I hope he doesn’t “start a church” while in the pen…but at least they’d “correct his behavior” if he tries to fleece his fellow inmates.
***UPDATED MARCH 31, 2008***
It seems as though pimp pastor Ronny still has a job (at least on paper) at the church he stole from:
Will church fire Sailor as pastor? Members to decide on status of disgraced legislator
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/31/08
The 200-member Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church worshipped with a spirit of resolve and unity Sunday as it prepared to decide Monday whether to fire its pastor and former state lawmaker, Ron Sailor Jr.A special meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the southwest Atlanta church, where congregants are still reeling from their recent discovery that Sailor secretly took out a $250,000 mortgage on the 2540 Campbellton Road property just days before pleading guilty in federal court to money laundering. (click here to read the rest)
“The church is going on …,” continued Boyd, an associate minister. “We need to stop pointing fingers at one another. We need to stay together.”
No, in this case it’s OK to point the finger at the pimp who got you into this mess. I agree, you can’t sulk about it forever, but you have to at least admit that your degenerate (soon to be former) pimp of a pastor dragged you and the rest of the congregation into this mess.
ORIGINAL POST – March 28, 2008
Until several weeks ago, Ron Sailor Jr. was a member of the Georgia House of Representatives, representing the 61st district. I guess Ronny wasn’t too satisfied with his state salary, so in December he decided that it would be more profitable to launder money for a drug dealer to make a little cash on the side.
Unfortunately for Ronny, his “drug dealer” was really an undercover Federal agent. Ronny folded faster than a cheap deck of cards, so he quickly admitted his guilt. Ronny also pled guilty to accepting $80,000 from a lobbyist to push legislation through the House of Representatives.
At this point you might be wondering “why is Ron Sailor so important, and how is he a pimp”?
Well folks…(drum-roll please)…Ron Sailor Jr. is also the Right Reverend Ron Sailor, Pastor of The Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church here in Atlanta.
Not content with just embarassing the people in his congressional district and his family (his father is Ron Sailor Sr., Pastor of Christ the King Baptist Church in north Georgia), Pastor Ronny thought he should embarrass the members of his flock as well:
CHURCH: Sailor Robbed His Flock
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 03/27/08
Days before pleading guilty to money laundering earlier this month, former legislator Ron Sailor Jr. secretly took out a $250,000 mortgage on the southwest Atlanta church where he was pastor.
The congregation had no idea what he had done, church leaders say. Now, they say they have no idea where the money is.The deacons of Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church were scrambling Thursday to piece together what happened and just who was the minister they thought they knew. “It’s amazing to all of us,” said Jimmie Evans, chairman of the board of deacons. “We can’t believe it.”
Sailor resigned his legislative post after pleading guilty March 18 in federal court. Gov. Sonny Perdue on Thursday called a May 13 election to fill the seat, which represents sections of DeKalb and Rockdale counties.
A church trustee began checking records Tuesday after The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Sailor had accepted at least $80,000 from a lobbyist in a 2007 land transaction, Evans said. (click here to read the entire article)
Ron Sailor Jr is a despicable, desperate, degenerate pulpit pimp because he stole money from the members of his congregation AND he attempted to launder supposed drug money AND he took money from a lobbyist. This church isn’t nestled in any of the affluent suburbs that surround Metropolitan Atlanta. This is an economically-challenged inner city community.
I’m sure Pastor Ronny’s sheep could’ve found better ways to spend their money than to pay off a mortgage that a convicted thief took out without their knowledge.
When reading the article, a few things lept out at me:
The board soon learned Sailor had secretly changed church bylaws to make himself chief executive officer, Evans said.
They also found Sailor had borrowed $250,000 using the church’s buildings and 2.5-acre property as collateral. Fulton County tax assessors value the property at 2540 Campbellton Road at $369,200.
What else would you expect from a degenerate pimp.
“The deacons are shocked at the existence of this security deed and we are moving forward with our investigation,” he said. “We will help the church in any way we can.”
Evans, sighing repeatedly during an interview, said everyone in the church thought Sailor was a great pastor prior to the recent revelations. Sailor, who holds a masters in divinity from Howard University, delivered heartfelt sermons and regularly lead Bible studies with church members, Evans said.
The deacons didn’t even know there was a security deed? I believe it. These days, pastors believe in absolute power – they don’t want to answer to anyone – so what else would you expect? I wouldn’t be surprised if the deacons find more as they dig for the truth.
Also, he was a great pastor because he got a degree from Howard and delivered heartfelt sermons? C’mon people. We’ve got to require more from a shepherd than just smooth talking and charisma. These pimps are preying on you like wolves and you think they’re great just because they speak well when they rob you?
Here’s what trusting a “great man” will get you:
5 Thus says the LORD:
“ Cursed is the man who trusts in man
And makes flesh his strength,
Whose heart departs from the LORD.
6 For he shall be like a shrub in the desert,
And shall not see when good comes,
But shall inhabit the parched places in the wilderness,
In a salt land which is not inhabited. (Jeremiah 17:5-6 NKJV)
I’m not saying that Pastor Ronny’s flock knew that he was a crooked pimp. The article states that he hid things pretty well, so only through Godly discernment could they have detected that something wasn’t right. Even the pimps friends and the former pastor (who the article said left the flock in Pastor Ronny’s hands to serve in Iraq) was completely surprised by these revelations.
Pastor Ronny is going to jail, hopefully for a long time. I ask that we all pray for the members of Greater New Light Missionary Baptist Church – the sheep that the lying crooked pimp Pastor Ronny is leaving behind to clean up his mess.
As they seek a new shepherd, let’s pray that the Lord would give them discernment to never be in this position again. If you’re a member of Greater New Light, then read the admonition that the Apostle Peter gave to his fellow elders, and make sure you look for the warning signs in your next pastor:
And don’t worry, your degenerate former pimp will get what’s coming to him:
12 These false teachers are like unthinking animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed. They scoff at things they do not understand, and like animals, they will be destroyed.
13 Their destruction is their reward for the harm they have done. They love to indulge in evil pleasures in broad daylight. They are a disgrace and a stain among you. They delight in deception[a] even as they eat with you in your fellowship meals.
14 They commit adultery with their eyes, and their desire for sin is never satisfied. They lure unstable people into sin, and they are well trained in greed. They live under God’s curse.
15They have wandered off the right road and followed the footsteps of Balaam son of Beor,[b]who loved to earn money by doing wrong. (2 Peter 2:12-15 NLT)