Is this inappropriate?

Screen-Shot-2013-01-17-at-1.47.01-PMThis is a picture of Bishop Larry Trotter, a senior pastor of the Sweet Holy Spirit Church. This picture was uploaded to his Instagram account and people went nuts. A smiling Trotter can be seen seated in a bubble bath with a young girl, who looks between the ages of three to five years old. While there is no evidence of anything felonious happening, the two are topless in the photo.

Explanation: His four-year-old granddaughter, along with her parents, were visiting for the weekend. While taking a bubble bath, the girl came into the bathroom and asked  Trotter if she could get in the tub. He then says that both he and his granddaughter had on swim trunks and the mother of the child, who took the picture, was present for five minutes that the child was actually in the tub with him. He then attributes another family member, with access to his Instagram account, with uploading it to the Internet.

Social Media’s Response: “That’s only for a man and his WIFE!” ” This is totally inappropriate behavior!” “Disgusting!!!!” “People are really sick in the head.”  “What grown man would want to bathe with a child? Smh.”

Chime in…


  1. first of all the girl shouldnt have been able to enter the bathroom while he was taking a bath, the mother should have made sure of that, secondly when she did enter, he should have said no when she asked to join him.. This is super gross and regardless of whether his intentions are innocent or not, this is just not right! and the “family member who dared to post it online is just equally dumb! Ho in the world did they think this was OK… :-/


    1. I would assume he didn’t abuse the child. So, nothing inappropriate probably occurred. People are very sensitive to child abuse, as they should be, so it is better to be safe than sorry. People probably over reacted, but personal space is important and kids need to understand that. Even if innocent, I would not allow a shared bath with my kids, with my family members, Male or female.


  2. I consider this America paranoia. Now I understand why Tea Partiers are saying that Liberals and the government need to stay out of their business. America has become a society where parents and ppl have no say in what they do. What if it was my daughter? Would ppl get outraged and say that it’s inappropriate for me to bathe with my daughter?

    This sort of bullshit (media and societal outrage) could never fly in the Caribbean. Meaning, if a grown man chooses to bathe with 10 kids, it is what it is. As long as nothing inappropriate is happening, which is still no one else’s business.

    If a family member finds it inappropriate; then speak out! But we as spectators shouldn’t have a say in anything like this.


    1. “Now I understand why Tea Partiers are saying that Liberals and the government need to stay out of their business…”

      You’re kidding, right? The Tea Party idiots are the ones who say same sex couples shouldn’t be able to get married. They say abortion should be illegal. They are the ones who try to impose their religion on the whole country. And yet somehow you think they are for personal freedom?


      1. @Val- I understand what the Tea Party stands for , and that they’re nut for the core. But when they say that government should stay out of their lives, I do agree with that message of theirs.


        1. They are full of shit. They just don’t want government to tell them what to do with their money. That is when all of a sudden government should stay out. They don’t want their business practices monitored. When it comes to everything else they want the government involved and they also want the government to do their bidding. Specifically, the things Val mentioned.


  3. That’s not good, when ur old enough to know that something that may seem inappropriate than u should be smart enough to not do it, and damn sure not take a picture of it and post it on the internet.


      1. It may very well not have been done with ill intentions but you have to be mindful that it may not look good therefore you may wanna think again about posting it for everyone to see and give their opinion


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