Lamor Miller-Whitehead, known as Bishop and with more than 1.5 million followers on Instagram, is a New York pastor who was robbed this Sunday by hooded and armed men while giving a sermon to his parishioners . The thieves, who fled on foot, made off with $1 million worth of jewelry . To comments about his lifestyle, the aforementioned pastor has responded by claiming that he has the “right” to buy whatever he wants with the money he himself has earned.
As explained on sources, which refers to Miller-Whitehead as a “ostentatious Brooklyn pastor”, it all happened this Sunday. The cleric was in the pulpit when, after asking his parishioners “how many of you have lost faith because you saw someone die?”, he abruptly interrupted his sermon saying “okay, okay” while raising his hands and he fell to the ground . The service was broadcast in streaming and, although the video was later removed by the parish, the images have been published by various networks and on social networks . In these you can see at least two men dressed in black, one of them with a gun in his hand and with his back turned.
The founder of Leaders of Tomorrow has told sources that from the first moment he was clear that he was the target and that is why he reacted as he did. It was, he has explained, his way of letting the thieves know that he was not going to do anything and thus protect the parishioners from him. “There were women and children there One went to my wife and took all her jewelry, and she had the gun in front of my 8-month-old baby’s face,” he said.
As for the loot of the thieves, who left the temple on foot and got into a white Mercedes-Benz, the Police have estimated its value at one million dollars. “He took off my bishop’s ring, my alliance and he took off my bishop’s chain . He had chains under his robe and he started to touch my neck to see if there was anything else, which means that they knew, that they were watching and that they knew that he had other jewelry, ”Bishop has recounted about the event.
At the time of the robbery, between 20 and 25 people were present, according to the police, who are looking for the thieves, whom the pastor has asked to surrender . Three were those who entered the place of worship. After publishing the images of the robbery and after the comments about his ostentatious and luxurious lifestyle, of which his official Instagram account is a true reflection, who founded the Leaders of Tomorrow Ministry in Brooklyn in 2013 has defended himself from criticism.
Through a video posted on said profile and collected byInsidersentence that what happened is a sample of “how the devil moves” . Regarding his way of life, he defends himself by arguing that “it is about me buying what I want to buy. It is my prerogative to buy what I want to buy if I worked hard for it.”
Eric Adams, former president of the district of Brooklyn and mayor of New York, of whom he points out on some sources that he was his mentor, has declared about what happened that “no one in this city should be the victim of an armed robbery, much less our leaders. religious and members of a congregation who worship in a House of God. The NYPD is investigating this crime and will work tirelessly to bring the criminals involved to justice.”