Anti-Gay Alabama Pastor Arrested After Admitting To Sexually Abusing Little Boys
WHNT Channel 19 News reported on Monday that John Martin, a pastor with the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Florence Alabama, was arrested after he claimed to have sexually abused children.
Martin came forward about the assault to his congregants last week. He told them that he had abused four boys. According to the report, members of Martin’s congregation told One Place of the Shoals, a local family justice center, about the incidents. One Place of the Shoals later told the proper authorities about the confession and the police took Martin into custody.
Prosecutors suspect there may be more victims, including some in other states.
The Lighthouse Baptist Church is vehemently anti-gay. Their FAQ page states, “We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged in outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that any form of homosexuality, lesbianism, bisexuality, bestiality, incest, fornication, adultery, and pornography are sinful perversions of God’s gift of sex. We believe that God disapproves of and forbids any attempt to alter one’s gender by surgery or appearance.”