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Heart attack victim goes unnoticed at Pentecostal revival
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Posted on 11/10/2006 5:40:23 AM PST by Gamecock

MIAMI, Okla. — In the midst of a "Holy Spirit" revival meeting at Full Gospel Temple Saturday night, Barry Munrow, 58, suffered a heart attack and went unnoticed for three hours because dozens of people were "slain in the Spirit" around him.

"I thought he was overcome by the power of God," says associate pastor Kevin Toomey, 35, who saw Munrow fall into the aisle during the visiting evangelist's sixth impassioned altar call. An usher laid a modesty cloth over Munrow and various people prayed for him throughout the evening. The evangelist came by at one point and touched Munrow's forehead and said, "More, Lord. Fill him up."

But at 11 p.m., when the service wound down, people noticed that Munrow had not moved for at least two hours. They also noticed he was blue.

"That's when we knew something was wrong," says pastor Lou Dilbeck, who has known Munrow for twenty years.

They called 911 while people prayed passionately for Munrow's healing but he was "pretty cold by then," says one observer. The ambulance arrived and took him to the county hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Munrow's wife says she will not sue the church, and she takes solace that he "went to his heavenly reward under these circumstances." But as a result of the incident, Dilbeck is adding a crew of "life signs" ushers to work revival meetings alongside regular "catchers" and "modesty cloth drapers." Life signs ushers will carry small mirrors to check if "slain" people are breathing, and they have permission to gently feel for a pulse, if someone appears to be dead.

"We want people to meet with God at our meetings, but not face to face," he says. •


TOPICS: Charismatic Christian; Evangelical Christian; Humor; Mainline Protestant
KEYWORDS: humor; joke; leftbehind; notforreal; notfunny; parody

1 posted on 11/10/2006 5:40:25 AM PST by Gamecock
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Repeat to yourself:

IT'S ONLY A JOKE!

And now for the comments:

2 posted on 11/10/2006 5:42:07 AM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Alex Murphy; HarleyD; topcat54; irishtenor

Alex,

Is this HAIR worthy?


3 posted on 11/10/2006 5:43:26 AM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Gamecock
"I thought he was overcome by the power of God," says associate pastor Kevin Toomey

Bullseye!

4 posted on 11/10/2006 5:48:24 AM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Gamecock
There are MUCH funnier stories you could have chosen from!
5 posted on 11/10/2006 6:07:57 AM PST by .30Carbine ("To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." ~Simone Weil)
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To: Gamecock; blue-duncan

This is your doing ping.


6 posted on 11/10/2006 6:09:02 AM PST by .30Carbine ("To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." ~Simone Weil)
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To: .30Carbine

I'm planning on that one next week


7 posted on 11/10/2006 6:12:38 AM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Gamecock
You could sell give away a boatload of these, then.
8 posted on 11/10/2006 6:14:54 AM PST by .30Carbine ("To be always relevant, you have to say things which are eternal." ~Simone Weil)
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To: .30Carbine
And just in time for Christmas:


9 posted on 11/10/2006 6:22:38 AM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Gamecock

You would have fooled me if not for the disclaimer.


10 posted on 11/10/2006 6:59:06 AM PST by fzx12345 (This tagline has been left blank unintentionally.)
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To: Gamecock

IT'S ONLY A JOKE!
= = =

Doesn't read like a very straight-forward declaration, to me.

But, I suppose there's some consolation in the long search such an edifying find must have taken.


11 posted on 11/10/2006 7:03:13 AM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Gamecock

heh...I believed it...


12 posted on 11/10/2006 7:04:13 AM PST by Corin Stormhands (Attention 2008 Candidates: This tagline for rent.)
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To: Quix
***But, I suppose there's some consolation in the long search such an edifying find must have taken.***
________________________________________________

Sorry to disappoint you, but it took less than a minute.
13 posted on 11/10/2006 7:10:41 AM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Gamecock

Oh, the Rainbow Trout and six-point bucks wandering up to your back door for a little salt up there.


14 posted on 11/10/2006 7:59:11 AM PST by 100-Fold_Return (In Prisons Tattletales Are the Same as Child-Molesters...hmm)
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To: Gamecock

Actaully I was disappoiinted that it was "only" a joke; this is the kind of thing that very well could happen. Ever been to one of those revival meetings? Everyone jumping and shouting and singing--Richard Simmons should market a 'Gospelsize' or "Sweatin' With the Holy Oldies" tape. The Evangelicals are notorious for this over-the-top kind of audience participation, catch TBN at its liveliest. Someone having an attack would fit right in; and who knows? Maybe the guy really did have an attack and the LOW-WORD!!! healed the guy right away--Halleluiah!
Are you sure it's a joke?
Love the Barbie Dream Church, where can I get one? Great gift for the daughter of my atheist friends, can't wait to piss them off! Is there a Catholic version, with Sister Barbie, complete with guitar, rosary, and Nun-chucks?


15 posted on 11/10/2006 9:15:50 AM PST by PandaRosaMishima (she who tends the Nightunicorn; who is glosser of Titanic's wings)
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To: Gamecock

My uncle died of a heart attack just after he sat down in a church pew where he was attending a Christmas concert.


16 posted on 11/10/2006 9:18:19 AM PST by DarthVader (Conservatives aren't always right , but Liberals are almost always wrong.)
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To: PandaRosaMishima; DarthVader; .30Carbine; Quix; Corin Stormhands
Here is an actual true story of someone who really did die because of church, so you just never know...
17 posted on 11/10/2006 12:49:08 PM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Gamecock

Putting the Starbucks on the top floor is not very seeker senstive of Barbie.


18 posted on 11/10/2006 1:37:15 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (Attention 2008 Candidates: This tagline for rent.)
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To: PandaRosaMishima

Can't have a Sister Barbie because they don't wear their habits anymore.


19 posted on 11/10/2006 1:57:08 PM PST by ichabod1 ("For make benefit of Our Glorious Socializt Revolution")
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To: Gamecock
IT'S ONLY A JOKE!

But, I think jokes are supposed to be humorous.

20 posted on 11/10/2006 1:59:24 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun

Some hereon are meant more to be derisive than funny . . . at least it seems so.


21 posted on 11/10/2006 2:10:11 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: unspun

And, 'tis true on all sides . . . sometimes pointed satire and even ridicule makes the point better . . . As Christ's own statements sometimes demonstrated.


22 posted on 11/10/2006 2:11:27 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Gamecock

"I thought he was overcome by the power of God," says associate pastor Kevin Toomey



You cannot make this stuff up!


23 posted on 11/10/2006 2:14:14 PM PST by trumandogz
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To: Gamecock

This is a joke, right?


24 posted on 11/10/2006 2:15:56 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: ichabod1

I heard that dressing like a nun is considered habit-forming.


25 posted on 11/10/2006 2:17:53 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse (I dare call it treason.)
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To: Quix
Some hereon are meant more to be derisive than funny . . . at least it seems so.

So now you are a mind reader?

26 posted on 11/10/2006 2:22:01 PM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: unspun
But, I think jokes are supposed to be humorous.

Uhhh, that's right.....

27 posted on 11/10/2006 2:29:04 PM PST by Gamecock (Pelagianism is the natural heresy of zealous Christians who are not interested in theology. J.I.P.)
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To: Corin Stormhands

Don't feel alone, so did I! It is plausible actually.


28 posted on 11/10/2006 2:32:30 PM PST by ladyinred (RIP my precious Lamb Chop)
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To: Gamecock
Maybe next time, then, bro'.
29 posted on 11/10/2006 3:32:09 PM PST by unspun (What do you think? Please think, before you answer.)
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To: unspun
But, I think jokes are supposed to be humorous.

Which is why I was glad to get a refund for Borat.

30 posted on 11/10/2006 5:08:18 PM PST by fzx12345 (This tagline has been left blank unintentionally.)
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To: BeHoldAPaleHorse
I heard that dressing like a nun is considered habit-forming.

LOL! I don't know why, but that is the funniest thing I have read all week.

31 posted on 11/10/2006 6:17:42 PM PST by Wilhelm Tell (True or False? This is not a tag line.)
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To: Gamecock

I recall owning the phenomena as much as anyone.


32 posted on 11/10/2006 7:47:21 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Gamecock

And, as I recall, I described how such humor STRUCK ME.


33 posted on 11/10/2006 7:51:37 PM PST by Quix (LET GOD ARISE AND HIS ENEMIES BE SCATTERED. LET ISRAEL CALL ON GOD AS THEIRS! & ISLAM FLUSH ITSELF)
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To: Gamecock; Jeremiah Jr
This one doesn't even look fake. At least it wasn't a case of

Snakes on a Pew

34 posted on 11/10/2006 8:28:31 PM PST by Thinkin' Gal (As it was in the days of NO...)
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