The Street Preacher’s Manual

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Although we featured as a FWOTW over a year ago, someone recently sent me a link to this page which is was featured on that larger website. How could I possible resist sharing a manual on street preaching that is featured on

What’s really interesting about this manual is that the author is obviously trying to to appear reasonable and nice. He purports to stand against obnoxious evangelism techniques while he himself uses slurs and recalls the time he was tempted to preach “on integration” at a civil right rally.

I salute you, Gerald Sutek. You’re a cautionary tale to us all. Be sure to check out the rest of the content on as well

Update 1: Do be sure to check out the photos page as well for lost more fundy goodness.

Update 2: A big shout out to Rob James who sent this link along! Thanks.

134 thoughts on “The Street Preacher’s Manual”

  1. All that alliteration makes the exceptions really jarring, I’d make suggestion to fix them but my morning coffee hasn’t finished brewing.

  2. A quote from his bio: “including extensive studies in both Biblical languages.”I wonder which of the three he picked? Which one did he leave out? Aramaic? Hebrew? Or Greek?

    His website gives me a headache!

      1. Actually, from a linquist’s perspective (not that I am one but I did study this a little in grad school), the English of 1611 is actually “modern English”. Old English is the language of Beowulf, while Middle English is the language of Chaucer.

        Which still begs the question: which two languages did he study? 😈

  3. Darrell, how come no warning on the auto-play music that can’t be turned off? Usually websites give you the option. Not this one. You’re going to listen to this godly music while you learn how to handle hecklers, Praise God!

    You really don’t like us anymore, do you? πŸ˜†

    1. I must have had my sound turned down when I visited because I didn’t hear any music.

      I’ll put up a warning!

    1. WOW!!! I pause to find words . . . what the car??? So he’s taking the circus to the Philippines??? and a token Filipino girl??? . . . and the dog??? Why??? (I leave mumbling to myself and shaking my head so it doesn’t explode.)

        1. OK, I’ll scratch the word “token” as I did not know it was their daughter, but I should have figured that out.

          It still goes down as one of the five worst prayer cards I’ve ever seen and I’m struggling to remember the other 4. It’s worthy.

        2. It’s kind of cute: he looks like he’s being silly and his wife has a sweet smile. I’m amused by the guy on the motorcycle. It looks like he’s looking right at the Philippine-mobile going, “What the heck?”

    2. It seems, mission-wise, that the Philippines is becoming the new Mexico, an easy and oft-traveled destination for missionaries who don’t want to go too far out.
      On the other hand, I’ll eat lumpia, pancit, and Jollibee any day of the week!

  4. HA HA! Street Preaching apparently “stifles sin”. It certainly hasn’t stifled sin in this particular street preacher!

  5. Also, When did it become a preachers job to “strengthen soldiers”. They should be interested in helping all peoples, no special place for soldiers that I know of. I know was just looking for more alliterated points to put in, but that one kind of came out of left field.

    Also curious what slur is on this page? Heretics? Or you meant if you click through to a deeper page?

        1. Well, integration on MLK Day is rather an obvious choice, everyone would speak on that.
          On the other hand I doubt what he choose to preach on instead was any the worthwhile. πŸ™„

      1. Very interesting considering he says this on the same page:

        “Name Calling: Preaching directed at individuals combined with ethnic or derogatory name-calling is not only unseemly (I Cor. 13:5), but it can be illegal.”

      2. I’m sure the “scores” that ran over during the fracas were listening to the preaching and not just there to watch the brawl.

      1. Who wants to bet that’s not what really happened, either. Me. Wonder if the preacher said something provocative and hateful and then a drunk guy came and angrily stole their sign… And they painted it as persecution and an attack that “justified” them physically assaulting someone.

        Did you see the part where he says if someone wants to hurt (or molest, not clear) your “wife and kids” that you should let them? Sounds like Jim Berg. Disgusting.

    1. When I see that spelling, I think of how Ron White pronounces it when he says “drunk. in. pub-lick.”

  6. “Public gospel evangelism has a profound effect upon those churches and persons who do it. To put it in the words of a well-known forty-year veteran of street preaching, “It will give you the correct opinion of yourself.”

    Shouldn’t it have a profound effect on the recipient? I would have no issue with street preaching if it were at all effective. Yet, when Noah, Jonah, etc were “Street preaching” they didn’t face a “publick” that was driving down the road at 35 miles an hour blaring their music as loud as possible.

    One day I was driving down the road and my kids saw a street preacher, they asked what they were doing. I politely told my kids they were trying to tell people about Jesus. My child says, it sounds like they just say, “Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah”–That my friend, is why I think street preaching is not a very good idea.

  7. Everyone seems to be of the mind street preaching is an outdated method and is offensive to the sinners of the world, but I have to ask, would not Jesus, Paul, and other apostles be considered street preachers? In my studies over the years, I noticed that many of the great moves of God started by men who preached the Word of God on the street, in the fields, and many other place other than the church. So I have to ask, why down this man because he ministers outside of the walls of the church?

    1. Jesus, Paul, and the apostles were addressing a culture in which people walked or hung around outdoors a lot. Usually Paul in his travels spoke in the synagogue until he was expelled or in houses. Also, certainly in Greek society, there was an expectation of people speaking “in the public square.” Today, a preacher yelling on the sidewalk while cars zoom by comes across as looney.

      I actually do not picture Jesus or anyone in the Bible just yelling randomly at passers-by. They had an audience. Certainly, if people gather, there’s nothing wrong with starting to speak to them, no matter where you are, on the street or not.

      Personally, when I see someone yelling in public, I do my best to stay as far away from him or her as possible. To me, it’s better to start doing something, like picking up litter in a public park, and being ready to answer questions if people talk to you.

      1. I would ask, by preaching in public you are likely to draw a crowd, so would that not open the doors to proclaiming the Gospel to the crowd?

        I will admitt that just radomly picking a street corner and preaching is not the most effective way of public ministry, but I do believe that stratigicly going to music festivals, events in a park, or areas where large groups are gathered can be a productive endeavour. I have found in my limited experience it is best to tailor the message being preached to the event going on. Or to stick to a basic salvation message, in this enviroment you have only a few scant minutes to reach a person.

        1. Again, I repeat that since there are numerous methods of communication today ,as opposed to NT times, I think the typical American looks askance at someone just preaching away in public venues, uninvited. I still believe it is off-putting, rather than engaging. Having said that, if a sincere person sincerely told me that he sincerely felt he was being led to do so, I would mind my own business.

        2. If public proclamation of the Gospel would draw a crowd, it would certainly be worthwhile. Typically, though, it seems that people look strangely at a guy preaching on the sidewalk and try on purpose to avoid him; I’m not sure how common it is to see a crowd gather who are willing to listen.

          However, your point is good about finding a venue where people already tend to gather, especially if one tailors the approach to fit the situation. (Of course, if there’s a Shakespeare in the Park play going on, I wouldn’t want a preacher expounding nearby so loudly that it disturbed the audience, but I don’t think that’s what you’re advocating!) If there is a reasonable chance of people listening and the heart of the preacher is humble and loving (not arrogant and angry), I would not castigate a fellow Christian who is led to do this. But the typical scenario I’ve seen is a preacher yelling at pedestrians who try to avoid him or at cars zooming by which seems to me to be just going through the motions and not truly redeeming the time.

    2. In most instances I can think of, and I admit, I am not actually looking at my Bible right now and checking, did not the people you mention already have some sort of in with someone before they just started expounding? Even Paul, in Athens, was only doing what many others around him did, as per the custom of the day: using the public area as a place of argument/discussion/entertainment. Peter, on the Day of Pentecost, was doing pretty much the same thing. IOW, to my mind, those were established accepted customs of the day. That in itself would not make me think that street preaching is “wrong,” somehow, in our day and age. I do question its effectiveness, though. Times have changed, methods of communication are so much more numerous than they were in NT times, that people today just think the street preacher is a crazed weirdo. So, my question is, is the street preacher drawing the lost TO Jesus, or repelling them? ❓

      1. You wrote “Even Paul, in Athens, was only doing what many others around him did, as per the custom of the day: using the public area as a place of argument/discussion/entertainment.”

        Today, this sounds like blogs and/or forums to me.

        What do you think?

    3. @Chad I echo what PW and Seen Enough said and would just add a few more thoughts. It seems upon my recollection that virtually every instance of Jesus and Paul’s outdoor preaching took place when the people came to them. The people followed or went to hear them not them going to the people. With that said, they did go to where the people were. So in today’s 21st century America I would be much more open to a person going into a Starbucks and reading their Bible and letting people come up to them and ask them questions than to suggest the type of street “preaching” that is suggested here.

      Also, in the light of the Gospel and ministry that Jesus and Paul preached and the rebuke, rejection, and persecution that they withstood silently and accepted gladly, I reject a man that preaches a gospel where he thinks it’s ok to punch a homosexual in the face. Or the punching of anyone else for that matter.

      1. Eric, if you are speaking about the part at the flea market, if someone tried to hit me in the head with a big stick, me hitting them with a punch would be the least thing I would do. In my home state, swinging a stick or club is assualt with a deadly weapon, you could shoot someone in that case.

        1. Chad – Thanks for bringing up the question, I was wondering the same thing, of course the astute SFL readers had some good responses.

          While I have my issues around here, there is otentimes some thoughtful comments, and yes I have learned a few things here, btw, tks for being another somewhat conservative voice, it gets lonely sometimes!! πŸ˜€

        2. Chad, I’m not talking about what you legally can do. Yes, it’s assault with a deadly weapon, no doubt. However, if Christ is our example as Mr. Sutek claims, then are we not to follow Christ’s example??? Even Paul followed this example as stated in II Cor 11:23-26 “. . . far more imprisonments, with countless beatings, and often near death. Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned.” Not once is it mentioned that Paul retaliated. In fact we are told he didn’t.

          This isn’t a matter of defending yourself for your own sake, it’s matter of are you being persecuted for the Gospel. If he truly was being persecuted than I would suggest that his Biblical response should have been to not do anything but accept the beating. And I will acknowledge that I don’t know if I could do that however that is what the Gospel calls us to do.

        3. Eric, you are right in that Jesus did acept the persecution, He had too if we were to have a way to salvation. Paul may not have retaliated, however he did exert his rights as a Roman citizen to appeal for a hearing in front of Ceaser, among other examples. Some people are called to be martyrs for the faith.

          As for his partner not helping and continuing to preach, that is part of the plan of having at least two people, one can run interference with people who would interrupt the speaker. And I am speaking of physical interference, hecklers are just par for the course in street ministry.

        4. Chad, yes of course Jesus endured the punishment for our salvation. However He also told us to turn the other cheek.

          As far as having one person “run interference”, that makes practical sense, but again I would ask what the Biblical model is. What did Paul and Silas do when arrested? They took their beatings and followed the process of the law as Roman citizens. Just as Paul did on other occasions. However, he still willing took the punishments. My main point is that if you’re going to go street preaching and you end up throwing a punch, you should probably go back and reread the teachings of Jesus. Because what Jesus taught is completely the opposite of responding to attacks by attacking.

        5. Please; Paul stopped mobs; he submitted to the authorities when he & others were arrested and beaten (common for criminals). But I think, pending, any leading from the Holy Spirit, it is perfectly fine to defend oneself.

        6. Chad, just to clear things up, it does not give you the right to shoot someone. The legal precedent at this time is that you are allowed to respond with the same amount of force as you perceive yourself to be in danger of. A stick beating is third degree murder, getting shot is first degree, so if you responded to a flailing stick with a gun, you would still be charged. A bit tangental, but as a gun owner I want everyone to know the limits of their responsibility.

        7. And, I might add, in some states (like PA) you have to be innocent in whatever altercation arises if you are to use lethal force. So in the given situation, an over-zealous AG might consider you partially culpable for escalating the argument to the point where you felt you needed to use lethal force, because in his mind if you didn’t say anything and just let it go then no one would have gotten shot. And if you share any fault then your claims to self-defense go right out the window.

          Moral of the story: carry within the law.

        8. Dr. Fundystan, I would recheck your facts on gun laws. If someone is in fear of their life they can legally defend themself with a gun. I’m not going to look around for a stick to defend myself with as I’m getting beat, if I have a gun with me.

        9. @Apathetic or whatever
          Speaking from the “token Filipina girl” point of view (yes, I am the Suteks’ adopted daughter) I would point out that Terrell Bear, the man who was attacked in that situation, is close to six feet tall, weighs well over two hundred pounds, and, due to his troubled youth, has plenty of first hand experience in street fighting. Be careful about coming to conclusions too quickly!

    4. Everyone seems to be of the mind street preaching is an outdated method and is offensive to the sinners of the world

      I think this is a bit of an overstatement, man. I know a whole street preaching ministry in Texas that is very effective, winsome, and no more offensive than any other gospel presentation. Now, admittedly it doesn’t look anything like what is featured here, but it is street preaching nonetheless and I think it’s great.

      I think we all need to be careful of casting everything in binary terms. It’s not as if street preaching (or anything else) is “right or wrong” or “good or bad”. It is a single method. If it works, great. If it doesn’t, maybe we should find a way of making disciples that doesn’t do damage to Christ’s name. Some reason and open discussion is good here.

      1. I just remembered a “Street VBS” our church did one year. Funky colored van, puppet shows, etc. The kids of the neighborhoods we went to loved it! πŸ˜†

  8. 😯 I remember this guy coming to my college. There are a couple pictures of people I know from there on his site. – Johnny Hudson is an interesting guy. Born without arms and severely underdeveloped legs (basically one foot). I think he graduated before I came but was still around preaching and later teaching a class or two. – This was the year before I came to school but I recognize a bunch of the people. One was my roommate my freshman year.

    When he came, we went to Philly and West Chester. I hated it and it was embarrasing. I think it was pretty much mandatory that we went. It was even worse than the Thursday soulwinning program.

    1. Johnny Hudson came to speak at my exiFB church once when I was home from college on Thanksgiving break. The people at my old church were astounded that I’d never heard of him because, in their words, he’s “famous”. They talked about him like some uber great preacher guy… but personally? Even though I felt kind of bad for him because he didn’t have many limbs, I thought he came off as kind of obnoxious. Not something I told people after the service… when they were all amazed at his preaching.

      1. Yeah, because the physically handicapped are so inferior…it’s just amazing that this guy could speak at all!

  9. “Our motor home is a very attractive and ostentatious witness for the Lord.” – I thought those words were, by the very definition, mutually exclusive.

    They believe in the “IN THE DIETY AND VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF GOD.” — I would be interested in more information about the “diety” of Christ.

  10. Thanks for the link, Darrell! I’ve been looking for a “how to” guide. It seems like I’m getting flipped the finger more than I’m getting responses of people saying the magic words. With this guide, I will be unstoppable.

    Wait a second, I just remembered I’m a woman. Maybe I’m getting my experiences confused with someone else’s. Never mind.

  11. I get the impression from his website that he is a very sincere (yet misguided) Christian. I’m not sure what he meant by the “integration comment” on MLK day, but it can’t be too racist (look at his daughter). His homosexual slurs are inappropriate — but not necessarily hateful. I think he just missed the boat when the cultural tides went out.

    The events in the book of Acts are quite different than the street preaching of today. It appears that the apostles preached to crowds that gathered around them prior to their preaching (Acts 2:5ff) or they preached in front of established gatherings (Acts 17:19). Street preaching is not wrong — it’s just not explicitly endorsed or even utilized in the New Testament. It was used occasionally during the Great Awakening — but the greatest results of the Awakening came from organized events in which people gathered in the fields to listen to Whitefield and Wesley preach.

    I’m not sure that there is any way that street preaching is an effective way of reaching people in America today (cf. door-to-door evangelism, indiscriminate dispersal of tracts).

    1. “I’m not sure what he meant by the β€œintegration comment” on MLK day, but it can’t be too racist (look at his daughter). His homosexual slurs are inappropriate β€” but not necessarily hateful. I think he just missed the boat when the cultural tides went out.”

      I think you’re giving this guy too much leeway. Any racist or bigoted comment is “too racist.” And the mere presence of a Filipino daughter doesn’t mean he isn’t racist toward blacks (or others. I’ve met the “Aren’t we special for deigning to help out the poor foreign child” type before.) The way he phrased the incident definitely implies that he had something negative to shout about integration, otherwise “temptation” wouldn’t really be a useful word.

      And calling someone “the queer” has always been known as a hateful, offensive thing to say, even when it was socially allowed. He used it because it was derogatory. But since he’s talking about a homosexual, he knew his target audience wouldn’t call him on it.

      1. Renee, I agree that what he wrote could be interpreted as bigoted and such. However, I was suggesting that we could give him the benefit of the doubt due to his apparent inability to communicate effectively via written media. The integration comment could have been s positive comment – his point was that he only preached the Gospel (not social issues). As a minority myself, I’m pretty aware of bigotry — I just didn’t see enough to convict him as anything more than a confused man.

      2. Hmm; seems to me that when Jesus called the Pharisees a “generation of vipers” the term was a little less than complimentary. Perhaps it was even (gasp) offensive. Actually, telling anyone that he or she is a sinner is offensive, but not many people care that they are offending God with their sin. Yes, I realize that the message is offensive. God said it would be: “…Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of OFFENCE: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.” What you’ve left out, however, is the other half of the message my father preaches: the part in which he pleads with listeners, “Please, don’t go to hell.”

  12. Street preaching is how many Fundie M-O-g’s get their Evengelism creds. This accomplishes two things actually.

    1. It gives the M-O-g “front-line” experience in battling sin in the world. A real fundie’s preaching portfolio is not complete without it.

    2. The street preaching is a treasure trove of sermon illustrations for the M-O-g. How many times has a M-O-g thrilled his listener’s with his epic tales of daring-do. The congregation hanging on his every word as he spins his stories and creates his legend. Standing tall in the saddle! Fighting Epic battles with Sin, the world and the Devil. This paragon of Virtue that stands before you! Truly, this is a Man-of-gawd!

    “Have no fear citizens of that other world, the Man-o-gawd is here.”

    Defender of fundie truth, fundie justice and the American way! (even if we have to export it)

    1. Yes, and sadly, THIS is what I believe the actual motivation for most street preachers really is. Again, as I said above, if someone sincerely felt he was being instructed to street preach, I would keep my opinion to myself, But my experience of street preachers is more like what Don describes here. πŸ™

  13. Like he likes John Wesley. The reason John preached in the streets was because the churches wouldn’t let “those people” into their churches. He got kicked out of the churches because was telling people they needed to love and care for them. Bet the Fundies would kick him out too.

  14. Actually John Wesley wasn’t a Methodist. He died an Anglican Priest. That would get him kicked out for sure! Wearing those sissy robes, having daily Holy Communion, let women preach!

    1. I should have used more faces! I was joking, and you make an excellent point–the robes would make the fundies hate him even more!! πŸ™„

  15. How ironic that you put this up. I was downtown the other day and was heading for where my car was parked, and then saw that I’d have to pass a street preacher with one of those signs.

    Needless to say, I got my exercise, because I walked AROUND the block to avoid getting yelled at.

    I wonder if that’s common.

    1. There has got to be SOMETHING in the manual for folks like you who want to avoid hearing… Like maybe take along a partner or two and flank them, or out-run them. Or maybe the bullhorn would be enough. I think if I EVER saw a street preacher around here (they probably aren’t allowed here unless they are certifiably crazy cuz we don’t have any) I would probably be tempted to engage him in conversation or out-shout him. But of course then he would feel persecuted and reinforce his idea that he must be on the right track. We used to have an old grubby guy who held up crazy signs but I just felt sorry for him. I don’t think he was a fundy anyway, he was just confused. What was my point? Ok, well, I have signs to paint and a sermon to brush up on. haha.

      1. There was a street preacher complete with sandwhich board and a pimped out Jesus bike on the sidewalk in our historic downtown a few weeks ago. My 3 year old wanted to stare and point. He was right outside the store I wanted to go in staring at me. I avoided eye contact because I knew he’d jump me if I looked at him. Thankfully he accosted two passerby’s before I got to the store, I squeezed by before he could stop me. So not right.

        1. We’ve got a more harmless version in downtown Savannah. He’s an older man who wanders around the streets and squares endlessly, always carrying a sign saying STOP THE LIE or DOWN WITH THE EVIL EMPIRE (meaning the UN). He doesn’t bother people as a rule, but if you make the mistake of stopping to talk with him then you’d better have nothing else to do for the next two hours. The man could talk a cat and nine kittens to death with his ramblings on Communism, the Devil, Jesus, etc, the usual stuff.
          The guy’s a local fixture, most people take him with a grain of salt. 😐 πŸ˜• πŸ™‚

  16. The story about them preaching outside the topless bar was priceless! Thank you Darryl, for the giggle! πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

      1. Same thing for the author of that site…

        I’m pretty sure thats actually the true story that he based the strip club story on. Uh, yeah, I was preaching, yeah, thats it, we’ll call it preaching.

  17. The outdoor preaching that I’ve seen around here that’s effective is actual church services in the park. People come around just to see what’s going on, and I don’t really think I’ve seen a heckler. If people aren’t interested, they go do something else. Why waste a nice day at the park making fun of someone? I’m not sure if anyone got saved that way, but it sure is a nice way to go to church! Of course, I don’t think they do any fire and brimstone. πŸ˜€

    Now Brother Jed, and Sister Cindy, when they go to the University mall, are a different story… πŸ™„

    1. They have that here too, on the beach. But they get permits, bring chairs, play music, pass out sandwiches for the homeless… not quite the same thing as a crazy guy with a bullhorn.

      1. That’s what I was getting at – not the same thing. And FAR more effective. I think that what Jesus, Paul, and the others did was much more like that than the “street preaching” that this yo-yo advocates.

  18. When my best friend and I were at BJU, we went downtown to hang out one day and there was a group of African-American street preachers shouting that the whiteman was both the anti-christ and God’s curse on the planet. My first experience with “reverse racism.”

    Needless to say, the white people were disgusted and the African- Americans he was apparently trying to reach were so embarrassed of them… Not exactly effective.

  19. “From Bible Believers Baptist Church in San Francisco, CA. They come in all shapes and sizes. Definitely not your suit and tie crowd, but some of the coarsest street preaching I’ve ever heard. I’ve never seen a bolder testimony. Let God use you, His purchased possession, where you are the way you are. It is His presence that sanctifies the temple.”

    This was under a picture of a street preacher in shorts with a woman in shorts holding a sign. Shorts. Then it says “let God use you…where you are the way you are.”

    Interesting. Very interesting. There were also pictures of women in pants holding signs. Darrell, I don’t think this is a Fundie guy you are picking on here. They would not put pictures like that on their site.

    Couple of other things I noticed. The letter from Bob Gray confused me. Bob Gray never made a spelling or grammatical error EVER, yet his letter is strewn with them.

    And Christ is no longer on the cross. Why have signs with the picture of him still hanging on one? He is risen!

    Anyway, I was in Jacksonville and had to go downtown with these guys one day after class. There were about 50 of us. We ran into about 10 people that afternoon. Didnt see much action.

    1. I love how the poor lot soul is covered in tattoos. This only makes Chick-sense, since we read on to find he is an ex-con. πŸ™„

    2. Did anyone else think that this could easily go another way? I was thinking the Fundy zombies got him in his dream, then he was infected for real after he woke up! Zombie horde like a street preaching gathering… Ya, too much imagination, I know…

  20. I just love the KJV spelling of “Publick” on the photos page πŸ™‚ Very….authorized looking

  21. My fav, “Bear leads a drunk to the Lord” on the publicK photos page. But will the drunk remember he is saved when the hangover wears off?

  22. I noticed he had 2 EARNED doctorates – at least they will distinguish between the earned and the honorary, even if both use the same title… They should make up a new title for those with honorary degrees… Thinking Bs., pronounced as Boss, but that clearly wouldn’t work πŸ™„ Sr for Senior? Then everyone thinks they’re Spanish… Fr for Friar – all wrong, and I’d tend to call it Faker πŸ˜‰ I’d say call them the Honorary whoever, but abbreviated Hon and people would be calling them Honorable instead, so that won’t work.

    Ok, I’m officially out of ideas, at least until after I post (did you know George also informs you of what you SHOULD have said as soon as you hit “post”?), so I’ll leave it to the rest of you to come up with what it should be. Any takers? 😎

  23. I am kinda confused. Everybody on here is against everything and everybody. Since you are against these things please tell us who you do support. What kind of preacher do you agree with and what church do you attend.
    Maybe…just maybe if you spend as much time praying (if you know how to pray, or do you not believe in prayer)for these people as you do running them down and calling them stupid names it might make a difference in what you think.

    1. *big yawn* Blah blah blah blah…. BLAHblahblah…wawawawawawawa….

      Jean, we’ve heard everything you said before. People like to come here and tell us how bad we are and how we’re big bad people and should be ashamed of ourselves and BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAH….

      We are a parody site that likes to have fun with the stuff fundies like. (I should have that statement saved somewhere so I can just copy and paste). A lot of us have come from Fundyland and have been hurt, abused, and burned by that life and are recovering from it. So, if you could step into our mind for a second, you’ll get it.

      Now, I’m not exactly sure what you’re confused about unless you think all religions are fundy, then I could understand your statements about how we’re against EVERYTHING.

      And, what does it matter what religion I am now? That means diddly.

      1. I think you should just tag the statement onto the end of your name. Like this; “Natalie- We’re a parody site so don’t get your undies in bunch or you won’t get a butt cushion!”

        1. I like this. So, may I do Seen Enough Don’t Go Away Mad, Just Go Away? Or is that too harsh? I hate to hurt a fundy lover’s feelings…. πŸ™„

        2. @ Seen Enough – maybe so as not to hurt their feelings you could do “Seen Enough-Don’t go away mad, just learn to play nice with others.” πŸ˜‰

    2. “Maybe…just maybe if you spend as much time praying…”

      Darrell, is there book or website somewhere that just has quotes for what to say if you don’t like SFL? πŸ˜‰

    3. Jean, to give you a serious answer. It’s like Natalie said, this is a parody site with readers who have come from a lot of similar abusive backgrounds who find healing in the conversation that takes place here. And we laugh a lot too. We are a community because almost all of us came from like backgrounds. Where we are today is as varied as our body weight. What you will find, if you stick around for a while, is that some of us may disagree with each other about one thing, but that doesn’t make us enemies with each other at the end of the day. The reality is that for most of us here our fundy upbringing has forced us out into different ways of worshiping God and for some they don’t believe in God. But we are still able to get along with each other and laugh a little on the way. Are we poking fun at others? Yes, but I would say that the vast majority of us do it because we are actually laughing at ourselves and where we used to be.

      1. Now, Eric, what eva gave you the impression that my answer wasn’t serious? πŸ˜‰

        I guess I must apologize for my excessive use of sarcasm. It was late and I was tired and it all really comes out then.

        Eric is spot on, though.

        1. I find it amusing that they will brave this den of iniquity to try to reach us. There was another one of them over on the ‘Hubris’ thread who was similarly concerned. {sigh… so far beyond their control}

  24. What I have seen drawing crowds to actually listen is, rather than “Street preaching”, a Gospel group giving a free play or music in the the park. People come over for that!

  25. To all “Brave Commentators”…I regret that I have wasted nearly an hours reading your absolutely stupid statements about the whole gamut of Publick ministry which none of you know anything about…why not write me personally… for those who wish to know…I have two earned doctorate degrees…one in Theology and one in History from an accredited college in New England…I have preached on the streets of every state in USA and in 34 countries around the world many times…I am a King James Bible Believer…have written 9 published books and am currently head of a Bible College in Philippines…now if you are so brave…write me personally with all your comments.

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