The Power Of La Luz Del Mundo’s 'Apostle' — Even Behind Bars
Naason Joaquin Garcia has been running the religious group known as La Luz Del Mundo from an L.A. jail cell for the past 10 months.
Last week, a California court of appeal dismissed child sex abuse charges against Garcia — claims Garcia denies. The appellate panel did NOT rule on his guilt or innocence, but tossed out the case on procedural grounds.
Prosecutors say they can and will continue to pursue the case. But followers like Nicholas Ynda, a pastor at the downtown L.A. temple, remain steadfast in supporting their apostle.
“It does bring notoriety to the church, of course, and it is possible that God could use that for the growth of the Church. If you look in the scripture, men of God have been talked about poorly, and God turns that around for good things often.”
La Luz del Mundo claims to be the largest non-Catholic religious group in Mexico. We have more on the church, Garcia and his deep ties to Los Angeles.
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