UPDATE: Choir Director Kareem Abdul Mitchell Receives A Slap On The Wrist For Molesting Three Boys [New Testament Baptist Church, North Highlands CA]

Kareem-Mitchell-jpgBack in February of 2015, Kareem Mitchell, a 43-year-old choir director at New Testament Baptist Church located in North Highlands, California, was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor and booked on multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexually abusive acts with a child.

This was not the first time that allegations of child sexual assault were raised against Mitchell. He was investigated on similar allegations in the past while working as the choir director, however, charges were never filed.

In March of 2015, another victim came forward and filed additional charges of child sexual assault against Mitchell.

To date, it has been established that Mitchell molested three male choir members between 2001 and 2012.

Based on information shared by a family representative of one of Mitchell’s victims, Mitchell intentionally targeted Black American teenage boys from fatherless single mother homes and portrayed himself as a “father figure” to them.

Mitchell would invite young boys from the New Testament Baptist Church youth choir (“The Voices”) to his home for dinners and sleepovers, committing sexually abusive acts disguised as “wrestling matches.”

A family representative of one of Mitchell’s victims believes that New Testament Baptist Church is covering for Mitchell, and the victim’s family has filed a civil suit against the church. I am standing with them in prayer and full support.

On September 18th, 2015, the Sacramento County District Attorney’s official website reported that Mitchell pled no contest to two counts of oral copulation with a minor and one count of committing lewd and lascivious acts on a child.

Pursuant to the plea agreement, Mitchell will be sentenced to 3 years state prison and will be required to register as a sex offender for life.  Sentencing is set for October 21, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. in Department 63 before the Honorable Michael Bowman.

As you can probably tell, I am not happy with the sentence. In fact, I am saddened and upset. A three-year prison sentence for child sexual abuse is a slap on the wrist.

It sickens me to no end that sociopaths can sexually abuse and traumatize children, and serve a meager sentence (if they spend any time in prison at all) then be released back into society so that they can go back on the prowl for more victims.

In no time, Mitchell will be back out of prison and free to potentially prey on more young boys.

Now that Pastor Donnie Bryant has been given the left boot of disfellowship at New Testament Baptist Church, I am seriously questioning the current leadership (and the board of directors) at NTBC. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mitchell were welcomed back with open arms after his release.

This has been a very heartbreaking case. I will keep you abreast of Mitchell’s sentencing.

 

 

 

Another Victim Comes Forward [Kareem Mitchell, North Highlands Church Choir Director]

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Last month, Kareem Mitchell [a 42-year-old choir director at New Testament Baptist Church in North Highlands, California] was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a child [a minor/teenage boy] that he met while working as a church choir director.

The Sacramento Police Department now reports that another victim has come forward and filed additional charges of child sexual assault against Mitchell

Read more by clicking herePlease pray that if there are more victims, they will find the courage to come forward and press charges.

The Black “Gospel” Music Industry Has Flatlined [James Fortune, Domestic Violence]

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I love listening to worship music. . . . . music that exalts God, proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, and ministers to my soul.

But one thing that I have noticed is that over the years, as I learn more about the Lord and grow spiritually, I have become more and more selective when it comes to the worship music that I listen to.

Songs that I use to like, I no longer listen to because as I grew in God’s word and gained discernment, I eventually realized that the lyrics weren’t sound.

In some cases, the lyrics were man-centered and self-centered rather than Christ-centered, even though Jesus’ name and terms from the Bible were sprinkled throughout the lyrics. It made me wonder, who is really being worshiped here? The creature or the Creator?

Of course, there are some Christian music artists who seem sincere and have remained true to the teachings of Jesus Christ.

But it seems like there are many more music artists who use the ‘Gospel’ music industry as a marketing tool to promote themselves and pursue fame, wealth, praise from men, power and high-standing in the world.

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I have heard people lament that the black ‘Gospel’ music industry has gone downhill. And that is most certainly true. The apostasy (the falling away of professing Christians) can be seen in the decline of black ‘Gospel’ music.

But I’m not sure if the black ‘Gospel’ music industry was ever faithful to the Lord and His word. When I look at all of the bad fruit that has come out of the black ‘Gospel’ music industry, to me, this indicates that the roots of the tree are bad as well.

A good tree produces good fruit, and a bad tree produces bad fruit. A good tree can’t produce bad fruit, and a bad tree can’t produce good fruit. So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.” (Matthew 7:17-20)

James Cleveland, the “king of Gospel,” was an unrepentant homosexual who had a thing for fatherless young boys and eventually died of AIDS.

Bobby Jones, the “Ambassador of Gospel music,” has yet to voice a clear stance on homosexuality, and strangely enough, appeared in a homosexual-affirming movie called “Dirty Laundry” which was produced by homosexual activists Keith Boykins and his male lover Nathan Williams.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the questionable figures who laid the foundation and sowed the seeds of what has grown into the modern-day black ‘Gospel’ music industry.

None of this surprises me. After all, it IS an industry, which by definition makes it a profit-making enterprise.

Like the secular music industry, the foremost concern of the black ‘Gospel’ music industry is financial gain — not wholesome character, not glorifying the Lord, not edifying God’s people, and not reaching the lost with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The black ‘Gospel’ music industry is no ‘holier’ than the secular music industry. In fact, it might be worse, because it is presented as being “anointed” “from God” “safer” and “cleaner” than secular music, when in fact, it is more deceptive than secular music because it teaches professing Christians to worship themselves under the guise of “worshiping God.”

There is something “extra sinister” about a music industry that professes the name of Jesus Christ while glorifying self, unrepentant homosexuals, adulterers, pedophiles, sociopaths, false prophets, self-absorbed sensual divas, materialism, and a false ‘gospel’ of ‘Christian hedonism.’

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You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

The Black ‘Gospel’ Music Industry Doesn’t Care About Women & Children

As the list of ‘Gospel’ music artists exposed in scandals gets longer, the list of ‘Gospel’ music artists that I listen to gets shorter.

I have tried to keep hope alive and see the glass half full, but I have finally decided to throw in the towel.

I can no longer support this twisted twilight zone of evil and religious hypocrisy which blasphemes the name of Jesus Christ, makes merchandise of men, and celebrates perverse and violent men.

Of course, I don’t require that a person is sinless and perfect in order for me to support their music. But I do draw a distinct line in the sand when a person promotes a false ‘gospel,’ a false god or a false christ, is a sexual predator, or inflicts violence on women and children.

As far as I’m concerned, people who engage in these behaviors are operating in another spirit, not the Holy Spirit, and their demonic behaviors eclipse and overshadow their musical talent.

I don’t care how many riffs and runs a person can sing, how great of a writer they are, or how good their beats sound if they exalt a false god or a false christ, a false ‘gospel,’ sexually assault anyone, or inflict violence on anyone.

The black ‘Gospel’ music industry on the other hand, continues to promote and celebrate individuals who do all of these things — making it abundantly clear that it values money, talent, and entertainment over human lives, truth, and Jesus Christ.

I’m done.

I cannot do this anymore.

I’m over it.

Here were the two final nails in the coffin: Sherman Allen and James Fortune.

Sherman Allen claims to be the “pastor” “apostle” and “prophet” of Christ Cathedral Church in  Arlington, Texas.

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What’s wrong with that?

Numerous documented assaults have been noted at the hands of Sherman Allen.

Eight women have alleged that Allen beat them, sexually assaulted them, and even practiced occultism (voodoo rituals, hypnotism, magic or illusions, and healing potions).

One of Allen’s victims was only 13 years old when her mother gave Allen permission to “discipline her.” She miscarried as a result of his vicious attack.

The allegations of sexual assault and beatings go all the way back to May 25, 1983 when Allen was the 22-year-old “pastor” of Allen Memorial Spiritual Pentecostal Church in Fort Worth, Texas. Read more by clicking here.

Each year, Sherman Allen hosts a pathetic “prophetic” summit in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The February 2013 ‘prophetic’ event was headlined by ‘Gospel’ music artists Myron Williams, Tasha Cobbs, Michelle Prather, Marquinn Middleton & the Miracle Chorale.

What were so-called ‘Gospel’ artists doing at the ‘prophetic’ event of an alleged serial rapist and abuser?

Why do they continue to support someone who is known for assaulting women and children?

Why do they refuse to separate themselves from him as 1 Corinthians 5:9-13 commands?

Now onto James Fortune.
james-fortune-assault-arrestJames Fortune is a Grammy-nominated ‘Gospel’ artist, songwriter, and producer from Houston, Texas.

According to a civil lawsuit, “Fortune burned his stepson leaving the boy disfigured with severe burns over nearly 50% of the child’s body.  Fortune, who is from and still lives in the Houston area, is named in the lawsuit with his wife Cheryl Fortune.

According to the suit filed against the couple, James picked up Cheryl’s 4-year old son from pre-school and the teacher said the boy “misbehaved by coloring on a table”.  The documents claim the gospel singer “scolded the toddler” on the way home, put him in time out at home, “continued to yell and berate the child” then started “preparing a scalding bath” for the 4-year old boy.

The lawsuit goes on to say “James instructed (the child) to remove his clothes and began to whip the naked toddler with a switch”. Then the suit accuses James Fortune of “pushing the toddler in the scalding water and holding him down causing second and third degree burns to 47% of his body”.  The little boy was flown by “life flight to Memorial Hermann Hospital. The doctors determined the injuries were too extensive and the boy was flown by life flight to Shriners Burn Hospital in Galveston where he remained for 63 days” according to the lawsuit.

The boy has had “numerous skin graft operations to both hands, legs, buttocks and genitals and is permanently disfigured”.  Child Protective Services was called and charges were filed.  That all happened in 2001.  In 2003 James Fortune pled guilty to felony Injury To a Child and received 6-years deferred adjudication.

That 4-year old boy is now 15-years old and his biological father is suing the Fortunes for five million dollars. The family says that money would be used to pay for plastic surgery to correct the boy’s disfigurement from the burns.” (the original article can be found here)

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Here are James and his wife Cheryl on the cover of “Gospel Today” as an “It” couple.

And now, James Fortune is in court AGAIN. This time for a domestic violence incident involving his wife Cheryl — the stepmother of the young boy who was permanently disfigured with second and third degree burns by James Fortune. Yes. . . she stayed with him. . . .

According to court documents, Cheryl Fortune is the “complaining witness” supporting the charge against him of aggravated assault family violence. He was booked on October 23, and posted the $20,000 bond the next day.

A Fort Bend County, Texas criminal court has awarded supervised child visitation to James Fortune. The order establishes that visitation will take place at an address other than Fortune’s residence and with the presence of one of two persons named in the order.

Even after beating and burning a helpless child and allegedly assaulting his wife, the black ‘Gospel’ music industry continues to show James Fortune unwavering support.

On January 25, 2015, various ‘Gospel’ music artists performed at a “Restoration Praise Celebration” for James Fortune.

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Excuse me?? A ‘restoration’ from what to where??

To my knowledge, James Fortune denies all allegations that he assaulted his wife. So if, as he claims, he didn’t beat his wife and he’s innocent of the charges, then he doesn’t need to be “restored.” Right?

I know I’m not the only person who sees that this doesn’t make sense.

Restoration is not for the innocent, but for those who committed a serious offense.

True restoration requires confession of sin, turning away from that sin, and making things right with whoever was harmed. Yet James Fortune has not done any of this. So he has not and cannot be restored to anything.

This “restoration praise service” was a vain attempt to justify James Fortune before his fans and make it seem as if God has elevated him, “restored him back to ministry,” “given him the victory” or “brought him through a storm.” In essence, it was a phony “prodigal son” celebration.

Throwing a fancy “restoration praise service” does not mean that someone has truly been restored back to God. It was an act of false humility, pride, self-righteousness, denial, and concealment of sin. It was a “fig leaf” covering the sin of rebellion.

Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols.” (1 Samuel 15:23a)

People who conceal their sins will not prosper, but if they confess and turn from them, they will receive mercy.” (Proverbs 28:13)

Denying allegations of wrongdoing and claiming to be innocent are the exact opposite of humility and godly sorrow which produce repentance.

You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.” (Psalm 51:16-17)

God does not desire “restoration praise services,” hypocritical religious performances, and pious acts of absolution. He desires a broken spirit and a repentant heart. But does James Fortune look broken to you? Does he seem repentant? Not at all.

He seems happy, joyous, prideful, and as if his life and music career are carrying on as normal.

How can someone burn almost 50% of a child’s body, allegedly assault his wife, and then walk around smiling, perpetrating as a “man of God,” and attend the Stellar Awards as if nothing happened? This is the behavior of a sociopath and a reprobate.

And the sad thing is that professing Christians are smiling right along with James Fortune, nominating him for awards, enabling his violent behavior towards women and children and coddling him in his religious delusion while he pretends that “everything is fine” and that his “set back was a set up for his comeback.” 

This is not normal. This is not what humility, repentance, and restoration looks like. This is sick, disturbing, and insane.

Where are all of the “good black men” in the black ‘Gospel’ music industry speaking against this?

Where are all of the “anointed women of God” in the black ‘Gospel’ music industry who claim to be advocates for women and children?

Why were so many black Christians rebuking Ray Rice, but they aren’t saying anything about James Fortune? Do church folks have a higher standard for secular celebrities than so-called “ministers of music”?

Black women are the most religious demographic in the United States. They are the main ones falling out, crying, and running around at black ‘Gospel’ music concerts. And sadly, they have greatly enriched a ‘Gospel’ music industry that only sees them as a dollar sign and doesn’t care about them or their children.

Is James Fortune spending the money you spent on his albums and concerts on legal representation? Did he use some of it to post bail?

If you continue to support these enablers who use you as a cash cow, that is your choice.

But as for me. . . I consider any ‘Gospel’ music artist that still supports James Fortune, Sherman Allen, or any other predator or sociopath a disgrace, a despicable hypocrite, an enemy of the Cross, and I will not listen to their music ever again.

“They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.” (Titus 1:16)

For many walk, of whom I often told you, and now tell you even weeping, that they are enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is their  appetite, and whose glory is in their shame, who set their minds on earthly things.” (Philippians 3:18-19)

 “And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.” (James 4:6-10)

Breaking Update: Regarding Kareem Mitchell [Sacramento California Church Choir Director Accused of Child Sexual Assault] Family Representative Speaks For Alleged Victim

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It was recently reported that Kareem Mitchell (a 42-year-old choir director at New Testament Baptist Church in North Highlands, California) was arrested on February 3, 2015 for sexually assaulting a minor.

The Sacramento Police Department received a report that Mitchell initiated a sexual relationship with a male minor while working as a choir director at New Testament Baptist Church.

Mitchell was booked at the Sacramento County Jail on multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexual acts with a child.

According to the Sacramento Police Department, Mitchell was investigated on similar allegations in the past while working as the choir director, but charges were never filed.

In the following news clip, a family representative of an alleged child sex abuse victim of Kareem Mitchell spoke exclusively with FOX40. The news clip can be found by clicking here.

Based on the information shared by the family representative, Kareem Mitchell intentionally targeted black American teenage boys from fatherless single mother homes and portrayed himself as a “father figure” to them. This is a common tactic of child sexual predators (e.g. Eddie Long). Black single mothers, take note.

Mitchell would allegedly invite young boys from the youth choir (“The Voices”) to his home for dinners and sleepovers, committing sex acts disguised as “wrestling matches.”

Pretending to “wrestle” and “horseplay” while touching a child inappropriately is another common tactic of child sexual predators. Parents, if your child expresses that a certain adult (including a relative, family friend, or babysitter) is too “touchy feely” or “plays around too much”, please LISTEN to them and ask questions. Your child is trying to tell you that this adult makes him/her uncomfortable. It is important that you find out why and put a stop to it.

The family representative believes that New Testament Baptist Church is covering for Mitchell, and the alleged victim’s family has filed a civil suit against the church. Good for them. I will be praying that they win.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone that may believe they were a victim of any crimes associated with Suspect Mitchell to contact the Sacramento Police Department.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Sacramento, California Church Choir Director [Kareem Mitchell] Arrested For Child Sexual Assault

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On Tuesday February 3, 2015, Kareem Mitchell, a 42-year-old choir director at New Testament Baptist Church located in North Highlands, California, was arrested for sexually assaulting a minor.

According to a media advisory/press release by the Sacramento Police Department, in September 2014, the Sacramento Police Department received a report that Mitchell initiated a sexual relationship with a male minor while working as a choir director at New Testament Baptist Church. The now adult victim indicated that the relationship began in 2005 and ended in 2008.

This is not the first time that allegations of child sexual assault were raised against Mitchell. He was investigated on similar allegations in the past while working as the choir director, but charges were never filed.

Mitchell is currently in the Sacramento County Main Jail and has been booked on multiple charges including sodomy, oral copulation, and other sexual acts with a child.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone that may believe they were a victim of any crimes associated with Suspect Mitchell to contact the Sacramento Police Department.

The Sacramento Police Department urges anyone with information pertaining to this crime to contact the dispatch center at (916) 264-5471 or Crime Alert at (916) 443-HELP (4357) or text in a tip to 274637 (CRIMES). Enter SACTIP followed by the tip information. Callers can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.
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This tragic situation, among countless others, demonstrates that many churches are negligent in how they respond to allegations of child sexual assault, which makes them magnets for child sexual predators.

Of course, child sexual predators can be found anywhere that children are present. But it is also true that many churches put out a “welcome mat” for child sexual predators by lacking proper oversight and safeguards to prevent child sexual assault, having little to no meaningful accountability, and automatically siding with offenders and brushing off the allegations of victims. There’s also this tendency to brush things under the rug in order to protect the image and reputation of their church rather than being more concerned about the well-being and safety of children.

This lack of oversight and safeguards, little to no accountability, partiality towards leadership, and desire to protect the image and reputation of the church before protecting children creates the perfect cocktail for child sexual predators.

As the Sacramento Police Department press release stated, Kareem Mitchell was investigated for similar allegations in the past. So I have to ask. . . .

Why didn’t NTBC leadership at that time fire him and remove him from the church?

Why didn’t NTBC church leadership at that time take the allegations seriously?

Why did NTBC leadership at that time protect Kareem and blow off a victim?

Why did NTBC leadership at that time allow Kareem Mitchell to invite young boys over his house for sleep overs? Sleepovers are dangerous and inappropriate, as it gives child sexual predators unsupervised and unfettered access to children and puts children at-risk for sexual assault by youth leaders.

Many churches have a policy of forbidding these sort of sleep overs, in order to protect children and prevent situations where children can be sexually assaulted.

Parents, especially single mothers, should consider it a red flag when a youth leader invites children over to their home for a sleep over. While it’s normal for children to invite one another over for sleep overs, this is not normal behavior for an adult.

It doesn’t matter if said church leader is married with children, and their spouse and children will be present at the sleep over. That still doesn’t make it a safe environment, because in many cases, even when their spouse is present at a sleep over where child sexual assault occurs, their spouse knows about it but conceals it and insists that their husband or wife is innocent.

Take for example Dottie Sandusy, Jerry Sandusky’s wife. Some victims alleged that Dottie was present at times when they were attacked by her husband at sleep overs. But if you let Dottie tell it, she claims that her husband is innocent, the victims are lying, and she has “no idea” why 8 men would say that her husband raped them.

In some cases, the perpetrators were also molesting their own children (biological, step, or adopted). For example, Matt Sandusky, Jerry Sandusky’s adopted son, said that Sandusky had also sexually abused him.

Former church leader Hugo Fluellen, 54, who is currently serving six consecutive life sentences for child sexual assault, impregnated his own daughter. . . . and his wife, Rosie Evans Fluellen, knew about it. She is currently serving 28 years in prison.

My point here is that we should not assume that it’s safe to let our children attend sleep overs with church leaders just because he or she is married with children. Their spouse does not count as “supervision,” and their children being present doesn’t mean that it’s a safe environment and that nothing bad can happen.

I personally believe that NTBC leaders who were aware of past allegations share in the culpability of Kareem Mitchell’s alleged sex crimes against children.

They knew of Mitchell’s dangerous and exploitative propensities as a sexual predator, yet despite this knowledge, they failed to warn those who came in contact with Mitchell.

Their “negligent failure to warn” NTBC parents and whoever else came in contact with Mitchell, allowed Mitchell to assume an unfettered position of trust and authority as a spiritual leader in the church and local community.

This negligent failure to warn allowed Mitchell to coerce and induce future victims into alleged sexual relationships with him.

I also believe that NTBC leaders who were aware of past allegations are guilty of a negligent failure to intervene to prevent said conduct, a negligent failure to protect children, negligent failure to supervise, and negligent retention.

They retained Mitchell as an employee of NTBC, even though they were aware that he had a propensity to engage in sexually inappropriate conduct with children, and therefore was incompetent or otherwise unable to perform his job duties in an ordinary, reasonable, and lawful manner.

Churches that fail to prevent and properly address child sexual assault are engaging in modern day child sacrifice.

To my knowledge, Kareem Mitchell is on administrative leave, which means that he is on “temporary leave” from his job assignment with PAY and BENEFITS intact.

It’s bad enough that he wasn’t fired and removed from the church years ago when the initial allegations were made. But even now, after he’s been charged, booked, and sent to jail, there’s STILL this hesitancy to fire him and remove his membership from the church. Why? I will never understand why some churches allow seedy individuals to remain on their membership roster and payroll.

I do not agree with placing an alleged SERIAL child sexual predator on administrative leave, so that he can continue to receive benefits from church funds. After all of the disturbing allegations that have been made, Mitchell should be fired and removed from the church.

Nor do I agree with just praying about it when it comes to allegations of child sexual assault.

If I may share a forgotten and ignored passage of Scripture:

Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.

When I wrote to you before, I told you not to associate with people who indulge in sexual sin.

10 But I wasn’t talking about unbelievers who indulge in sexual sin, or are greedy, or cheat people, or worship idols. You would have to leave this world to avoid people like that.

11 I meant that you are not to associate with anyone who claims to be a believer yet indulges in sexual sin, or is greedy, or worships idols, or is abusive, or is a drunkard, or cheats people. Don’t even eat with such people.

12 It isn’t my responsibility to judge outsiders, but it certainly is your responsibility to judge those inside the church who are sinning.

13 God will judge those on the outside; but as the Scriptures say, You must remove the evil person from among you.” (1 Corinthians 5:7, 9-13)

11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them.

12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.

13 But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them,” (Ephesians 5:11-13)

Jesus removed workers of iniquity from the house of God (John 2:15). The apostles said do not even eat with them, but remove them from among us. Yet Kareem Mitchell is being placed on “administrative leave.”

I leave you with this stern warning from our meek and gentle Savior Jesus Christ:

“but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to stumble, it would be better for him to have a heavy millstone hung around his neck, and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” (Matthew 18:6)