Since far too often we only publicly say nice things about people when they are dead I’ve decided to randomly pick a Facebook friend every day and say something nice about them.
May 26, 2019
Today’s person: Deacon Fred!
I have never met Deacon Fred, and most likely my existence only briefly flitted across his consciousness when he accepted my friend request.
But I am not bitter, because I know Deacon Fred is far to busy spreading the word of The Lord to notice a single lamb in his vast flock - and what kind of shepherd has time to pay attention to sheep?
Deacon Fred is the Head Pastor for the Landover Baptist Church, and if you don’t know them you are, apparently, going straight to H E Double Hockey Sticks. Landover Baptist is the divinely inspired satire of religion we all need; a good old fashioned online church just like granny used to be suckered by. Filled with atheist burning fire and plastic brimstone, Deacon Fred strips Evangelical faith down to its gays/women/science/rational thought/ yoga hating essence, mocking the prejudice, hypocrisy, and bigotry that Fundamentalists militantly present as expressions of their all-loving god. Deacon Fred’s sermons serve as an sharp, unvarnished irony aimed straight at those who prey upon those who pray - the self-aggrandizing preachers who twist honest faith into a golden cash-calf, and who use the warm light of Jesus as a fiery death ray to create a frenzy of fear and hatred.
Landover Baptist is a hilarious riposte to the Middle Ages mentality currently trying to overthrow the 21st century.