I am confident that the quotation "you are known by the company you keep" has been the title or theme of several million newsstories and blogs each year. As tired as the statement may be there is nothing more fitting to describe the Gospel of Hate of the [Holy] Rev. Rick Scarborough at Vision America in Lufkin, Texas.
The Gospel of Hate is being pushed by hundreds of individuals across the United States and is being led by the really right wing religious extremists like ex Baptist preacher [Holy] Rev. Rick Scarborough and his Vision America group. The Gospel of Hate page on this blog will be a work in progress. Feel free to email us if we need to add another name to the list.
If Vision America and Rick Scarborough are financed by or involved with the most extreme of the extremists, corrupt lobbyists and politicians, militant speakers and vendors, or crazy racist militia and cult leaders; then Scarborough should expect to see his name in the Press near words like "extremist" and "racist" and an"intolerance"
A few examples of extremism in the Scarborough house of intolerance includes:
- Former Texas Republican Congressman Tom Delay
- Alabama "activist judge" Judge Roy Moore
- Rev. Jerry Falwell and Rev. Sun Myung Moon (cult)
- Rev. W N Otwell of East Texas (cult)
Go to article below : Southern Poverty Law Center Website
This story is a good piece on East Texas fundie preacher Rev. WN Otwell who is one of the most extreme of the group. The old white dinosaur lives Enterprise, Texas according to his arrest records. Read the article by clicking on the link, you will simply be amazed. What a scary idiot.
Google East Texas and hate groups and you will find a number of colorful characters. Most are hate mongering clowns, militia men, separatists, and anti abortions.
EAST TEXAS HATE WATCH -TOP TEN
Rev. WN Otwell
God Said Ministries
Mount Enterprise, Texas
Global Warming is a good thing for Rev. WN Otwell because it is slowly helping prepare him for his trip to Hell. He is a tragic old rural redneck-turned-extremist preacher with a very disturbing message of hate towards most everyone. Amazing that only one person in the audience really stood up to the guy. Maybe the people in the audience of this right wing fundie convention were too shocked to speak out against WN Otwell and his followers.
By Susy Buchanan
GREENWOOD, Ind. The 20th annual Unregistered Baptist Fellowship, an
antigovernment gathering held each October near Indianapolis, Ind., draws some
of the country's most radical religious "Patriots." But this year, discussion of
classic villains like tax collectors and federal agents took a back seat to a
much more pressing issue like ladies in pants.
Unregistered Baptists believe the government has no place anywhere near a church,and many of them routinely break the law to prove their faith. In 2001, following a three-month standoff, federal agents raided the Indianapolis Baptist Temple, host of the conference, and seized the church building as compensation for 17 years of unpaid withholding taxes.
It was all part of "Satan's master plan to destroy the Lord's church," Pastor Emeritus Gregory J. Dixon says. The scheduled
highlight of this year's conference, held in a reception hall adjacent to a family restaurant, was to be a speech by former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, deposed for refusing a federal court order to remove his two-ton Ten Commandments monument from the Supreme Court rotunda.
The appearance was hyped all week by the presence of Moore's exiled monument on a flatbed truck in the parking lot. But it was the Rev. W.N. Otwell, speaking
before Moore despite recent heart surgery, who really stole the show. Otwell, an ardent segregationist and militia supporter who heads God Said Ministries in Mount Enterprise, Texas, began his opening-night remarks by liberating the women in the audience, one of them dressed as Betsy Ross, for not living a true Christian life. Being saved doesn't make you a Christian, he told them in a voice as powerful and angry as his battered body could muster.
Women were to take care of the home, raise children, and be completely
subservient to their husbands, Otwell lectured. "My wife doesn't need a
head," he shouted. "I'm the head!" His audience was with him. "Good
preaching!" a man yelled as Otwell outlined a holy dress code he claims is based
on Scripture. The Bible, which predates pants by several years, says a "woman
shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man" (Deuteronomy 22:5).
Which means, Otwell explained, that the Lord doesn't want women to cut or dye their hair, and never wants to see a woman in pants. Otwell described pants-wearing women as "dyke-ish" and "cross-dressers."
After holding forth for a full hour, Otwell ordered anyone who felt they'd sinned to come forward to the stage and pray in front of the Plexiglas pulpit. The first one up was Bonnie Kukla, a middle-aged gospel singer with flaming orange hair who sank to her knees in front of Otwell as the congregation prayed. The two women in the audience wearing pants stayed seated. While outside in the parking lot the Ten Commandments monument generated about as much interest as a bowl of coldoatmeal, discussion of Otwell's edict against pants reverberated inside the reception hall. The day after Otwell's anti-pants sermon, Ken Barber, an ex-con who claims to have been electrocuted, showed full support for Otwell's viewpoint.
"The Bible says women are supposed to celebrate their womanliness," he explained to a colleague before taking the stage to sing original gospel tunes and discuss hisprison ministry. Barber made a point of publicly declaring that his daughters had never worn pants a day in their lives, then searched the faces in the crowd for Otwell's scowling approval. One dissenting voice, evangelist Don Boys, later took the stage to criticize Otwell's "haughtiness" and self-righteous proselytizing, and to make a plea for moderation. Boys argued there were more important issues to be discussed than pants Â like, say, gluttony, which appeared to be a more common sin among this crowd.
But Otwell was having none of it, and erupted from his seat in outrage. "I maintain my position," he told the crowd angrily. For a brief moment, it seemed that Boys and Otwell would settle the matter with a preach-off, but Boys quickly took his seat, turned his back on Otwell, and effectively skirted the issue. Boys' crusade against obesity didn't catch on, and conference-goers seemed quite comfortable addingwomen in pants to a list of unholies that includes the federal government, abortion providers, the American Civil Liberties Union, communists, "sodomites," baby snipers, smokers, trick-or-treaters, Mennonites, hip-hop, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, policewomen, John Kerry, R-rated movies, the Internal Revenue Servicemorningns and Satan. So much sin, so little time. Perhaps they'll get to gluttons next year. 1 1 -->
Intelligence ReportWinter 2004
Gospel of Hate: Quotations from Rev. W N Otwell of Mount Enterprise, Texas
"You go look in the Old Testament," he said. "God did not mind killing a bunch of women and kids. God talks about slaughter! Don't leave one suckling! Don't leave no babies! Don't leave nothing! Kill them!"