Former Dallas Voice staffer David Webb just alerted me to this column he wrote in 2007, about a transgender woman who claimed she was fired from Pastor Robert Jeffress’ old church in Wichita Falls, where she’d worked as a custodian. Terri Beth Richeson told Webb she didn’t understand why the business administrator at First Baptist Church of Wichita Falls kept telling her not to wear make-up â€” especially since Jeffress wore make-up himself.
â€œThe pastor wore a lot of make-up,â€ Richeson said. â€œIâ€™ve got pictures of his make-up. I got a call one day from another employee who said, â€˜Youâ€™ve got to come down to his office. Heâ€™s got his make-up all laid out.’ … It wasnâ€™t the kind of make-up I wear. It was Clinique. It was real expensive make-up. Iâ€™m not sure it was just for Sundays and television. But that may have been what it was for.â€