This was a difficult decision no doubt. But in the name of fairness and honesty one that should have been made. The young men involved in this heinous crime are not choirboys for sure, but if there were unwanted advances made with them unable to escape we need to know. As distasteful as this is to the AME Church the truth must prevail.Our Church cannot give the appearance of condoning unsavory conduct by any of its clergy, regardless of who it is.
Precisely Xyzyra, their word is suspect when challenged by society at large. Pastor Strongs good deeds will never be forgotten. But if there are other victims or only these guys the truth must be told. Something went horribly wrong that night. I've believe the cops have already checked those phone records. I don't believe for a minute any Detective would risk his career and make the statements he did without some verification of Henry's allegations. That was an extraordinary amount of violence for a simple robbery.
I belong to the AME church and have known Pastor Strong for awhile. It has been known but never discussed at least aloud about his sexual preferences. I am not defending these men for his murder, however before we totally dismiss their allegations, id like to know if in fact a call was made from pastors phone to henry?