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Praying for (and writing to) Britney

posted by David Kuo

A church in Kentucky isn’t preaching to Britney, they are praying for her and writing to her:

“Take a few minutes and write a note to Britney Spears,” [Southland Christian Church Pastor Jon] Weese said. “No preaching. No criticizing. Just love. As a church, let’s love Britney the way Jesus loves her.”
Weece told the congregation that it was easy to watch celebrities and the mistakes they make and think they are less deserving of care and compassion and prayers.
“If she were your next-door neighbor in the same situation without the money and success, wouldn’t you care about her problems? Wouldn’t you pray for her and offer her support and encouragement?” he asked members of the church, which is located near the border of Fayette and Jessamine counties.

The church has 8,000 members. No word on how many letters are being sent or how they will actually reach Ms. Spears.



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SkipChurch

posted October 29, 2007 at 11:40 am


More ridiculous celebrity obsession.
What a crock.
Where were these people when the Rockies needed them?



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FTSandy

posted October 29, 2007 at 11:57 am


The question that’s raised by Pastor Weese’s remarks is this: are he and the members of Southland actually, honestly reaching out to their neighbors in need? If they’re not, then I’d say that Britney probably has more resources to deal with her problems.
P.S. SkipChurch, your comment made me laugh out loud. Thanks!



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Doug

posted October 29, 2007 at 12:04 pm


Ditto FTSandy’s P.S.
I remember once, in the early 90’s my boss went up to D.C. for a meeting of prominent faith-based health program leaders. When he returned he told me that once he got to the meeting the agenda was along the lines of how can we get faith communities to lobby for the Clinton health plan. My boss told me his thoughts were along the lines of ‘Are you kidding me? This is the most urgent thing the Body of Christ needs to take up as one?’ I feel that way again. Often.



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Larry Parker

posted October 29, 2007 at 3:17 pm


They’d be better off praying for her hangers-on to stop hanging on and for her family to intervene.



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Nan

posted October 29, 2007 at 6:25 pm


I think it is nice of the church members to show their love for Britney Spears.



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