'Tis the season of giving and celebrating Christ... you know, if you're into that sort of thing. But if this preacher's sermon is what's to be expected of Christians during the holidays, perhaps we'll just observe it as another Monday this year.
A video has recently surfaced of Adam Fannin at Stedfast Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Florida delivering a particularly less-than-Christian sermon. If there's one thing this God-fearing husband and father can't stand, it's having a gay waiter. Or as he likes to call them, "foo foo."
"I'm here to have date night and enjoy some time with my wife," he says. "And I can't because of the lisp. If you don't just get up and leave, my recommendation is to just don't order anything."
Brother Fannin goes on to explain the best way to avoid a gay waiter. With the laughs coming from the congregation, you'd think he was submitting his audition tape to replace Jimmy Kimmel or another actually funny late night talk show host. His very Christian explanation includes seeking out someone who you assume to be a single mother and tipping her well.
"Let that foo foo know what he missed out on," he concludes.
The comments section of the video that went online Monday has been mixed.
"I prefer my food without a side of AIDS," says one commenter.
"Pastor closet case says what?" comments another.
As someone who's both gay and a former waiter, I can assure you we take no pleasure in serving a bigot. But regardless of your religious beliefs, maybe this holiday season is the perfect opportunity to try some compassion. I'm looking at you, Brother Fannin.