Prominent Detroit clergyman and chart-topping gospel singing star Marvin Winans who was driving without a license when he was beaten, robbed and carjacked said that God didn’t have a license so he doesn’t need one either.
This didn’t sway cops who proceeded to arrest the pastor who has been ticketed at least 15 times since 2005 — once for driving 95 m.p.h. — and most recently was caught speeding and driving without a license this past December, Michigan Secretary of State records show.
“The pastor thinks he can use God as a defense. We’re going to treat the pastor just like we treat anybody else and afford him the opportunity to come in and get his tickets paid,” City Manager Ed Klobucher said. “But I will not allow him or anyone else to use God, Allah, Budda or whatever they worship as an out to not pay tickets.
Winans, 54, of Bloomfield Hills preached a sermon in-front of his 3000 member congregation titled: Driven to Distraction – Is God your steering wheel or your spare tire. In the sermon Winans told his congregants God didn’t need a license to drive a donkey and he doesn’t need one to drive a damn car. Amen.