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Man Dressed As Jesus Kicked Out Of Church
Fox2Now News KTVI ^ | 1 Nov 2010 | Teresa Woodard

Posted on 11/03/2010 7:06:04 PM PDT by FourPeas

Edited on 11/04/2010 5:40:03 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

DES PERES, MO (KTVI-FOX2now.com) A man dressed as Jesus was kicked out of a St. Louis area church Sunday. Police were even called to get in the middle of the spiritual showdown. "We're called to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ, ambassadors should represent, and that's what I do. I try to represent my Lord and savior Jesus Christ," said Neal Thompson Monday night, wearing the same white robe and cross, and carrying the same staff he's been using every Sunday for 22 years.


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1 posted on 11/03/2010 7:06:06 PM PDT by FourPeas
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To: FourPeas

How the heck do you dress like Jesus?? How would anyone know unless you said “Hi, I’m Jesus”.


2 posted on 11/03/2010 7:08:48 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: FourPeas

http://antinomianism-salvation.blogspot.com/


3 posted on 11/03/2010 7:09:56 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: FourPeas

“Two men say they’re Jesus, one of them must be wrong...” - Dire Straits


4 posted on 11/03/2010 7:11:18 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I believe I saw this guy at the Waffle House the other night. He was sitting at a table with Boba Fett.


5 posted on 11/03/2010 7:11:32 PM PDT by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: Sacajaweau

You know, like those obviously authentic pictures on everyone’s grandmother’s wall.


6 posted on 11/03/2010 7:17:51 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: FourPeas

This guy is probably harmless however I know of many churches these days that have armed deacons. I go to one.


7 posted on 11/03/2010 7:19:12 PM PDT by TSgt (Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho - 44th and current President of the United States)
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To: Sacajaweau

Out here in Az there are a lot of guys named Jesus...how they dress is their own business.


8 posted on 11/03/2010 7:19:44 PM PDT by Beowulf9
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To: FourPeas

Attention monger.


9 posted on 11/03/2010 7:21:32 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (Instead of building a grand mosque at Ground Zero, let's build a Ground Zero at their Grand Mosque.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

Everyone needs a hobby. Some have more difficulty than others in choosing an appropriate one.


10 posted on 11/03/2010 7:27:51 PM PDT by FourPeas (Pester not the geek, for the electrons are his friends.)
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To: Sacajaweau

Jesus dressed like a typical Jewish man of his time.

If he were around today, he’d dress like an ordinary American.


11 posted on 11/03/2010 7:31:20 PM PDT by Sherman Logan (You shall know the truth, and it shall piss you off mightily)
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To: FourPeas
No one knows what Jesus looked like.. the bible says Jesus was homely..
Maybe the guy was dressed as JUDAS...
12 posted on 11/03/2010 7:33:29 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: FourPeas

“He said ‘Take up your cross, your breastplate, and your staff and follow in Jesus Christ’s footsteps and wear a white robe to show your sincerity,’” he said. “That’s my job, to spread the word.”

Well...I think he over did it just a bit but as long as he was not mocking Jesus and really trying to get the message of Jesus out there I have no problem with him.


13 posted on 11/03/2010 7:35:34 PM PDT by Wile E Coyote Genius (IQ 206....more than all Democrats combined)
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To: hosepipe

According to Robin Williams, when Jesus returns, he’s not going to look like Ted Nugent, no he’s going to look like Charles Bronson.


14 posted on 11/03/2010 7:36:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Texas Rangers -Thanks for a great season.)
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To: FourPeas
"One of the deacons saw me," he said, "and when I went in the church he met me and he said, 'Can I help you? What do you want?' I said, 'I want to go to church here today.' And he said, 'What do you believe in? Are you Christian? What religion are you?' I said, 'I'm a Christian.'"

They asked the wrong questions. They should have asked, "How may a man enter the Kingdom of Heaven?"

15 posted on 11/03/2010 7:38:41 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (Does not play well with others)
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To: Beowulf9

Here in California the guys named Jesus hang out in front of the Home Depot and try to jump into your pick-up truck as you leave the parking lot with your supplies.


16 posted on 11/03/2010 7:49:41 PM PDT by Nacatamal (I've lived under Ortega and Obama. Frankly, I can't tell the difference.)
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To: FourPeas

"Y'all got a problem with Jews?"


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

17 posted on 11/03/2010 7:52:13 PM PDT by The Comedian (I really missed you. Next time, I'll adjust for windage.)
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To: The Comedian

thats Great! I’m stealing it. (humm, stealing a picture of Jesus, something not right there...)


18 posted on 11/03/2010 8:02:26 PM PDT by txroadhawg ("To compare Congress to drunken sailors is an insult to drunken sailors." Ronald Reagan)
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To: FourPeas
I think this is kinda cool. The guy isn't causing any kind of problem other than being different. Heck, he isn't even stinking or cheap wine or raving to demons. He just shows up quietly, representing Jesus, and let what happens, happen. I would think it would provoke some good discussion and, maybe, challenge some assumptions and lead true Christians to be open to loving more freely.

But, nope, get the hell out of here you freak.

Then again, I'll bet this church kicked out the real Jesus a long, long time ago . . .

19 posted on 11/03/2010 8:06:29 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: FourPeas

For all of you saying that “he wouldn’t be a problem”, I disagree. The purpose of the Divine Service in the Lutheran church is to focus on the Word of God and worship Him. If the Elders in the church thought that this person would take focus off of the REAL Christ, they were absolutely correct and fulfilling their roles as spiritual leaders. Any obvious distraction during the service should be avoided.


20 posted on 11/03/2010 8:26:33 PM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: FourPeas
ELCA church perhaps?

Borrowing from Todd Agnew:

"Pretty blue eyes and curly brown hair and a clear complexion
Is how you see Him as He dies for Your sins

But the Word says He was battered and scarred
Or did you miss that part

Sometimes I doubt we'd recognize Him

Cause my Jesus bled and died
He spent His time with thieves and “the least of these”

He loved the poor and accosted the comfortable
So which one do you want to be?

Cause my Jesus would never be accepted in my church
The blood and dirt on His feet might stain the carpet"

One of my all time favorite songs...

21 posted on 11/03/2010 8:30:35 PM PDT by NorCoGOP (OBAMA: Living proof that hope is not a plan.)
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To: dfwgator

I was hoping he would look like Mr. T... sucka...


22 posted on 11/03/2010 9:43:25 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
Then again, I'll bet this church kicked out the real Jesus a long, long time ago . . .

Perfect response...absolutely perfect

23 posted on 11/04/2010 12:44:16 AM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: Outlaw Woman

I bet you’re wrong. I bet this church really values the message of the REAL Jesus so much that they do not want the congregation distracted by a guy in a costume, who is only there for attention. What kind of Christian wants a bunch of attention on himself during a worship service? Not a Lutheran Christian, I guarantee you. I go to service to focus on the Jesus of the Bible, not for a show.


24 posted on 11/04/2010 6:29:01 AM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: StrictTime; Outlaw Woman
If this church is ELCA, then, yes, they have kicked Jesus out long ago. In fact, if they are ELCA, then they actively or passively are anti-Christ. If not ELCA, then worship shouldn't be impeded by anyone not making a problem. Plenty of people come to church wearing jeans or argyle socks and striped shirts - no big deal. Lots of women wear all kinds of unflattering clothes and most people are carrying too much weight - big deal. Some folks could practice hygiene better and many don't know they have halitosis - big deal. The simple truth is that anyone who is intent on worship is not focused on, or distracted by, anyone else.

I'll say it once again in a little clearer fashion . . .

Anyone calling themselves Christian and going to a ‘Christian’ church shouldn't be pulled away from their worship by any individual that comes dressed in odd fashion, makes no commotion and participates quietly (all of which this fellow seems to have done). In fact, such a visitor should cause more than a little introspection in the heart of true believers - you know, the pharisee and sinner sort of thing.

My $0.02

25 posted on 11/04/2010 5:30:26 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth
So you would admit someone dressed as Freddy Kruger?

While if the fact are as presented (a huge assumption in this day and age) he was not there to cause trouble anyone who shows up to a church were they are unknown wearing a costume is going to put the ushers on high alert.

It sadly has become a common thing for people to come to church in costume and actively disrupt the service. They even call their group "ACT UP" if I remember correctly.

26 posted on 11/04/2010 5:37:58 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

1. His garb was odd, not psychotic.
2. Ushers on high alert is fine (serpents and doves and all that), they can watch for disruption and, if it occurs, act accordingly.
3. This fellow wasn’t anything remotely like a disrupter according to the account. Granted, news ain’t much these days, but all we know is what they printed in the paper.
4. Looks like they circled the wagons a little too early and, unfortunately, many others here would do the same thing.
5. I tend to take this fellows intent the way he seemed to have meant it - is Jesus welcome in our midst, or just folks that look like us and act according to our customs and comfort level?


27 posted on 11/04/2010 6:11:52 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth
1.) Now number one depends on your point of view. People who wear metal vests and carry clubs are generally not considered friendly.

2.) By the time the disruption occurs it is often to late to do anything. Perhaps I go more than a little overboard here but seeing people shot in church by nuts does tend to do that to you.

3.) Yes, this fellow was there to disrupt and he admits it. He dresses to attract attention and comment. He may not view it as harmful, but he was there to cause disruption not to worship.

4.) Maybe

5.) And I take it that he is one of those annoying attention whores who goes around trying to produce "teachable moments".

28 posted on 11/04/2010 6:35:11 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (When all you have is bolt cutters & vodka everything looks like the lock on Wolf Blitzer's boathouse)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear

1. Did you catch the video? He was dressed not too different from a lot of Lutheran Pastors in a simple white robe. Actually, if I were to formulate a nutcase plan to kill churchgoers, I’d elect to dress as a prosperous white churchgoer. If you choose to profile and eject, you’ll also restrict who you’ll accept - they go hand in hand.
2. If you have actually been in a church that had a shooting, my condolences. However, your situation doesn’t change the Sovereignty of God or his call to all.
3. No, he wasn’t there to disrupt and he didn’t admit any such thing - your prejudice leads you to that conclusion. In fact, the police explicitly stated that he didn’t do any such thing. Further, he’s been doing this for 22 years and only had one other incident like this. Assuming he goes only 75% of the Sundays, that’s a whopping 858 other episodes like this one. Methinks this church is out of line.
4. You know they were. ‘Maybe’ is fudging.
5. I’ll grant a moot point about the man’s interior motives. However, nothing in the article, his stated purpose and behavior or the cop’s report indicates anything to support your assumptions. Truth is, most ‘Christian’ churches today are the whores seeking to impart humanistic ideas in theatrical ‘teachable moments’ which is no different from Christ’s time.


29 posted on 11/04/2010 7:29:33 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Well put FRiend


30 posted on 11/04/2010 11:18:42 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (No Compromise!)
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To: WorkingClassFilth
This is a LCMS church ( I did MY homework) that has the following posted on their website:

Following the tragic shootings at a congregation in Metro-East and in other parts of our nation, large churches were strongly encouraged to develop security plans and be vigilant. St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Des Peres, Missouri developed such a plan. On Sunday, October 31, that plan went into effect when a man entered our church in suspicious clothing capable of concealing items, made advances toward the sanctuary and indicated he had a message for the congregation. He also had a large stick in his hand. Our security plan went into effect in order to protect our members and ministers. It is unfortunate that churches must have such plans and be so vigilant. This is the reality of the world in which we live. The critical reporting of this event may cause churches to be less vigilant, and thus place large churches everywhere in jeopardy when they seek to defend their members and ministers. Jesus was not asked to leave our church. Jesus is with us and is always welcome at our church.

31 posted on 11/05/2010 6:00:24 AM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: StrictTime
It is unfortunate that churches must have such plans and be so vigilant.

It is indeed. I suspect that advance planning and security measures are increasingly a part of the general order in churches everywhere - trusting in Sovereignty gets to sit in the back of the church.
32 posted on 11/05/2010 3:11:55 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth
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