Another day, another grotesquely hypocritical “Christian” leader goes down. The Steadfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth, Texas was once pastored by a man name Donnie Romero. If you don’t remember Donnie Romero, he was the pastor who said he was “praying” for the deaths of the critically injured victims of the Florida Pulse nightclub shooting. A really spiritual guy. In a shocking* turn of events, Romero announced the following to his flock last week, at an hour long meeting of the congregation. He was very weepy.
Romero: I just want to let you guys know that I’m stepping down as the pastor of Steadfast Baptist Church. I haven’t been running my house well. I’ve been a terrible husband and father. I’m the one at fault in the situation. My wife and my kids they’re not to blame. I love Steadfast Baptist Church. I love my family. This is the best decision for my family in this church, to make. We plan on staying here as members of this church.
Hasn’t been “running” his house well? Terrible father and husband? Is now former-Pastor Romero talking about “sinning”? Subsequently, another Steadfast pastor, Steven L. Anderson, posted an explainer video with a more detailed explanation of what had actually just transpired.
Anderson: Donny Romero has stepped down as pastor of steadfast Baptist Church in Fort Worth Texas there was a big meeting about it on Wednesday night at church he basically at the beginning of the service announced that he was stepping down.
Anderson: We didn’t go into detail as to what the actual specific sins were that disqualified pastor Romero. Why he needed to step down and part of that is because, you know, his wife and kids are there; and and this had nothing to do with his wife or kids. This is him. These are sins that he committed.
Anderson: I’m just gonna mention, you know, what the sins were without going to detail. Basically the the major sin involved was being with prostitutes. And then there were also marijuana and gambling that were also discovered.
Here’s Romero’s resignation.