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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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To: don-o

Maybe God was speaking to the parishioner in his dreams, and giving him a more accurate message.

No, this pastor definitely needs to get down on his knees and pray for better enlightenment.


21 posted on 07/06/2013 9:11:09 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NEWwoman

Not in defense of this man or the member of his flock, but in defense of the young man listening to Paul, Paul’s sermon went ALL night!


22 posted on 07/06/2013 9:13:38 AM PDT by Errant
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To: don-o

I’m reminded of the story of a preacher who noted that an old fellow in the back of the congregation had nodded off during the sermon. At an appropriate place in his remarks, the pastor asked, “Will all those who want to go to Heaven, please stand up.” The congregation quickly rose to their feet, except the old man in the back who dozed peacefully. The congregation was told to sit.

The preacher then asked, “Will all those who want to go to Hell PLEASE STAND UP!” The startled old gentleman quickly rose to his feet, looked around and saw everyone seated. He looked at the pastor and replied, “I don’t know what you and I are voting on, reverend, but looks like we’re the only ones for it!”


23 posted on 07/06/2013 9:15:04 AM PDT by DeFault User
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To: don-o

The congregation may not walk out this week but they won’t be back next week unless the church elders send this pompous ass packing..........


24 posted on 07/06/2013 9:18:57 AM PDT by Average Al
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To: don-o

A fire and brimstone preacher.
Why would anyone go to church and not expect a man of God to set them straight?
Sometimes, we need to be told when we are wrong, when we are slipping, when we fall short of tje grace of the Lord.
Who better to do it? Your mommy and daddy? The neighbor? The cops? The government?
Those of us honest with ourselves know in our hearts we are sinners and many times very much estranged from our Creator.
The preacher spoke what likely needed to be said.
The arrogant, hypocritical and smugly selfrighteous will bitch and moan and maybe leave.
Their loss. They need a shepherd. And if the shepherd must smack his flock from time to time, he is only implementing the spare the rod spoil the child proverb.


25 posted on 07/06/2013 9:20:05 AM PDT by Thumper1960 (A modern so-called "Conservative" is a shadow of a wisp of a vertebrate human being.)
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To: don-o

I understand that not only the two men he chastised but several others have left that church.

It is to a man’s honor to avoid strife, but every fool is quick to quarrel.


26 posted on 07/06/2013 9:21:06 AM PDT by GrootheWanderer
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To: don-o

The guy is an embarrassment.... not the guy in the pew, the preacher.


27 posted on 07/06/2013 9:25:15 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: don-o
Wouldn't it have been sweet if, after being subjected to a thorough tongue-lashing, the apparently sleeping church-goer had then been discovered to have actually died only minutes before?

Regards,

28 posted on 07/06/2013 9:27:48 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: don-o
Had I been there and saw this Self Absorbed Pastor embarrass a young church goer to the point the young man may not go back to church. I might have taken his pulpit and berated him for his misguided chastising. Or I might have just stood up and walked out announcing I was going to go find a real pastor.
29 posted on 07/06/2013 9:31:24 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (To stay calm during these tumultuous times, I take Damitol. Ask your Doctor if it's right for you.)
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To: don-o

The Apostle Paul had this problem. Young dude name Eutychus fell asleep. He was sitting in the window when he dozed off, fell out the window, and broke his neck. The kid died. Paul raised him from the dead and then made him sit back in the window and preached until the sun rose.


30 posted on 07/06/2013 9:32:25 AM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: knarf
NO one has a right to publically embarass another .. no matter the day nor reason.

Au contraire! If someone publicly embarrasses you, you have the duty to then reprimand that person, else discourteous behavior should win the day.

There is the tacit understanding that one should not fall asleep while being spoken to. In this case, the sleeper violated that tacit understanding.

Regards,

31 posted on 07/06/2013 9:33:47 AM PDT by alexander_busek (Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence.)
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To: don-o

Despite the miseducation of liberation theology and social justice, a lot of black pastors do a really good job of keeping their congregations engaged and actually feeling real excitement.

One of the inner city pastors I’ve befriended says that whites treat church like God’s funeral and he tries for an atmosphere like God’s birthday party. I’ve seen him in action and they could take the pews out of that church and have a bonfire for all the use they get because the people spend most of their time on their feet. They leave wide awake and invigorated with the spirit of God.


32 posted on 07/06/2013 9:38:19 AM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: gitmo

This preacher may do the same thing as Paul and raise the sleeping man from the dead.

But he would only do it in order to condemn the man to hell.


33 posted on 07/06/2013 9:40:51 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: don-o

I’m not sleeping. I’m deep in prayer.


34 posted on 07/06/2013 9:41:48 AM PDT by Kirkwood (Zombie Hunter)
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To: alexander_busek

Your reply is the response to an embarrassment ... MY comment is .. no one has the right in the first place.


35 posted on 07/06/2013 9:42:02 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

Right out of the 1950s South! I almost expected this preacher to start ranting about immoral dancing, teenage delinquency, Elvis Presley and rock and roll.


36 posted on 07/06/2013 9:49:06 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: don-o

Needs a vacation


37 posted on 07/06/2013 9:52:35 AM PDT by WildWeasel
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To: knarf
NO one has a right to publically embarass another .. no matter the day nor reason.

Oh, come on! That's almost like saying that people have a right not to be uncomfortable, or offended, or discomforted.
Hell, our politicians, and courts, and members of the executive have done things that should embarrass them, that should cause them to be publicly smacked-down, and punished-to-a-degree-thatis-uncomfortable.

38 posted on 07/06/2013 9:54:58 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: zot; Interesting Times

Up to late playing X-box probably


39 posted on 07/06/2013 9:56:14 AM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: Alex Murphy
I think you'd get a whole different set of reactions had you posted this in the Religion Forum.

I know that. Too many talking tar babies.

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40 posted on 07/06/2013 9:57:39 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory, and He will not be mocked! Blessed be the Name of the Lord forever!)
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To: don-o

The guy is an ass. A pompous self centered ass.


41 posted on 07/06/2013 9:58:19 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Just wanted to say I hope you great NSA folks are enjoying my posts here.)
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To: OneWingedShark; alexander_busek
oops.

I attend a Baptist church and my mind went immediately to a preaching service.

My comment was said with the vision of my pastor, or any pastor acting that way, but my words spoke more universally.

You're right

and so am I regarding a pastor.

42 posted on 07/06/2013 10:00:28 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 know that. Too many talking tar babies.

I refer to them as "third rails".


43 posted on 07/06/2013 10:01:40 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: knarf
Well, on the subjects of pastors there is this to consider:
James 3:1 —— Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness.

44 posted on 07/06/2013 10:03:10 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark

And the burden and responsability is the pastor’s.


45 posted on 07/06/2013 10:04:58 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 wouldn’t have been present in the first place.

There are quite a few preachers out there that seem to think a bit too highly of themselves. Just my opinion, this guy looks to me like one of them. Obviously I don’t know any of the possible back story. Just going by a view minutes of video.

Being part of a church is a significant investment of time and money. That’s why you should visit a bunch to start with, and choose carefully.


46 posted on 07/06/2013 10:09:50 AM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: knarf

I disagree, strongly. I think he is magnificent. If I lived anywhere near him, I would join his church.


47 posted on 07/06/2013 10:13:02 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: HereInTheHeartland

I disagree, strongly. I think he is magnificent. If I lived anywhere near him, I would join his church.


48 posted on 07/06/2013 10:18:45 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: don-o

I probably would have stood up and applauded...his entire sermon is posted at The Blaze, if I am not mistaken.


49 posted on 07/06/2013 10:22:00 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: don-o

How full of himself can he get?

I guess he never had to work hard on a Saturday or had insomnia or even a sugar crash from a carbohydrate-filled breakfast.

Selfish, unloving, unsympathetic jerk.


50 posted on 07/06/2013 10:22:41 AM PDT by EricT. (This post has been recorded and cataloged for your security.)
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