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Exporting Crazy: Irish Edition

There’s nothing like watching a bunch of Irish kids at a fundy youth camp run by Bible Baptist Church of Balllincollig sing the praises of the KJV.

Because Ireland just didn’t have enough fighting fundamentalists so we decided to send them some more.

Update 1: A few folks have questioned whether the song above is really a praise of the KJV since the version isn’t explicitly mentioned. I suppose my own bias is somewhat at work here since I’ve never heard this song sung by anybody but KJVO folks and the line “I haven’t changed one word that it said” definitely seems to fit that particular camp.

However, whether or not this song is specifically about the King James, the church in the video is definitely heavily promoting a KJVO point of view.

Being Ready Always to Give an Answer to Every Man

Or, you know…the exact opposite of that.

I’m being told that this is a group from West Coast Baptist College doing missions work in New York City. I have to wonder if anybody bothered to tell the leader dude that having a skinhead haircut may not be the best way to connect with Jewish folk.

And yes, I know, these guys were ambushed and nobody likes having a camera shoved in their face — but would it kill them to smile and be pleasant? One is left with the impression from their discomfort that they’re not really used to having to actually defend their beliefs in the face of opposition.