This is the one hundred and thirty-sixth 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 a video clip of George and Terri Pearsons talking about their church’s babies raising their hands in worship of Jesus. The Pearsons pastor Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas — a Kenneth Copeland Ministry. Terri is Kenneth and Gloria Copeland’s daughter.
Here’s a partial transcription of the video clip:
GEORGE PEARSONS: We’ve got an outpouring of spirit with the babies! We had babies lifting their hands in a service. They were over there, in the children’s area — the babies’ area — on Wednesday night, and they started praying, and they have our service on the screen. The kids were crying. The babies were crying. And when they started praying on the screen — I’m telling you the truth, I would not lie — these babies were lifting up their hands.
TERRI PEARSONS: All of them in the room!
GEORGE PEARSONS: All of them.
TERRI PEARSONS: And the workers noticed it!
GEORGE PEARSONS: In the room.
TERRI PEARSONS: It got quiet and their little hands went up. That has never happened before. It has to be God.
Transcription by The Friendly Atheist, Hemant Metha.
It has to be god…..or it could be what all babies do and imitate what they see.
I think the more probable situation is that the babies were crying from having to listen to that crap and raised their arms in a desperate plee for attention
“I’m telling you the truth, I would not lie”
Uh-huh. And people believe this crap.