That Is One Creepy Preacher… (He’s a Creacher)

Dusty goes after Pastor Jack Schaap, the man who said Jesus blessed his affair with an underage girl (lots and lots of hilarious NSFW language):

(via CultOfDusty — Thanks to Ed for the link!)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the chair of Foundation Beyond Belief and a high school math teacher in the suburbs of Chicago. He began writing the Friendly Atheist blog in 2006. His latest book is called The Young Atheist's Survival Guide.

  • Fred
  • http://www.everydayintheparkwithgeorge.com/ Matt Eggler

    After reading the headline for this post I’ve been going around singing “Son of a Creacher man”. Sorry, Dusty (Springfield, that is).

  • viaten

    This preacher is creepy but so are the guys sitting behind him. I wonder if any of them said anything to him afterward like “Hey man, that was a little too Freudian if you know what I mean.”

    This guy is certainly worthy of ridicule and I can excuse the language to some extent, but I can do without the prison allusions. I’d like to think atheists as well as others are above that sort of thing. I also take some exception to the comment near the end of the video that people who are conned deserve what they get.

  • viaten

    This preacher is creepy but so are the guys sitting behind him. I wonder if any of them said anything to him afterward like “Hey man, that was a little too Freudian if you know what I mean.”

    This guy is certainly worthy of ridicule and I can excuse the language to some extent, but I can do without the prison allusions. I’d like to think atheists as well as others are above that sort of thing. I also take some exception to the comment near the end of the video that people who are conned deserve what they get.

  • Octoberfurst

    I really like Dusty Smith. Sure he is a little on the crude, profane side but his insights are always spot on.

    As for this preacher I really have NO idea how this nutcase was able to attract 30,000 people to his church every Sunday. He’s a ranting misogynistic moron. But things like this convince me more and more that conservative Christians are a bunch of gullible, easily-led dimwits. There is no other explanation.

    • Rain

      Basically all he needs to do is be a not boring blabber mouth with some political savvy and a thick southern accent.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/friendlyatheist/ Kevin_Of_Bangor

    He waxed the shit out of that rod.

  • Rain

    I was with him up to the point where he said Christians deserved to be conned. No they don’t deserve to be conned. Don’t blame the victims.

  • Rain

    If I may be so bold, I am taking it upon myself to put some extra a’s in his name because he is such a blabber mouth, blabbering nearly incoherently. Pastor Schaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaap.

  • viaten

    From 1:05 in the video:”Obviously, there’s still a fondness for there for
    him.” Obviously, there’s still a fondness for the message associated with
    what he says no matter how he says it. In fact, it seems any kind of
    theatrics will do. For some believers, the more outrageous it is, the better. And other believers will just overlook it.

  • JKPS

    It feels wrong to laugh at something so terrible, but that video is just too damned funny. Actual tears are running down my face from laughing so hard!

  • brianz72

    Funniest shit I’ve seen in a long time, thanks for posting this video. He must have way more skeletons in his closet than just one 16 year old girl.

  • Stamen

    I’ve seen other clips of him. This is typical behaviour. He has big shoes to fill though. He took over the Pastorship from his father in law Jack Hyles, who was a manipulative thug, because Hyles own son was too dodgy even for this church. Women are treated like crap. There is a lot of sexual abuse within the church, and women and children are often blamed for seducing their assailants. Good article http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nolongerquivering/2012/12/jack-schaap-the-mess-at-first-baptist-church-in-chicago-magazine/

    • baal

      I’m not convinced. Nyms aren’t who they always purport to be and the ‘Sam Harris’ nym has never claimed to actually be him. So far as I can tell, it’s a SH fan but not necessarily him.

  • pamsfriend

    I guess Jack forgot that a WOMAN brought him into the world. I’m sure that rankles daily.


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