Ahhhh, those good family values Southern Baptist Preachers. According to a report on the website of Oklahoma TV station KOCO, an executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge for propositioning a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel.
Lonnie Latham, senior pastor at South Tulsa Baptist Church, was booked into Oklahoma County Jail Tuesday night on a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in an act of lewdness, police Capt. Jeffrey Becker said. Latham was released on $500 bail Wednesday afternoon.
Latham, who has spoken out against homosexuality, asked the officer to join him in his hotel room for oral sex. Latham was arrested and his 2005 Mercedes automobile was impounded, Becker said….
When he left jail, he told Oklahoma City television station KFOR:
"I was set up. I was in the area pastoring to police."….
Latham is one of four Southern Baptist Convention executive committee members from Oklahoma….
He has also spoken out against same-sex marriage and in support of a Southern Baptist Convention directive urging its 42,000 churches to befriend gays and lesbians and try to convince them that they can become heterosexual "if they accept Jesus Christ as their savior and reject their ‘sinful, destructive lifestyle."