(Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) An executive committee member of the Southern Baptist Convention was arrested on a lewdness charge for propositioning a male plainclothes policeman outside a hotel, police said.
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.
I remember when I watched Angels in America, being annoyed at what seemed to me at the time as the triteness of the repressed straight religious character who, ha ha, turns out to be secretly gay! But in the intervening years, I’ve noticed that stories like this one seem to show up, gosh, several times a month. I guess Tony Kushner knew what he was talking about after all.