Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Are Fundamentalist Christians Victims of Mental Abuse?


Watch this video of Dr. Jim Standridge, 76, of Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook, OK and ask yourself that question.  In my opinion, fear is what drives right-wing extremist's motivations.  That is why they hate gays, and foreigners and anyone different from themselves.  Is that also why they stay in situations like this?

Would any self-respecting human being not stand up and walk out of that church after being told that they are "not worth 15 cents?"   Apparently, the "Big Boy" did get up and leave.  Good for him!  I would love to hear what the other people he berates in this video think about it.  

When all you have is fear and intimidation to keep your church together, haven't you already lost the "spiritual battle?"

Via RawStory:
Baptist preachers have a reputation for being blunt and direct — and sometimes boisterous — but a pastor in Oklahoma has taken it to a whole new level. 
Dr. Jim Standridge, 76, of Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook declared, “I’m important, I’m somebody!” after he noticed one of his congregants was napping during his morning sermon. He proceeded to walk up to the sleepy congregant, and briefly continued his condemnation of napping before he moved on to a new victim. 
“I noticed on the calender supposed to marry ya’ll,” Standridge said to another congregant as he walked down the pew aisle. “What makes you think I’d marry you? You’re one of the sorriest church members I have. You’re not worth 15 cents. And you want me to marry you to her?”


What a "Drama Queen!" Some one's got some serious self-esteem issues and is taking it out on an entire congregation...How Christian!!

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