Guess what? NOT A DRAG QUEEN, TRANS PERSON, QUEER+, or LGB person. Just a CHRISTIAN!
A former financial director of a Colorado church has been charged with stealing over $340,000 from the church to purchase several items for personal use, such as adult sex toys.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Sara Ann Mock-Butler turned herself into El Paso County Jail on May 31 to answer for charges related to her time as financial director of Pikes Peak Christian Church (PPCC) in Colorado Springs.
Deputies from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a report on Oct. 24, 2022, that Mock-Butler committed fraud and theft during her time as the church’s financial director. For roughly six months, detectives from the Office Investigations Division investigated “financial documents and correlating evidence in the case.”
On Saturday Supervisor Scott Weiner filed a police report with SFPD after he was notified on that the bronze plaque horonoring slain LGBT Civil Rights leader Harvey Milk was stolen from outside his old Castro Camera Shop at 575 Castro Street where the Trevor Project Call Center and HRC is now housed.
Wiener said he’s not sure the theft was a hate crime. (And it better not be!) and he’s hoping for its safe return but Sgt. Mike Andraychak believes that thieves may have chopped up the plaque to recycle the brass pieces for profit. Police estimate the plaque to be worth about $10,000.
The plauques inscription reads:
Harvey Milk * May 22, 1930 – November 27, 1978
Harvey Milk made history as the first openly gay elected official in California, and one of the first in the nation, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in November 1977. His camera store and campaign headquarters at 575 Castro Street and his apartment upstairs were centers of community activism for a wide range of human rights, environmental, labor and neighborhood issues. Harvey Milk’s hard work and accomplishments on behalf of all San Franciscans earned him widespread respect and support. His life is an inspiration to all people committed to equal opportunity and an end to bigotry.