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Boca priest accused of soliciting sex in N.C. men's room
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | September 6, 2007 | Jerome Burdi

Posted on 09/06/2007 4:20:55 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

BOCA RATON - A new priest at St. Gregory's Episcopal Church was issued a citation for allegedly soliciting sex in a North Carolina public park's men's room recently.

Though the announcement came out this week, police issued a citation for solicitation to the Rev. Michael Penland in June during a Waynesville police sting operation dubbed Operation Summer Heat. Waynesville is located near Asheville, N.C.

Penland, who has been a youth minister at the Boca Raton church since November, allegedly followed an undercover officer and solicited sex from him, police said. Penland allegedly followed the officer as he left the park and was pulled over.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: Florida; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: boca; ecusa; homosexualagenda; homosexualpriests; mensroom; michaelpenland; sex; widestance
Seems like Brownsville Station has to update their song "Smokin' in the Boys Room."
1 posted on 09/06/2007 4:20:58 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Has anyone remembered to feel sorry for these undercover cops? I just did.


2 posted on 09/06/2007 4:23:24 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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If only those Episcopalians would let their priests marry ...


3 posted on 09/06/2007 4:30:04 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"The Episcopal Church has a zero tolerance policy toward inappropriate sexual behavior," Sherman said.

NOTE: He said they had a zero tolerance policy toward "inappropriate sexual behavior". Not against homosexuality. This was the first denomination to ordain homosexuals and had the first openly homosexual Bishop.

Had he met an off-duty cop at a gay bar and went to a motel, like a decent little sexual perpetrator, and wacked willies all night, it would have been fine with the Episcopal Church.
4 posted on 09/06/2007 4:33:12 PM PDT by no dems (In the General Election; we must not let America forget that Fidel Castro endorsed Clinton/Obama)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

My first thought when I saw this.


5 posted on 09/06/2007 4:33:49 PM PDT by Catholic Iowan
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To: A.A. Cunningham

This priest is following in the footsteps of his leader, the bishop Vickie Robinson.


6 posted on 09/06/2007 4:33:50 PM PDT by doosee
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And now for the money excerpt that slams another torpedo broadside into the specious, ill-informed rants of numerous freepers:

'He told police he would lose his job if he was cited. When asked what he did, he dropped his head in his hands, according to the report. He told police he was a priest, married for 17 years and that his wife did not know of his homosexual affairs, police said. He told police he had been "participating in homosexual activity" for about five years.'

7 posted on 09/06/2007 4:33:52 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Was it toe tappin’, wide stance gay sex?


8 posted on 09/06/2007 4:34:33 PM PDT by dforest (Duncan Hunter is the best hope we have on both fronts.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Tappity tappity tappity tappity tappity tappity tap.


9 posted on 09/06/2007 4:34:54 PM PDT by decimon
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
a Waynesville police sting operation dubbed Operation Summer Heat

LOL, they've spread from Asheville to Waynesville (although they were sort of in Waynesville already). I guess they just skipped over Canton..course everybody skips over Canton. There were a few questionable sorts over in Maggie Valley at one time as well

10 posted on 09/06/2007 4:38:30 PM PDT by billbears (Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. --Santayana)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

What’s up with arrests or charges in the summer, and the news doesn’t break till fall? I find myself wondering who is breaking the stories, and why.


11 posted on 09/06/2007 4:49:26 PM PDT by Wombat Ark
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To: A.A. Cunningham
He told police he was a priest, married for 17 years and that his wife did not know of his homosexual affairs, police said. He told police he had been "participating in homosexual activity" for about five years.'

Always amazes me how married guys can find the time and resources for sex outside whether hetero or homo
12 posted on 09/06/2007 4:58:26 PM PDT by uncbob (m first)
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To: ahadams2; blue-duncan; brothers4thID; sionnsar; Alice in Wonderland; BusterBear; DeaconBenjamin2; ..
With all the varied sex scandals with Protestant and Roman Catholic ministers and priests over the past N years, it's hard to point to this as a TEC failing but I am sure many here will.

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13 posted on 09/06/2007 5:06:37 PM PDT by sionnsar (trad-anglican.faithweb.com |Iran Azadi| 5yst3m 0wn3d - it's N0t Y0ur5 (SONY) | UN: Useless Nations)
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To: doosee

“This priest is following in the footsteps of his leader, the bishop Vickie Robinson.”

You guys are not challenging yourselves making fun of the Episcopal “Church”. It pretty much parodies itself, and is barely even recognizably Christian.


14 posted on 09/06/2007 5:13:55 PM PDT by RFEngineer
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This kind of stuff would not happen if Episcopal priests were allowed to marry.


15 posted on 09/06/2007 5:26:05 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

Yeah, but he’s a Dem. Move along....


16 posted on 09/06/2007 5:46:37 PM PDT by gotribe (I've been disenfranchised by the GOP.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
This is no problem for the Episco-pagan Church. They’ll make him a bishop by next week just to show their appreciation for a “job” well done.
17 posted on 09/06/2007 5:51:13 PM PDT by quark
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To: no dems
Not against homosexuality. This was the first denomination to ordain homosexuals and had the first openly homosexual Bishop.

I don't have a lot of love for liberal Episcopalians, but actually the United Church of Christ was the first mainline denomination to ordain open homosexuals (for about 20 years now), but, being similar to Presbyterians, they have no bishops.

4 years ago the Episcopal Church in the USA (ECUSA) (now just called The Episcopal Church, or TEC) did consecrate an openly homosexual bishop--and this issue is tearing apart the worldwide Anglican Communion--the 3rd largest Christian denomination on earth.

A majority of Episcopal bishops voted for the sodomite bishop--and that denomination is losing members in the tens of thousands every year.... Still, it's tolerance of homosexual behavior would depend largely upon the bishop...a few dioceses wouldn't tolerate it at all, though, unfortunately, most would. This month by the way, is key for the Episcopalians, as the rest of the Anglican Communion has given ECUSA an ultimatum...to not consecrate more perverted bishops or "solomize" homosexual unions... which, the liberal dioceses appear not to be willing to stop at all. The libs see themselves on the "enlightened edge", and are typically very intolerant of biblical obedient Christians. Look for after Sept 30 either: 1) the worldwide Anglican Communion to break up (if Canterbury sides with ECUSA) OR, 2) ECUSA to be put under some sort of disciplinary probation period..... I suspect it will be the #1) as the Archbishop of Canterbury is liberal on the sodomite issue--and the (evangelical, orthodox) African bishops appear to be in no mood to compromise (how can you compromise between "abomination" and "a new move of the Holy Spirit?"). I expect to see 2 worldwide Anglican Communions within 2 years or less. Of course everyone knows now that the Church of Rome has secretly tolerated active homosexuals for many years, even while officially condemning the practices--so at least the 'piskis are honest about it. Still, God's word is not ambiguous...homosexual behavior really is an abomination.

18 posted on 09/06/2007 6:02:31 PM PDT by AnalogReigns (Simul justus et peccatur...)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

I fully support the hanging-Death Penalty for anyone that repeatedly sexually assaults Children!


19 posted on 09/06/2007 6:40:16 PM PDT by JSDude1 (When a liberal represents the Presidential Nominee for the Republicans; THEY'RE TOAST)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Good grief! Sure hope he’d been using a condom at home. I’d sure hate for his wife to get AIDS because of his stupidity.


20 posted on 09/06/2007 6:53:56 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

This is not surprising. The Episcopalians have accepted New Jersey’s fruity ex-Governor as a seminarian.


21 posted on 09/06/2007 6:57:19 PM PDT by Palladin (Satan to Fidel: "Let me light your cigar.")
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To: madprof98

~ This kind of stuff would not happen if Episcopal priests were allowed to marry ~


22 posted on 09/07/2007 5:47:14 AM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: SuziQ

It’s not about her. It’s all about him.


23 posted on 09/07/2007 5:52:48 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Penland, who has been a youth minister at the Boca Raton church since November..."

Another pervert angling to get around kids. Why am I not surprised - disgusted but not surprised.

24 posted on 09/07/2007 6:09:38 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
"Penland, who has been a youth minister at the Boca Raton church since November..."

Another pervert angling to get around kids. Why am I not surprised - disgusted but not surprised.

25 posted on 09/07/2007 6:09:46 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: AppyPappy
It’s not about her. It’s all about him.

Obviously, but ain't it always with those folks?

26 posted on 09/07/2007 7:16:55 AM PDT by SuziQ
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To: A.A. Cunningham

Forget it, Richie. This is the Church that McGreevey joined, because the Catholic Church wasn’t gay enough. This priest will be celebrated by all, including the five Episcopalians who actually live in Boca.


27 posted on 09/07/2007 7:24:25 AM PDT by Clemenza (Rudy Giuliani, like Pesto and Seattle, belongs in the scrap heap of '90s Culture)
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To: joebuck

If you preach against sin enough, your problems will fix themselves. If you preach against racism, the racists will leave or get straight. If you preach against adultery, the adulterers will leave or get straight. Your church will be smaller but you usually don’t have to worry about the youth pastor playing footsie in a restroom with another man.


28 posted on 09/07/2007 7:24:34 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
Hey 'Piskies!

Rule One: No Poofters!.

29 posted on 09/07/2007 7:26:13 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilisation is aborting, buggering, and contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan

30 posted on 09/07/2007 7:29:41 AM PDT by Old_Mil (Rudy = Hillary, Fred = Dole, Romney = Kerry, McCain = Crazy. No Thanks.)
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To: AppyPappy

Amen, Appy. This is one of the reasons I am generally sceptical about the mega-churches. I know some are good Christian churches, but many are willing to tailor their meesage to accomodate the world, all for the love of mammon. I much prefer a church where the Pastor knows the name of everyone in the congregation - and notices if any of them miss church several Sundays in a row.


31 posted on 09/07/2007 7:33:40 AM PDT by joebuck
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To: MassRepublicanFlyersFan
This is the fault of all those reactionary, right wing Neanderthals.

If they wouldn't be so vocal and judgmental, it wouldn't be necessary to sneak around, hiding the truth...

Who can argue that bringing in this man fron the cold would not be the moral, Christian thing to do?

(sound of retching...you know someone will say this.)

32 posted on 09/08/2007 9:50:09 PM PDT by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops without actually being helpful to them.)
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To: billbears
"course everybody skips over Canton. "

Well, maybe not everybody.


33 posted on 09/08/2007 9:54:46 PM PDT by Rb ver. 2.0 (Reunite Gondwanaland!)
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