Because I have had down time from work, I've spent a lot of time online, following leads about people, reading about people I know and don't know. What started out as an incidental landing on one minister's youtube video led me into an absolute whirlwind of facts, rumors and realizations. It started with me learning of one young man who was a dynamic, up and coming minister in a Texas town. I had no idea who he was and stopped in my tracks because of his picture. The eyes said it all. Then I found other videos of this man preaching and exalting God, yet saying so much more through subtle mannerisms and body language. Things that he probably wasn't even aware of, or thought he had under wraps. Then I realized this man has been dead over twenty years now. He was murdered by intruders into his home that he is said to have known. The bells went off in my head. Those bells many try to ignore. There were other mentions that I began to read that led to the possibility that this man had been living another life, separate from what he displayed in the pulpit and that this life, had eventually caught up with him in a tragic way.
Then, during the same week, I got a text message from a friend letting me know that a popular musician and "Bishop" in my town had been found dead in his home. A young man. So sad, and such a loss of talent. As I reminisced through his videos on youtube I ran across new ones I had never seen, those of him actually preaching. And there he was, talking about people being loose in their morals and sexually unchaste. Not that unusual, right? Yes, if you take into consideration that this is the same man who has been seen, taking advantage of a particular clandestine location where one can participate in giving anonymous oral sex.
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