TN Pastor Who Ordered Attack on Gay Couple Arrested for Stealing
Pastor Jerry Pittman of Fruitland, Tennessee’s Grace Fellowship Church is headed to the slammer, y’all. You may remember him from news earlier in the week that he ordered his congregation to attack a gay couple that was attempting to come to church. Yeah, him.
The victims of the attack were not allowed by a police deputy to file charges at the scene of the crime, or for a full two days until mounting media attention forced the sheriff into action. But while charges were filed, Pittman remained free and unpunished.
Not anymore. After receiving a tip from the good pastor’s estranged wife about him stealing from a local business to the tune of over $1000 (a copper scrapping yard, of all things), Jerry Pittman has been arrested and will face justice.
“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.”
According to investigators, Pittman is charged with theft of more than $1,000. He bonded out of jail the day he was arrested, and his next court appearance will be October 28 at Trenton Municipal Court.
Assault, battery and felony theft – that’s quite the illustrious background for a Christian, let alone a pastor.
Who Would Jesus attack? Who Would Jesus Rob?