SPARE THE ROD? NAH, LET HIM SUFFER (UPDATED)

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You gotta love when a self-righteous scumbag falls on his face. The Columbus Dispatch reports that Ohio's biggest rightwing douchebag is in trouble:

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The Rev. Rod Parsley has issued a desperate plea for money, telling his flock that he is facing a "demonically inspired financial attack" that is threatening his ministry.

Parsley is asking for donations by Dec. 31, calling that date an "unavoidable deadline" during an episode of Breakthrough posted yesterday on www.rodparsley.com. Breakthrough is Parsley's television show.

A message titled "Crisis -- Urgent" on the Web site says ministries such as Breakthrough and World Harvest Bible College need help.

The headline of the appeal for donations reads: "Will you help me take back what the devil stole?"

"The devil" apparently is the then-2-year-old boy who was badly beaten at the daycare center at Parsley's multi-million-dollar megachurch/compound in 2006 — a sin that cost the poor reverend $3 million. Read the whole thing.

Characterizing this boy as "the devil," and imploring followers to help make up the deficit that the incident caused, is low even for Parsley, and that's saying something.

UPDATE: Right Wing Watch provides details about the incident, and others — including the 3-year-old who ended up with a skull fracture at Parsley's facilities. Suffer the little children indeed.



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