This morning I woke up realizing a bad habit. I had left the TV on all night as I slept and to boot it was the local FOX channel. What I woke up to was a sermon by a guy named Arnold Murray and I listened in shock to what this "pastor" had to say. For starters, he basically said that anyone who supported Obama's bailout package were socialists and communists. He then made a point to say people suckered into bad mortgages were to blame entirely for the economic crisis. He continued, "What we need to do is drill, drill, drill!" and that the socialists, in this case alternative energy advocates "with their windmills and solar panels" are weakening the nation and its military to the coming communist onslaught! He then said "the Father" would never allow this socialism IE the economic bailout package to manifest and that every former veteran and every real American would stand up and defeat this notion. I was dumbfounded! I couldn't believe my ears! And what became even more surreal was what I was able to dig up about this Arnold Murray and his Shepard's Chapel.
Indeed there isn't much known about the pastor and he never gives interviews. He claims to have a doctorate in theology though no credible archived record of it exists. I did dig up where he received his ministry license from and then of course his sermon began to suddenly make sense. Back in 1958 this guy got his ministers license from none other then Roy Gillaspie, former pastor of The Church of Jesus Christ which was originally known as White Identity Church of Jesus Christ–Christian and Kenneth Goff, the founder of the Soldiers of the Cross Training Institute. A simple Google brought me to a variety of links, including Nation Master and Wikipedia. The bottom line, these guys were white supremacists with ties to people like former Aryan Nation president, Richard Girnt Butler and Thomas Robb, national director of the Knights of the KKK.
Frankly I don't like even talking about these groups let alone "advertising" the Shepard's Chapel. But I believe people need to know about these radicals, who in Arnold Murrays case have been broadcasting the "Word of God" on the airwaves to millions of Americans for more than three decades. Affectionately called "Sarge" by millions of his followers, apparently from the self claim Murray fought as a marine in the Korean War, this guy acts like a good old boy preacher of "the Word." But what word is he really preaching? The word of God or the word of the KKK? I'm going with the KKK! As the good pastor himself has stated, "Jesus was the first segregationist!" Also Jews, along with those outside of the pastor's following are considered Kenites or in other words, the child spawn of Satan, which by the way makes me one for writing this article.
One more tidbit: Much of what Pastor Murray is saying about the recovery package is being mirrored in Wall Street and congress.