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Apparently moral watchdog Coy Privette was watching too closely.....
Found on Associated Baptist Press via Science Blogs
Baptist morality activist arrested on sex-for-hire charges in N.C.I love the smell of religious hypocrisy in the mornin'.
By Norman Jameson
Published July 20, 2007
RALEIGH, N.C. (ABP) -- Coy Privette, the president of a Christian morality group and a former state legislator and Southern Baptist Convention leader, has been arrested on prostitution-related charges in North Carolina.
Privette, the president of the Christian Action League in North Carolina, was charged July 19 with six counts of aiding and abetting prostitution.
According to arrest documents secured by the Biblical Recorder, Privette's alleged actions took place in a Rowan County hotel between May 4 and June 25. Tiffany Denise Summers, 32, of Salisbury, N.C., was charged with six counts of prostitution in connection with the investigation.
Privette, 74, is a former trustee of the Christian Life Commission (now Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission), the Southern Baptist Convention's moral-watchdog agency. He is a former trustee chair of the SBC's Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C.
Sex scandals have become more prominent in Baptist circles recently, with clergy sex-abuse cases recently shocking churches in Texas, Missouri, Kentucky and Florida. In 2006, Oklahoma pastor Lonnie Latham, a member of the powerful SBC Executive Committee, was arrested for “offering to engage in an act of lewdness” with a male undercover police officer.
Baptists are not alone, however. Colorado megachurch pastor Ted Haggard, the leader of the National Association of Evangelicals, resigned in 2006 after a church investigative board found him
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