May 10, 2011
Pastor fakes days as a Navy SEAL
That’s from TPM Muckraker, and to get the full effect, you need to read the lede for the original story from the The Patriot News, which is full of detail about Moats’ bravado as a Navy SEAL during the Vietnam War—“a brash athletic 19-year-old from a military family.”
Children learn that once you start telling a lie, it’s difficult to ever get back on the path of telling truth. That must be particularly troubling for someone who proclaimed to be a minister of Truth. The question, though, is: Why?
Of all the things to lie about, this seems like an odder one. I mean, not as odd as if I claimed I had a six-month contract with the Harlem Globetrotters. But still quite odd.
Moats plans to explain what in the world he was thinking at the church’s Wednesday night service. I’m surprised he can wait that long, and I’d be surprised if he lasts as the church’s pastor past that.