Did you feel an unexpected desire to be released from the clutches of Hell and stop being a Freemason on Saturday morning?
He says "the prayer we pray covers all the vows from Masonic influence and breaks sickness, poverty, and all kinds of influences that seem to 'hang on' you." I can only assume Pastor Ernie wants to get us to repeat that ridiculous 12-page prayer making the rounds among evangelical Christians that The Burning Taper first wrote about in April 2006 and again in May 2007.
I was just wondering what kind of effect Pastor Ernie Hays' Masonic prayer time had on you. I wonder if it did any good at all. Their prayer vibes for "major deliverance" didn't quite reach down here to Georgia, and I'm only 150 miles away from them. Maybe the signal couldn't get through the mountains between us.
Pastor Ernie and his wife Pastor Melody run a downtown Asheville, NC church in a building that doubles (or did) as a drug-infested hip-hop nightclub on Saturday nights.
When these street evangelists at Soteria Ministries aren't praying for Masons to be freed from Satan's grasp, they're feeding Asheville's street people donuts and sandwiches on Sunday mornings and promoting online a gasoline additive guaranteed to improve your mileage by 20%.
More Christian nuttiness from Appalachia
Speaking of preachers, did you see the news story last week about Bristol, Virginia's Tommy Tester, age 58, a church pastor and Christian radio personality, who was arrested for taking a leak in front of children at a car wash? The inebriated man of God was wearing a skirt during the incident.
According to police, Rev. Tester also offered to give the arresting officers blow jobs.
A half-empty pint of vodka (or was it optimistically half-full?) along with an empty bottle of Oxycodone were found in his car.
His church is rallying around him in support, though the manager of Christian/gospel station WZAP-AM said Tommy has been "relieved" of his duties.
Tommy has denied all allegations. He probably doesn't remember a thing.
The radio station's flagship broadcast is Charles Stanley's "In Touch."
Stanley made his mark by co-founding the Moral Majority with Jerry Falwell. His sermons and radio shows used to focus on family matters and parenting, until he and his now ex-wife went through a nasty divorce that stayed in the headlines for years. Stanley was also twice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a Christian group adamantly and vocally opposed to Freemasonry.
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