By Tom Lauder
A laughing Marlon Bolton invoked the Lord’s name while bragging to churchgoers about getting revenge on a female political rival.
Bolton made the remarks at a “victory service” at his Praise Experience Worldwide Outreach church last November. Days earlier, Bolton won re-election to the Tamarac City Commission.
The November 8, 2020, so-called church service was part victory party, part celebration of Bolton himself. Broward County Commissioner Dale Holness, a staunch Bolton ally, presented a proclamation declaring November 9th as “Marlon Bolton Day.” Bolton listed all the dignitaries in the room as well as those who were invited but could not attend.
While his flock calls him “The Prophet,” Pastor Marlon Bolton did little spiritual healing from his pulpit. Instead, Bolton laughed as he told his faithful he had vanquished his political enemies and consolidated his power in Tamarac. All while invoking the name of God and Jesus.
“VENGEANCE IS MINE, SAITH THE LORD“
Marlon Bolton started by telling his churchgoers he would cancel the service if he lost his race. Then, he gave details about his revenge-fueled power grab in Tamarac:
“The same colleague of mine that encouraged somebody to run against me in my race, the same colleague who said, ‘He ain’t gonna get away with it.’ So we ran somebody against her and she’s out of office.“
“Oooh my friend won, Glory to God. (Laughs). So now, Amen, we got the majority on the board. God is good. Amen. We love politics, and we love Jesus too.”
“They’re going to get me for that. But I already won. They’ll play it back in four years.”
“Oh they tried to get us. They tried to get us many times. But we still won by a landslide….God is good. Amen.”
AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN
This bizarre rant played out like a scene from a high school production of Elmer Gantry. Bolton, in front of elected officials, bragging how he beat Commissioner Julie Fishman for daring to encourage someone to run for office. Fishman lost by a handful of votes to Bolton ally Elvin Villalobos. Once again, voters witness Marlon Bolton bullying women.
REDBROWARD previously reported how a bombshell investigation showed Bolton bullied City of Tamarac employees who dared to question his personal directives.
In January, Bolton’s wife called Broward Sheriff‘s deputies to their home after he became angry when she moved his surveillance cameras. Bolton repeatedly attacks and interrogates Tamarac Mayor Michelle Gomez during city commission meetings.
Bolton repeatedly attacks Sun-Sentinel reporter Lisa Huriash by name because she dared to cover his exploits on the Tamarac commission.
None of the elected officials attending the church service stood up to decry a man of God bragging about getting revenge. Not one leader stood up to say the Lord preaches forgiveness, not revenge.
Do you really expect these same leaders to stand up to Marlon Bolton’s bullying tactics against women?
Will nobody stand up to Marlon Bolton and defend the women and men of Tamarac?
Originally reprinted with permission from RedBroward.com.
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