Thursday, August 5, 2010

Stormin' The Gates of Hell: Pastor Steve Winter's rockpocalypse

Stormin' The Gates of Hell: Pastor Steve Winter's rockpocalypse

Over at Dangerous Minds, Marc Campbell has an extensive post (with lots of great video selections) about WinterBand, an Apostolic Pentecostal Christian rock group led by a gentleman named Steve Winter.

Marc writes:

A fire and brimstone nutjob with a beard more flammable than a Rhode Island nightclub, Winter makes Jimmy Swaggart seem like the voice of reason. His hatefilled diatribes against other religious sects, his extreme and bizarre views on Christian doctrine, his appalling attitude toward women, his dozens of wacky Internet sites, and numerous lawsuits against anyone who questions his legitimacy as a religious prophet, portray a man who is operating in the void left by Jim Jones, David Koresh and Marshall Applewhite (Heaven's Gate cult). Within the Pentecostal community, Winter has accrued an enemies list so long it makes Nixon's look like a haiku.
Mr. Winter's website FAQ is quite a read. He calls the FBI on people he considers foes.

Update: Thanks to BB commenter PeaceNerd for pointing out that The Awl ran a post back in April on Mr. Winters' hijinks.

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