PZ Myers at Pharyngula brought this to my attention. It derives from the ReligionNewsBlog.
Anthony Hopkins, 37, is an "evangelical" preacher without a regular church. He preached in a variety of fundamentalist venues throughout the south.
He is now in jail, held without bond.
In late July, his 19-year old daughter went to authorities in Mobile, Alabama to report that her father had been abusing her since she was 11 years old. But that was the least of it. In November 2004, the preacher's wife caught Anthony "abusing" his daughter in the bathroom which resulted in a big argument and eventually led to Anthony killing his wife.
With the help of his abused daughter, he hid his wife's body in a freezer, where it has resided for at least four years.
Authorities went to Hopkins' house but found no one at home. He was preaching at a revival at the Inspirational Tabernacle Church of God in Christ - a sermon "about forgiveness and not passing judgment."
Here's the kicker: The police left the house and went to the church where they did, indeed, find Hopkins holding forth from the pulpit. THEY LET HIM FINISH HIS SERMON BEFORE THEY ARRESTED HIM!
PZ Myers why the police would give such respect to this murdering, "monstrous psychopath" that they'd let him finish preaching before putting on the cuffs.
It isn't too surprising, however. We live in a la-la land where literally millions of people "respect" charlatan clergy like Dobson, Hagee, Pasley, Benny Hind, Joel Osteen, and hundreds of lesser lights to the extent they base their lives on these preacher's religious concoctions!