Here’s a funny story about paying for plastic surgery. This is not how YOU want to pay for your labiaplasty, vaginoplasty, or any other form of plastic surgery. You cannot borrow or steal the funds from God. A man of the cloth decided he needed cosmetic surgery (Admittedly, not vaginoplasty). Here is what happened.
It seems the Rev. William Blasingame, a 66-year-old Episcopal priest, wrote thousands of dollars worth of checks off the church’s account to himself. A large chunk of the $85,000 he stole went towards a facelift and botox shots. He also bought lots of expensive clothing to go with his new look.
The particular account that Blasingame used for his plastic surgery and clothing was intended to be used for church maintenance, beautification and upkeep. A portion of it would also have gone toward parishioners in need. And we’re talking about people who needed food, not a tummy tuck.
In addition, according to police, the Father used part of the money to finance various club memberships and to pay for his private auto insurance.
According to representatives of the church, even though Blasingame spent lavishly on himself, including a pair of shoes from London which set the church back $245, the Father’s place in the rectory was in a state of constant filth.
Father Blasingame served the church for 31 years. He resigned in January, supposedly for medical reasons (and yes, he’s been on a church-sponsored pension since then).
Blasingame, through his attorney, denies the charges, saying they were made up to revenge his former actions against the minister. He could serve as much as 15 years jail time if he’s convicted of the charges of grand larceny and possession of stolen goods.
I wonder if his face will be considered part of the stolen goods?
Seriously, let me say this about Father Blasingame. First, in accordance with the law, I presume he’s innocent until proven guilty. But if he’s guilty, he seems to have his priorities a bit off. He should have been disqualified from both his ministry and his plastic surgery. A good plastic surgeon and the leadership of church organizations have one thing in common -both OUGHT to do a thorough screening of their clients.