Pentacostal Pastor Arrested For Meth Possession

The Shreveport Times reports:

A Bossier Parish pastor has been arrested after admitting to police he had meth at his Bossier City home. Andy C. Harris, 56, of 2406 Benton Road in Bossier City, was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled dangerous substance (methamphetamine) and possession of drug paraphernalia. Harris was the senior pastor at The Church of the Cross, an Assemblies of God congregation perhaps best known for the 199-foot exterior cross it erected in 2009 on its property along U.S. 80 in Haughton. Church officials confirmed Friday that Harris had resigned, but they wouldn’t comment further. References to Harris on the church’s site and some on social media have been deleted.

The video below is from 2012. Harris has lost weight.

  • MT YVR

    “The Father, the Son, the HOLEEEEEE CHRIST I feel GOOD….” (twitchtwitch)

  • bkmn

    If a preacher is a TV preacher I automatically assume they are con men.

  • Mark Née Fuzz

    I am surprised. I thought their vice was kiddie porn.

    • clay

      I’m not sure they have the results of his internet history back just yet.

  • ceeenbee

    That’s his cross to bear.

  • shellback
    • worstcultever

      said Louis B Mayer to Judy Garland

    • Snarkaholic

      And, if drugs aren’t your thing, running from crazed shooters at your local mall will tone that ass of yours right up.

      • lymis

        There’s a sad, cynical joke about the NRA’s school fitness plan in here somewhere…

    • Philly Mike

      Well “Pastor” Harris is neither fit or slim

      • shellback

        But he’s able to tirelessly spend hours and hours rearranging three nick-nacks on a table.

    • RoFaWh

      Somewhere not too long ago, I read a 1960s vintage doctor’s Rx for a happy pill for housewives. The recipe contained a little of this and a little of that, including (ta-da!) methamphetamine.

    • ColdCountry

      They used to pass out diet pills like candy at Halloween. I’m lucky I survived.

      • perversatile

        My Mom nursed me while she was on Benzedrine to lose her pregnancy weight (Doctor prescribed circa 1965), Granny said
        I was the busiest baby she ever saw,
        “The hummingbirds don’t have a thing on that boy.”

      • njguy54

        Wow, where did you go trick-or-treating??

        • ColdCountry

          I knew someone here would jump on that!

  • pj

    and the lord said….erect a 199 ft cross next to the interstate just because…..

    • MaryJOGrady

      Lenny Bruce once remarked, if Jesus comes back, do you really think he’s going to want to see any crosses?

      • Joe in PA

        LOL Speaking of Lenny…have you seen “The Fabulous Mrs Maisel”? (Netflix) Really funny…and has references to Lenny. I’m waiting for season 2. 🙂

        https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5788792/

        • MaryJOGrady

          No, I do not have a TV. This sounds good, though.

  • Pollos Hermanos
    • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

      Celebrating after his big bill signing today?

      • Joe in PA

        Ooops, I just made that comment [as a joke] … that’s not him is it?

        • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

          Lol don’t think so

    • JT

      “Snakes! I see snakes all around me!”

    • Joe in PA

      Yikes, is that the Florida governor?

      • evanedwards

        It’s from this video, apparently in Preston, England.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzP1XC51kro

        • Joe in PA

          Thanks!

        • Joe in PA

          No drugs were harmed in the making of this video.

        • shellback

          Duck lips and assholes. Wow.

    • shellback

      I’m not sure, is it from drugs or religion? They seem so interchangeable.

    • Jefe5084

      Is this Gov Scott? Lewandowki? Trey Gowdy? They all look alike and act just like this.

      • Joe in PA

        LOL… but not Lewandowski…he’s cuter than this…maybe Carter Page.

        • Jefe5084

          True.

    • William

      He’s got the demons in him!

  • JT

    Bossier Parish pastor: Maybe if I’d been less bossy, I wouldn’t be all methed up.

  • Sam_Handwich

    they’re stupid if they put up that stupid yuge cross without a contract from a cell phone company.

    • Joe in PA

      Pffft, they would never be so crass and materialistic to do something like that!

      Said no one, ever.

  • JoeMyGod

    “At 199 feet high plus a seven-foot pedestal, the roughly 23-story cross greets drivers on Interstate 20 from as far as seven miles away, depending on the weather.”

    • Gigi

      “A code which in Bossier Parish says, structures in a residential-agricultural district can not be more than 45 feet tall. The church is asking the Bossier Metropolitan Planning Commission for an extra 154 feet to complete the $700,000 project.”

      • Mr. Chips

        Imagine the good they could have done with $700K for the poor people of that county!

    • William

      Pastor Harris must be hung like a hamster.

    • riverboatphil

      Any way to get it taken down?

  • ‘Til Tuesday
  • zhera

    Lost weight, you say? Meth, you say?

  • worstcultever

    Harris has lost weight.

    Wow, no shit.

    Maybe he was trying to make himself sexier for the christian sexytimes with kids and all that other christian stuff.

  • vtdave

    Guess they need to be high to reconcile God and #Drumph in their closed Christo-facist minds!

  • Leo
  • Cuberly Deux

    Gotta maintain that fire and brimstone energy somehow folks. When the grifting high just isn’t enough any more.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d5cfa77198b104c9bc91e70793ba34ee962fec01b85bbb8f0836008b941d10f.gif

    • worstcultever

      Thx – nothing refreshes like an Anne and Neely break!

    • Joe in PA

      You absolutely HAVE to get the DVD and watch it with the commentary on…Barbara Parkins and [some hilarious gay dude] take it ON!

      • Cuberly Deux

        Oooooooo, that sounds right up my alley, thanks for that.

        Ever see the movie The Oscar? Ugh, it’s sort of a lesser Valley of the Dolls, to a degree. It’s regarded as one of the worst of the worst. It’s on Youtube, divided into chunks, but it’s worth checking out. Eyerolling melodrama at it’s finest.

        Just substitute Stephen Boyd for Patti Duke…lol…

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZDZzV1d53U

        • Joe in PA

          Thanks!

        • Joe in PA

          What a cast! “and Tony Bennet as Hymie”. Wut?

          • Marc: The Social Gadfly

            Who plays the “Beaver”?

          • Cuberly Deux

            Poor Tony Bennet, he’s Sooooooooo miscast. He is NOT an actor.

        • Joe in PA
          • Cuberly Deux

            Not sure I’d say it’s that bad good. But it is an oddity. An ambitious one that’s for sure.

        • teeveedub

          Haven’t seen this in years, but my recollection is that it’s deliciously bad. Thanks for the link.

          • Cuberly Deux

            As much as I like Stephen Boyd, this wasn’t his best work. In fact he plays such an unlikeable character it’s a wonder the script got green lit.

            And, a young Tony Bennett playing his best friend…..interesting casting choice. He’s NOT an actor…lol….

    • rcdcr

      ♪♫♬ And they’ll know you are christians by your drugs, by your drugs…

    • Bob Conti

      You’re being obnoxious.

  • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)
    • evanedwards

      I thought they were for state’s rights.

    • Sam_Handwich

      is the law even in effect yet? who’s the plaintiff?

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Ordinarily you would need a kid who was denied a gun under the law to bring a challenge — that’s the was standing works under Article III (I’m assuming this is fed lawsuit under 2A)

        Edited

        • clay

          They announced they had a bunch just waiting to go once the bill was signed.

          • Joe in PA

            Lordy, I’ve got to wait to start drinking…I read that as “they had a brunch just waiting…

            🙁

          • clay

            We all have our biases. 😉

          • AmeriCanadian

            Is the problem when or what you’re drinking?

    • They’ll lose. Age limits have long since passed constitutional muster.

      • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

        Under 2A?

        • Kruhn

          Yup. Even the Heller decision allowed reasonable firearm regulations.

          • Proud MOFO Beaner (bkb)

            TY — I have absolutely no familiarity with 2A law

        • Mark

          I was 1A during the draft….

        • lymis

          Hell, even under “originalist” interpretations of the Constitution, you can make one hell of case that the Founders didn’t consider 18 year olds to have all the rights of adults under the constitution. It took the 26th Amendment to specifically lower the voting age to 18 – and ONLY the voting age.
          There are other clauses in the Constitution that limit some things, like elected office to those over 25, or 30.

    • edrex

      because they care.

  • evanedwards
    • Jefe5084

      they need a pictorial essay on how to eat bread? Sad.

    • bzrd

      breaking bad

  • greenmanTN

    So when are we going to stop pretending these “religious leaders” aren’t just men running a scam and using their positions to hide in plain sight, supposedly beyond reproach?

    • Jefe5084

      been my opinion for decades.

    • AmeriCanadian

      When common sense becomes common. In other words, NEVER.

    • RoFaWh

      “Sight” but the misspelling may be nothing more than a small brain fart.

      I’ve noticed in my own typing that typos often produce a word that sounds like the one I meant. I find this interesting because it means that the brain is using some of its hearing circuitry when searching for the right word to denote some concept.

      • ColdCountry

        Eye no! Happens two me awl the time.

      • itsnwman

        Autocorrect

        • John30013

          Which seems to cause as many mistakes as it corrects. 😉

      • greenmanTN

        Thanks. Fixed it. I’ve wondered before if I might have a slight case of dyslexia. When I’m writing things by hand, printing, if I’m doing it fast and not really focusing I sometimes mix up the letters even though I know how the word is spelled. I’m especially bad at writing numbers down, have to double and triple check that I got them in the right order.

        • David J. Smith III

          I never knew I was dyslexic until life kept handing me melons.

        • BearEyes

          when handwriting, I have a habit of adding the 1st letter of the next word to the end of the previous word.

        • Jon

          “PentEcostal” as well… not “PentAcostal.” Thanks.

          • greenmanTN

            Thank you so much for correcting my spelling. It added so much to the discussion.

    • Helen Damnation™

      I’m using your comment on my FB page. My Pentecostal sister and Bro-in-law will be pissed. Good, goddammit.

      • Robert Damm

        I wish I could see the pissed off look on their faces. You go,
        Helen.

    • ColdCountry

      When are they going to stop pretending that religion makes people infallible?

    • Mr. James Parson

      About 20 to 30 years when a majority of Americas are atheists.

      Thank you for your patience.

    • Librarykid

      First: More important to erect the huge cross than use the money to help the less fortunate.
      Second: There is a note that he has lost weight so the meth was a diet plan.

      • riverboatphil

        Heard that. I live a mile away. Noticed this winter that cross is visible through the woods from my front porch. What an eyesore. The hill the church sits on was a nice piece of land.

        • njguy54

          Nothing that a good wrecking ball can’t fix…

          • John30013

            Or a blow torch.

            Or some C-4.

    • margaretpoa

      As long as people live in fear of dying and are gullible enough to believe any silly bullshit as long as it comforts them, we never will,

    • prixator

      There’s a few women doing it, too. I suppose their personal secrets probably aren’t as vulgar as the men’s are, but they’re still selling something fake and phony.

  • Barry William Teske

    But the corporation that makes the main ingredient, is allowed to sell barrels of the main ingredient, if you know where the back door is.

    Nobody is arresting the supplier.

    What is up with that?

    • lymis

      Yet I can’t buy two bottles of NyQuil at a time….

  • Jefe5084

    Meth allowed him to hear so many voices in his head. He used methtelepathy to get his hate messages from Jeebus and the other one, or two, or how ever many deities they believe in and chit chat with hourly.

  • another_steve
    • bzrd

      did he ever?
      computer says
      no

  • Harris has lost weight

    Ya don’t say?! I wonder why.

    Actually, no, I don’t. Betcha his teeth are going rotten by now, too.

  • Sam_Handwich

    new thread

  • PRW

    I guess he hadn’t gotten around to hiring the masseur yet …

    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I’ll stick with weed and man ass.

  • Ninja0980

    There are better ways to lose way then meth.

  • AmeriCanadian

    Saw this in my travels during the 2017 eclipse. I swear the cross looked like a beacon for the Adult bookstore.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2045b11f8abcdd3f84ded7377e0dcc93bd7625ca8f140ea1b1842c0b03208513.jpg

    • worstcultever

      Back in the day one of my music pals used to play a nice fingerpicking tune she’d written while working in a porn shop – she titled it “Dirty Bookstore Rag”

      • Snarkaholic

        “Oh, Moe, I know how much you love to jack
        behind the Aisle 5 porn mag rack!
        I know you were there, every time, by whether
        The TITZ magazine pages are stuck together!”

        • Stogiebear

          Blow, blow, blow the man down;
          Blow, blow, blow the man down.

    • shellback

      Big telephone pole?

      • AmeriCanadian

        Yes. It’s a direct line to dog, don’t cha know?

        • shellback

          Boy howdy. I wondered how it was done.

    • Clive Johnson

      How do you know it wasn’t said beacon?

    • Mark

      In MO, there is a big billboard for Jesus, right next to the XXX bookstore – god I wish I’d stopped to take a photo of it – – I think it was around Columbia, MO on I-70

    • John

      The score is: god 1 … porn 10. Ten vehicles at Adult World…One vehicle at the cross…and it’s driver is probably in Adult World, too.

      • njguy54

        How many members of the congregation stop at the adult bookstore after church?

        • John

          In answer to your question, here’s a similar situation: In college, in oklahoma, in the 60’s, I lived above a liquor store. Sunday morning the parking lot was empty because all ‘them there god fearin’ x’Stain folk’, mostly baptists and pentecostals were in church. church was usually out by noon and by 12:15 the parking lot was full. I guess they all needed to celebrate their mighty sins being forgiven (until the next sunday)….or they were just plain hypocrites, probably both.

  • dcurlee

    I’m sure he will be forgiven. I bet Trump is pissed…his dealer has been found out

  • Jefe5084

    Mulligan Time!

  • Meth possession, huh? Guess he lost interest in demonic possession.

    • worstcultever

      Or he’d heard from Jeff Sessions that mj is highly dangerous and wanted to only experiment with safe christian drugs.

      • William

        Booty bump!

  • rcdcr

    These days, being a ‘christian’ is pretty much an admission that you’re an immoral loser.

    • worstcultever

      COULD WE SCREAM THIS FROM THE MOUNTAINS PLEASE

      • ColdCountry

        I was talking to my sister yesterday She said that while her personal relationship with Jesus was still the most important in her life, she no longer cared to identify as a Christian as it has come to mean something very different that what she believes, and is NOT something she wishes to be identified with. There have been times in the last 28 years since she was “born again” that I feared I had lost my only sister; I can’t tell you what a relief it was to hear her say that.

      • Mr. James Parson

        Why would we do that? Mountains tend to have fewer people.

        I suggest a busier place, like a church or something.

  • William

    It’s okay, the meth was for a hustler he hired.

  • Kruhn

    So that’s how he felt the Spirit of the Lord coming down and him! He should’ve claimed it was sacramental meth protected under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. LOL

  • kevin000

    Religion seems to be a gateway drug.

    • RoFaWh

      Religion is bullshit.

  • Way to represent Louisiana!!
    LOL

  • JWC

    Bibble thumper

    • pch1013

      *Bumper

  • Mark McGovern

    WWJS?

    • sadoldguy

      These guys (pastors), seem to think children and meth.

      • RoFaWh

        It looks to me like a lot of these pastoral jobs are filled by men who figured out that were good camouflage as well as giving them good access to the underaged.

        Time to license clergy, be they fundie pastors, mainstream Protestant ministers, momo bishops, RC priests, whatever, with the licensing process thoroughly digging for pedophilic tendencies.

  • Clive Johnson

    And for an abbreviated edition of today’s Pastor Update:

    Former Oregon pastor sentenced in child porn case, traveled to Colorado and took photos of minors in 2010
    https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/08/james-parkhurt-oregon-pastor-child-porn-colorado/

    Illinois priest charged with possession of child pornography, meth
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/01/11/illinois-priest-charged-with-possession-child-pornography-meth.html

    Associate Pastor charged with possession of child pornography
    http://kplr11.com/2018/01/09/associate-pastor-charged-with-possession-of-child-pornography/

    Former youth pastor charged with child exploitation, possessing child porn
    http://wishtv.com/2018/02/15/former-youth-pastor-charged-with-child-exploitation-possessing-child-porn/

  • MBear

    Of course he did

  • Lars Littlefield

    Sometimes you need a little bump to spread the word of Jesus.

  • tonyg

    So he’s a Methodist.

  • worstcultever

    The astonishing thing is that no sexual abuse of young girls or boys was involved.

    (that we know so far)

    • sadoldguy

      I wish I had read down thread before making my post.

  • Henry Auvil

    When a Pentacostal preacher gets caught with a stash of meth, the boy hooker is not far away. Fambly values.

  • Slippy_World
  • tim870

    That’s my hometown! Not at all surprised.

    • riverboatphil

      Yep. I use to pick mushrooms on that hill. We would trip on the knoll at the Sandpit behind Espanita.

  • Jalapeño Business

    He certainly has a meth face. And kudos to the person who said he’s a “methodist” !

    • boatboy_srq

      Nah, he’s just a Methist.

  • Tomcat

    Holy Meth jesus.

  • bzrd

    “Harris has lost weight.”
    meth’ll do that to ya

  • tonyg

    I bade him “Godspeed.” He obviously misunderstood.

    • boatboy_srq

      Ahh, but that was God’s speed in his house…

  • ClevelandJim

    He RESIGNED? I can’t believe it–doesn’t the congregation pray for him and then jeezus forgives him? Or is that only when the situation involves extra-marital sex?

  • Stogiebear

    The only thing that could have made this story even more better would have been him being the pastor of a Methodist church.

    • coram nobis

      Or Christian Science.

    • tonyg

      If he’s doing meth, I’m pretty sure he’s a Shaker.

  • brined2

    was that wrong?

  • boatboy_srq

    Does this make him a Methacostal?

  • DavidAZ

    Why didn’t he go the “I’ve sinned!!!!!” route like Jimmy Swaggart? There’s always plenty of rubes out there willing to forgive him for poking something up his nostrils. Unless he’s also gay. They’d never forgive him poking something up his joy chute. He would be nailed upside down screaming to a cross. Such is the state of love in Jesusland. Ah Men!

  • architect_tim

    And Ted Haggard sleep over was just as a friend.

  • sadoldguy

    No sexually abused children or farm animals involved?

    I am shocked!

  • Jay Silversmith

    Thank God, he only had Meth, a Schedule II. If he had been smokin the evil weed, a Schedule I, he could be in prison for life.

  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Once again, the religious prove themselves to be low and unworthy.

  • DoctorDJ

    “The video … is from 2012. Harris has lost weight.”

    And teeth.
    And skin tone.
    And heart rhythm.

  • Jim Michaud

    So I assume that instead of a Pentacostalist, he’s now a “Meth”-odist. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Holy Smackerel!!!

  • riverboatphil

    Is meth the Pentecostal’s drug of choice?

  • Mike

    May the Meth be with you…

  • Rocco

    That explains where his necks went….

  • Harveyrabbit

    Maybe he had a prescription like this lady…

    “Ginger Sharpe, 34, told her parole officer in Albuquerque Monday that she had a prescription for “medical meth,”

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/03/woman-reportedly-told-police-medical-license-meth-went-well-youd-expect/

  • Jeffrey Robert

    Meth: For those times when God just isn’t quite enough.

  • Ore Carmi

    For the life of me, I will never understand this: I get wanting to experiment sexually, or with infidelity… But why on earth are (some) people so unable to resist wanting to try drugs of the sort that will almost certainly ruin their lives? What is it that they think they’re missing?

  • Mike

    He found Jesus and then he found Meth…Guess who won…Jesus 0 Meth 1

  • fahvel

    ah c’mon folks – how the hell do you expect a pentacostal rectum to shout and dance into an anti christ frenzy with out a hit of meth – these voids in your society cannot exist outside their dead souls without a thorough pick me up made down the road in a rusty airstream

  • 3-Star

    Too skinny to be “huge,” but definitely tall.
    Completed on Nov. 4, 2009. After a local church raised $100,000 for the cross’s
    construction, it learned that its property was zoned for no structure taller
    than 45 feet — but the local parish
    obligingly waved the rules so the cross could be built. Dec. 2014: Photo
    added.

    https://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/33581

  • dcurlee

    He serves one hell of a communion

  • 3-Star
  • Kevin Andrews

    Another one bites the dust, another one bites the dust, there’s another one down, another one down, another one bites the dust.
    The Congregation that Ms. Tina has on weight restrictions.
    But, but, but, I was only showing them clouds from both sides now.
    There is nothing more gratifying than seeing the Church for exactly what it is; a little social club with liars and hypocrites galore. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f9bf124056ae4e8de2d523fc5883249f5165a4f08b7d5fc546faa8c878511e56.png

  • Longpole

    Our tax dollars at work cleaning up law breaking pastors who don’t pay taxes.

  • margaretpoa

    The video below is from 2012. Harris has lost weight.

    Meth will do that.

  • Charlie In SF

    Hmm. That’s the same denomination as Jim and Tammy Faye

  • Gianni

    A Christian Pastor using and possessing illegal drugs? Will the disappointments never cease?

  • SilasMarner

    And another hypocritical cultist goes down in flames. Yay!