This week’s selection is a red, white, and blue bonanza of fundamentalist goodness (best viewed 1024 X 768).
The most amazing feature of this particular website is their list by state of fundamentalist churches. Not only do they list fundy church names and addresses but they also display helpful headings to differentiate exactly what level of fundy craziness you’re likely to find there.
For example, one might want to question the wisdom of even being in the same zipcode as the church with the listing that puts the pastor’s name at top and then proclaims KJB, HYLES, OWENS above the church name. (No, I am not making this up.)
If you’re a fundamentalist pastor or youth leader there are also job listings to get you placed in a hurry. But beware, the site sternly warns “If you require a certain salary, DON’T TAKE OR LOOK FOR A PASTORATE TILL YOU GET YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD!” Education, however, is not required.
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I’m seriously starting to think it’s (yet another) (un)written requirement that any good fundamentalist website be hard on the eyes. Suffering for the gospel? 😉
On closer inspection, I think it’s rather telling that the pastors’ names are listed before their churches’ names.
My eyes are almost bleeding from the color scheme of that site. Ouch!
Did you also notice the churches seem to be color coded. Blue is good; a lighter red is questionable to them, and dark red is bad I presume.
I go to an Independent Baptist church, but we are multi-version, and 5 point Calvinist. I wrote to them because we had some incorrect listings. We were in the light red category, but because we are “Sovereign Grace” we now are the dark red section.
I was rather surprised that there’s many IFB churches that are not KJVO and some even use the CCM. But coming from an ex-IFB(x) background, that’s what we’re taught, those so-called IBs who use CCM are liberals!
I remembered an IFBx preacher complain about how some IFB churches around my area are considering to hold a (CCM) concert to reach out to the youth. ho ho ho.
Ha! My church is the dark red. . .guess that’s really bad! I presume it’s because we’re “NOT KJV ONLY”.
Wow this is really cool! I hope the Department of Homeland Security doesn’t get a hold of this list.
Somehow my name and church got put on there too. I guess they don’t know me too well….
Not only is there no educational requirements, the positions listed are all unpaid “but full of opportunity!”.
Yeah, I bet they are getting tons of applicants.
From the “doctrinal statement”:
LAWSUITS BETWEEN BELIEVERS
We believe that Christians are prohibited from bringing civil lawsuits against other Christians or the Church to resolve personal disputes. We believe the Church possesses all the resources necessary to resolve personal disputes between members. We do believe, however, that a Christian may seek compensation for injuries from another Christian’s insurance company as long as the claim is pursued without malice or slander. (1 Cor 6:1-8; Eph 4:31-32)
I clicked on the link and it says access denied.
There seems to be an inherent contradiction here between unpaid pastoral positions and the demand that a woman be a “keeper at home” and a Godly Probverbs 31 woman.
Who’s going to pay the bills? Is husband supposed to work 2 jobs – one paid and one unpaid so that his wife can stay home? How can they afford kids? Who’s going to pay for the “modest clothing”? When would husband be home so he can be a godly father and husband? This seems to be a built in opportunity – not to win souls – but to wreck young marriages.
What’s kinda funny is that he has an excerpt from the 1920’s on fashion and how the hemlines will be shorter, “between the ankle and knee.” At the end he states, “Isn’t it sad how far we’ve fallen?” or something like that.
He fails to connect the dots that the fashion he looks at as modest, dresses whose hem is between knee and ankle, was considered very short in that day. It also was the precursor to hemlines going higher with each decade. Duh, use some logic man!
BLOCKED!!!!!. . .bju
Pastors listed first because a pastor defines the direction of the church, the name doesn’t.
Colors separate different types of fundies so they can find one of like faith instead of wasting time with someone you don’t agree with. Light red category isn’t a designation, it is lack of knowledge of the designation, otherwise would stick with three colors (Red, White, Blue). Cause I still love my country.
Roda86, he did connect the dots, Roda didn’t understand the logic! What you said is what he meant.
Churches give the pastoral position posts, after you call them they will give you the requirements. Believe it or not, some require edumacation, educashion, however you spell it.
Glad to see that all the churches I went to/associated with as a child are listed in the ‘good’ blue churches! Phew! 😉
Wow…I’ve used this site before. I used it, contacted the author and even looked for jobs here. But like was posted before. The job offerings were nothing to support a family with. I would have been set up for destitution by following the job leads on this website.