For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
I can tell you from personal experience that it's very, very difficult to get your congregation excited about feeding the poor. It's almost impossible to get them convicted about the sin of gluttony. If you want people to volunteer for the BBQ at the Fire Department, that's like shooting fish in a barrel, even the Deacon's wives will be there. Looking for volunteers to walk through a drug-infested neighborhood and invite people to a community Church service? That boils it down to the few.
So, it should come as no surprise that many so-called preachers of the Gospel take the easy road out. Instead of inspiring Christians with the message of Jesus Christ, they preach fear and hatred. Getting people angry at homosexuals, illegal immigrants, or some other supposedly evil, society-destroying force is simple. You yell, wave around the Bible a bit (don't open it too much), froth at the mouth, and tell people that God approves your message. They'll lap it up like a dog returns to lap up his own vomit.
The last few weeks have brought to light some of the worst cases of this in recent memory. Several Baptist pastors have made national news with comments that are so shocking they simply defy belief. It would be easy to dismiss them as obscure lunatics, but can we afford that luxury?
No, we cannot, because the stakes are too high, their ideas are too evil, and the response is too mute. I will not sit silently while evil men pretend to preach the Gospel and put the name of my Lord Jesus on their hatred and bigotry. Jesus publicly mocked and ridiculed such evil men, for it is what they deserve. So, I present for your scorn:
The Heretics Hall of Shame
New Hope Baptist Church
Knapp called for the death of gays in a sermon. "Oh, so you're saying we should go out and start killing them? No, I'm saying the government should. They won't, but they should."
Fear not, preacher. Your morally corrupt government may not be willing to kill all those homos but there's one that had the moral purity to do it. Between 1933 and 1945, the Nazis arrested tens of thousands of homosexuals and about ten thousand died in the death camps. What we need are some good old-fashioned family values like those. Of course, there was a man like you there to lend God's blessing on the horrific murders:
Reichsbishop Ludwig Müller believed strongly in purifying his country.
The Heretics Hall of Shame
|Charles L. Worley|
Providence Road Baptist Church
"Build a great, big, large fence -- 150 or 100 mile long -- put all the lesbians in there," Worley said. "Do the same thing for the queers and the homosexuals and have that fence electrified so they can't get out...and you know what, in a few years, they'll die out..."
|Rev. Worley's vision becomes reality.|
You're late to the game, Rev. Worley. Smarter men than you made big fences. Now admittedly they made them mostly for the Jews, but they were also good for queers, retards, negroes, and other undesirables. They even managed to score a few pinko-commie liberal Christians, which should just set your holy heart aglow.
|Raising their hands in worship|
...but to the fascist god of national socialism.
Every Church leader who sat in silence is guilty.
|Nazi Deacons. No, the real, card-carrying Nazis.|
Every one of these so-called ministers should have been pulled off the pulpit by the Elders the moment they spoke these blasphemies. They should have been shouted down from their position by angry teachers of scripture. Deacons should have bum-rushed them out the door.
Silence is consent.
The Heretics Hall of Shame
Berean Baptist Church
Fayetteville, North Carolina
Grace Fellowship Church
"Dads, the second you see your son dropping the limp wrist, you walk over there and crack that wrist. Man up. Give him a good punch."
No mockery of heretical, godless, hateful false prophets would be complete without this pair. They go together like bacon and eggs, so they're inducted together into the Hall of Shame. You may have heard of Sean Harris in the blogosphere because of his endorsement of child abuse. Jerry Pittman took it a step further. When a homosexual couple showed up to his Church, ole' brother Jerry sent the greeters out to the parking lot to beat them up. You read correctly. Reichspastor Pittman sent his SS troops, I mean Deacons, out to beat the men. The unbelievable part is that one of them was his own son. Really, at Grace Fellowship.
Allow me to preach for a moment. All of you so-called Pastors on this page of shame have blasphemed the Holy Spirit of God. Your hearts are hard and there is no hope for you. You have heard and taught the Gospel, so you have no excuse.
Repent now and make amends. Go wash the feet of those whom you have oppressed. Protect them from men like you who are devoid of the love of God, whose evil hearts sow wickedness, violence, and hatred. It was you that Jesus meant when he said:
And you, Capernaum, will you be lifted up to the skies? No, you will go down to the depths. If the miracles that were performed in you had been performed in Sodom, it would have remained to this day. But I tell you that it will be more bearable for Sodom on the day of judgment than for you.” (Matt. 11:20-24)