Pastor was Moved in Mysterious Ways
Dead Reverend’s Rubber Fetish
Autopsy: Pastor found in wet suits after autoerotic mishap
OCTOBER 8–An Alabama minister who died in June of “accidental mechanical asphyxia” was found hogtied and wearing two complete wet suits, including a face mask, diving gloves and slippers, rubberized underwear, and a head mask, according to an autopsy report.
Investigators determined that Rev. Gary Aldridge’s death was not caused by foul play and that the 51-year-old pastor of Montgomery’s Thorington Road Baptist Church was alone in his home at the time he died (while apparently in the midst of some autoerotic undertaking). While the Montgomery Advertiser, which first obtained the autopsy records, reported on Aldridge’s two wet suits, the family newspaper chose not to mention what police discovered inside the minister’s rubber briefs.
(from the coroner’s report): “The decedent is clothes in a diving wet suit, a face mask which has a single vet for breathing, a rubberized head mask having an opening for the mouth and eyes, a second rubberized suit with suspenders, rubberized male underwear, hands and feet have diving gloves and slippers. There are numerous straps and cords restraining the decedent. There is a leather belt about the midriff. There is a series of ligatures extending from the hands and feet. The hands are bound behind the back. The feet are ties to the hands. There are nylon ligatures holding these in place with leather straps about the wrists and ankles. There are plastic cords also tied about the hands and feet with a single plastic cord extending up to the head and surrounding the lower neck. There is a dildo in the anus covered with a condom. “
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.”*
A few points I’d like to add:
1. Regarding, “Investigators determined that Rev. Gary Aldridge’s death was not caused by foul play” –Death by autoerotic asphyxiation is, by definition, foul play.
2. It seems obvious that someone else was present at some point during this foul play.
3. This other person will not be sought for comment, because the church does not want to know what he or she has to say. Instead, they will defer to their default position of prayer and an injunction that The Lord their God moves in mysterious ways. As do some pastors.
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