BLESSED ASSURANCE PASTORNICKED FOR SOLICITING

From TAMPA BAY ONLINE:

Polk County Sheriff's Office vice detectives arrested four men, including a pastor and a retired Canadian police officer, during an undercover operation today at Peace River Park in the Homeland area. Detectives said after they made contact with the men, the suspects exposed themselves and/or asked them to perform sex acts on them.

Among those arrested was Matthew Preston Clark, 33, of Bartow, who told detectives he is senior pastor at the Blessed Assurance Temple, 1245 S. McAdoo Ave, Bartow. He was charged with soliciting a lewd act.

Always first with the news, OCICBW... has managed to track down a video of young Matt Clark in the very act of making lewd suggestions to his congregation in the middle of a Sunday morning service. The man is incorrigible.

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BLESSED ASSURANCE PASTORNICKED FOR SOLICITING — 7 Comments

  1. so what was the lewd suggestions? i am disgusted in his behavior but just want only true accusations!

  2. See above:

    “the suspects exposed themselves and/or asked them to perform sex acts on them.”

    I assume the lewd suggestion was along the lines of “fancy a shag?”

    As to the truth of the accusations we will have to wait for the court case if US law is the same as English law where you are supposedly innocent until proven guilty.

  3. Well, I’m no expert in such clandestine affairs, but I doubt that the word or act of shagging, strictly defined, was on the good pastor’s mind.

  4. Because this is a family blog, I don’t want to get more explicit, and I am aware that the British “sh” word is the equivalent of the “f” word, but to borrow an allusion from one of my favorite TV shows, “The Big Bang Theory,” I would respectfully suggest that the pastor was allegedly looking for a clarinet player for his praise band.

    On a more serious note, one has to remember that today, behind this story, is a very broken family.