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Christians Say the Darnedest Things: IFB Pastor Mike Allison Says There Will be No Questions or Discussions in HIS Church

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Mike Allison pastors Madison Baptist Church in Madison, Alabama. Madison Baptist is an Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) congregation. Allison has been its pastor for thirty-four years.

Allison describes himself this way:

Dr. Michael Allison was born in Sturgis, MI and married his wife Janet shortly after high school. They have two daughters, Kathy and Kari. He was saved in October of 1971 while working his afternoon shift at Radio Station WAOP in Otsego, Michigan. He was called to preach in 1974 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tennessee Temple College in 1976. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Education and a Doctor of Ministry from Bethany Theological Seminary and an honorary Doctor of Divinity from Fairhaven Baptist College. He has been pastor of Madison Baptist Church since 1989.

His degrees and “doctorate” are from unaccredited IFB institutions.

Most churches are welcoming. Not Madison Baptist. Allison plasters the following on his church’s website:

We are an independent, fundamental, King James Bible-preaching, Bible-believing church. It is our prayer that we can help you grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you seek to do His will. Pastor Mike Allison has been our pastor since 1989.

Our services are live streamed on YouTube, Facebook, Sermon Audio and Vimeo.

Madison Baptist Church is not an open forum for discussion and ideas.  It is a Church, an assembly of believers in Jesus Christ as Saviour, who accept the Bible to be TRUE and right in EVERY detail.  This assembly meets to worship the God of the Bible, and to hear His Word preached by a MAN of God as designated by the Church.  This assembly invites any and all who want to HEAR the truth of God expounded and explained.  However, any disruptors on the premises will have their invitation immediately revoked; they are then trespassers, and will be treated as such.

Bathroom Policy: our bathrooms are only for those whose anatomy would match the word on the outside of the bathroom, not what they think or feel they are.  Violators will be expelled and prosecuted.

There’s one king at Madison Baptist, and it sure ain’t Jesus.

Evidently, Allison checks for penises and vaginas at the front door.

Bruce Gerencser, 66, lives in rural Northwest Ohio with his wife of 45 years. He and his wife have six grown children and thirteen grandchildren. Bruce pastored Evangelical churches for twenty-five years in Ohio, Texas, and Michigan. Bruce left the ministry in 2005, and in 2008 he left Christianity. Bruce is now a humanist and an atheist.

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    What an execrable excuse for a human being. Note he doesn’t have rules about anyone in his flock for their cheating business practices (I know someone who’s a x-tian and a very mean employer.), their adultery, their over consumption of the world’s resources so that millions on this planet starve, their lack of x-tian empathy and practical help for the poor and needy………no, he goes after which toilet folk should use on his premises…..!!!!!!!!! (Are there any trans people among his sheeple anyway? ISTM that’s very unlikely.)

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    Kathy Hughes

    He behaves like Jack Hyles, Jack Schaap and so many of the IFB pastors you and other writers have written about. I’d say that this guy thinks he’s not only the king of his church, but his own deity as well. People like this control their congregations with an iron fist until they get disgraced or the church disbands.

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    Well, at least people who were thinking of going to that church know up front what they’re in for! I feel for the kids who have no choice.

    “GOD (pastor) said it, I believe it, that settles it! Sit down and shut up!”

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    Melissa Montana

    Concerning the bathrooms, would he have a problem with someone helping their disabled spouse in the toilet? How about single parents with young kids of the opposite gender? Or, a member with a professional caregiver of the opposite gender? Probably not. There are no shades of grey in his tiny mind.

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    MJ Lisbeth

    Bruce, your last sentence expressed exactly what I was thinking.

    I guess I should be thankful to Rev. Allison for sparing me from having to make a difficult decision: By excluding me, I don’t have to make the choice not to attend his church.

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    George J DeVos

    Gosh that guy, being infallible, must be great company as long as everyone agrees with him all the time about all things. And those who disagree with him are trespassers.

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