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Florence (AL) church agrees to ban swallowing of live goldfish
WAFF.com ^ | 10,26,2005 | UNKNOWN, AP

Posted on 10/27/2005 2:48:31 AM PDT by Inge_CAV

FLORENCE, Ala. The First Assembly of God Church has agreed to discontinue its practice of swallowing live goldfish as part of its Fear Factor ministry.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for a ban on the practice.

(Excerpt) Read more at waff.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; US: Alabama
KEYWORDS: 23skidoo; animalwhackos; fish; goldfish
WTH!!!

Maybe I need to get out more often, or less..........

1 posted on 10/27/2005 2:48:32 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

Swallowing live goldfish was the rage in the 70's amongst college students who were too selfconscoius to streak.


2 posted on 10/27/2005 3:16:58 AM PDT by mmercier (so it goes)
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To: mmercier

As a college student myself in the seventies, I swallowed several six packs of beer but no goldfish.........


3 posted on 10/27/2005 3:20:34 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

Oo, THAT tickles!


4 posted on 10/27/2005 3:21:44 AM PDT by DaveLoneRanger (As long as liberalism and I exist, neither one of us is safe.)
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To: Inge_CAV

I'm glad that they don't require people to walk on the sea without lifesaver...


5 posted on 10/27/2005 3:24:38 AM PDT by paudio (Four More Years..... Let's Use Them Wisely...)
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To: DaveLoneRanger

Just when you think you have heard it all..........


6 posted on 10/27/2005 3:26:56 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: paudio

I suppose if someone swallowed enough live goldfish you would not need a lifesaver.....


7 posted on 10/27/2005 3:30:08 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV; All

When goldfish are outlawed . . .


8 posted on 10/27/2005 3:32:01 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (read my posts on Today show bias at www.newsbusters.org)
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To: Inge_CAV

I'm sure the goldfish are relieved.

*rolls eyes*


9 posted on 10/27/2005 3:33:31 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Benedict XVI = Terminator IV)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Put the goldfish back in it's bowl and step away.

The cat too........


10 posted on 10/27/2005 3:38:02 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: BlessedBeGod

This has to be real, you just can't make this stuff up........


11 posted on 10/27/2005 3:40:52 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
Raw meat can harbor dangerous bacteria. I agree they need to stop this. The fishies need to be battered and fried first.
12 posted on 10/27/2005 3:42:57 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: Inge_CAV
Goldfish????

I've heard of dancin' with rattlers, an drinkin' strychnine, but where in the Bible does it discuss swallowin' LIVE GOLDFISH????
13 posted on 10/27/2005 3:44:19 AM PDT by clee1 (We use 43 muscles to frown, 17 to smile, and 2 to pull a trigger. I'm lazy and I'm tired of smiling.)
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To: HairOfTheDog; FrogInABlender; CindyDawg

You ain't going to believe this s**t!!


14 posted on 10/27/2005 3:44:20 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: CindyDawg

LOL! Now that is the way to enjoy fish........


15 posted on 10/27/2005 3:45:27 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: clee1

Amen brother, I think we read the same bible.


16 posted on 10/27/2005 3:46:39 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

Fear Factor Ministry???!!!How about teaching the Bible, you dumbasses!


17 posted on 10/27/2005 3:48:37 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: CalvaryJohn

I believe they got thier Jonah and the Whale story slightly askew.........


18 posted on 10/27/2005 3:53:14 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: CalvaryJohn

BEAT ME TOO IT BY 10 MINUTES!

GODSPEED!


19 posted on 10/27/2005 3:54:55 AM PDT by alpha-8-25-02 ("SAVED BY GRACE AND GRACE ALONE")
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To: Inge_CAV
Beer battered and in vegetable oil of course
20 posted on 10/27/2005 4:01:27 AM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: CindyDawg

Beer is for drinking, not abusing........

: )


21 posted on 10/27/2005 4:06:32 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV
goldfish

What's the big deal I've swallowed plenty of goldfish
22 posted on 10/27/2005 4:12:02 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: Inge_CAV

Ive seen pro wrestlers come into churches around here to do a "smack down" for Christ


23 posted on 10/27/2005 4:23:57 AM PDT by mylife (The roar of the masses could be farts)
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To: grjr21

Yes, but your goldfish are the dry, crunchy type, not the cold, wet, chewy kind........


24 posted on 10/27/2005 4:28:58 AM PDT by Inge_CAV
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To: Inge_CAV

"Fear Factor ministry?" That's a t.v show, not something to base a ministry on.


25 posted on 10/27/2005 4:33:51 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger
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To: Inge_CAV
Swallowing live goldfish was the rage in the 70's amongst college students who were too selfconscoius to streak.

That is a college prank dating back a long time ago. In MASH Colonel Potter talks about swallowing gold fish in college.
26 posted on 10/27/2005 4:47:55 AM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Inge_CAV

Can we simplify all of this and just ban PETA??


27 posted on 10/27/2005 5:10:05 AM PDT by WmCraven_Wk
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To: Inge_CAV

What, did PETA run out of things to do or something?! They never cease to amaze me.


28 posted on 10/27/2005 8:03:22 AM PDT by FrogInABlender (Never argue with an idiot. People watching may not be able to tell the difference.)
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To: Inge_CAV

The last age of the church is the wordly church. How will we identify this worldly church? Maybe, when they start using the worldly to attract the worldly such as a Fear Factor Ministry. I agree with PETA, not on animal cruelty charges but human stupidity and spiritual ignorance. No man cometh to the Father unless the Spirit draweth him.


29 posted on 10/27/2005 8:16:55 AM PDT by Biblebelter
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To: Inge_CAV

These people are verrrrry bored. Reminds me of a Psych 101 class at my high school in which the teacher had the kids eating crickets, worms, ants etc.


30 posted on 10/31/2005 11:26:31 AM PST by PalestrinaGal0317 (We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity-Ann Coulter)
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