Imagine showing up at church to find that your pastor has decided to stage his very own American Idol contest.
A church member decked in country and western garb walks on stage and begins singing "I've got friends in low places".
In a western twang he belts out such inspired lyrics as:
I've got friends in low places
where the whiskey drowns
and the beer chases my blues away
As soon as this 'church' song is finished the music minister stands up and calls people to worship the Lord.
Does this sound too insane to be true?
It's not! Here is the video to prove it!
This is from Newspring Church in Anderson, South Carolina.
Perry Noble is their pastor and he is a disciple of Rick Warren. Click here to read his open letter to Rick Warren.
After watching this video please scroll down and read the update. This story gets better.
*** Update ***
This story gets weirder by the minute.
We received a tip from a reader that “Pastor” Tony Morgan of NewSpring Church commented on the “American Idol” sermon series at his blog. Here is what he said:
"The vote for next weekend's opening song included Brick House by the Commodores. I'm just praying that God loves funk."
Yep, "Pastor" Tony was personally pulling for the funk song ‘Brick House’. This is a song that is about the female anatomy. And yes, this song was sung in their church as part of their American Idol contest. Here are some of the lyrical highlights of ‘Brick House’:
1. She knows she got everything
a woman needs to get a man, yeah.
How can she use, the things she use
36-24-36, what a winning hand!
2. The clothes she wears, the sexy ways,
make an old man wish for younger days
She knows she's built and knows how to please
Sure enough to knock a man to his knees
We're sure these lyrics fit perfectly with the other sermon series they did called "Girls Gone Wild". How kewl is it that they named an entire sermon series after a series of porn videos.
Golly those Purpose-Driven Churches sure are relevant.