Though not, perhaps, a major figure on the televangelist horror clown circuit, Tennessee-based televangelist Ben Bailey, of the Central church of Christ in McMinnville, is certainly appropriately angry, hateful, fanatical and crazy for his profession. Condemning “liberal society”, Bailey advocates an ostensibly more Christian alternative, one that emphasizes that God commands Christians to stone gay people and prevent women from teaching. He also condemns Christians who go to churches with “relaxed and liberal views”, i.e. Christians who fail to appreciate the central role of hate and bloodthirst in real Christianity – too many Christians (or wannabe Christians), according to Bailey, want “things like women preaching, women leading in service, where homosexuals and gay marriage were accepted openly,” and “we need to make sure that such is not the idea or the mindset of God.”
One notable thing about Bailey, however, is how calmly and seemingly reasonably he is able to deliver his deranged messages of hate and oppression and his suggestions that good Christians should execute gays by stoning (stoning is “the mindset of God”, as Bailey sees it) and that women are inferior to men in the eyes of God.
Diagnosis: Evil, insane and bloodthirsty monster. The kind that inspires campfire horror tales and that kids fear is lurking under their beds. Terrifying.