Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Traveling Hellfire preacher

I found this little piece on Yahoo News about a preacher man who goes traveling around university campuses around the eastern United States, shouting warnings of fire and brimstone to students despite a steady stream of mockery from bystanders.

You're going to hell if you drink beer, he says. You're going to hell if you curse. You're going to hell if you smoke dope, masturbate, fornicate, watch a Hollywood movie, listen to rap, read Harry Potter books or attend most Protestant churches, Armstrong says.

Homosexuals are hellbound, too, he says. So are women with low-cut tops, short hair, pants or jobs.

"Women have two places: In front of the sink and behind the vacuum," Armstrong proclaims.

"Ooooh," moans the crowd, now swelled to at least 250 people.

Um...I guess that means everyone is going to hell.

I don't think even most Christian women would want to go that far back in time. We've come to far. But if you look at the Bible in a literal sense, women are no better than slaves. Homosexuals are a weary target for Christian fundamentalists, and so is Harry Potter. This guy must be related to the Jesus Camp bitch.


Responses from crowd members were quite amusing:

"Brother Micah, can God microwave a burrito so hot he can't eat it?" a student with dreadlocks called from the crowd.

"Chuck Norris can!" someone screeched, prompting a roar.

Micah just kept preaching.

"You say sorority girls are whores," another guy called from the throng. "Is there one in particular I could go to?"

Armstrong paused, rubbed his face and kept preaching.

Critics say Brother Micah claims to be sinless and is so focused on scaring hell out of people that he has forgotten the things they see in God — love, forgiveness, charity.

Many Christians may only want to see their God as love, forgiveness and charity, but anyone who has read the Bible who doesn't slough off the bad parts knows that what Brother Micah spews out of his mouth comes right from his awful mythology book.

Here's the full story:

Hellfire preacher stirs up campuses


7 comments:

SurferJesus said...

Yeah, when I was in college we had a guy who would come on campus from time to time and preach that kind of bullshit. He got the same reaction. I can't tell if it's the same guy or not, but it doesn't matter anyway. There are more than enough of those guy to go around.
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tina FCD said...

Behind a vacuum?? Perhaps he meant Broom? :) What a jerk!

Stardust said...

Surferjesus, welcome! Why do we get a warning from Google about offensive comment when we go to your blog? Is Google starting down the path to censorship when it comes to atheist free speech?

Stardust said...

tina, that was the comment that pissed me off the most, probably because I am an educated woman who is not very domestic at all, even though I am married. My husband and I share the household chores.

Spirula said...

Frankly, I'm grateful for these misogynistic, intolerant, ignorant slobs.

Their public spectacle generates an even greater repulsion that drives college students away from cornservative christianity specifically, and religion in general.

Sometimes seeing and smelling shit is what it takes to make some people realize why it's not on the menu.

Tommy said...

Heck, if I was there, I might just kiss another guy in front of this clown just to get him all riled up.

Stardust said...

Their public spectacle generates an even greater repulsion that drives college students away from cornservative christianity specifically, and religion in general.

That seems to be the effect it is having.

Heck, if I was there, I might just kiss another guy in front of this clown just to get him all riled up.

haha, that would probably cause him to pop a vessel! He would probably go absolutely beserk.