The House Modesto take Three: We’ve all heard the bluster from Pastor Glen Berteau and others regarding his and the church’s endorsement of Stu Gilman for the MID Board. The Pastor claims they’ve done nothing wrong and that all the attention for violating IRS regulations and the Johnson Amendment he and the church has been receiving is unjustified. We’ve done nothing wrong he’s stated. Yet the good Pastor refuses to go on camera or return our phone calls
But it has become obvious that both the church and the Pastor have blinked. When you go to the link to the sermon we provided in an earlier story you’ll find that “This video has been removed by the user” sign on their YouTube page. If the video proves their innocence why did they remove it? Sounds like they’re trying to hide the smoking gun. Last Sunday, 11/5, we couldn’t help but notice the live 11 am service was a rerun from the week prior.
Channel 40 out of Sacramento finally caught wind of the scandal and has run with the story. Our only surprise it that it took so long and that others haven’t followed.
This endorsement by a church, a nonprofit 501(c)(3), brings shame on Stu Gilman, his supporters, The House, and all of Modesto. If you want to endorse candidates for political office pay taxes like the rest of us. You shouldn’t pretend to be a church if you’re going to act like a political organization.