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Monday. Atties. You know you love it.

August 31, 2009

 

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This week’s award is so easy, that I’m almost ashamed to give it. But, I can’t help it. This guy has deserved it for a long, long time.

When I first came across this guy, it was an amusing video on his take on pissing against the wall and what’s wrong with our country. When I watched this video, I almost passed out from laughing so hard. It’s a video that should be shown in all hermenutics classes in seminary on how NOT to use the bible. Heck, forget seminary, it should be shown in every church.

Then, he brought more laughter to my life when he got the crap beat out of him by the Border Patrol. Mostly for being an idiot. Not that advocate police beatings you understand, but something tells me that this guy’s mouth might have contributed to it.

Why? Because of this little slice of stupidity. Basically, the good “Pastor” threatens the life of President Obama and talks about how much this “Pastor” hates the president. I was floored when I listened to this guy’s sermon. He refuses a biblical commandment to pray for your leaders because he doesn’t like Obama’s policies. Not only that, but a member of his congregation took a rifle to an anti-Obama rally.

Look, I know that some of you don’t like President Obama. It’s fine. That’s what America is about, the right to dissent. Heck, our country is founded on that very idea. But, to break two biblical commandments (threatening someone’s life and refusing to pray for your leaders) while making it seem “godly” is just bad, bad, bad.

And, you will be to and when you do, you’ll understand why he deserves an Attie.

So, “Pastor” Steve Anderson of Arizona, come up and get your Attie.  It’s well deserved.

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16 Comments leave one →
  1. Ash permalink
    August 31, 2009 9:42 am

    Eeeek! Was that sarcasm or just bad grammar that led you to state that not praying for your leaders (whom you might not even agree with) is WORSE than threatening someones life?

  2. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 10:05 am

    Hey Ash,
    I’m not sure what sentence you are refering to.

  3. Paul Bell permalink
    August 31, 2009 10:11 am

    Maybe I shouldn’t have done, but I emailed the local chief of police about his threat to B-O.
    I’m sure his threat won’t help his ongoing court case which he details in great detail in his rather funny/disturbing personal blog.

  4. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 10:15 am

    Oh! I didn’t know he had a blog. What’s his link?

    I love how his church website says they believe that the King James Bible is the only word of God. Yikes.

  5. Paul Bell permalink
    August 31, 2009 10:31 am

    The chuch site –
    http://www.faithfulwordbaptist.org/index.html

    His blog –
    http://sanderson1611.blogspot.com/
    Latest headline is a shoutout he got from Alex Jones (says it all)
    BTW great Alex Jones debunking site –
    http://leavingalexjonestown.blogspot.com/
    The Pastor’s twitter feed-
    http://twitter.com/sanderson1611

    His missus’ blog –
    http://www.stevenandersonfamily.blogspot.com/

    ENJOY !
    This bloke makes ‘our’ pastor who shall not be mentioned seem sane and reasonable.

  6. Richard Eis permalink
    August 31, 2009 11:32 am

    It looks like the same guy from Pastor Tom’s website. For some reason Tom thought that atheists would laugh at a fundie being taken down by the police.
    He was being an ass, but it doesn’t take 10 guys to arrest a tazed skinny bloke. Funny though that he’s happy to advocate violence to someone else he doesn’t even know.

    These fundies really don’t understand hypocrisy.

    -But, to threaten someone’s life and even worse, refuse a Bibilical commandment to pray for your leaders is just bad, bad, bad.-
    It could be read that not praying for your leaders is worse than threatening someones life. I assume thats what Ash was referring to.

  7. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 12:22 pm

    Richard,
    Yeah, Im just not sure what sentence Ash was refering to. I want to fix it, as I certainly don’t want to give that impression. But, I dont know what i need to fix.

  8. August 31, 2009 12:30 pm

    But, to threaten someone’s life and even worse, refuse a Bibilical commandment to pray for your leaders is just bad, bad, bad.

    I think that’s what Ash meant. It can be read that you consider not praying for a leader to be worse than actively threatening his life.

  9. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 1:16 pm

    Thanks Kelseigh. I think I fixed it. Hope this works.

  10. Patrick Truitt permalink
    August 31, 2009 4:24 pm

    My favorite video of his is the sermon: Jesus wore pants, not a dress!!!

  11. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 4:44 pm

    Awesome!!!

  12. Ash permalink
    August 31, 2009 8:11 pm

    Yep, that was the sentence I was referring to, and yeah, it did read badly before. Didn’t think you were Pastor Tom crazy though, and now neither will anyone else, so thanks for clearing it up.

  13. thomas2026 permalink*
    August 31, 2009 8:25 pm

    Ash,
    I always want to be clear and as I pride myself on my writing skills, I should always want to get better. So thanks!

  14. Jerome permalink
    August 31, 2009 8:43 pm

    That guy is a serious nutter. I found out about him initially from his “run-in” with immigration services, and I was almost sympathetic to that case, as I’ve also had some nasty encounters with them. But his subsequent overreaction, and his nutter wife, who is also an anti-vax proponent (but not about autism; more of the New World Order vaccines were manufactured to control us all! Alex Jones OMG reptilians! bent), lost him all understanding. And now his latest fanatical diatribe and imprecatory prayers for the death of a standing president are just way too much.

    He and his wife both need to be locked up before they snap.

  15. September 3, 2009 8:58 am

    PANTS! 🙂

    May I request an upcoming Attie be awarded for exceptional hypocrisy? (Ted Haggard comes to mind). I don’t think you want mental imbalance to be the only qualification to this honor.

  16. September 6, 2009 3:46 pm

    If anyone is interested, the relevant scriptures are:

    Ex.22.28
    (Acts 23.1-5 Paul quotes this passage in the context of even obeying an unrighteous ruler )
    1 Pet 2.13-
    Titus 3.1
    Matt 17.24
    Matt 22.15-
    (same story is also found in Mark 12.13-, and Luke 20.20-)
    and especially: Romans 13

    Paul was referring to the Roman government in Rom 13 if the Christian is in question tries the ‘But this isn’t a just government!’ reply; Christians have to honor and obey whatever government they live under.

    Any Christian who speaks ill of or opposes his government should be repeatedly reminded of these passages til he’s sick of them.

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