Faith at Altitude

Religion and spirituality in the shadow of Pikes Peak

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Psst. You Wanna Buy a Church?

Sure, Colorado Springs pastors have taken their lumps the past few months. But none of our hometown scandals have quite risen to the weirdness level of Pastor Randall Radic of Ripon, Calif. At least not yet.

In terms of sheer gumption, the Radic story takes the cake. According to the Associated Press, the small-town pastor sold his church and rectory to buy himself a black BMW. He later confessed to his nefarious deed on his own blog, apparently -- perhaps assuming his aged congregation didn't surf the Web all that much.

His blog is offline, by the way. I just checked.

Perhaps there's a similar story in the makings here. But until we uncover it, we can all breathe a sigh of relief and say, "well, we may have a pastor who bought meth, but at least we don't go to church in Ripon."


Blogger Micheal said...

On this page, where Radic is apparently shopping for publishers, he calls himself "a complex person exploring the depths of his soul."

Just guessing here, but I doubt those "depths" go very deep when you're a pastor who commits real estate fraud against religious-minded senior citizens so you can buy yourself a fancy car.

10:51 AM  
Anonymous zen said...

Karma is (prison) bitch.

1:10 PM  

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