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WATCH: Im Important! Im Somebody! Baptist Pastor Throws Epic Hissy Fit, Berates Churchgoers
Mediaite ^ | July 5, 2013

Posted on 07/06/2013 8:46:42 AM PDT by don-o

Fun times at the Immanuel Baptist Church of Skiatook, Oklahoma.

Recent video shows pastor Jim Standridge throwing what can only be described as an uncomfortably epic hissy-fit upon discovering one of his younger churchgoers had fallen asleep during his sermon.

“Don’t you go to sleep while I’m talking?” Standridge said from his pulpit, looking directly at the snoozing churchgoer. “Hey! Hey! Don’t you lay your head back!”

“I’m important. I’m somebody,” the pastor continued as he stepped down from the pulpit and walked directly over to the unidentified sleepy male. “You may do your English teacher that way, but I’m not here teaching English. I’m teaching eternal life.” Standridge walked over to the man, stood over him, and sternly told him: “You stay awake and you listen to me.”

Instead of returning to his pulpit to continue the sermon, however, Standridge then took the opportunity to berate other churchgoers who’ve run afoul of him lately.

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Video at link.

I realize there is not much context here. But, I am interested in FR comments on how thay would react if they had been present.

1 posted on 07/06/2013 8:46:42 AM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o

Reminds me of the judge in MY COUSIN VINNY.

“Don’t talk to me sittin’ in that chair!”

“He told me to sit here.”


2 posted on 07/06/2013 8:48:54 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: don-o
I am interested in FR comments on how thay would react if they had been present.

I think you'd get a whole different set of reactions had you posted this in the Religion Forum.

3 posted on 07/06/2013 8:49:21 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: don-o

Friend of mine in college played piano at one of the local black churches on Sunday mornings.

Going to sleep in that church was brutal. Just brutal. And black churches seldom have sermons that are over in 45m to an hour. Sometimes they go on for a couple hours or more.

This preacher was tame in comparison.


4 posted on 07/06/2013 8:49:35 AM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: Alex Murphy

For people on mobile devices:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDYRGFx8kqA


5 posted on 07/06/2013 8:50:02 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: don-o

I’d have torn the pastor a new butthole, even if I wasn’t the one he was yelling at.


6 posted on 07/06/2013 8:51:38 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Liberals are like locusts...)
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To: don-o

I found myself getting veeeerrrry sleepy.


7 posted on 07/06/2013 8:52:11 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (You can't eat Sharia)
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To: don-o
should be voted out.

NO one has a right to publically embarass another .. no matter the day nor reason.

8 posted on 07/06/2013 8:53:10 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof, but they're true.)
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To: don-o

I don’t think his sermon would be bet met with approval in Heaven IMHo.
If he were truly saying those things out of love I think he would have delivered them with just a bit less hostility. I think his ego and anger made him jump tracks pretty early on and he began berating his congregation a little too harshly. Just my opinion.


9 posted on 07/06/2013 8:56:37 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: don-o

I think that that preacher’s methods of persuasion need some work.


10 posted on 07/06/2013 8:59:04 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Civil Servants Are No Longer Servants...Or Civil.)
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To: don-o

A real shepherd would have had a conversation with the young man after the service...


11 posted on 07/06/2013 8:59:36 AM PDT by Popman
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To: don-o
He shows signs of not realizing he is no longer under the law but under grace (Romans 6:14) and under NO CONDEMNATION (Romans 8:1).

God wants to set his people free from the traditions of man that Jesus constantly talked about (Mark Chapter 7) and Paul warned about ("another gospel" other than the gospel of the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ) (Galatians Chapter 1).

12 posted on 07/06/2013 8:59:40 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: don-o; PhilCollins

Shades of “Flaker Fleger”!


13 posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:36 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: don-o
It is a poor sermon that gives no offense; that neither makes the hearer displeased with himself nor with the preacher.

-George Whitefield

On the other hand...

To preach more than half an hour, a man should be an angel himself or have angels for hearers.

-George Whitefield
14 posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:43 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: don-o

Did not a young kid fall asleep when the Apostle Paul was preaching? Acts 20:8-10 I’d think this preacher would be flattered. And Paul did not rant, but served the needs of the fallen.


15 posted on 07/06/2013 9:00:53 AM PDT by NEWwoman (God Bless America)
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To: don-o

Way too much “ I .... me ... I .... me .... submit to me ... I .... me .... “ for me. It’s not about him.

But that’s just me.


16 posted on 07/06/2013 9:02:32 AM PDT by boycott
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To: don-o

Well, I don’t think he’s doing what The Book says to do in such situations:

Matthew 18:15-17

King James Version (KJV)

15 Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.


17 posted on 07/06/2013 9:02:37 AM PDT by memyselfandi59
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To: NEWwoman

Fell asleep, fell out the window, and died, and St. Paul brought him back to life.


18 posted on 07/06/2013 9:03:37 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I want shrimp tacos.)
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To: NEWwoman
Did not a young kid fall asleep when the Apostle Paul was preaching? Acts 20:8-10 I’d think this preacher would be flattered. And Paul did not rant, but served the needs of the fallen.

Excellent points.

The preacher is lucky the sleeper didn't respond by saying, "It's your job to keep us awake."

19 posted on 07/06/2013 9:06:26 AM PDT by aimhigh (Guns do not kill people. Abortion kills people.)
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To: don-o

Mt 18


20 posted on 07/06/2013 9:10:05 AM PDT by kinsman redeemer (The real enemy seeks to devour what is good.)
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