Hypocritical Christian Pastor in Texas Wants Public Library to Ban All Books He Considers ‘Demonic’

twilightSometimes I really do wonder how any of us liberals stay sane here in Texas. But I guess that’s the feeling of many liberals living in “red states.” And I won’t lie, sometimes I feel like just packing up all of my belongings and moving to “bluer pastures.” Living here all my life, I’m not sure I would even know how to react to living in an area where liberals outnumbered conservatives.

Well, my sanity was tested once again when I ran across the story of a pastor in Cleveland, Texas who is pushing for the public library to ban all of the books that he feels are “demonic.”

Apparently he feels that children will be “corrupted” by reading books containing supernatural beings who aren’t human.

Pastor Phillip Missick of King of Saints Tabernacle said, “This is dark. There’s a sexual element. You have creatures that aren’t human. I think it’s dangerous for our kids.”

One of the books he listed was the “ultra-demonic”… Twilight. You know, the one where the vampires sparkle. 

Library Director, Mary Cohn said that only around five percent of the 1,500 books (about 75) in the “teen section” of the library deal with vampires or other supernatural beings.

But apparently that’s enough to draw the ire of Mr. Missick.

Though why stop there? Let’s just ban all books people find “offensive.” Because that’s a real “enlightened” way to build a society, right?

My question is, has this guy read the Bible? Has he seen some of the horrific things that are written inside that book? But I’m guessing he has no problem with children reading about Armageddon or the story of Sodom and Gomorrah.

What an absolute hypocrite.

The Bible isn’t exactly the most peaceful or “child friendly” piece of literature around. If someone were to actually read, and follow, many of the things that are written inside of the Bible, they would be “justified” in committing heinous acts. Take for instance the right for a husband to stone his wife to death for committing adultery. Not only that, but the Bible makes it clear that if you “mess up” in life, your soul will spend an eternity in torment and torture burning in the fiery pits of hell.

But, by all means, let’s worry about children reading about sparkly, metrosexual vampires.

Because that’s really something about which we need to be concerned.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • John Masters

    I couldn’t agree more with your sentiments. I’ve been, for the past many months teaching an adult Sunday School class on some of the books of the Old Testament. Wow, talk about gory and full of sex. In fact, there’s much worse than just the stories of Sodom and Gomorrah. At several points, the Israelites are ordered, by God no less, to be sure to kill every living person (men, women, and children) and all the animals in cities they are fighting.

    We’ve laughed several times in the class about how we don’t remember being taught most of these stories in Children’s Sunday School. I’d just like to ask the most reverand Missick if he ensures that all the Children in his church are taught the “whole Bible.”

  • Cemetery Girl

    The books shouldn’t be banned, but can we at least put a warning on Twilight that it’s bad and there are other much better books out there. It isn’t bad because of really lame supernatural creatures (although their lameness doesn’t help) or the eventual sex that occurs (which realistically, the pastor should be overjoyed that the books do show waiting until marriage!), but the storyline, eek! I read these because I kept being told they are so good. (Still waiting for it to live up to the hype and I finished the series.) I loathed the love triangle/romance part. It is true that you can take that series and check off all the signs of a controlling relationship. I wouldn’t want my daughter to read it. While I read it I kept questioning why in the world the main character is so weak. Now, Hunger Games should scare the heck out of the pastor. Unnatural (as in created by man) creatures and the theme of question the actions of authority (as opposed to girls need to make their whole life about getting a husband and sex will kill you.)

    • TaxPaying American Voter

      They need a warning for people like this.

      • Cemetery Girl

        People like what? Thought Twilight was extremely overrated? Books shouldn’t be banned. I disagree with banning books. People are free to read what they like. It’s just a shame that some books aren’t really worth reading.

  • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

    wouldn’t banning books be an infringement on the 1st amendment? that’s ok; because HIS “jesus” probably hated vampires and superheroes such as the silver surfer- GOOD NEWS! tithing 10% is still needed for his ” seeing eye” BMW

  • Nick Wride

    The Holy Babble is filled with violence, mass murder, rape, incest, child murder, world wide slaughter, torture, blood and death. That’s what should be banned.

    • giankeys LOVES shemale porn

      don’t 4get that the sacred 10 commandments mentions that it is a MORTAL sin 2 use “gods” name IN VAIN,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, but somehow FORGETS RAPE!!

    • Kyle Walker

      Don’t forget the bible also has a references to beastality!

  • chaparita0728

    Leave it to Christians to want to ban books. How Hitleresque.

  • Fernando

    Apparently, the good Pastor wants to eliminate what is in the Bible! The story of GOD, providing Mosses with an army to annihilate group of people, including all the children, animals etc, is a good thing for ‘children ‘ to read and enjoy! The ‘ Religion Industry’ has created some very creepy people!

  • Eg Kbbs

    When the King James translation of the Bible was published, there was harsh criticism for many of the reasons you mention and more (sex, nudity, violence, witchcraft, unicorns, etc.). So is the good pastor for banning the KJV ?

  • Ezechias Nieves Sr

    twilight? is he gonna bitch about THE BIBLE (ORIGINAL SEX AND RAPE AND OF COURSE KILLING),BRAM STOKER,MARY shelley ,dr seuss,mr missick your a dumbass!

    • sabelmouse

      bram stoker’s dracula is very boring. much better is dracula, my love by syrie james. it’s the same story but told from mina’s point of view.
      the lorax was already banned in ,the 50s, i think.

  • Theseus11212

    He should post his list at the local high school which will guarantee that most of the kids will rush down to the library to check out the books.

  • Jrbowler022

    So much for Harry Potter

  • Lisa Kazmier

    What’s next? Cinderella?

    • sabelmouse

      people are already reading sanitised or tamer parts of the original folk tales.

      • Lisa Kazmier