SBC Pastor Says Jew & 2 Christian Ministers To Burn In Hell
According to several news outlets, more than 400 people gathered at People’s Baptist Church in Greer, South Carolina to protest a federal district court’s decision to protest the Dec. 11 injunction stopping the production and sale of the controversial “I Believe” license plate. The plates featured the words “I Believe” with a cross superimposed on a stain glass window. The court found that it was unlikely that the “I Believe Act” (which authorized the plates) passed any of the three prongs of the Lemon Test. Under the Lemon Test a statute must have a secular legislative purpose. The statute’s principal or primary effect must be one that neither advances nor inhibits religion and the statute must not foster excessive government entanglement with religion.
Summers v. Adams, the suit that challenged the constitutionality of the “I Believe Act” which authorized the license plates, was filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State on behalf of several South Carolina religious leaders.
The Spartanburg Herald-Journal reports that the 400-person rally at People’s Baptist Church in Greer included South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor. The rally also included an angry tirade from the Rev. Arnold Hiette, pastor of People’s Baptist. Here’s what the Rev. Hiette had to say:
Red-faced and angry, shaking his fist alongside his Bible, Hiette told the congregation that the four complainants – especially the Unitarian – and one judge who took away the people’s right to witness via their vehicle tags “along with the ACLU, they’re going to burn in hell.”
In addition to the Unitarian minister whose name is Dr. Neal Jones, the good pastor of People’s Baptist consigned these three men to hell:
Reverend Dr. Thomas A. Summers. Dr. Summers is a retired minister with the United Methodist Church. He served for nearly 35 years as a full-time chaplain at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. During his forty years in South Carolina, Dr. Summers acted as a guest minister at many churches across the state.
Reverend Dr. Robert M. Knight. Dr. Knight has been the pastor of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Charleston, South Carolina, for 14 years. He has worked as a pastoral counselor since 1975.
Sanford T. Marcus. Marcus is Rabbi Emeritus at the Tree Life Congregation in Columbia, South Carolina where he served as Rabbi for 20 years. He has also served on the South carolina Council of the Holocaust.
Classy. Rev. Hiette, you are one classy dude. And it’s Americans United not the ACLU that filed the suit.
Not to let the facts get in the way of your tirade.
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