The Bishop answers letters from readers
“Don’t Use God...”
Letters to the Bishop
After reading Bishop Speaks column last week titled, “Don’t use God,” I had to write you.
First, I can’t wait to find out what happened to the young man who stood before the judge and lied in regards to assisting at your church and being a so-called faithful member. He didn’t realize that you knew the judge personally as well as professionally and that she had your personal cell phone number to contact you. I think it’s really the lowest of lows when one lies on the church and the man of God for their own personal gain. If I was the judge and found out he was lying like she did, I’d send him to prison. If he could lie in court, trying to use God, I know he’d lie to the court even if the court put him on probation.
Didn’t have a question, Bishop, but just wanted to share my thoughts with you and can’t wait to see what happened to him.
I was in court last week for a traffic ticket and before I went before the bench for my case a young man who was in a car accident stood before the judge. The judge asked him if he did drugs and if was he high or using something when he had the car accident. Bishop, the young man stated loud and clear that he didn’t do drugs or drink alcohol. The judge looked at the accident report and asked the young man again if he did drugs and he responded “no.” The judge went on to say she was going to send him for a drug test and, if he came back up and he had drugs in his system, he was going straight to jail. Bishop, the courtroom was packed and out the courtroom the young man went with some officer of the court for drug testing. Bishop, when he came back up and the judge found out he lied, she asked him why. He responded, “I don’t know.” Bishop, when the judge ordered him to serve sixty days, he had the nerve to ask why he was going to jail as officers escorted him out. The courtroom erupted in laughter when the judge answered him by saying, “I don’t know.” Looking forward to seeing what the judge did to this individual who lied on you and the church, Bishop, the young man you spoke about used God and the church for the wrong reasons and he should take full responsibility for lying. I’m happy the judge called you from her bench because otherwise this individual would have got away with lying.
Last month, my son could have gone into an inpatient treatment program for drug abuse but told the court he didn’t need no treatment. My son was upfront and honest with the court when the judge asked him if he did drugs. He simply said, “I smoke weed every day.” The judge responded, “And you don’t think smoking weed had anything to do with you being on probation and not passing the drug test and standing before me today for probation violation?” As I sat in court and heard my son tell the judge, “Judge, I’m just gonna keep it 100 with you. I knew I was not to do drugs while on probation but I did but I been going to my meetings and going to work. I don’t see why there is a problem and why the probation officer tested me when I came this morning anyway.”
The judge responded, “Sir, you’re right, there is no problem because you’re in violation of your probation so you’ll be serving your three years for the offense you were found guilty for. And when you get out you won’t be on papers and you can do all the drugs you want because this court can’t make you stop using drugs until you realize you have a drug problem.”
Bishop, I shared this because the judge had to make this individual take responsibility for his actions. I hope the judge send the young man to prison for the crime he committed since he lied trying to use God and use you and he had not been to church or even cleaning up and helping out around the church for years. Looking forward to reading the outcome of what the judge did,
You can e-mail the bishop at email@example.com. Write him at 969 E. 140th St. Cleveland, Ohio 44110 or call him at the church (216) 761-7100. Check out the bishop on facebook under Bishop Prince J. Moultry. You can join the bishop at 11am each Sunday or Wednesdays 6 to 7:30 p.m. for the Mid Week Bible Class also at the above address off 140th St. Clair in the heart of the Collinwood Community.