Florida preacher targets Jewish comedian: ‘I hope she dies’

Florida preacher targets Jewish comedian: ‘I hope she dies’ August 11, 2019
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SARAH Silverman, an American Emmy Award-winning stand-up comedian, actress, singer, producer and writer, is reportedly in fear of her life after a despicable Florida pastor – Adam Fannin of the Stedfast Baptist Church, above – called for her death.

Silverman, a vocal supporter of numerous liberal causes, posted a video of Fannin’s sermon on Twitter on Thursday,  saying:

This is Adam Fannin of the Stedfast Baptist Church in Florida and he is going to get me killed.

In the video, Fannin says:

You know these Jewish false prophets, anti-Christian, anti-God, they’re willing to put Jesus to death again … You heard this comedian Sarah Silverman? … Listen, she is a witch. She is a Jezebel. She is a God-hating whore of Zionism. I hope that God breaks her teeth out and she dies. She is a wicked person and she is like the perfect representation of religious Judaism … She is Satan’s scoffer and she is there to take the world and make ’em laugh and then diss Jesus, try to take away the respect from Jesus.

Image: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia Commons.

Later on Thursday, Silverman, above, posted a statement about the video:

Someone on the Right made a meme of a joke from Jesus Is Magic, a comedy special I did in character, and presented it as if I was saying it at a press conference. It’s a picture of me with the quote, ‘I’m glad the Jews killed Jesus. I’d do it again!’ And THAT is what triggered the pastor.

So, the person who made the meme knew it was comedy and intentionally repurposed it as real, knowing it would influence a swath of people who see it and share it everyday. And that’s America today. Incitements of violence based on lies and the disingenuous re-framings of truth.

Travis Akers, a clergyman who describes himself as a “progressive Baptist,” wrote on Twitter that he had filed a complaint with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the FBI about Fannin over the sermon.

Hat tip: BarrieJohn

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  • Broga

    “Travis Akers, a clergyman ……..wrote on Twitter that he had filed a complaint with the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office and the FBI about Fannin over the sermon.”

    “If there is any redeeming feature in that hateful bile that spews from Fannin it comes from Travis Akers, a clergyman. You could argue that Fannin’s hate and threats occur only as a result of religious belief. For someone as vile and twisted as Fannin I think religion is an easy conduit to channel his malice. He is so warped that if it wasn’t religion he would have found another way to vent his fury. Being a fool with neither judgement nor maturity he probably expects to be admired by other religious believers. Travis Akers shows that is not so.

    Will the Sheriff or the FBI take action? How can they not? I suppose their decision will be driven by their religious beliefs and political convenience.

  • Vince Juarez

    This is what happens when devout Christians use God to slay their enemies and when they have no sense of humor. Of all things going on in the world this is what keeps him up at night.

  • rubaxter

    It’s the Duh-Nald Way!!

  • Jim Jones

    That face is a textbook example of Backpfeifengesicht.