'Scarecrow' Compton Minister Busted
The L.A. Times and other sources report that the Rev. E. Joshua Sims, who leads Compton's
|Defrocked: Rev. E. Joshua Sims|
The Compton Bulletin reported that at Sims' Inland Empire home, valued at "$750,000, detectives found a cedar-planked indoor swimming pool; a 61-inch plasma television in the living room and smaller flat screen TVs in every other room of the house, including the bathroom; hundreds of tailored and Italian suits; and more than 60 pairs of designer alligator-skin and sports shoes. Sims also used the money to purchase a $100,000-plus Mercedes-Benz luxury sports car."
Today black lesbian blogger Jasmyne Cannick mocked Sims by awarding him her site's Negro Please Award.
"[L]et's hear it for the good Revered Sims who stole money from his own people to ride around in a fly car and live in a fly house out in Corona," Cannick wrote. "This is exactly the behavior that keeps Jasmyne out of church-and might I add, continues to give Black pastors a bad rep-will this and their hypocrisy when it comes to issues like Proposition 8."