Now in the News: Tony Alamo and Gospel Today

UPDATE: A federal magistrate upheld a $66 mill. judgement against Tony Alamo last week.  (9/14/2011)  source: Washington Post

There are two items that have been getting a lot of press lately.  I commented on another’s blog about Tony Alamo, and decided it was time to mention him myself.  I read this AP report {no longer available; this post is now 3 years old} to get a little background.  It’s a good little biography if you’ve never heard of this guy before.  This is not his first 15 minutes, if you get what I’m saying.  He’s been in and out of the news (and jail) for about 20 years now.  Most recently the charges involve underage sex and marriage scandals, and once again he is defending his organization on the grounds that it is not a cult.  Continue reading