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Thread #85289   Message #1579327
Posted By: Abby Sale
09-Oct-05 - 09:38 AM
Thread Name: Happy! - Oct 9 (Aimee Semple McPherson)
Subject: Happy! - Oct 9 (AS McPherson)

Happy Birthday!

Aimee Semple McPherson

born 10/9/1890
(death by sleeping pill "overdose," 9/27/1944)

         Well, the Grand Jury started an investigation,
        Uncovered a lot of spicy information.
        Found out about a love nest down at Carmel-by-the-Sea,
        Where the liquor was expensive and the loving was free.

                Hi dee hi dee hi dee hi
                Ho dee ho dee ho dee ho.

                         "The Ballad of Aimee McPherson"

Aimee Semple McPherson, radio evangelist, idolized by thousands disappeared on 5/18/26. Reappearing after one month, she claimed to have been kidnapped but the proof was overwhelming that she's been shacked up with "Radio Ray," that is, her engineer, Kenneth Ormiston. Her career subsequently drifted downhill. Hypocrisy is not new in the world. Amazingly, she still has followers and her main, wildly ostentatious church still exists. Angelus Temple in Los Angeles still houses the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel with up to several million adherents. Money is still to be made.

I received an e-mail complaint from one adherent for posting the Happy! on her about 1996. The complaint was that she'd been badly maligned by the press and was really a saintly, sinless woman and had not been simply stealing from the poor with her hyped-up ministry. It was sad - this clinging to the long-since debunked - but I was glad enough to receive it. I get so few outraged complaints, I'm maybe not doing my job right.

October 5, 2005 - Received another complaint about the Aimee post - also from an Angelus Temple leader. Well, that brings the total for all "Happies" ever to three in twelve years. (Not including corrections - plenty of them.)   This time threatening me with God's wrath. Shows how off-track people can be. At my prayers this morning God told me I was doing the right thing to expose false phophets.

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