Have you ever wondered what’s happened to the line between church and state? Are you curious as to whether the line has been blurred or erased altogether? Clay at DeadlyHippos investigates the issue by visiting a megachurch in Tennessee. The church is run by Maury Davis, a man convicted of first degree murder who subsequently found God-uh and was saved-ah. Pastor Davis is also the man behind the DVD Islam: An Evil Religion (A four part series). Oh the sweet, sweet irony. In between pop songs, unraveling of enormous American flags, and fireworks displays, Davis cheers the virtues of traditional American “values” like ignorance and the cult of domesticity. This particular bullet from the post sums up the religious right pretty well:
Davis finally quotes the bible at 7:42. However, he does so without referencing the Bible or even having a copy of the book himself. In fact, I realize I haven’t seen a single Bible or any other book since I entered the church.
The American Jesus don’t need no books. He don’t need no bible. He’s got his megachurch, his fifty foot flag, and his xenophobia.