Talk about a story made for Hollywood. Tinseltown loves stories where the church appears to be some hypocritical cult.
I have preached that many Liberals hide in Conservative enclaves. Liberals “act” like Conservatives in business, the military, and the church.
For example, Steve Jobs was a Liberal, but he was known to be an absolute despot at Apple; and he was driven to profit, the things that Conservatives are accused of. And there are many other examples of Liberals being hypocritical, yet the title of “capitalist pig,” “misogynist,” or “homophobe” is inextricably tied to Conservatism.
After years of observation, I can now spot the Leftist frauds, attempting to live as Conservatives. Which brings me to Homewood minister Richard Shahan of Birmingham, Ala.
Shahan is charged with murder in the summer slaying of his wife, Karen Louise Shahan.
In a document filed Wednesday, prosecutors responded to a request from Shahan’s attorneys, Wendell Sheffield and John Lentine, seeking specific facts necessary to prepare the defense.
There were plenty.
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Witnesses, numerous emails, and statements from Shahan himself demonstrate that he was involved in romantic relationships with a man in Nashville and another in Europe, Deputy District Attorney Patrick Lamb wrote.
In an email sent to an unidentified recipient in February 2012, Karen Shahan wrote that she told Richard that he had to choose between the two lives he was trying to maintain, according to the prosecution’s filing.
“I told him that he cannot keep both lives. That he will have to lose one of them. I said that if he was having any interactions that were not right before God that he should go to God and be completely honest with him because he knows anyway. I told him that God will reveal it to me. I told him that any texting or gmailing that does not bring glory to God has to go…”
In court filings we learned that Karen Louise Shahan’s body was discovered about 11:15 a.m. July 23, 2013, inside the family’s Hugh Circle home. She was stabbed to death and had several small defensive wounds.
Further, prosecutors say that email and text message conversations between Richard Shahan and his two “paramours” include explicit sexual statements, as well as a reference to Karen’s death:
“I’m in a legal marriage contract [sic]. There is not an acceptable way for me to dissolve that and continue with the things that are important to me (my job and children)…There is only one way I could become legally ‘single’ and I have to wait until God grants me that gift. It will come; the woman I live with is slowly killing herself – she is diabetic and refuses to take care of herself physically. Her mother died early with the same disease and did the same thing to her body. So I pray and wait. It will happen in God’s timing.”
The filing states that Shahan also wrote emails noting that, because of his job, his sexual preference had to be kept secret and he could not get divorced. In a November 2011 message to his European paramour, Shahan mentions his hopes for the future.
“And then I find myself thinking about and picturing myself packing up and leaving my life and moving to Scotland and the two of us living together for the rest of our lives. (I actually was standing in my closet the other night thinking, now which clothes would I pack up to move to Scotland). Or I find myself picturing you living with me in the house here and us living our lives day- to- day in Birmingham.”
He also emailed a British attorney for advice about marrying another man and receiving “permanent immigration” status in the U.K.
This was not a man of God, but a Liberal hiding out in the church.
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