SFL Classic: I Don’t Like You

Here’s a classic sermon that was featured back in the beginning of this site but is worth reviving again.

I don’t know whether I’ve heard a sermon that is more angry and vicious than this one. If I have, I’m probably better off not remembering it.


97 thoughts on “SFL Classic: I Don’t Like You”

  1. “Howlin’ Mad *Smith*?” He should be smacked for disgracing an awesome name. Give me Howlin’ Mad *Murdoch* any day.

    1. To squelch any misconception before it starts, I love our troops, past and present. What I heard got lost in translation and wasn’t recovered until I’d hit the the Submit button the first time. That’s what I get when I try making any sense when I’m sick. *crawls under rock and will keep silence*

        1. Man “Chuckie” why don’t you tell us how you really feel?…Holding in your emotions can be hazardous to your health. πŸ™„

  2. Unless you’ve preached in a topless bar or a porno shop with you r underling preacher boys in tow, you are ashamed of the gospel of Christ. (About 23min into it)

    Sounds like an excuse to get his wife to agree that he should go to those places.

    1. Further: Wouldn’t taking preacher-boys into a topless bar or porno place be corrupting youth?

      1. It’s OK if they go in and at least tell everyone they witnessed. nobody needs to know what really happened. *gag*

        Funny thing I’ve heard from some connections in the hotel industry: During the conservative Christian conventions, the use of pay-per-view porn goes up dramatically. (The joys of living in a tourist town.) πŸ‘Ώ

        1. I saw a stat on my Twitter feed that said that average church goers are 26% less likely to be involved in porn than the average person. Fundies are 91% MORE LIKELY to be involved in porn than the average person.

          They must have all grown up in Lake Wobegon.

      2. You must remember M-O-g(pl) and M-O-g(pl) in training, are more spiritual and more able to withstand temptation. Superior Christians such as these must expose themselves to such perils… that way they can warn others of the perils… 😎

        1. I can’t STAND people who quibble over music styles or women’s clothing or Bible versions but indulge in obvious sins like watching pornography, going to topless bars, etc.

        2. Like a certain person who said, “but, I didn’t inhale…” these Superior examples of upstanding Fundiedom, “but, we didn’t ogle or lear…”
          So sayeth the Shepherd! So sayeth the Flock!

      3. Ok, brain must be in holiday mode already:
        When I think of these ding-a-lings going into a topless bar I get the image of the final fight scene from Blazing Saddles. First, this guy is Slim Pickins’ character taking on Dom DeLuise, except he’s saying “Well I’m working for god!” (@ 1:35 in the clip)
        Secondly, where the Cowboy is beating up the dancer going into the tunnel… and emerges making a date… (@ 2:00 into this clip)

        yeah, I know my mind is so creative, so genius as Wile E. Coyote would say… Oh, never mind.
        Now back to our regularly scheduled programming…

        1. My favorite parts in that clip are at 0:37 – Dom Deluise in sync with the music…….”watch me f*ggots”
          and at 1:45 – “come on girls”.

          Thanks Don for a little Blazing Saddles in the morning.

    1. I only listened to about five minutes, and I decided early on that I’d rather be one of the people he hates than one that he likes.

        1. Hmm. I was always taught that someone who hates others hates him/herself. Misery loves company, after all.

  3. Oh, good grief. πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

    Talk about an insane amount of bravado. This isn’t a good testimony, it’s Fundy-ized machismo which is anything but a positive witness.

  4. A fine example of the Fundie M-O-g.
    – Remember the Christian Alamo!
    – the ERA?? how old is… oh, yeah, Fundie Pop Culture handicap…
    – the fundy Gene Scott…

    A fine example of it is better to be silent and appear a fool than it is to speak and remove all doubt.

    What a blustering buffoon! He is the very epitome of the ugly christian, the one who puffs himself up and declares his own righteousness… yet before the needy world, before the ones who need to see Jesus Christ and the Gospel,he is the anti-Christ. His spirit and his actions show his works, his so called intellegence, his self-righteousness… not the Gospel, not Jesus, not the Christian found in Scripture. I pity him. No, I’m not being facetious. I mean it, sitting here listening to such gross ignorance I am overwhelmed with sorrow and pity for him. He does not know the love of Christ, all he knows is wrath and judgment. That is a pathetic way to live… that’s not living that’s, that’s… prison.

    Bummer πŸ™

    1. I can’t listen to stuff like this; I just can’t. Isn’t he violating Titus and 1 Timothy about the qualifications of an elder? Aren’t we all commanded as Christians “to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone”?

      1. Classic example of Spiritual Abuser. This guy is the poster boy for, “Why Atheism is better than Christianity.” πŸ™

        1. I wouldn’t say that. After all, Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens can be just as mean and nasty. No, this is why bad Christianity is worse than nice atheism. But bad atheism is at least as bad.

    1. To anyone who will listen??

      Because he has to justify his tape ministry??

      πŸ˜• I gotta go stop my ears from bleeding now…

  5. Call me weird, but sometimes I like to find out more about people, especially after hearing a harangue like that. Here’s what I found out about our preacher Chuck Younts living in Toledo, OH: The Ohio Divorce Index shows Charles (born 1934) and Viviana Younts divorcing in 1969 after 9 years of marriage. The divorce was granted to the wife for, get this, “Gross Neglect/Extreme Cruelty.” Hmmm.

    1. Wow Stan,
      Everyone has a story. It seems like his church could claim the same story when they leave. A classic case of gross neglect and extreme cruelty.
      The sad part of it is, there are probably a host of abused, neglected people in his congregation so beaten down by his hate and laden down by his cruel burdens that they feel worthless and fear ever leaving.
      This makes me so very sad for the trail of devastation he has left in his wake.

      1. While we all wear masks I believe we all would be a little shocked at what goes on behind the mask that some Fundie PW’s wear.

        The lies and hypocrisy they endure for the sake of the ministry. The so want security and stability and they have been so indoctrinated that they have to be perfect in order to show their husband (and his ministry) is perfect. They are also so brainwashed with the “women must be submissive” crap, to the point they are drawn into the cult mentality in order to keep their version of security and stability. The ministry = security and stability. So the mask goes on and rarely ever comes off.
        I know a former Fundie PW who would probably tell you today that it was when she realized that her “mask of Loyalty” was perpetuating a gross lie that others were believing, because of her participation as the supporting wife… that was a catalyst for her to leave.
        Ò€¦by choice, or necessity we all wear masks… some masks are more powerful than others… while others are more burdensome to wear. πŸ™

      2. Check out http://nolongerquivering.com/ to read the testimonies of dozens of women who have left Fundamentalism. They explain what kept them in that culture for years and years, despite their lives, faiths, and selves falling down around them.

    2. Great find Stan. I actually lived about two blocks from this church about 12 years ago (at least from the address I found on the internet). I never heard of the place. I guess that’s a good thing.

  6. I didn’t get through a minute.

    I know plenty of people who would LOVE this sermon. They would listen to it, and post it on facebook and say stuff like “what a blessing that preachers are still preachin’ the hard truth and if you don’t like, it means it is the truth”.

    The thing is – this guy’s preaching is likely to only appeal to the people who already agree with him. He is too aggressive to ever win anyone to his point of view, and his point of view is so aggressive noone could be won to it. So the question remains – who is he preaching to? The answer is “not the people he addresses in the sermon, but the people who agree with him” in which case, he is preaching for some amens and money.

    1. Ò€œwhat a blessing that preachers are still preachinÒ€ℒ the hard truth and if you donÒ€ℒt like, it means it is the truthÒ€

      IMNSHO, in this case it just means the guy’s a massive douche.

      1. Whoa, major fallacy alert!
        “If you don’t like it, it means it’s the truth”??

        Whether or not I or anyone else likes something has nothing whatever to do with its truth or falsehood.

    2. @exIFB – “Who is he preaching to? The answer is ‘not the people he addresses in the sermon, but the people who agree with him’ in which case, he is preaching for some amens and money.” Wow. Well summarized. Sadly, I think you’re right. (Unless he doesn’t care if anyone agrees with him and he’s just airing his bad attitude in violation of Titus and Timothy.)

  7. I can’t believe I listened to the whole thing.
    Was there any bible used?
    I can’t even remember my own name now.
    So going into a nursing home or prison is not going into the highways and hedges?
    I can’t believe I listened to the whole thing.

    1. I remember that old Alka Selzer commerical!

      I canÒ€ℒt believe I listened to the whole thing.

      “You listened to it prchrbill…”

      I canÒ€ℒt believe I listened to the whole thing.

      “No, prchrbill, I listened to it….”

      I canÒ€ℒt believe I listened to the whole thing.

      “Take a box of Alka seltzer, two bottles of Pepto Bismol, and a Casting Crowns Album, prchrbill…” 😎

  8. I didn’t even listen to this for a full minute. This preacher sounds so full of anger. πŸ™ Fundies, of course, would call this “hard preaching” but I that’s BULL GIPP.

  9. I’m glad to know I’m hated by people who don’t know me. It especially makes me warm and fuzzy because it’s a Christian πŸ™‚

  10. If a person had the time it would be interesting to go back and compare all of the times he references himself and what he thinks and how he feels versus how many times he references scriptural references to what compels him to draw those conclusions. Just another example of not rightly dividing the word.

  11. For my final observation about this audible carnival I have to “borrow” and twist a phrase from my favorite Gotham Character….

    “What this Joker needs is an Enema!”

      1. Jack Nickelson’s “Joker” said, “What this town needs is an Enema.” So my mind just rearranged the script a little bit…. and I thought it was a good fit for this dingleberry. πŸ˜• 😎

  12. I shut it off after he said he wouldn’t waste spit me.

    Did he use “I wouldn’t pee on you if you were on fire”? If not he missed s good opportunity.

    Stuff Fundies Like: Hating people while saying that you love them in Christ.

  13. I think I just threw up in my mouth a little. Besides making me ill this makes me sad. Narcissist have no business being pastors ever. I hate the if you don’t believe exactly like me I can’t talk to you attitude. Then they use the excuse I’m not a compromiser. I didn’t realize getting along with others was a compromise I thought it was loving your neighbor as yourself like the Bible commands.
    Okay off my soapbox……this destructiveness and hate just really is a sore spot for me. Just to know there are hurting and scarred people out there because of this man’s hate ack I hate it.

  14. I am tempted to use some of the fellow’s language for a nasty fundy preacher in a novel I’m writing. My only concern is that the reading public might not believe it – in the unlikely event that the thing ever gets published!

  15. I just listened to the whole thing. The main thing I took away from it was that if you are not arrested for preaching the Gospel, you are not doing it right.

    I have an idea…..we should all burn a copy of this and hand it out to all the fundies we know (especially pastors) and tell them that this is some really wonderful preaching and that it really convicted us and spoke to our hearts 😈

    1. Your plan is gonna make this jack-hole an evangelist. Booooo!!! Back to the drawing board! πŸ™‚

      1. You’re right. Someone would start to take up a love offering.

        Next idea…..we go to the topless joints and see if anyone is preaching :mrgreen:

    2. Hey, he said to pass this along to another evangelical loser after we are done listening and getting right… I’d love to hijack some local fundy radio broadcasts with an edited copy of this mixed with some Westboro and Anderson pissing sermon in there to boot… then just sit back and watch ’em squirm.

  16. Hey, let’s all each piss this guy off so that he makes a tape about everyone of us, and we’ll see how many adjectives he can come up with!

    1. Apparently, he already hates every one of us. No need to do anything special. His hatred is a free gift, sort of like grace, only the opposite.

  17. Isn’t his cadence very similar to that of one Jim Jones – After listening to this for a few minutes I think I’m ready for the Kool-Aid.

  18. Don – You made me remember a very funny video of Benny Hinn’s ex-wife, preaching to an audience telling them they needed a spiritual enema. I don’t know exactly where its at but you can google it, might be a good one to post here.

  19. Two observations:

    1. Isn’t “height of mediocrity” (or whatever term he was making up) contradictory?
    2. I could only listen to minute or two, but then I realized that he sounds like Jeff Goldblum. I imagined Jeff doing this speech as a farce while sitting comfortably in an easy chair, legs crossed and long arms gesticulating in his eccentric way. Quite amusing, actually… πŸ˜€

    1. Responding to your second observation, Diachenko:
      I can’t believe I didn’t catch that the first time! I agree–quite an amusing mental picture. πŸ˜†

  20. Oh but Gary, people don’t like the truth! It makes them uncomfortable! The surest way to know you’re preaching the righteous stuff is to make people squirm!

  21. I made it through the whole thing…amazing. This guy made it through, what, almost 30 minutes despising someone. THEN, he has the nerve to use Chick and Ruckman as examples?

    One more thing, how can you “gotta love” someone but “not have to like them”? How does that work out practically?

  22. At first I could not believe what I was hearing, but I listened further.

    About halfway through, I was struck by the fear that he might be right, and I might be horrible, all over again. It was like junior high, in the pew, wondering again if I was going to hell.

    Sometimes I think that if I didn’t watch myself closer, I would make an excellent cult member. It’s really scary.

    But on the other hand, I remember who God really is, and I feel more thankful than ever that He loves me. :shrug: Guess going through that Fundie stuff did teach me *some* things.

  23. For the life of me, as I listened to this I could picture Burt Lancaster wearing a white shirt with rolled-up sleeves, seated at a microphone, recording this as part of a scene in a movie. All I could think of was Elmer Gantry.

    Who was his intended audience when he taped this, anyway?

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