Update: Bishop Whitehead of Brooklyn requests for special weapons permit, gets rejected

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Brooklyn Bishop Lamor Whitehead, who allegedly got robbed during his Sunday service, has requested special weapons permit in line with the recent incident. 

Pastor's Request Rejected

In an article from Fox News, Bishop Lamor Miller-Whitehead, pastor and founder of the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries in Brooklyn, reportedly asked the lawmakers of NYC to give the pastor and clergy a special weapons permit during his news conference on Friday, July 29. 

As reported, the request of the Brooklyn pastor to allow him to carry weapons aimed to give him security and defend himself and his staff in and outside the congregations.

Pastor Whitehead reportedly said that lawmakers should pass a law allowing all pastors and church staff to have a permit to carry firearms, regardless of their police history record.

However, Eric Adams, mayor of New York City, has recently rejected the request of the Brooklyn pastor to give them a special permit to carry firearms.

According to the article, the reporter mentioned to Mayor Adams the proposal of Whitehead, who reportedly had a criminal history in the past years before founding and being a pastor in the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries.

The mayor asked the reporter if it is necessary to grant a special permit for firearms to that kind of pastor when it comes to gun permits and reportedly stepped out to answer other reporters.

Moreover, the Brooklyn pastor reportedly called Pres. Joe Biden, current president of the United States, and Gov. Kathy Hochul, Democratic New York Governor, to give security to the worship place, especially in New York.

Accordingly, Whitehead also pointed out the rising incidents that are happening in New York, particularly in the churches.

Recent Church Incident

According to a report from The New York Times, the Brooklyn pastor has recently gotten robbed in the Leaders of Tomorrow International Ministries, where he is reportedly the founder.

In his Instagram live video, Whitehead reportedly narrated the robbery incident that happened during his Sunday service in his congregation.

As discussed, the live video footage of the Sunday service was streamed on their Youtube channel. It showed the three armed and masked men allegedly entering the congregation, going to the stage, and pointing a gun at them, including her 8-year-old daughter.

The pastor described how the culprits robbed the $1 million worth of his and his wife's jewelry, including necklaces, watch, chains, wedding band, and bishop's cross, as reported.

He also asked the culprits to turn themselves into the police and be charged with their actions.

Moreover, Whitehead was thankful that none of the people in the congregation during the Sunday service and the robbery incident were harmed, as reported.

Furthermore, the pastor recently offered a $50,000 monetary reward to those people who will give information that will lead to the culprit, as reported.

The robbery incident reportedly caused trauma to the people in the ministry, including children.

Additionally, the post revealed that there was still not enough reason identified yet for the incident, and still investigating, according to the New York Police Department.

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