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Irrelevant Pastor Preaches Really Irrelevant Sermon

September 9, 2011

I know what some of you are thinking: that happens almost every Sunday at quite a few churches…

But this is really, really foolish. A rant against The Wizard of Oz.

Surely, there has to be at least a trillion of other things this preacher could rail against other than a movie from the 30’s based on a book published in the year 1900!

Way to keep it contemporary… The Wizard of Oz?!? I shake my head (<– yeah, Bob, I might have to start using that phrase!)

Via The American Jesus

15 Comments leave one →
  1. September 9, 2011 1:57 pm

    I noticed that he has disabled comments on YouTube. That says it all for me.

  2. September 9, 2011 2:21 pm

    A sermon against obesity, perhaps? or super-sizing?

    • September 9, 2011 3:10 pm

      Gluttony is a sin, but really, can it be as bad as the (evil music) dun, dun, dunhhhhh: (deep, foreboding voice) Wizard of Oz! (maniacal laughter)

      • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
        September 23, 2011 8:26 pm

        Is this the same fat Baptist preacher you posted a year or so ago who was preaching “I’m Fat, but They’re Fags, and God Hates Homosexuality Worse Than Gluttony”?

  3. Dave permalink
    September 9, 2011 4:09 pm

    He seems very, um… theatrical. He clearly enjoys singing the bits, but he holds himself back. I can see he wants to dance. I think we’re going to hear more about Pastor Grice and his temptations.

  4. September 9, 2011 6:02 pm

    This preacher has to be one of the dumbest interpreters of movies. Ever. The Wizard Of Oz was a book, based on the politics of the 1900s. My goodness!

    • Paul D. permalink
      September 9, 2011 7:18 pm

      If he can’t even get The Wizard of Oz right, imagine how he interprets the Bible!

  5. doulos permalink
    September 9, 2011 6:21 pm

    Actually, I think he made a good point in that our culture has mocked God and Christ.

    • September 9, 2011 6:27 pm

      Read up on the history and background of the Wizard of Oz. It’s not a good point, it’s just plain ignorance.

  6. September 9, 2011 6:44 pm

    Maybe the message of the film isn’t that people don’t need God, but that people don’t need to fear God. I remember as a kid Oz being a very scary figure—ominous. Perhaps there are some views of God …cough cough… Calvinism …cough cough… that need to have their curtain pulled back and be exposed. Then maybe people will find out that God was with them all along.

    “From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us. ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ ” – Acts 17.26-28

  7. Dave permalink
    September 10, 2011 9:26 am

    Finally! Someone has the courage to speak out against midgets. Oh, how they mock God!

  8. 4xi0m permalink
    September 10, 2011 12:41 pm

    They were more ‘covert’ in their ‘God-hating’ back then?

    The 19th century, especially the latter half, is considered the golden age of free thought. I’m sure this preacher would equate any freedom of intellect with ‘God- or Bible-hating,’ but if that’s the case they clearly were not ‘covert’ about it. To see that, one only has to read Ingersoll’s speeches, or any one of Twain’s works, or MacDonald’s–which show a depth of both intellect and real spirituality not often seen these days. One could also crack open the theological literature of the time, and see the incredible breadth of opinion that was expressed by academic theologians in well-researched, scholarly texts. Ironically, it was a reaction against this theological reasonableness that spurred the fundamentalist movement into being. And now we’re stuck with crap like this. *sigh* I may start watching ‘My Little Pony’ too.

    • Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
      September 23, 2011 4:41 pm

      Welcome to the Herd, 4xiom.

      “Come to Ponyville… Join Us… Join Us…”
      — Fluttershy hovering in front of you, giving you The Stare

  9. dan permalink
    September 10, 2011 1:03 pm

    This is what happens when congregants hire priests to interpret the bible for the so they don’t have to read it themselves. I’m pretty sure this is how the roman Catholics got started on there journey of traditionalism and the papacy.

  10. Headless Unicorn Guy permalink
    September 23, 2011 4:38 pm

    In the 1950s Satan was working on Our Children through EC Comics.

    In the 1970s, Satan was behind Dungeons & Dragons.

    In the 1990s/2000s, Harry Potter was Teaching Witchcraft to Our Children.

    It’s about time in the cycle for a new Christian Culture War Witch Hunt, and this Witchfinder-General is tossing Oz into the ring, that’s all. And as long as he’s tunnel-visioned onto Oz, Equestria is safe.

    P.S. Why are so many of these preachers so FAT? I suspect it’s all those Church potlucks and the general hearty eaters you get in the Former Confederate States.

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