Landover Baptist Church
“Actually, god came when I died....he wanted my ass so bad”
Landover Baptist Church is the only true Christian church on Earth. It was supposedly founded by God Himself in order to oppose the multitude of false churches and evil doctrines which currently masquerade as modern Christianity. Landoverians often say these false churches put the demon in denomination while Landover, on the other hand, puts the fun in fundamentalist. THEY ARE AMAZING.
Landoverians proclaim that the Bible is the literal and infallible word of God. But which Bible? Is God's Word to be found in the Good News Bible or in the Ebonics Bible...or the Modern Word for Loving Hippies or the Hip-Hop Bling-Bling Smackdown Bible?
Landover Baptists avoid all these smarmy modern "transliterations" and believe that the King James Bible is the only correct, divinely-inspired transcription of God's word.
All their core beliefs come straight from the King James Bible.
Landovarians honor the Biblical adage to avoid unbelievers ("Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?" 2 Corinthians 6:14). To that end Pastor Deacon Fred prohibits unbelievers from entering Landover's church or trespassing on its immense, well-kept, and verdant campus.
Landoverians believe that God explicitly gives Christians dominion over the Earth, as laid forth in the Bible
The Bible recognizes slavery as legitimate and lawful. The Bible prescribes the death penalty for certain sinful practices like filial disobedience, working on the Sabbath, and promoting other religions. Landoverians take these Biblical teachings seriously.
A Parody? A Landoverian Speaks Out
"I accepted Landover's call to join Christ about six years ago. Since then I have been disturbed by many false and even satanic allegations about the Landover ministry."
"Some claim that Landover Baptist is a vicious parody of Christian fundamentalism. Some say it is meant to mock and deride Christianity by making it seem absolutist, dominating, ignorant, and laden with bigotry."
"But the facts are simple and clear: fundamentalist Christianity is absolutist! Christ IS the absolute truth. Since the only way to avoid damnation is to accept Christ's truth, everything contrary to Christianity promotes damnation. Therefore, every belief contrary to Christianity is not only wrong but damnably wrong. Hence Christian teaching can only be absolutist."
"And a good thing, too."
"And just as clearly, the Bible does say that Christians are commanded to rule the Earth. That's just plain fact! You can look it up in any Bible you want. Read the Book of Revelation. If people think that's an unacceptably power-hungry dominionist teaching then they had best take the matter up with God and not Landover Baptists. Landoverians didn't write the Bible. God did."
"The Bible also commands God's people to kill male homosexuals, disobedient sons, and anyone who proselytizes for a false religion. Again, this is non-negotiable: these are God's commands, written in His Book. Among modern Christian churches only Landover Baptists take this seriously. Everyone else just throws God the finger and ignores His rules."
"The Bible lays out the rules for righteous Godly slavery in Exodus, Deuteronomy, Leviticus, and Numbers. Christ never said one word about abolishing slavery. Righteous slavery is as Biblical as baptism. My good friend, the late Reverend David Chilton of the Church of the Redeemer, wrote:"
- "'The Bible permits slavery. This statement will come as a shock to most people. The laws in the Bible concerning slavery have very seldom been studied, much less preached upon. But the biblical laws concerning slavery are among the most beneficent in all the Bible.'"
"This particular belief is repudiated by other Christian churches...but the facts are in the Bible. Slavery is part of God's law. Landovarians say that Christians can either follow God's law or go to Hell. As Pastor Deacon Fred might say, It's just that simple, sinner!"
"Now, I know that certain modern-variety Christians take exception to Landover's straightforward Biblical approach. One such fellow wrote that "[Landover's website] is a religious/racism". We might translate this horribly ungrammatical complaint into English as follows:"
- "Landover Baptist promotes prejudice against Christians just as a racist website promotes prejudice against other races."
"However, since the core beliefs of Landover are firmly based on the Bible, the complainer needs to recognize that his problem is not with Landover Baptists but with the Bible itself. That's what Landover Baptist stands on. If the complainer wants to hate the Bible and hate God then that's his choice...and he can just go to Hell."
IT'S PARODY! A Rebuttal
"Of course Landover is a parody. Christianity is a religion of brotherly love, forgiveness, and mercy. The Bible, while admittedly one source of Christian doctrine, is also an archaic and wide-ranging work. It contains much that was written for bygone ages, much that is allegorical, and much that is now understood to be inappropriate."
"The writings on slavery, for instance, applied to Bronze Age cultures and cannot be taken seriously today. I don't care what David Chilton wrote. The prophecies in the Book of Revelation are metaphorical, not literal -- Christians are not called to take up their swords and conquer the world, no matter what George Bush believes."
"It's OK to believe in alternate paths to God."
"It's OK to chant Hare Krishna if that strengthens your spirituality."
"It's OK to for men to sleep with other men if they really love them!"
"I say, You can just ignore all that old-fashioned stuff in the Bible."
"As for Landover Baptist, it is a parody and the purpose of parody is to deride and mock. Parody never really makes the reader honestly question belief systems. Don't think for one minute that it has any purpose other than pure evil."
"Yes, Landover is pure evil!"
"It turns people away from Christian churches...which stand to lose a lot of money thereby. Landover is not meant to make people think about the what the Bible really says or about the underlying assumptions of Christian thought. Landover is just...goddamn it, Landover is just mean and poopy."
"All right, as a practicing Christian I have to admit that Christians are right and everyone else is wrong."
"But that is only one reason Christians are better than everyone else! Not that we real Christians are self-righteous, nossir, it's just that we know God's Truth and everyone else..."
"...um, well, everyone else doesn't."
"And so everyone else is going to Hell."
"That's just the simple, universal truth. I don't think it's something that needs to be mocked and derided by those assholes over on the Landover Baptist website. Who are they to judge me just because I like to wear pink frilly panties?"
"God loves all, else all would not have been created. I couldn't believe it if God didn't love lets say..those who play soccer, those who are poor, and those living in 3rd world countries as these extremists seem to believe. I mean, He wouldn't have created unrepentant sinners so He could burn them in Hell forever ("And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire") unless He loved burning them, right?"