Euphemism of the Day – “Unusual Hobby”

The Montgomery Advertiser reports that a local Baptist pastor has died while “enjoying [an] unusual hobby.”

Rev. Gary M. Aldridge, senior pastor at Thorington Road Baptist Church was found dead in his home “under unusual circumstances.”

Aldridge died of asphyxiation, according to a preliminary report from the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences. The police went on to state that Aldridge evidently did not die from random criminal activity. Forensic Sciences also said there were no signs of injuries to Aldridge’s body.

The autopsy was recently released, and apparently Pastor Aldrdige’s death was caused by some autoerotic fooling around that didn’t go well. He was found hogtied and wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, a head mask and a dildo firmly entrenched in his anus. Aldridge served as the church’s pastor for 16 years. Immediately following his death, church officials issued a press release asking community members to “please refrain from speculation” about what led to Aldridge’s demise, adding that, “we will begin the healing process under the strong arm of our Savior, Jesus Christ.” (source)

Yes, these are “unusual circumstances.” I will not laugh at this either… it is sad. I simply wonder how many countless hours that Pastor Aldridge spent telling others how to manage their own sex lives — and look how he winds up.

4 Responses to Euphemism of the Day – “Unusual Hobby”

  1. GAS says:

    I think you have a mote in your own eye my friend. Before casting stones at Gary Aldridge, condsider the following;

    The police detective assinged to this case told Pastor Steve Campbell, a local pastor and best friends with Gary Aldridge, that there WAS someone else present in the house when Gary passed, however, due to the nature of who this person was, and how prominent they were in the town, NO ONE WOULD EVER KNOW WHO WAS THERE AND WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

    Gary was not the type of person who minister that he never told others from the pulpit or privately how to manage their sex lives. Your doing a spin on this as if you ever heard one of his messages – you never have. I have. Your dead wrong buddy. He was NOT by any means your typical Baptist Minister.

    It is not unusual for crimes of t his nature to be covered up, the autopsy resported altered and falsified due to fear issues of retribution.

    Many of us close to Gary, including members of his church believe Gary was murdered.
    The crime scene was made to look like Gary was into a sexual fetish – which was done deliberatly by his murderer to cover their tracts and ruin Gary’s character.

    The truth will come out eventually and many like yourself will owe the internet community a huge apology. Seek out Pastor Steve Campbell – he will tell the you the truth.


  2. Perhaps this is all correct… but it does seem like an awful lot of effort to go through to stage a death, doesn’t it?

    Have you ever gone scuba diving? I couldn’t imagine putting a wetsuit on a dry body that wasn’t cooperating… or that was either limp or in a state of rigor mortis.

    It just sounds like an awful lot of coincidences and cover ups… maybe Oliver Stone will make a movie about it.

  3. GAS’s story isn’t remotely plausible. Why would a police detective tell another Pastor that he knew who the killer was. That is ridiculous. The autopsy report said that Aldridge died while seeking sexual gratification. There is nothing wrong with “breath play”, unless you don’t get to breathe.

    There is an intense effort to try to sanitize the Pastor’s extra-curricular activities. Many in the church are even blaming the murder on his “black sheep” brother who was left out of the family will. Fairy tales, all of them.

    The real reason is that the church is in a middle-high income section of Montgomery and is very dependent on the rich folks’ tithes and offerings to pay for their construction debt, salaries, and other overhead. When they couldn’t stop the autopsy report from being published, the parishioners started to bail, leaving the remaining members the increased debt to cover. Now the white-wash is on to keep the pews packed.

  4. Paul says:

    i dont think a murderer would bother to put two wetsuits on him

    i mean seriously! why was he wearing two wetsuits?

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