As Said to a Pastor… June 26, 2007

As Said to a Pastor…

Pastor Tony created a list of the Top 10 things people have said to him over the years in his ministry. Some of my favorites:

10. “We have spent our whole lives trying to protect our children from this kind of secular garbage. We entrust you with our kids and you fill them with this? I can not believe that you would let our son watch this. Sports are vial, aggressive and promote competition among Gods people.”

Said to me by a father after his 16-year-old son watched a college football game at my house.

3. “Marriage, especially when you are in ministry, is not about love. It is about finding a partner. The love always goes away; you need someone who will make a good partner in ministry and in life.”

Said to Rebecca and me one month before our wedding by another pastor I worked with when I asked him for his best advice on managing marriage and ministry.

Honorable Mention:

“If my son grows up to be a homosexual I am holding you personally responsible.”

This one did not make the list because it was not said directly to me, but I was there! The person I was interning for mooned a couple of our high school students at camp. Mom did not get the joke. She actually called a lawyer. Trust me nobody is turning gay after looking at his rear.

The quotations aren’t nearly as laugh-riot-inducing as the Top 100 list on Fundies Say the Darndest Things!, but they’re funny nonetheless.

And I’m sure readers have many to add to the lists as well…

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  • Maria


  • “Sports are vial, aggressive and promote competition among Gods people.”

    That’s a good example of irony right there. And (sorry, I have to say it), how are vials related to sports? 😉

  • Lee

    Concerning the Fundies say the Darndest Things site… hell, it ain’t funny… it’s frightening. I think the folks being quoted on the site should be seriously studied for signs of de-evolution. Talk about taking a nose-dive from the top rung of the evolutionary ladder…

  • Mriana

    You know, humans cease to amaze me with some of the insane things they say. 🙄 I think I’ll go back to my cats. They don’t always make sense either, but they are a lot more fun to watch. 😆

  • William Birch

    Trust me nobody is turning gay after looking at his rear.



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