The Reverend Tony Alamo: True Christian

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    "Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man." -Numbers 31:17-18

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    There are many things to remember about the Alamo named Tony ---a long list of licentiousness that might someday be rattled off to him outside the mythical Gates of St. Peter.

    Alamo, a converted Jew born, Bernie LaZar Hoffman, started his first ministry with his second wife in Hollywood in 1969. This following his arrest on weapons charges. Much like Joseph Smith, founder of Mormonism, who began his ministry soon after being released from jail.

    Alamo. a gifted speaker who Bill Clinton once referred to as, "Roy Orbison on speed, "appealed to his feckless flock with talk of the coming Armageddon. Unfortunately his prescient gifts failed him as he missed all the signs telling of the second-coming of another felony. This time tax-evasion for unreported income on sales of "Tony Alamo" brand sequined jackets. Seriously.

    It was then he refocused the theology of his ministry on the satanic nature of the government. The flock of Waco-like whackos grew.

    When his wife died of cancer in 1982, Alamo told followers that she would be resurrected. They kept her body on display for six months, but... go figure, nothing happened. (It would be 16 years before her body was returned to her family).

    In 1984 Alamo remarried again. Then got busted for tax evasion again in 1985. Divorced again. The same year remarried again. Call it a "holy re-union" if you like. He then made national headlines when he said, "Did you know that the Pope and Ronald Reagan are a couple of Anti-Christ Devils and that they are selling us all down the drain?"

    The flock fattened, as did the coffers. Tax evasion again --followed by a failure to file returns during the following three years.

    In 1991, on a tip, Alamo and his followers, along with the body of his dead wife, abandoned their church compound, narrowly escaping a raid by federal officials. Authorities finally caught up to Alamo and he was arrested on tax-related charges (again) and convicted in 1994. After completing his prison sentence he was released in December of 1998.

    Alamo stayed under the radar in the years to follow. managing the inner workings of the ministry while followers spread his writings about the coming apocalypse.

    Well, Jesus never made his curtain call, but Uncle Sam finally did.

    A week ago, on Alamo's 74th birthday, federal and state agents raided the Fouke, Arkansas headquarters of the ministry as part of a child pornography investigation. The investigation alleged physical abuse, sexual abuse, polygamy and underage marriage.

    According to the city mayor's office several complaints were received from former ministry members of child abuse, sexual abuse and polygamy since the ministry established itself in the area. Officials removed six girls ages 10 to 17 from the compound.

    Alamo denied the child abuse allegations, but didn't deny the others.

    In a telephone interview with The Associated Press, Alamo said girls are fit for marriage once they are sexually mature, but denied any involvement with pornography.
    "We don't go into pornography; nobody in the church is into that," Alamo said. "Where do these allegations stem from? The anti-Christ government. The Catholics don't like me because I have cut their congregation in half. They hate true Christianity."

    True Christianity? That would be quotes like the one above directly from the Bible, right? The supposed words of god that a majority of Americans tell pollsters they believe.


    Yet, will Christians be marching on the jailhouse en masse to save the man living the actual word of god? I doubt it. Unless they toss in a free sequined jacket.

    Bobby McGill
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    Yet another anti-Christian.

    Why don't we see huge write ups on every teacher who gets caught feeling up little kids, and post that as evidence that all teachers are corrupt?

    Remember, 25 percent of all students have at some time been molested by a school employee. 1-5 percent of all teachers have molested children, generally over a period of YEARS.

    I don't think 25 percent of Christians have been molested by authorities in the church, and I know 1-5 percent of all pastors aren't child molesters.
     
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    *rolls eyes* Nice stats, bee reading Cracker Jacks boxes again?
     
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    Allie, that's some weird moral math you performed there.
     
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    :doubt: Now, wait a minute Always a Bitch, lemmie get this straight......

    You're saying that because some deviant asshole has been doing this, and because he's a "Christian", this is nothing more than an attack on the whole of Christianity?

    Are you always this crazy bitch?:cuckoo:
     
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    I think it is really sad, most people focus on the bad things those that are supposed to be representitaves of God do. However, I will also say in the case and situation of The Reverend Tony Alamo we should have seen it coming.
    While I will grant him, he is right about what the Bible says about young women being ready to marry as soon as they have their first menstrial cycle. I CANNOT agree with him any further than this, because of the FACT we are also taught to obey the Laws of the Land as well. It appears from what I have read this man seems to have delighted in doing everything he could to avoid obeying the laws of the United States by his actions and the fact he has been found guilty of Income Tax Evasion.
    While it is true that a Church is Tax Exempt according to the United States Internal Revenue Service, at no time is a minister considered to be exempt from Income Taxes. We (ministers) are required to pay Income Taxes just like everyone else and even Jesus Christ told all of us, "Give unto Ceasar that which belongs to Ceasar."
    As far as this man's attitude toward young girls and young women, there seems to be a serious problem with it. As it appears from what I have read about this man, he has total disreguard for any law of the Country in which he resides and this is not the attitude a minister should have under any circumstances.

    I know everyone on here is entitled to disagree with me about how I believe and this is fine, however, I am just adding my own opinions and beliefs to what has already been said about this man.
     

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