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The Sounds of Fundamentalism: IFB Preacher John Koletas Defends Use of the N-Word

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Today’s Sound of Fundamentalism is a video clip of Independent Fundamentalist Baptist (IFB) preacher John Koletas, pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Troy, New York, defending his use of the N-word. His explanation and defense is a real doozy. As I was researching Koletas, I found this statement about music on his church’s website:

Churches should sing the old hymns, gospel songs, and spiritual songs that are old fashioned without the worldly beat of rock ‘n roll, disco, rap, metal, soft rock, hard rock, religious contemporary music, and any music that promotes the Egyptian-style beat and rhythm of modern contemporary secular and religious music.

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