Some "Christians" are just wacky
Todd lives British Columbia Canada , Todd admitted he was imprisoned in his teens for sexually assaulting a boy. Todd proclaims he said "There has not been and there won't be other cases," and "It's something that's dead and buried for me."(21 ). Seems good enough, or is it? In the September 2002 issue of Charisma, that had a full page add and seven pages of editorial content. The article mentions "By the time he was 14, he was behind bars, arrested for assault." Todd asked the reporter not to mention (and the report complied) the details of the assault. What did Todd tell the assault involved? The reporter said "He told me that he had hit his [now-deceased] mother, who was deaf, and that was the reason he was put in jail," and did not mention the sexual assault (22 ).
Tony Alamo began (Bernie LaZar Hoffman) his preaching career on Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood in the 1960's. Its reported that he believed that he his deceased wife would rise from the dead. He built a multi million dollar empire and in 1985 his foundation was worth 60 million dollars. Soon after he ran into trouble with the IRS and was sued by a few of his followers, he owed 8 million in taxes and owe the former followers 1.8 million (23 ).
Entertainer/evangelist/ convicted tax evader Tony Alamo was charged with violating the Mann Act. The Act says it illegal to transport underage girls for sexual purposes. Alamo is believed to believe that the age of consent is puberty and girls should marry young. In his defense he said "In the Bible it happened. But girls today, I don't marry them if they want to at 14-15 years old," and also said "We won't do it, even though I believe it's OK.". this was said after Arkansas state police and federal officials raided Tony Alamo Christian Ministries, they were seeking evidence that girls from the age of 10 to 17 were molested or filmed having sex (24 ). All in all 36 children associated with Alamo ministries were taken into care by state officials (25 ).
In July of 2009 Tony Alamo was convicted on all ten counts of violating the Mann Act and was sentence in November 2009 to 175 years in prison (26 ).
TV evangelist Richard Roberts, son of Oral Roberts, stepped down as president of Oral Roberts University. It is accused that he misspent school funds, among the things he spent money on shopping sprees for he and his wife, home improvements, a stable of horses for his daughters, and allegedly sending his daughter and her friends to the Bahamas on a University jet. It was also disclosed that this school is 50 million in debt (27 ).