Sunday, February 24, 2008

Colts, Fillies and Televangelisti Horses' Asses

Yep, they're still out there, folks!

Back in 1838, when Sam Colt thought of a filly, he probably thought of riding a young horse out in the fields shooting at rabbits or buffalo with his new revolver. Over 150 years later, when Jimmy Swaggart thought of a filly, he thought of shooting something else. Enter prostitute Debra Murphree. Oh, he cried and cried and cried in front of his congregation, but the defrocked him anyway.

All hail to leftist-commie-pinko for these other juicy bits of information (ah sorry, I mean propaganda):

On February 21, 1988, without giving the details of his transgressions, Swaggart tearfully spoke to his family, congregation, and audience, saying, "I have sinned against you, my Lord, and I would ask that your precious blood would wash and cleanse every stain until it is in the seas of God's forgiveness." (On a New Orleans morning news show four days later, Murphree stated that while Swaggart was a regular customer, they had never engaged in intercourse.)*

Against the ruling of the governing body of the Assemblies of God, Swaggart returned to his television pulpit long before his three-month suspension expired. He stated, "If I do not return to the pulpit this weekend, millions of people will go to hell." Believing that Swaggart was not genuinely repentant in not submitting to their authority, the Assemblies of God immediately defrocked Swaggart, removing his credentials and ministerial license.

Hypocrisy still pays good dividends:

Jimmy may have come down in the evangelical world, but he's definitely not out: at the age of 72, he heads Jimmy Swaggart Ministries and hosts tv and radio programs heard in 22 states (the irrepressibly red ones).

Watch the video below where said he would kill any homosexual he met. (Did he ever meet Ted Haggard?). See if there's anyone you know in the background. Is there anyone you'd LIKE to know?

He later credited his comment as a joke, but remember what we said about the Elmer Gantrys and the Elmer Fudds of this world: "Yes, we can all laugh with Bugs about how stupid Elmer Fudd is, but until he takes that gun (and that hatred) away from Fudd, someone's going to die."

*Shades of Ted Haggard: "I only got a massage"