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A lot of people are talking about Donnie Davies, whose video for a song he calls "The Bible Says" (although the chorus of it consists pretty much of "God hates fags/ and if you're a fag / he hates you too"). I first saw it via Salon.com's "Video Dog" column, but I see that now StandFirm has picked it up as well, with some mostly solid advice for Davies' career.

I'll add to what StandFirm has said by cautioning them that when they advise him, "under no circumstances give up your day job," they neglect to note that if this guy is telling the truth, his day job is that HE'S A YOUTH MINISTER. That I believe he ought to quit, pending his receiving intensive psychotherapy at length (and, of course, the biblical education that StandFirm advocates for him as well).

I'd also like to note this bit of wisdom from Davies' page of information on "C.H.O.P.S." ("Changing Homosexuals into Ordinary People") program, which he's offering to the world so that people like me can become more like him:

"Oscar Wilde, my hero, was a reformed homosexual. He went to prison for his sins. Once he was alone with his thouhgts, in jail, he saw the errors of his ways and repented. He died as a Christian. While I'm not advocating jailing all Homosexuals, I do think it would benefit them greatly. It would be for their own good. When a person is forced to think they will generally be able to see their problems and solve them by themselves."

Yes, he's serious. He really thinks that Oscar Wilde is a "Reformed Homosexual," as his "ministry's" (or is that "record label's" -- he calls it both) homepage makes clear.

God made us all and loves us all, even though some of us manage to get really, really messed up.

January 24, 2007 in Churchiness, Music, Silliness | Permalink


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Just like everyone in the Borat film, I'm afraid to tell you that you've been had. This is a brilliantly funny and elaborate hoax. The sadness is, of course, that so many people around the world believe that a Christian could come up with this kind of thing in all seriousness. That, I suspect, is the point.

Whatever happens, look closer at this and you'll figure out there there is no way, none at all, that this is anything other than a huge, fantastic, and beautifully offensive gag.

Posted by: Simon Jones | Jan 25, 2007 8:08:26 AM

I'm not sure what the "joke" is or what the punch-line will be but "Ex-gay" Pastor Donnie Davies is actually actor/musician/improv performer Todd Quillen. http://www.toddquillen.com/

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 25, 2007 12:30:53 PM

I'd expect to see this get heavy rotation on the Fred Phelps Network, but not much of anywhere else.

I see Mr. Quillen has starred in "Psycho Hillbilly Cabin Massacre". Sounds like a must-see...

And spoof this may be, but I'm with Sarah on the "where's the punchline?", or "what was the point?". Even "who's the audience?"

At least you could answer all those questions with EZ Squirrel.

Posted by: dave paisley | Jan 27, 2007 12:40:11 PM

Correction to my previous comment. According to the research of blogger Joe.My.God & his readers (http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2007/01/davies-exposed-as-actor-joel-oglesby.html) "Davies" is Dallas-area actor Joey Oglesby

Posted by: Sarah | Jan 30, 2007 12:21:08 PM

This is totally a parody....there are so many on YouTube and this dork is just one more....way too many comments that are sexual, double entendre....the problem is that SOMEONE out there will think he is serious...go through the web site (I did)...no real links to testimony or resources or church or anything really. What a loser.

Poor Oscar Wilde.

Thanks for showing this to us Dylan...the world is a twisted place, but it is good to know what's happening out there.

Posted by: Kathy | Apr 5, 2007 9:12:08 AM

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