The Celebrity Pastor Issue

Two “celebrity” pastors hit the religion news in the last week. One is internationally known for hate speech and representing an angry God and leads a small church of about 100 people, primarily family. The other is also internationally known for hate speech–the angry prophet representing the angry God–and leads a multi-site church with at least 15,000 people in worship each week. Both are famous, or infamous, for the things that come out of their mouths. The first, Fred Phelps, apparently lays alone and dying under hospice care someplace in Kansas. HIs son, Nathan, who left Phelp’s “God Hates Fags” church some…