Salon posted an animated video that is similar to The Word segment on The Colbert Report:
Scott Bateman’s latest helps decode this very special speech given by one John MacArthur, pastor of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, which was broadcast on conservative powerbroker/Focus on the Family founder James Dobson’s very influential radio show.
This was the interview where MacArthur said:
“You know a society has been abandoned by God when it celebrates lesbian sex.”
This video is funny (and has a point). The words move fast. Stay with it!
MacArthur and his Grace Community Church were sued for clergy malpractice in 1985 by Walter and Maria Nally after their son, a church member, killed himself. Kenneth Nally was 24 when he committed suicide in 1979. According to the Nallys’ lawsuit, MacArthur discouraged their son from seeking outside help and worsened his suicidal tendencies by telling him his depression was the product of sinful behavior. Though the lawsuit was ultimately thrown out of court, MacArthur pledged to reform his counselor training programs.
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