This is the one hundred and thirty-second installment in The Sounds of Fundamentalism series. This is a series that I would like readers to help me with. If you know of a video clip that shows the crazy, cantankerous, or contradictory side of Evangelical Christianity, please send me an email with the name or link to the video. Please do not leave suggestions in the comment section. Let’s have some fun!
Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is video clip of from a sermon preached by David Hughes, pastor of Church by the Glades, Coral Springs, Florida. Church by the Glades is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention.
The “mean people” are still in the church…he doesn’t have to worry about me, I got tired of being treated like shit by Southern Baptists and walked out on them years ago. I will not ever go back for more abuse. I couldn’t listen to all of it.
That sounds about right: Chew up all the decent humanity in your members; go on and shame and blame and ‘love’ them real real hard! Then, if your gawdly love doesn’t work and they disgruntle all over you, shit them right out! Praise his holy ordained love!
Dumb question how long does the holy spirit laxatives take to get the crap flushed out. Considering how big the church is they must stay on the toilet for a long time with nothing to read but charisma news. Lastly do they do anything to help the poor and needy besides sending them out the back door.
He is just being “Biblical”. I agree that the Bible is full of shit.
This is what some churches have come to? I guess when entertainment and shock are the order of the day with these preachers, you have to expect such crass stuff. It demeans not only him but all those sitting there being subjected to it.
I went to a comedy club long ago, had never done that. I’m sure it was humorous to an extent, but the main feeling it left me with was that all in attendance had been demeaned. It didn’t make me want to go back. I expect quite a few in that congregation were having the same feeling-“why am I sitting through this stuff?”
And I guess he forgot about that notion of loving everybody, treating everybody the way you’d want to be treated. I guess that’s for a different sermon. Yes, confusion still reigns for any thinking person.
All I can say as a pastor is ‘wow!’ But there’s a lot of manipulation going on. Pastors behave badly then blame the discerning person who leaves a toxic situation.
You’d think some sitting there listening to him would realize how they’ll also be thought of if they ever decided to leave for whatever reason.
I think that’s one of the intended underlying messages: “If you leave, you’re just a piece of shit like those who left before you.”
Exactly. “It will mean something’s wrong with you, not us.”
Some pastors believe that humans are created in the image of likeness of the God of Jesus and should be treated with dignity and respect, but not this pastor. He tells his congregation that those who leave are dung. To treat others in this way should give some of his parishioners a wake up call, but I guess most of the faithful won’t arise from their Fundamentalist stupor, and exit the doors quick fast.
I don’t know if you’ve posted this Suzanne Hinn video before. She has a slightly different take from David Hughes.In the good days they put people like her in straitjackets. Not that I’d like to see that comeback but I’ make an exception with her.
I’ve had the pleasure of listening to Sam Glenn preach his Holy Ghost Enema “sermon” at a cope Teen Mania events I also have the book which seems to have achieved cult status. At one stadium/arena events a few teenage church groups walked out on him. Or rather their handlers herded them out. On top of it, it was pretty obvious that Glenn is gay, which didn’t sit well with the teen ministers. And then there’s Carman but that’s for another day!
Since Teen Mania Sam has since adulted up and is apparently a popular motivational speaker now.
This stuff on the videos and that Lytell boy preacher only serves to validate the people who flee the church in droves, even if they don’t give up the faith itself. Younger people especially have taken a powder. Everyone of the fruitcakes that litter the Christian world like these characters are a blot on the U.S. How degrading !
I was running a fat little 8HP Briggs and Stratton the other day and it kept revving up and got smokin’ hot. Then it blew a gasket just like Suzanne did by the pulpit. She collapsed and everybody applauded… I retired the Briggs to the scrap heap.