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My Take: Gays are coming out on TV. Christians are, too
Actor Samuel Larsen, second from left, on "The Glee Project."
May 11th, 2012
08:54 AM ET

My Take: Gays are coming out on TV. Christians are, too

Editor's Note: Stephen Prothero, a Boston University religion scholar and author of "God is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions that Run the World," is a regular CNN Belief Blog contributor.

By Stephen Prothero, Special to CNN

The New York Times reports this week that gays and lesbians are now commonplace on hit television shows. But Christians are coming out of the closet and onto our television sets, too.

“Glee” may feature a gay couple (Kurt and Blaine), a lesbian couple (Santana and Brittany), and a transgender character (Unique), but it also includes the God Squad, a group of Christians that meet in school and struggle with the demands of their faith.

On the first season of “The Glee Project,” a reality show that trolls for talent to feature on “Glee,” actor Samuel Larsen won a seven-episode role in part because of a tattoo on his chest quoting from Psalm 18 (“I will love thee O Lord my strength”). Larsen, who also sports long dreadlocks, obviously has that elusive “it” factor, but one reason he won "The Glee Project" was that "Glee" executive producer Ryan Murphy wanted to feature a Christian character on the show.

Larsen’s character, transfer student (and former home schooler) Joe Hart, debuted on the "Heart" episode on Valentine’s Day, and since then he has been the “Christian guy” - aka "Teen Jesus" - at William McKinley High.

In that episode, the God Squad raises money by performing singing telegrams at $10 a pop, but when Santana (Naya Rivera) asks them to sing for her girlfriend Brittany (Heather Morris), Joe balks and a discussion about the Bible and homosexuality ensues.

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Mercedes (Amber Riley) calculates that since “one out of every ten people are gay . . . one of the twelve apostles might have been gay.” Sam (Chord Overstreet) observes that “the Bible says it’s an abomination for a man to lay with another man,” prompting Quinn (Dianna Agron) go ask, “Do you know what else the Bible says is an abomination? Eating lobster, planting different crops in the same field, giving somebody a proud look. Not an abomination? Slavery. Jesus never said anything about gay people. That’s a fact.”

Matt Philbin at the Media Research Center cites this episode as an example of the liberal “crusade against faith,” characterizing “Glee” for “attacking the Bible while pushing the gay agenda.

I have a different take. I think it’s about time that Christian characters are showing up on television shows. I think it’s great that these characters are portrayed as flesh-and-blood people who struggle with their faith like the young Christians I know who struggle with theirs. And I think it’s amazing that characters on one of the most popular shows on television are actually discussing the Bible!

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In a more recent episode, called “Dance With Somebody,” Joe gets into another conversation about how to live as a Christian. He has fallen for Quinn while helping her rehabilitate from a car crash, and he’s trying to reconcile what his teenage body says about sex with what the Bible says.

In the boys locker room, Sam tells him to go for it, arguing that you can be a good Christian and a sexual person at the same time. But Joe isn’t so sure he should give in to temptation. And when he hints in a conversation with Quinn that he would give up his Christian faith in order to be her boyfriend, Quinn tells him no. “It’s nice knowing there’s something out there that can’t be lost," she says.

I’m not saying Joe is everybody’s idea of a good Christian. But out there in the real world in actual U.S. high schools there are all sorts of people who fall somewhere between chaste born-again Christians who see holding hands as a gateway drug to illicit sex and frisky secular humanists who spend more time hooking up than doing their homework.

Let's see more of Joe Hart on "Glee," I say, and more of real Christians (and their struggles) on network television.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Stephen Prothero.

- CNN Belief Blog contributor

Filed under: Bible • Christianity • Entertainment • Homosexuality • Sexuality • Teens • United States

soundoff (752 Responses)
  1. boom

    GOP seeks the Theocratic States of America they are nothing but NO HOPE JUST SHAME.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:32 am |
  2. My children

    The next thing the gays will want is our children...hmmmm, they can't produce their own for some reason. Maybe God had a plan when he made Adam and Eve and not Adam and Steve!

    May 12, 2012 at 3:32 am |
    • COQUE SLINGER

      I WANT TO MEET ADAM AND STEVE AND ROMNEY IN A RUN DOWN MOTEL IN TIJUANA

      WITH THE FINEST OILS MONEY CAN BUY FROM WAL-MART

      AND THE GAME "TWISTER" TO PUT ON THE BED

      May 12, 2012 at 3:44 am |
    • Andrew

      The sad this is, my children, that I cannot tell if you're just trolling or not. Damn Poe's Law.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:00 am |
    • SFDR

      Comments like this really show ignorance.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:01 am |
    • ty

      is anita bryant your mom? this idea is so ignorant and so absurd it died years ago..but seems to have a revival among the ignorant. gays dont not produce their own children. true. but straight people do produce gay kids every day..it is natural for children to be born gay...for 10s of thousands of years. gays do not need to recruit. straights keep producing them as is God's plan. so your kids will not be recruited by gays...

      May 12, 2012 at 4:16 am |
    • Tonya

      Hey TY–if evolution is true, then in the animal kingdom of all animals, the one that doesn't produce dies.
      If God made them gay–they don't produce and die.
      Lose, lose–if they recruit (which they will because they can legally adopt) then they only kill another person's ability to breed.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:38 am |
    • mandarax

      Tonya, there are so many incorrect as.sumptions in your comment it is hard to know where to start. Suffice it to say that in order to critically discuss evolution and ho.mos.exuality, you should at least first understand both evolution and ho.mos.exuality. You display a fundamental ignorance of both.

      May 12, 2012 at 9:49 am |
  3. Bickity BAM

    PLEASE AMERICA, PULL ALL YOUR MONEY TOGETHER SO WE CAN BULLDOZE THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY ONCE AND FOR ALL AND PUSH ALL OF IT INTO MEXICO WHERE IT BELONGS WITH ALL THE OTHER TRASH.

    May 12, 2012 at 3:29 am |
  4. JS

    The real attack on Christianity and faith in general is coming from the religious right. This is a group of people that are so power-hungry that they have to make God small enough that he can't figure out how to create a universe in which a single spark results in planets with life that evolved to humanity. They have to make God so small that he can't handle having gay people around. They have to make God so small that he can only be in one political party. They have to make God so small that he becomes subservient to them and their political agendas. If Jesus wept at the death of Lazarus, there must be a new River Jordan forming in heaven right now after the death of his father at the hands of these Pharisees.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:52 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      Well said.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:01 am |
    • Bearer of Bad News

      Well, god doesn't exist, so size does not matter in this case at all. I'm thankful to have been able to shed some light on this particular subject. You're VERY welcome! <3

      May 12, 2012 at 3:04 am |
    • Susie

      What God? the one presented in the Bible? Here is a good saying for you from Augustine (that horrible fundamentalist) "If you believe what you like in the gospels, and reject what you don't like, it is not the gospel you believe, but yourself.”

      May 12, 2012 at 3:10 am |
  5. AJ

    Who watches Glee and thinks there's anything of value or representative of the real world on there??? An opinion piece about Glee is worth about as much as an exegesis of Legally Blonde.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:46 am |
  6. HITLER WAS A CHRISTIAN

    CASE CLOSED.

    May 12, 2012 at 2:10 am |
    • Wowthathurt

      you are the dumbest person alive!!!!! If u knew what a christian was supposed to act like u wouldnt of made that statment but ur ignorance just shown threw.....congratz on showing us and cnn what a moron u are.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:41 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      If you can't spell "through" and generally type like a fourteen year old (CONGRATZ BFFFLZZ) then you have no business calling anyone ignorant or stupid. Put down your t-Mobile Sidekick and pick up a book.

      I guess Hitler being Christian doesn't matter but Joseph Stalin being an atheist does right?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:51 am |
    • Edwin

      Wow: HWaC is probably not the dumbest person alive... the fact that he/she made a flimsy argument supporting a weak position really puts HWaC on par with 90% of the world - or at least 90% of Americans. HWaC may be a fool, but the world is not in short supply of fools.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:54 am |
    • ShadowManDragon

      Wowthathurt, thats not very Christian like to "curse" your fellow man by calling him a "moron."

      Problem with Christians, hypocrisy

      May 12, 2012 at 2:55 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      That's the problem Edwin, your entire post is bloviated nonsense. Remove the hot air and there is no post.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:02 am |
    • jknbt

      so was Judas Iskerioth until he lied, denied, and died by suicide...Hitler is in the same jail cell in hell that Judas Iskerioth is...take care that you don't join him...

      May 13, 2012 at 9:26 pm |
  7. imright

    This blog entry was fine until the last sentence when the blogger attacked secular humanists on the presumption that they would be sleeping around more than people who identify as Christian. The blogger should explain his factual justification for that claim if he's going to make it. I'm not a secular humanist, but we enlightened, intelligent individuals without a global platform must stand up against ignorance, bigotry, and broad stereotypes made by those who, apparently based on their ability towatch TV and extrapolate a trend due to 1 character, are given a global platform. Never forget, Mr. Prothero, that the Bible did not exist when Jesus lived. It really has nothing to do with Christianity. It's just idolatry to worship it, so be careful.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am |
    • NJBob

      Actually I AM a secular humanist and I thought the author's remark was incredibly insulting. In contrast to the autthor, I want to see less, not more religion on the tube. There's already more than enough of it in this religion-saturated society and it's a national embarrassment.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:14 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      " I want to see less, not more religion on the tube."
      Watch less tube.

      "... it's a national embarrassment."
      And Jersey's not?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:42 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      Not as much as the bible belt.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:09 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Read #1 – Free Inquiry

      "Free inquiry requires that we tolerate diversity of opinion and that we respect the right of individuals to express their beliefs, however unpopular they may be, without social or legal prohibition or fear of sanctions."

      http://www.secularhumanism.org/index.php?page=declaration&section=main

      So it seems that Guido and the majority of the self-proclaimed atheists as well aren't so much "educators" as they are political, social, and moral tools who really don't 'practice what they preach' any more than believers do. Or is the right of 'free inquiry' applicable uniquely to non-believers? What if I 'freely inquire' at a church and my need for belief is satisfied there? Did I 'freely inquire' inappropriately? Did I do it wrong?

      Secular humanism my ass. More like equal opportunity hypocritical condemnation. Like it or not, the reality is that you're all cut from the same cloth of self-interest and perceived persecution.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:43 am |
    • Crom

      @Atheist"Hunter"
      Wow. You can't quite seem to make an intelligent argument. You were doing better as a troll yesterday. What happened?

      May 12, 2012 at 3:51 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      You only respond to trollish one-liners? That says a lot about you.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:01 am |
    • Crom

      @AH – No, I was just bored. Why? You itchin' for a fight? Got yer big boy pants on? Come at me, bro.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:03 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      It's all out there, Bobbie. Read it and shed a tear of embarrassment for yourself.

      May 12, 2012 at 4:12 am |
    • Crom

      @AH – Did you think I was NJBob? Ehhhh! Wrong again. You really are a simple fuck, aren't you?

      May 12, 2012 at 4:22 am |
  8. shawbrooke

    If the shows use the "Christian" characters to push prejudices, then it's not a good thing. The lobster thing for example, is a prejudice, since the lobster prohibition applied to Old Testament Jewish people and Christianity does not ask people to follow the Jewish law. Ditto for the slavery thing, since Jesus did not address slavery and the apostle Paul said "If you can get your freedom, do so" and asked a slave holder to treat his slave as a brother in Christ. If anyone thinks that early Christians should have fought slavery, watch Sparticus.

    If the shows use the Christian characters to add dimension, adding a group hereto for absent from their shows, and try to be a bit realistic, then it's a good thing.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:48 am |
  9. Mary

    Gays should not be allowed to vote or even live in this country. The fact that our elected leaders in this Christian nation aren't doing what we vote them into office is a testament to the fact that they are being controlled by the devil. We are a Christian nation and we need to go back to our Christian roots and values!

    May 12, 2012 at 1:42 am |
    • imright

      Gays shouldn't be allowed in this country?!? Please educate yourself on the founding freedoms of this country and the brilliant structure designed to let people fulfill their own lives. I can't believe how uninformed so many people are about their own country. I will pray for your soul Mary, but it may be too late to save you.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am |
    • YBP

      Newsflash: Current NT scholarship reveals that the Gospels are based heavily on Greco-Roman and Egyptian folklore, the names of the characters are allegorical, including Yeshua (i.e. Jesus, meaning Yahweh saves), and Yehuda (i.e. Judas, meaning Jew, get it?), so chances are that Jesus wasn't a real historical person...and, believe me, your Pastor is well aware of this. But keeping giving him more of your money, and he'll keep telling you more of what you want to hear. Or avail yourself of an education in this subject, and choose to "put away childish things." Also, a few lessons in biology might help you to understand that being gay is not unnatural, just less common.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:00 am |
    • nmmell08

      What part of seperation of church and state do you not understand. Also the rights of all our citizens are protected under the 14th amendment and all citizens should be treated equally under the laws.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:04 am |
    • Some guy

      No we are not christian nation and I will never vote for a politician that wants to enact biblical law.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:23 am |
    • satan

      Okay then Mary. Go back to your 1950's era where your husband controls you and smacks you around when you don't bring his beer fast enough

      May 12, 2012 at 2:43 am |
    • perrrob

      So-called christians shouldn't be allowed to reproduce as they are like the plague.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:46 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      Mary you sound like a prude that needs to lighten up, sit on the sybian and twirl for a while.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:52 am |
  10. PC

    One out of ten people are gay? Nope. There are lies, damned lies and statistics. You can make statistics prove pretty much whatever you you want them to, if you set up the pararmeters correctly. 1/10 of the population is not an aberration. "Glee" is as much about Christians as it is about Zoroastrians. It seems to be platform to convince pre-teens and teens that the gay lifestyle is wonderful, cool, and the greatest thing since toast and jelly and that they should get right out there and try it.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:37 am |
    • Steve

      Their kind aren't allowed around where I live. That statistic is bullshit.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • Observer

      Steve,

      None around you? Wow are you ever naive.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:49 am |
    • Steve

      Observer, not very observant.

      We have ways of keeping our town clean. Now shut the hell up and go be a good little bottom.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:51 am |
    • Observer

      Steve,

      You keep people out who are openly gay. You likely don't keep gays out. Nobody would announce they are gays in an area full of ignorance and bigotry.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:53 am |
    • imright

      Steve – If you live in the United States, their kind are allowed. Statements like this are no different than the ignorant bigots who said "their kind aren't allowed where I live" about black people. The Will of God defeated them just as it will defeat you until all are free. Those of us who are straight will not stop fighting for the freedoms of those oppressed, abused, and beaten by un-Christians like you.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:55 am |
    • Steve

      Observer, they want to force their gay lifestyles on everyone around them. We don't want any part of that. It's our right. They want to be gay? Be gay elsewhere. They don't have to do it around people that don't care for it. You gonna preach to me about tolerance while at the very same time calling me names for not adhering to your strict belief system? Go fuck yourself hypocrite.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:56 am |
    • Steve

      Hey there imright, nice to meet you. Now, before you make any more stupid assumptions, I'm not a goddamnn christian. As you were saying?

      May 12, 2012 at 1:57 am |
    • Observer

      Steve,

      Speaking of hypocrites, I didn't call you any names. I talked about ignorant bigots. Are you one? If not, there's no reason to be upset.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:58 am |
    • Steve

      And for the record, out of respect for them types, I stay out of San Fransisco.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:58 am |
    • Steve

      Observer, you obviously missed the point, hypocrite. Yes, you are in fact a hypocrite. You like to toss around the term "bigot" to people that don't agree with you. You also call people "naive" that don't agree with you. So, anyone that doesn't share YOUR particular views are wrong and deserve to be spoken down to, right? HYPOCRITE.

      I stand by the last thing I said to you. Need a reminder?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:01 am |
    • Observer

      Steve,

      The word bigot applies to anyone with a hatred of people they don't know and have no rational reason for hating individuals.

      You are likely naive because you assume that you can always identify a gay person.

      Why not try to grow up and carry on a conversation without juvenile insults and profanity?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:06 am |
    • Steve

      Go ahead and make excuses. You're just diffing yourself more of a whole. I know your kind very well. You think it's ok to FORCE tolerance down everyone's throats. Guess what jerk off. We aren't all equal. I don't care if you don't like it. I'm telling you like it is. You've probably never worked a hard day in your life based on your little tea cup passive aggressive insults. You don't know what reality is. How tight are those pants of yours hispterboy? Sitting there with your black rimmed glasses and online associates college degree with a major in liberal arts and a minor in instagram photography.

      This conversation is over. You've been called out for what you really are. Deal with it.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:07 am |
    • Steve

      Go ahead and make excuses. You're just digging yourself more of a whole. I know your kind very well. You think it's ok to FORCE tolerance down everyone's throats. Guess what jerk off. We aren't all equal. I don't care if you don't like it. I'm telling you like it is. You've probably never worked a hard day in your life based on your little tea cup passive aggressive insults. You don't know what reality is. How tight are those pants of yours hispterboy? Sitting there with your black rimmed glasses and online associates college degree with a major in liberal arts and a minor in instagram photography.

      This conversation is over. You've been called out for what you really are. Deal with it.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:07 am |
    • nmmell08

      Also my experaince about gay people, the don't want to enforce their lifestyle on us. The thing i don't get is why if your so woried about them forcing their lifestyle on you, then why are you trying to force yours on them. Hypocritical much

      May 12, 2012 at 2:07 am |
    • nmmell08

      And also steve, your kind is not welcomed by me, live with it

      May 12, 2012 at 2:08 am |
    • Observer

      Steve,

      Don't be so upset.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:09 am |
  11. Kyle

    Why not talk about the reality, Glee is a horrible, craptastic show that is the modern 90210. The fact that people actually watch and enjoy it shows how brain dead most of our country is.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:37 am |
  12. Fritz Hohenheim

    I think there's plenty of christians on TV already. When you have about 5 channels at night broadcasting hallelujah mumbo jumbo, you cant really talk about "coming out" if a few more cohorts come out of the woodworks

    May 12, 2012 at 1:36 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      "Coming out" is a hilarious term when it comes to Christians. Is this supposed to be a serious article? Gays "come out" because historically gays have been killed, beaten and shunned by almost all of civilization. How can Christians come out? They've been a domineering presence in most of the the human world for centuries. They've already been out and they were the ones beating, killing and shunning Christians. The author is a moron, he has no business applying that term to Christians.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:06 am |
  13. Steve

    Glee sucks and so does every single person that watches it.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:36 am |
    • NJBob

      No, bigots suck.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:23 am |
    • Bickity BAM

      GLEE AND NEW JERSEY SUCK EQUALLY. PEOPLE FROM NEW JERSEY ARE THE WORST TRASH ON THE PLANET. I WISH THEY'D BULLDOZE NEW JERSEY AND PUSH ALL THE TRASH INTO MEXICO WHERE IT BELONGS.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:28 am |
  14. tffl

    Given that over 75% of the US population is avowedly at least nominally Christian, Christians don't need to "come out" on TV – unless it is stated otherwise, you can just assume all characters _are_ Christian, and that is fine. However, I assume what it meant here is demonstrative ("wear-it-on-the-sleeve"), evangelical, proselytizing, "it's part of my every statement", "my religion is right and the rest of you are going to Hell" Christians, and if that is the case, then I can do fine without it. There's enough of that in real life and in explicitly religion-oriented media (of which there is plenty) – we don't need that in secular network entertainment shows. There will usually be some amount of religious-themed shows for each series each year (mostly Christmas related, so by definition Christian) – that should generally suffice.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:17 am |
    • edwardo

      yeh.. no shortage of Xtians in this country. They make themselves well known... every Sunday morning, there's some preacher, on every other channel, wanting his sheep to "plant a seed". There's nothing or no one safe from their rants and hate.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:23 am |
    • imright

      People like the evangelicals you describe are at a very, very primitive stage of spiritual development. Their understanding of God is superficial and extends little further than a book. All we can do is pray for them that they do not harm too many others and move beyond this stage relatively quickly to a deeper experience with Christ.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:58 am |
    • NJBob

      I learned early on that you have to shut down the proselytizers firmly and quickly! And being polite usually won't help.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:27 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      So, Guido, tell us exactly how you go about doing that.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:38 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Yeah, it should be easy for a f'n Jersey tough guy like you.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:39 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Whattya' do, shake your head and splatter 'em with grease?

      May 12, 2012 at 2:40 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      F'n idiot jersey boy. Go to the beach and step on a needle.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:40 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Stay in Jersey, 'ya moron.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:47 am |
    • Riiiiiight

      Wow five posts in a row, I understand you have the unbridled will of God but take it easy before you have a God given cardiac arrest there. Hallelujah lord Jesus Christ!

      May 12, 2012 at 3:08 am |
    • Atheist Hunter

      Riiiiiight

      " I understand you have the unbridled will of God..."
      Really? You understand that, do you? You must be omniscient, so go start your own church, prophet boy.

      May 12, 2012 at 3:24 am |
    • tabgotreat

      Atheist Hunter – Is this the behavior you believe to be Christian? I can't imagine anybody willfully following your spiritual path with the example you set, the language you use, and the violent undertones of both your name and your posts.

      May 12, 2012 at 10:22 am |
  15. tony

    Of course thinking people struggle trying to understand the contradictions of the multi-era, multi-authored passed down fantasy anthology called the bible. Those that manage to eventually extract the true meaning are called atheists. Not everyone is capable of doing that on their own, and they frequently seek an easier guidance from others who have given up the struggle and decided to accept the contents as gospel, to save the pain of realization. They are condemned to fall deeper and deeper into cognitive dissonance, until they either miraculously rationalize and recover, or die ignorant bliss.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:13 am |
    • edwardo

      wow... very well said !!! applause applause!

      May 12, 2012 at 1:14 am |
    • imright

      That is well said, but I don't think it's as simple as fundamentalist or atheist. There are deep spiritual traditions throughout the world where people have legitimate connections to a higher power, be it simply more use of their brain or something beyond.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:07 am |
  16. Wade

    New book claims Bill Clinton called Obama an 'amateur,' urged Hillary Clinton to mount 2012 challenge. Wow there is still some glimmer of truth in the news world.

    May 12, 2012 at 1:10 am |
  17. jk

    If this article was written according to the journalistic standards of the Bible, it would be written 60 years from now by someone who never saw these shows in person. Christians can be highlighted, or not highlighted, or whatever. What they can't be is correct.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:58 am |
    • PC

      Why?

      May 12, 2012 at 1:28 am |
  18. I am John

    There are many who post here who still think their father, the prince of this world, has an eternal reign. They deceive themselves! Even their father Lucifer knows his time is short. Therefore, they rage against the children of God. We children of God know the ending of the story of mankind and look forward to the day without their father O'Lucifer when our Lord Jesus casts him into the pit. Hallelujah! The earth will be His kingdom for eternity. Now the anger will arise inside people like Tom Tom when they read this and they will lash back. RAGE ON CHILDREN OF SATAN! Dear children of God, put on the whole armor of God and prepare for spiritual warfare for Michael has cast Lucifer from heaven. Angels and demons abound all around us. Satan and his army of demons ride about to devour, but you children of God have the Lord's great power. FIGHT'S ON.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:50 am |
    • edwardo

      So, if you're that excited, why don't you commit suicide? Why waste time here, when you could be there?

      May 12, 2012 at 12:56 am |
    • tony

      Hear Hear.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:14 am |
    • Steve

      You're a loony!!

      May 12, 2012 at 1:22 am |
    • Martin

      Amen. Well said. The "fight is on".

      May 12, 2012 at 1:24 am |
    • edwardo

      "The fight is on". All you xtians know is violence. Witch burnings, crusades... the list is never ending.

      May 12, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • And No Religion Too

      "Men go crazy in congregations, they only get better one by one". Here's hoping you recover from your mental illness.

      May 12, 2012 at 2:20 am |
    • NJBob

      Oh bull!

      May 12, 2012 at 2:29 am |
  19. God

    Ooh, yes, and how about more pretty white people on TV. Seriously, chump, wise up and realize that you're all delusional. Those stupid stories you made up with me in them are just that...made-up stories. If I ever want you to think something, I'll just make you think it...it's not like you have free will anyway. Silly humans.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:44 am |
  20. toadears

    Ridiculous. All predicted in the Bible. Do what feels good. Who cares? America is toast anyway. It won't be your crotches that bring your country down but your finances.

    May 12, 2012 at 12:41 am |
    • edwardo

      So true... I think the whole gay thing is a diversion.

      May 12, 2012 at 12:58 am |
    • nmmell08

      Sorry to break it to you but Revalations was about Nero

      May 12, 2012 at 2:10 am |
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