This is an AT2W Replay
Originally posted on Dec. 13, 2010
Rev. Bertha Y. Wright pleaded not guilty today on charges of passing fake prescriptions at a pharmacy in Century, Florida. Wright who is the first lady and co-pastor at Mount Vernon AOH Church of God located in Mount Vernon, Alabama. Allegedly, her husband, Pastor Levon Wright did not tell parishioners his wife was arrested earlier this month on March 5.
Minister Bertha Y. Wright faces up to 16 charges, 11 counts of possessing a controlled substance without a prescription, three counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, one count of trafficking in hydrocodone and one count of possession of a blank prescription.
Okay, usually we do not write about ministers who seem to be doing the right thing, but until two Sundays ago, one of our journalists came back and informed our head editorial department about an Apostolic bishop she used to regularly watch. It was already difficult for her to do so, since his church Mount Zion Apostolic seemed to be following the ways of the modern church, having services in a corporate fashion while allowing a secular atmosphere. She decided to watch him again two Sundays ago, because she felt she needed some spiritual strength. Quickly, she became discouraged when she overheard him say, “for those of you who are skipping to pay your tithes and offerings when I’m not here, give more to make up for those lost times and don’t pay your mortgage, tell them you don’t live in the house and you have not lived there for three weeks and give us that money. Do you realize if you don’t give your tithes and offerings we may have to close down” Allegedly, she overheard those words coming from this so-called Apostolic and Pentecostal man of God, Bishop Lambert Gates and turned his services off for good.