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COGIC bishop LT Walker dies; end of justice?

The Little Rock based COGIC bishop who was in the spotlight during the murder of a homosexual pastor under his charge, has died.

According to the denomination’s website, Bishop Leato T. Walker passed away Sunday morning and will be eulogized Feb 23th and 24th.

Walker never responded to claims that he sat on information about homosexual pastor Ronald Paige who was murdered by a  young black homeless man he allegedly attempted to rape. Since Memphis media broke the story several other male victims came forward attesting the pastor molested them when they were members of his church. One parent stated that Walker knew of the molestations but never removed Paige from office nor disciplined him.

To date, Walker, COGIC national and its presiding bishop Charles Blake, maintained complete silence on the case and the dead pastor. Walker’s death may end any real attempts for justice for the families of the young men.

Related: Gay ministers group founded by COGIC elder

Yahoo gay ministers group founded by COGIC Elder

The blaquebigayministers group on Yahoo boasts 787 members and has been in existence since July 2000. The group was formed primarily according to its homepage statement,  especially for “black Christian ministers and friends who are family  and  need support and encouragement and a place of refuge.”  The term “family” is a euphemism for homosexual or downlow.

The group’s other dubious distinction is that it was founded by COGIC Elder Ronald Kimbrew (below, right) of Arkansas First Jurisdiction. If that sounds familiar, its the same jurisdiction where Pastor Ronald Paige, an accused molestor of teenage boys pastored a church until he was murdered in April.kimbrew

In August 2008, GCM Watch asked Kimbrew to clarify whether he was still a member of this group and why he founded it, but he has not responded to our questions.

The bigayblaque ministers group on Yahoo is private so you wont be able to gain entrance to see who’s exactly there.  But we did.

HISTORY

Although this may be your first time hearing it, this isn’t new and it isn’t,  in some respects, hidden.  “Blaquebigayministers” was first brought to our attention in 2002 by a formerly COGIC, New York based bishop who was familiar with the outreach work we did. He was alarmed when he came upon this group and shocked that it was populated by men in the church.  As a matter of fact it was first reported to Bishop LT Walker and State Secretary Jewel Withers, Jr. in March 2003 [See letter].  But it appears that not only is Kimbrew still in office and ordained, he has been promoted.

According to website of Greater Trinity, where Kimbrew is the webmaster:

Elder Kimbrew served the Arkansas 1st Jurisdiction as the Assistant Secretary of the Pastors & Elders Council from December 1996 to March 19, 2005. He has served as the webmaster of the web site since its inception in 2001. He is also the secretary of the Worship Committee @ Greater Trinity. During the Trustee Board Election of 2004 @ the church, he served as a member of the “Screening Committee” to ascertain the qualifications of each Trustee Board candidate. Afterwards, he supervised the election as Chairman of the Election Committee. On January 7, 2006, he became the Public Relations Director for the church.”

After learning about the group, a letter was sent to Bishop LT Walker and Supt Withers with specific information about the site and quotes written by Elder Kimbrew. Kimbrew organized meetings of homosexual COGIC ministers for most of the national meetings in particular Memphis Holy Convocation and the popular AIM (Auxiliary in Ministry) Convention. We spoke on the phone with Pastor Withers and Bishop Walker.  Both expressed shock at the information.

But what happened after the information was reported and verified? What happened beyond just the shock?

Is COGIC going to be silent while an organized culture of homosexual ministers and bishops populate its pulpits?

Homosexual COGIC pastor murdered; new details surface

BREAKING NEWS – MEMPHIS

 When will this madness end?

We reported to you earlier this year that the presiding Bishop of the Church of God in Christ (COGIC), Bishop Charles Blake  promised he would make it a priority of his administration to deal with what appears to be numerous cases of clergy sexual abuse and criminal sexual activity. So far, nothing has been done.

Meanwhile, the devastation caused by wolves pretending to be pastors continues. And their primary target: young boys who are seduced into their web of sexual terror.

A Memphis CBS news today aired new revelations on the story of Pastor Ronald Paige who was murdered in his home in April. Now, the man’s 21 year old killer has confessed and told the reason why. The pastor was attempting to forcibly rape him. What’s more, the pastor has a long history of molesting teen boys at his church. Six other victims have already made statements to police.

A neighbor of Paige said he always kept to himself. “He was a good person. He helped the homeless. We saw homeless men coming in and out and he helped them all out all the time. He’s very good with these people.” Paige was also married but not living with his wife. The 21 year old who murdered him was also homeless and had been “taken in” by Paige.

One mother told the reporter that her 15 year old son was molested by Paige but when she complained to Bishop LT Walker, she and her family were driven out of the church. This is almost identical to the story of Gwendolyn Fox of Atlanta. Her 15 year old son Tobias was molested by COGIC General Board member the late Bishop JD Husband. But her attempts to get justice were rebuffed and rebuked by church officials. Mrs. Fox and Tobias gave me an  full, exclusive interview which I chronicled in my book 2002 book Touching A Dead Man.

The clearly frustrated Memphis reporter said that after repeated attempts to contact COGIC officials at the headquarters and at Arkansas First Jurisdiction, there has been a virtual stone wall. Typical of COGIC officials who are more concerned with their “name, image and assets” than the lives of the innocent boys who will suffer the effects of their sexual trauma for years to come. Perhaps its time for a major Catholic church-style financial beating of COGIC before they will do something about this blight in their midst.

Bishop Blake, who will be speaking at the upcoming Democratic National Convention “interfaith gathering”, needs to remember what he said less than one year ago:

We now live in a litigious society. People file lawsuits for every conceivable grievance, whether real or imagined. To protect the name, image, and assets of the Church of God in Christ, we must take positive steps to seriously investigate very case of alleged sexual abuse by the clergy. We must stand behind and support those who are falsely accused of sexual improprieties and found innocent by the courts. We must also insure that the Church act quickly to take firm and positive action against those who violate the sanctity of their positions and are found guilty of sexual abuse and other sexual improprieties.” 

But so far, even to the shock of secular news, COGIC has refused to act or even respond to the allegations about Pastor Ronald Paige.  Video and writeups of the shocking development here and here.

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