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    Pastors, Police Stage Fake Arrests To Show ‘Christian Persecution’ (Video)

    By Michael Allen, Thu, March 06, 2014

    Three pastors in Ohio, Akron recently staged fake arrests at their churches with real police to show their congregations how Christians are persecuted in the U.S.

    According to the Associated Press, deputies handcuffed pastors while they preached and placed them in police cars while cameras rolled on Sunday (video below).

    However, the church congregations fell for the ruse and were not told it was part of a marketing plan until after their pastors were cuffed and taken out of their churches.

    The "arrested" pastors include: Rev. Melford Elliott, Rev. Robert Golson, and the Rev. Vincent Peterson, reports The Akron Beacon Journal.

    When a video of the arrests was posted online, residents criticized Summit County Sheriff Steve Barry.

    In response, Sheriff Barry issued a press release that stated:

    I want to clarify that none of the arrests were real. It was all part of a skit that went along with the pastors’ sermons that day.

    I knew it was being filmed, but I thought it was only going to be shown to the congregation. Once it got out there on the Web, people were commenting about how disgusting we were to interrupt church services to effect an arrest.

    The fake arrests were part of the pastors'
    “Defending the Faith” sermons and will continue at taxpayer expense until March 22 when the churches stage a production at a local theater.

    None of the pastors responded to media inquiries for comment.

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    As each pastor was taken to an awaiting cruiser in the church parking lot, Frazier stood before each congregation to explain that the arrests were part of the marketing strategy for the production at 7 p.m. March 22 at the Akron Civic Theatre as part of the fifth annual Past Unforgotten Project.

    The project includes a drama, musical celebration and an awards ceremony, which honors people who are making a positive impact on the community.
    http://www.ohio.com/news/break-news/...eriff-1.470836
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    I think the premise is silly, but I do appreciate art, even art promoting a political point. So I don't have a problem with the ruse, other than the public funding aspect. But I am floored by a public official, who admits that he knew the skit was being filmed, not foreseeing it being published to the web and resulting in public criticism. That's either ignorance or stupidity; I'm not sure which. It's unacceptable in the 21st century. That we have people in charge who are that oblivious is, at the least, unsettling.

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    Friday night at the Links and this is best there is to offer.

    Next years fund drive should go well.

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    In case anyone missed the OP point here... the pastors are BLACK.

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    It's an inflammatory post that will lead to the same, boring insults thrown back and forth. I'd like to see it go in a different direction.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Number 47 View Post
    In case anyone missed the OP point here... the pastors are BLACK.
    Ah. Understood. Moving on.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleCrappy View Post
    It's an inflammatory post that will lead to the same, boring insults thrown back and forth. I'd like to see it go in a different direction.
    You know, if Sam had directed the preacher's video, it would have been much better than anything DLR could have come up with.
    Taylor Swift is nice to look at. Adele can sing.

    Emperor Brett - "I can't believe you guys are analyzing song-by-song Van Halen III? What next, analyzing the script of Stroker Ace looking for some shred of Citizen Kane?"

    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    You know, if Sam had directed the preacher's video, it would have been much better than anything DLR could have come up with.
    I almost choked. Well played, DD.

 

 

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