February 3, 2007

Know Them By Their Deeds: Pastor Steals Church Money

Rev. David Thompson of the Columbus, OH, World of Pentecost Church has been accused of stealing almost $1 million from his church. And it appears that he's not the only one. This story from The Columbus Dispatch and reprinted by ReligionNewsBlog notes that the lawsuit filed by members of the congregation names "several other church officials" as defendants.

The best part of the story is Thompson's reaction when confronted with his misdeeds by members of his congregation.
According to the suit, George Thompson attended a Bible study service on Jan. 23 and told the congregants that his son made a mistake and that they must forgive him. And if they pressed his son for answers about the money, they were “children of the devil.”
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