A Kentucky preacher has laid his true colors bare after recording a rant about kids at a youth football game in which he declared the children were ‘going to hell’ and that the cheerleaders were ‘dressed as prostitutes’.
Baptist preacher Ernie Spence of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kentucky had been passing by Trimble County High School in the Northwest corner of the Bluegrass State when he saw the youngsters laughing and playing with one another.
But the devout Christian took offense as to what the children were doing, seeing it as an affront to his devout religious beliefs.
Ernie Spence of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kentucky was passing by a peewee game when he decided to record a rant against the young boys and girls who were out playing the game
Spence preaches at the of Fellowship Baptist Church in Kentucky
He stated on camera that the children were an example as to why ‘drugs are so bad, leading to fornication and all sorts of ungodliness.’
‘I see what’s wrong with America today,’ he said. ‘Right here it is, time to get ready and go to church and the grandstands back here are full up of people. You got all these young’uns out here chasing balls, and it don’t amount to a hill of beans.’
The pastor has now begun to face a backlash after making the recording in which he declares children to be more concerned with ‘their football God’ than his God.
‘So whenever your children have got more emphasis on what’s going on in the football field than they do the house of God, and people jumpin’ and cheerin’ up and carryin’ on like a bunch of banshee Indians over a kid just running and catching a ball,’ he said. ‘That’s pure ignorance! Pure ignorance!’
The rambling preacher went on to suggest the children ‘would go to hell’ as a result of their enthusiasm for youth football.
Although the pastor tried to remove the video, someone else had already managed to record a copy and preserve evidence of the rant
The preachers ill-thought out comments took place at a peewee game on Sunday AM (file)
‘When these children are burning in Hell, how do you think you gonna feel? But, oh boy, junior can catch a ball, and junior could run. Junior runs straight to hell and you don’t care.’
When it came to the seven-year-old cheerleaders at the game, who were dressed in t-shirts and shorts, Trimble was once again irate.
‘You think it’s something your little girl can dress up like a prostitute? That’s perversion out there whenever they shake their pompoms and shout and cheer and stuff. You need to get them in the house of God, friend,’ he said. ‘Raise your family up in the house of God.’
Although Spence attempted to delete the posting, RawStory reports the rant was videoed by someone else who then posted the clip online.
Spence said the children would go to hell as a result of their enthusiasm for youth football