be leaders; pillars of strength within a community that people can depend upon and trust. They most certainly are NOT supposed to be criminals. It’s not like the church gets a bad enough reputation as it is. I know from personal experience the types of attitudes that people can have when it comes to Christians, and this is not the type of behavior that will remedy any ill preconceived notions about them. It’s not enough that the pastor was laundering money, either. No, he had to be laundering money that he got from selling drugs! It is absolutely appalling, especially if he did use the money to benefit his church in any way.
Isn't it time to bring back the:
WANTED DEAD OR ALIVE" Posters and giving the businesses and people the right to protect themselves and their homes and business?
I favor this for many reasons but making the penalty so high for attacking people and or their business and home a top priority.