Toddler throws tantrum in church – updated*

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Fox 23 reports…

“A local pastor is taking major heat after a controversial sermon went viral on YouTube.

It happened at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Skiatook.

The clip of Pastor Jim Standridge’s sermon has more than 83,000 views. FOX23 spoke to Standridge, and said he’s holding his church accountable.

“I noticed on the calendar I’m supposed to marry you all. What makes you think I would marry you? You’re one of the sorriest church members I have,” he said in the sermon.

Standridge is making no apologies.

“You’re not worth 15 cents and you want me to marry you to her?” he asked.

In this exclusive interview, he told FOX23 if there is a problem in his church, his members have to deal with him, even if it’s in public.

“I do that a lot. If you were a member here I might call your name out sometime,” he said.

This video of his sermon is now the talk of the town in Skiatook.

“His duty as a minister is to protect his congregation. It’s like a business you don’t bring everybody into one room and condemn them. That’s not right. It destroys the person that is actually getting condemned,” said one person who viewed the video.

“It’s pretty harsh,” said another.

“Obviously it comes across as pretty direct and pretty blunt, but I don’t’ know what the context of the message was and what was going on,” pointed out another viewer.

Standridge said he is a loving and caring man, even if he comes across harsh or stern. He said he’s not afraid to hold people accountable in a public setting.

“Most preachers would never do that, but I’m not most preachers,” he said.

Standridge said the young man he called out in the video is no longer a member of the church. He also said he’s not there to grow a church, he is there to grow people.”

From http://www.fox23.com/news/local/story/Skiatook-pastors-sermon-becomes-viral-on-YouTube/SbVJEIfUx0Klv9OnqyHjkQ.cspx

 

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4 thoughts on “Toddler throws tantrum in church – updated*

  1. Why abusive pastors like Standridge will always find pulpits

    First of all… yes, this is abuse.
    He shames people publicly.
    He exalts himself over the other person.
    He enlists God as justification for what he does.
    He says he loves you while hurting you.
    He threatens if we don’t agree that he loves us.
    He points his finger at you and yells.
    He commands obedience.
    He uses physical touch to augment what he’s saying.
    He jokes about you to other people as if you’re not there.
    He threatens not to do something for you.
    He insults you.
    He demeans your value and depreciates your worth to you and others.
    He uses stares to intimidate.
    He calls you names.
    He verbally establishes his own higher value and power over you.
    He says that you won’t get anything better and so this is your only option.
    He threatens to leave if you fight him.
    He threatens to give himself to someone else who wants him.
    He frightens you into worrying about losing your own children.
    He mocks you to your face and in front of others.
    He isolates you by threatening those who love you to leave you alone.
    He divides family members against one another.
    He annihilates all threats of competition.
    He tells you to prove your love to him by giving him what he wants.
    He demands unquestioning submission.
    He expresses relief once his anger and frustration has been unleashed.
    He prays when he’s finished and asks you to join him.

    Jim Standridge will always find a pulpit and he knows it. Because he knows that there are enough Christians who want this kind of relationship because they feel they deserve it. The way Standridge acts is the way God acts. God is angry. They repent. God forgives. On and on this goes, reaffirming that there is at least some kind of working relationship between them and God.

    Believe me, some of these people might leave his church, but more will come. The word will get out there that Pastor Standridge preaches it like it is! He preaches the truth! He won’t stand for sin in the church, so look out!

    I appreciate this short clip so much because this pastor says what many pastors and the church think and feel. There is a lot of anger and frustration with the people. People are a disappointment. They frustrate the program. They get in the way of the vision. They undermine the churches agenda. Their sin pollutes the purity of the church and prevents the Spirit from fully moving.

    http://www.patheos.com/blogs/nakedpastor/2013/06/why-abusive-pastors-like-standridge-will-always-find-pulpits/

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  2. Lol at his comments that he was someone important. Fact is people like this sort of stuff. It’s a masochist streak and fits in with their “I am so unworthy and guilty” theology of humanity. It allows ministers to treat them like shit.

    ” He said he’s not afraid to hold people accountable in a public setting.”

    Wonder how he likes being held accountable in a public setting.

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