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Lobby standoff: historic SF church rejects pastor, doesn’t let him preach

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

AME church in San Francisco rejects new pastorSeldom do you see this kind of intrigue among the faithful on a Sunday morning. When the new minister assigned to take the pulpit at the venerable Bethel AME Church in the Western Addition showed up to preach his first sermon the other day, church leaders stood in the lobby and blocked him from going inside. Seems the church, the oldest black pulpit in San Francisco, wasn’t keen on the Rev. John J. Hunter’s reputation during 8 years in Los Angeles—a sex harassment lawsuit, a federal tax investigation and his questionable use of church credit cards. LA Times writes about it.

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