I would agree that in a small town, and particularly Hamlin, there is an effort to know other folks business. Chris has stood at the podium and screamed at the top of his preacher voice his past sins, or at least those he will admit. It is an edited version but claiming flaws and the redemption brought by Christ is the stock and trade of most fundamentalist preachers. Praise Jesus!OMG. You are crazy! Hamlin is a small town! Everyone knows everyone and everyone knows about everyone's business. There is no way to live there all of your life and hide your past from anyone! If the mayor is/was as bad as you say, the church knew all about it. I think someone should investigate the church officers and maybe even its members -- particularly the treasurer who voiced the initial complaint.
All of your complaints of illegal activity and there has not been and will not be ONE ARREST or charge against this mayor because none of it is true! You are just on here hiding behind a computer making these crazy accusations. If they are true, let's see an arrest. I'll be waiting...
It seems these seriously evil and recently redeemed folk go to the head of the line in terms of popularity to congregations. We write songs about them. Ever hear "Baptism of Jesse Taylor" by among others, the Oakridge Boys. Many times the Jesses of the world just change clientele from the bar to the sanctuary. The folks that manage to become spiritual leaders without going down the road to destruction first sometimes get left in the dust by gullible congregations. It is reasonable to believe from his actions that Chris is no different today than he was when he was dealing drugs out of a McComas Dairy truck. All he has done is change his clientele.