Full Gospel Baptist Church Catholic Scandal

Filthy Covering: Part 8

Why all of the secrecy? Why all of the blatant lies, why not tell the people the truth? Well the Word of God tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:33 "Be not deceived : evil communications corrupt good manners." And again, Amos 3:3 says "Can two walk together, except they be agreed ?"

In a 2004 article, by Phil Anderson, entitled "Local bishop gets different view of Catholicism while in Rome" it is stated:

As part of the contingent of 125 people representing the Cleveland- based Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops, Bishop Ron Lassiter and his wife, Sandra, along with Johan Freeland, all of Topeka, were in a group that marched through the streets of Rome near the Vatican. Lassiter said the pope looked as good as he did in 2000, when the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops last visited Rome.

"We were dressed similar to the Catholic bishops," Lassiter said. "So, as we marched up the streets, people would say, 'Father, Father, Bless me Father.' " ...the leader of the Joint College of African- American Pentecostal Bishops advised group members to be careful not to offend the hundreds of people in the streets, but to continue marching in their procession. The purpose of the trip, Lassiter said, was to study traditional church teachings in Rome for about a week, as well as to see how the Roman Catholic Church conducts its affairs."

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In a 2005 article by Adelle M. Banks, entitled 'Protestant leaders praise John Paul' it is stated that:

Bishop J. Delano Ellis, president of the Joint College of African-American Pentecostal Bishops, visited the Vatican several times during John Paul's papacy and called him a man of prayer and deep devotion. "But he's also a pope that has reached out . . . as far as he could afford to reach, ...He's reached out to other faith groups in an effort to create a sense of peace between us....We stood there, talked for about five minutes about the Pentecostal community in America and throughout the world, and I told him we thanked God for his openness and his willingness to at least acknowledge our coexistence with our Roman brothers and sisters," recalled Ellis, who also is senior pastor of the Pentecostal Church of Christ in Cleveland, about his first visit with the pope in 1991."

In a year 2000 Chicago Tribune article by Steve Kloehn,entitled 'Black Church Leaders Seek Vatican Link' the writer starts off with this paragraph:

"Black Pentecostal church leaders say that with the turn of the century, the time has come to recover some of the ancient Christian traditions embodied in the Roman Catholic Church, and they are going to the Vatican next week for some first-hand study."

Bishop Larry Trotter is quoted as saying:

"I think we can learn from each other…we come with fervor and a fire they may be missing, but they come with an order and structure we may be missing." Trotter’s congregation celebrated the pilgrimage, he explained: "... [Trotter] recalled that when he announced to his own congregation that he was making the trip to the Vatican, the news was received with a standing ovation and a collection that covered the trip's expenses."

In February of 2000 on Christianitytoday.com, Bishop Carl H. Montgomery II, assistant presiding bishop of the United Pentecostal Churches of Christ in reference to a Vatican trip is quoted as saying ".. [it's] our way of saying we recognize the Catholic Church as our historical grandparents."

Pope Paul S. Morton

In the Chicago Tribune article by Steve Kloehn, bishop J. Delano Ellis is cited as being "mentored" by Cleveland Catholic Bishop Anthony Pilla. According to bishop-accountability.org Bishop Anthony Pilla has "... long been accused of covering up for abusive priests." The website goes on to state the sick and twisted tactics that Pilla used to help pedophile clergyman: "One of Bishop Pilla's longtime top aides, Auxiliary Bishop A. James Quinn, advised a group of church lawyers in a speech 12 years ago to remove some documents from priests' personnel files"

This is the type of "covering" that men like J. Delano Ellis and Paul S. Morton Sr. have placed themselves under for the last 20 years.

Isaiah 30:1 "Woe to the rebellious children, saith the LORD, that take counsel, but not of me; and that cover with a covering,, but not of my spirit, that they may add sin to sin."