TN Pastor Who Ordered Assault on Gay Son, Now Facing Theft Charges

7 Oct

Remember that Tennessee pastor we told you about earlier this week? The one who ordered his deacons to assault his own gay son when he and his partner tried to come to church?

Seems like he’s in the news again. According to local ABC affiliate, WBBJ:

According to Trenton police, they recently arrested Pastor Jerry Pittman, of Fruitland’s Grace Fellowship Church, on charges of stealing from a local business.

“It’s hard enough nowadays to trust people and I just can’t believe that a pastor would even steal anything,” said Trenton resident Hayley Gordon.

Police arrested the 52-year-old on September 21, after his estranged wife told them she had heard from co-workers that he had been stealing from her business.

“Our investigation into the incident that was reported showed that he and another gentleman did scrap copper at a scrap yard here in Trenton,” Lt. James Wilson said.

Investigators said he scrapped the copper at least three different times since August. It was hundreds of pounds, and worth more than $1,000.

“It was quite a bit that they scrapped,” Wilson said.

And, shockingly enough, this “Christian” man has been in trouble with the law before:

This actually is not the first time Pittman has been arrested. Police said he was arrested back in 2006 for a simple assault charge.

“It was over an incident where the daughter and the boyfriend had a joint child,” Wilson said. “There were some accusations involving the father of the child, which was the boyfriend, and he confronted the father of his grandchild at a local grocery store.”

One would think that parishioners would prefer a non-criminal to be leading their church.

3 Responses to “TN Pastor Who Ordered Assault on Gay Son, Now Facing Theft Charges”

  1. In Returning and Rest you Shall be Saved October 7, 2011 at 10:39 am #

    It is a mark of the curse brought upon this man’s home is what it looks like from the outside but I could be dead wrong as I do NOT know all the facts. The man seems to have a home filled with sin before the One True God, fornication and illegitimate children with homosexuality in the young man who is his son. It sounds like there is a great deal of misrepresentation of God through this man.

    I feel a great deal of sorrow for the young, strong and potentially Righteous men who, in this nation which has betrayed them, think that the pursuit of THIS PARTICULAR sin of HOMOSEXUALITY practiced in heart and behavior, is somehow above and outside other sins and has been declared “right”; they do not see because of the Infallible Word of God being extricated from their schooling that they may understand and find proper guidance unto True Righteousness. This nation decided, via the powerful patrons of Humanism of the late 19th and early 20th century, that the foundational structure of this nation would be assaulted had on with the objective of placing man on the throne of all Truth.

    John Dewey was made architect of America’s public school system and re-established the entire system under two main changes: 1) Instrumentalism- Teaching the children that truth was mutable and founded in their vacillating perception of what the best answer to any problem was based upon the standard of monetary benefit. 2) History Extricated- Dewey wanted at all costs, history taken from the classroom and replaced with social control theory and evolution based Social Studies. History is the account from creation, of God’s sovereignty in the developing progression of the Covenant of Grace with man; Recording the consistent overcoming of wickedness rising against God Almighty he’s Character or God’s Law by which all of God’s reality functions in peace and security, when followed. We see evil overcome repeatedly such as the fall of Rome’s pagan governmental structure under Constantine and his legalization of Christianity; we then see the rising again of the evil in the perverse, murderous and counterfeit Roman Catholic Church, the true leader of the “Holy” Roman Empire, which began its transition to evil around 500 A.D. until it’s downfall before the Word of God in the Hearts of the Reformers of the Reformation; the very Word of God the Roman “Church” had labored intensively to keep away from its subjects all over Europe.

    At this point, children began to believe that they were godlike and that life was about pleasing self above all else. The capacity to love selflessly was lost in parents, men began to lose their ability to hold the home together because authority structures began to break down. It’s a brilliant tactic of wickedness, if everyone is “equal” than authority structures breakdown as everyone thinks they are “just as good as the next guy” for any task. Women lost touch with the fact that their power comes from a quiet, demure nature which draws out with great power, the very best in righteous men. Men became afraid to lead by taking responsibility for those tasks and offices of leadership asserted as theirs in the Bible. In the Bible, the sexes are given clear indication of what will bring to their lives the blessings in security, provision, hope, fulfillment and true capacity for selfless love which comes from knowing that the Source of one’s life and all provisions to make that life thrive, are from the God who gives an outline of his character in his Law we are to follow but cannot as we are. He reveals through that Law that we are born outside the capacity to follow that Law and thus comes to those lost, in our very human form and being, to live a perfectly righteous life in accordance with God’s law, as we are required to do to be in relationship with God; He also suffered and died for their sins and so that He could fulfill the Covenant and bring the Elected Children of God to Him, as His death brought to the Elect 1) Sinlessness from Christ suffering the eternal wrath of God for them and 2) Righteousness- The Elect are legally declared righteous by God and over the course of Sanctification, the Elect are actually Infused actually with the righteousness of Christ that they may gradually obeyed the very law/character of God more and more throughout their life until the second coming where they are made fully like Christ and perfectly righteous.

    The Law of God gives us a standard to live by, it brings unity to families to churches to communities to states and of course in the United States early years, to nations. Not just Christians, but this SOCIETY knew this until the sabotage of the late 1800s and early 1900s. John D Rockefeller, founder of the National Education Association said about Americans under Dewey’s reforms he lauded “I don’t want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.” People would stay away from sin because they knew it would destroy their lives; today they are told it is what fulfills their lives…. MURDEROUS.

    1 Corinthians 6:9 (ESV) 9 Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality,

    If I had been told when I was a young man, that drunkenness leads to terrible decisions, sexual liaisons which harm hearts, minds and bodies, sickness, anger, terror, isolation and broken relationships at all levels, I might not have become a drunk as I was. I know one thing, if this nation was on the campaign to glorify drunkenness and stating by “Man’s” Authority that it was not a sin and that it was good for the people who engaged in it, that they were healthy and acting in accord with the truth of their created being, as homosexuality is today in America………. I would be dead and this nation’s moral structure would be disintegrating and the Muslim Horde would be waiting to replace the destroyed foundation of this nation’s integrity, Christianity, with sharia law with the help of propagated drunkenness and the judgment which follows instead of homosexuality being the glorified sin. It is all the same. Oh yes, I was BORN an alcoholic but it SURELY does NOT mean I am entitled to counter the very foundations of existence as Our God has established it, but I did and I paid with broken body, home and life…..until I was brought to Election and the Truth…..not of me, but of Him.

    Please understand, this is NOT about us, it is about the One True God who Created us.Who CARES if I don’t like homosexuality, but if the One who is the Alpha and the Omega of all progression unto end and fulfillment says that is not how He wills it…we better listen and return to Him, for there is NO other sanctuary, no hope, no joy, no peace and certainly no Love or Life apart from Him. Life was stolen from men by men who lead this nation as tyrants when they should live as vassals of the One True King. For the King Christ is gradually clearing the earth of wickedness and all enemies will be made His footstool.

    Psalm 110:1-2 (ESV) 1 The LORD says to my Lord: “Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool.” 2 The LORD sends forth from Zion your mighty scepter. Rule in the midst of your enemies!


    1 Timothy 1:15 (ESV) Paul said: 15 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the foremost.

    But the whole point is, if you turn to Him, He can call you unto a place which at every moment I experience the awareness of NOT being alone at all but being Loved….LOVED! This translates to security, hope, joy, peace, discernment and insight I never knew existed, relationships which are solid and filled with a mutual willingness to reveal and share in the deepest fears and the greatest perceptions of God’s Blessings as we grow together under this great tabernacle of King Jesus’ Reign and on and on the….. fleeting high I chaced for 32 years in bottles, bodies, relationships, highs, money, power etc. could be combined in one pill to take all at once and it wouldn’t even be perceived in the vast expanses of a split second in Christ. God bless you all….

    Here are somes verses describing the fact that if you begin to look fro Him, it is probably because you are Elected unto His Love and Precious care as His Child (Predestined, Elected before time began)— Ephesians 1:3-23 (ESV) 3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, 4 even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love 5 he predestined us for adoption as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, 6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. 7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, 8 which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight 9 making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ 10 as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth.

    If you read this and have a spark of inclination just let me know and I will get to you what you need to start as I did. Please do not think I am trying to anger you or insult you, but to share with you something wonderful that has been stripped from this nation. All I can do is point you to the Truth who IS Jesus —John 14:6 (ESV) 6 Jesus said to him, “I am the WAY(Isaiah 35:8), and the TRUTH and the LIFE(John17:3). No one comes to the Father except through me. —-

    Galatians 6:2-3 (ESV) 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

    • Jamie McGonnigal October 7, 2011 at 10:44 am #

      Thanks for taking the time to respond. I personally choose to see the Bible as a reason to spread love – not hatred, misinformation and personal baggage being misinterpreted as “The Word of G-D.” Best wishes to you.

  2. Alex Haiken October 7, 2011 at 3:57 pm #

    Thankfully, even evangelicals as starting to see that while sexual behavior may change, sexual orientation does not, as reported in this most recent post (see link below).

    -Alex Haiken

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