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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 10:31 AM
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Who is your Favorite Sunday Morning T.V. Preacher and why?
Mine is Peter Popoff, because of his frightening face, his demeanor and his miracle spring water. Oh, and his name!
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 10:33 AM
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1. I don't have a favorite; they're all creepy...
...although the Hour of Power guy is slightly less creepy than the others.
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rug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:37 PM
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5. except for his skeletal nostrils.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 10:34 AM
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2. Not really a sunday morning preacher...
But have you ever watched EWTV's old sister? I can't remember her name, but she's hilarious and I love her.
Duckie
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lumberingbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:40 PM
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6. Mother Angelica
I'm sorry but she's not a very nice person. IMO
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:00 PM
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3. dupe
Edited on Sun Jul-23-06 12:01 PM by Reverend_Smitty
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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:01 PM
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4. I watch Popoff because of the "miracle" healings...
they are hilarious and boy does he look plastic, I mean does his hair ever move? Also if you watch his show they improperly use "your/you're" in a promo for their miraculous spring water. It bugs me and amuses me all at the same time...like really nobody on the production staff has been able to pick that up?
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 12:52 PM
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7. The gold standard Jan and Paul Crouch, off the scale in wild...
the drama, the clothes, the hair, the inplants, the Rococco set, the insane parade of guests. It's just so, so, over the top, you just have to look for a while when passing through. For the gay guys, there was a time he has a set of twins who were duplicates of Roberd Redford on steroids. One of them would play the Mr. Universe Jesus during their staggeringly crass Easter spectacles. Somewho they just dissapeared; seemed to be around that gay thing that Paul was dealing with one of his assistants.

Van Imp is just plain scary, and his wife is off the scale in creepiness.

Shuler the Crystal Cathedral guy and his overly earnest son are good for a couple of laughs and seem harmless. I like the solemness of his peaching, then the long shots of people milling about like it's a summer sale at a mall in the sanctuary.

Coral Ridge's Kennedy has my vote for the most promising fascist. His Lawrence Welk demeanor plays well, and sometimes he just gets into his own gig so much, I am sure he is on some type of medication.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:01 PM
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8. You beat me to it
Watching them is like watching the proverbial train wreck. You just can't stop.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:07 PM
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9. Absolutely! You just have to watch. When she's on a crying jag...
it's pure entertainment.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:08 PM
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10. Now you've got me comparing her to Britney in that interview w/Lauer!
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:11 PM
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12. Oh please tell me this pic is from SNL or something.
It cannot be real.
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:18 PM
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14. Oh, it's real. Be afraid of the hair. His clothes speak for themselves.
That stained glass window in the background is an original Tiffany. The set looks like mixture of Louis XVI, and a crack addict.
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:27 PM
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18. Oh god.
If anyone's dumb enough to hand these assholes any money then I don't even feel bad for them.
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nosillies Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:26 PM
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17. Oh it's real alright. Real enough that they have their OWN NETWORK
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:31 PM
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20. Thanks for the link. I need to go vomit real quick.
I'll be right back.
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nothingshocksmeanymore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:12 PM
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13. She is more cartoonish in person
I see her at South Coast Plaza spending the social security money of the old people those two hypocrites fleece!
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Neshanic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:24 PM
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16. How tall is she? Including the hair? Is the hair about a foot high?
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pink-o Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 03:01 PM
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28. You know what they say...
The bigger the hair the closer to God.
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Philosoraptor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:29 PM
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19. Praise Jesus that Hair!....n/t
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DarkmoonIkonoklast Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 02:09 PM
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24. No, no, no, Raptor...
Edited on Sun Jul-23-06 02:11 PM by DarkmoonIkonoklast
... get it right... it's
PRAISE
JAY-ZUS!!!
Forgive me, please...
Too many years raised by Sudden Black Baptists & Pentecrosstals;
Too many years living next door to a screamin' prayin' speakin' in tongues West Texas revivalist whose Sunday morning prayer services on the ray-dee-oh STARTED at half-past oh-fuck-me in the morning! (which was about the time I'd FINALLY be getting to sleep after the Saturday night drunk-as-a-skunk-on-bad-beer-and-cheap-whiskey romps in the shitkicker bars... which was all the hell there was to do in the '70s in Albuquerque!)
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DarkmoonIkonoklast Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 02:14 PM
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25. ... and no, that was neither a typo, a mispelling, or a misprint...
I said Pentecrosstals and I MEANT PenteCROSStals; :banghead: :rofl:
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Tenseiga Donating Member (100 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 05:40 PM
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29. re: pic in amybhole's post
If this guy has a direct link to God, why can't he get his wife's hair fixed? *shudders*

if you feel the need to get in touch with God, find some woods or a mountain trail to walk around for a few hours. See the real deal in person. Not this Vaudeville crap!
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:09 PM
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11. The Farting Preacher. See the vids:
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Dude_CalmDown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:44 PM
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23. Just found another one
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jobycom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:20 PM
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15. I love them all equally.
Meaning I have never seen any of them.
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ForrestGump Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:31 PM
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21. Not a Sunday morning one, but I used to love watching Jesse Duplantis
He can be hilarious. I don't agree with some of the stuff he rails against, but the dude is entertaining to an extreme (and, occasionally, he'll even come up with something thought-provoking). Then again, I don't really give much credence to anything preachers say, at least when it's rooted in religious dogma or prejudice, and I just watch 'em for the entertainment value, so they'd better darned well be ripping it up, doing the chickenwalk, and saying 'Uh" as an add-on syllable at the end of every phrase. TV preachers and the like are, collectively, scum, but if they put on a good show they're earnign redemption to at least some degree. And Jesse makes fun of religion and preachers a lot...he says a lot of stuff that'd get him drummed out of most mainstream churches, stressing as he does a personal relationship with God/Jesus/Whoever. He says he calls the Messiah 'Jeez' 'cos he's on a first name basis with him by now. That's my kind of minister.

When I lived in the South I used to go to traditionally-black churches (even though I'm neither traditionally-black nor conventionally religious) for the music, the preaching (saw for myself from where the likes of Elvis and Jerry Lee got a lot of their inspiration...both used to sneak in to black churches when they were young), and the great feeling in the room...good stuff. Praise Jesus!...or whoever.
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Zomby Woof Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 01:35 PM
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22. Robert Tilton or Ernest Angley
Tilton speaks in tongues and looks like he is pinching the world's biggest loaf. The way he repeats key phrases when he starts squinting... it's easy to see why he inspired the 'farting' video.

Angley is the faith healer with the hokey southern accent (a-YEAH-yuh!) and dead rodent hairpiece. He is the main inspiration for Reverend Lovejoy on The Simpsons. Robin Williams used to incorporate him in his stand-up act back in the day.
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DarkmoonIkonoklast Donating Member (829 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 02:27 PM
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26. Once upon a time, I had a certain respect for ...
   ... one of the Armstrongs (I think it was the younger one, Herbert), as he SEEMED to have SOME understanding of the Book of Revelations -- at least, he appeared to "get" that NO one was yet "saved", contrary to the stated beliefs of MOST of his "eternally saved" fellow travelers on the Sodom-and-Gomorrah Circuit!...
   ... or should that be the Sackcloth-and-Ashes Circuit?
   ... of course, I was so much older then, I'm younger than that now!
   ... Recently, I've had some small grudging respect for Joyce Meyers, who either actually DOES "get" the whole "humility" thing, or is the best Actor ever in the HISTORY of Churchianity!
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 02:57 PM
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27. Yes, Joyce Myers isn't all down your throat
She isn't hell and brimstone. She seemed more down to earth, and she talks about problems like she has been there.

I'm not Christian anymore, but I respect her.
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RubyDuby in GA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-23-06 05:47 PM
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30. Creflo Dollar
For the name alone. http://www.creflodollarministries.org/about/bio_t.html

"He was awarded an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Oral Roberts University in 1998." Dontchaknow!

Actually, my husband went to school with him. Mr. Rubyduby says he doesn't know where it all went wrong...
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