At this point, it probably shouldn’t shock us when the hypocrisy of yet another church leader is revealed.
And yet, this most recent example, courtesy police in Pennsylvania, has to be one of the strangest and funniest.
Pastor George Nelson Gregory swears—including “on a stack of Bibles”—that nothing untoward happened. Yet just how did police find Gregory?
Oh, just in a car with a naked and bound man.
According to Gregory, it was all just one of those things that happens. He was, uhh, doing his pastoral duties. Of course, according to police—and most people—if you’re tied up and naked in a car on a residential public street, that’s called indecent exposure and lewdness, the two crimes with which they charged Gregory.
Officers had received a tip about a suspicious vehicle when they found Gregory and his plaything. No, really, that was part of Gregory’s defense.
According to Gregory, the two men
“were just playing…[and] meet up from time to time to play with each other.”
The other man confirmed that everything occurring in the vehicle was consensual, but the pastor swears it wasn’t sexual.
And while Gregory was cordial with the police at first, it was clear that he felt differently once it was clearly going to be a matter of public record.
“I was counseling a young man with a drug problem…It did turn strange, but it wasn’t my doing, OK? And I was adamant that I’m not participating in that way. And so that’s when the police pulled up, and they assume things, but I’m standing by my story. It’s not true.”
He went on to say,
“I have nothing to hide. I did nothing wrong.”
Of course, “standing by my story” is usually the defense of someone with something to hide. And really, if Gregory had a fling with the other fella, we’re not here to judge.
Though his church probably would, given how adamant he is in preaching about the sins of homosexuality.
Which might explain why Gregory was so adamant in his nonsense defense.
As he put it,
“I won’t deny that he began to take his clothes off and propositioned me, but I will deny, on a stack of Bibles with God as my witness, that I did nothing…there’s no reason for me to be charged with open lewdness.”
Unfortunately for Gregory, we’re not idiots. Nor do we care much about that stack of Bibles.