Clearwater Baptist pastor reflects on his message about Scientology, stands by it - 2017-08-01
(Pastor Willy Rice, during his July 23 sermon)
Pastor Willy Rice of Calvary Church in Clearwater, Florida told his congregation that the church would host a "public forum" about Scientology on July 22 with Leah Remini and Mike Rinder which would be filmed as an episode of their A&E series, Scientology and the Aftermath. But after the pastor sent out a message about the plan, the event was canceled. Rinder said something about it at his blog, and on July 23, Pastor Rice talked about it during his Sunday sermon. One of our readers, Glen Alpert, took the time to transcribe Pastor Rice's message, and we thought you'd find it interesting. It's a shame that the event didn't happen, but Pastor Rice doesn't appear to be giving up on his idea about educating people about Scientology.
We're going to be talking today about a city full of idols, a city full of idols from the Book of Acts, Chapter 17 beginning at verse 16. As you turn there, I would like t take a few moments though to talk about things that happened over the last couple days, just if I can, just kind of pastoral prerogative here to make sure that you're aware.