Texas Pastor Arrested for Robbing Parishioner's House on Christmas Eve
Texas Pastor Arrested for Robbing Parishioner's House on Christmas EveSandy McGriff, pastor of Church of the Living God in Dallas, got caught apparently trying to pull a reverse Santa Claus hauling away $10,000 in computers and furs on a member of her flock on the day before Christmas.
McGriff was apprehended by police at about 5:30 p.m. at the home of one the members of her church after a neighbor reported a robbery. Officers saw McGriff walking out of the house's back door carrying two fur coats; they found a laptop and several purses in her Jaguar parked outside.
The victim, according to the Dallas Morning News, was ambivalent the whole thing:
On Saturday, the woman whose home was burglarized said she had mixed feelings about the incident because McGriff was her pastor. Agnew had known McGriff and her husband for about 10 years before joining their church.
"She really seemed to be this woman who had a connection with God," she said. "I still really can't believe it."
But the Lord works in mysterious ways! According this kind of amazing video interview with McGriff shot by the Dallas Morning News, the whole thing was a misunderstanding: McGriff was in the neighborhood to pick up a pie someone baked her, got an inexplicable urge to drive by the victim's house, saw two strange men leaving it, and broke in to safeguard her parishioners' valuables lest the robbers return.
theres a video
http://gawker.com/5720508/texas-pastor- … istmas-eve
The most inportant thing is to find the right excuse and on time!
It reminded me about my childhood's episode that took place in my old country. A vice-president from my mom's school went to the big department store. She stole two stylish night gowns and had been caught. The school did not want all that shame, the explanation was that this lady suffered from kleptomania. How convenient! It was a small town, everybody knew everybody. No one believed that explanation. Everybody laughed. They never even fired her.
As a Christian it is not my right, nor is it my duty or obligation to stand in judgement or to point an accusing finger. The Police will accuse and only God can judge and or condemn this person.
It is well known that in every case of wrong doing there is three sides to any situation the right, the wrong, and the truth,God's truth. Judge not, lest ye be judged.
I wish all self-proclaimed "christians" had that attitude. I mean of course, not judging others if they do not believe like they do.
We were told two thousand years ago that all would be wandering after the beast. Christians are too. We have all become convinced that to be happy, we have to fill other pockets with cash, to purchase garbage, most of which, we don't need. We are confronted by advertising for those same products, that in order to pay for that advertising, we must pay more. Given so many choices of this crap, or that crap, and to have those choices, we must pay more, then to get all the bells and whistles, we must sign away all chance we have of ever convincing ourselves that a man's razor doesn't work well once it begins to resemble a threshing machine, with semi-annual improvements that are merely designed to get you to spend more, more on an education system designed to not educate, a health care system more interested in keeping you coming back, than healing you permanently, a military so specialized that it can't even effectively fight an enemy in rags, and science that cares so little for you or me, that we are veiwed by them as a means of keeping them alive.
If in judgement you see remarks aimed at you, first ask yourself why you take generalized statements so personally.
There's corruption in every arena. The "church" is no exception.
However, innocent until proven guilty. That's the law, whether you're a Pastor or a layman or a known criminal or whoever.
If I'm understanding the claim regarding the robbery- are we some how excusing God for the actions of the pastor?
Does god's truth make everything right or wrong,Dave? Isn't it too convenient?
I meant to say:
are we some how accusing God for the actions of the pastor?
she claimed to see two men leaving the house and wanted to save the woman's valuables!
why didn't she call the police?
why didn't she call the woman?
using religion to steal is what she is doing..
"a wolf in sheep's clothing"
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