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The drama at Ontario City Hall

June 18, 2008 |  3:45 pm

Paulleon_4 Talk about a tough act to follow. It was up to Pastor Larry Enriquez to deliver the invocation at the Ontario City Council meeting Tuesday one day after Mayor Paul Leon (pictured) issued an public apology for "errors in his private life" amid allegations that he was having an affair with a woman, not his wife, who also works for a city agency. So, what does Pastor Enriquez talk about? Adultery.

During the invocation, Pastor Larry Enriguez spoke at length about Jesus' words to a mob prepared to lynch an adulteress: "He who is without sin, cast the first stone."

We are not sure if the pastor's remarks, reported by the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin, were coincidence or not. But they have become part of the ongoing drama at Ontario City Hall that started earlier this month when a private investigator showed up with photos in hand to prove the mayor was involved in a relationship with a convention center employee. The investigator is not saying who hired her and the mayor (who is also a pastor) is not saying much about the incident except for his apology.

-- Jesus Sanchez

Photo: City of Ontario website