By Matthew A. McIntosh / 03.31.2016:
According to Indianapolis Fox59:
A central Indiana pastor has admitted to using his congregation as a virtual employment agency for a large synthetic drug operation.
Robert Jaynes Jr., 45, of Irvington Bible Baptist Church in Indianapolis pleaded guilty Tuesday to producing almost 100 tons of synthetic marijuana and conspiracy to commit fraud through the mislabeling of the controlled substance. His plea agreement, which was filed in federal court in St. Louis, said he sold the drugs for $2.6 million.
The pastor’s brother-in-law, Kirk Parsons, 47, pleaded guilty to the same charges. … Other members of the church, including two former Hendricks County sheriff’s deputies, also face charges for their involvement in the operation.
A teacher, also a member of his congregation along with the deputies and his brother-in-law, also stands accused.
Jaynes is fairly well-known in Indiana and elsewhere, putting videos on YouTube to spread the wisdom of the Word and such and to tell sinners how to find salvation.
Jaynes tells us, “When we come to Jesus Christ, we are no longer supposed to be partakers of the evil life. … The Bible tells us the devil is trying to deceive people and trick people and blind them and destroy them.”
Someone forgot to tell Pastor Jaynes that pastors are especially supposed to practice what they preach. They’re not supposed to be aspiring drug kingpins using congregants as mini-cartels.
Jaynes can easily find a prison job, perhaps as the new chaplain. The problem is that some inmates may see it as an employment opportunity upon release.