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Pastor Tells Church To Say F.U. [Video]

 


Ohio Pastor Tells Congregation to Say “F.U.” to Their Neighbors

An Ohio pastor has raised eyebrows for instructing his congregation to tell one another, ‘F.U.’, at a recent Sunday service.

Dr. R.A. Vernon, senior pastor of The Word Church in Ohio conjured an alternative way to preach his sermon on ‘forgiveness’ by turning his theme of ‘forgive you” into an acronym synonymous with an expletive phrase.

“Do me a favor, touch your neighbor and say ‘F.U.’,” Vernon says to his service members. “Not just your neighbor, look down your whole row and say ‘F’ y’all too!'”


In the sermon, which was captured on tape, he continues on saying,

“Do me a favor, take your phone out, text all of your exes and say ‘I’m at church, F.U.’ ‘Pastor, my mama don’t like you,’ ‘Well F your mama!’ ‘My family don’t like you!’ Well F your family too!’ “


His attempt at pulpit humor has gained hoards of attention as the video of the sermon has circulated around the internet.

Foul or fair? Peep the video of the sermon below and leave your comments:

 

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  • LYRICS

    THIS WAS GOOD!!! IT WA ACTUALLY A GOOD SERMON!!!!! I LOVE THE WAY HE DID IT!!!

  • 7lady

    I think he went overboard. Everybody knows what FU mean…and it sho don’t mean forgive! He did this with kids in there too. He’s from cleve oh. His name is pastor vernon. He gettn crazy paper. His daughter was on that show sweet16 showin off all her lil handbags. His lives in an estate in Solon..a big time community here. I visited that church a couple times but it’s a lil too much for me.

  • Holly

    Cmon. . .it’s not like those parishoners are saying the full F.U. when they walk out of church.

  • diane

    leave my pastor vernon alone we know what he meant

  • John

    Ok I see what he was trying saying. But tell the truth if somebody text you and it’s says “F.U.” what would you think they meant by that? you would not think it means forgive you. You have to remember that people that you are telling this to or texting this to was not in church and did not her the sermon to understand what he was talking about! so they will not think you are forgiving them. They will most likely think you are disrespecting them.

  • s.smith

    Ghetto!

  • Demi

    I’m a member of that church and he was talking about forgive is the new “f” word. I thought his sermon was great and it was funny. I no longer use the other “f” word now!!!

    • Ljiggy

      First I would like to say that it would NEVER BE my Pastor’s goal to intentionally offend anyone. This message was preached OVER A YEAR AGO during a series THE GRACE FACTOR. Because AS CHRISTIANS we tend to remind or be reminded of our past and wrong doings, as we all have them both, Pastor was teaching us about the Grace factor….. How God extends Grace and FORGIVES US… INSPITE OF US, and how we as folllowers should strive to do the same FORGIVE. He then declares that the NEW F. WORD at the WORD Church is FORGIVE. My Pastor is not slow by a long shot, and I KNOW that he knew that there would be folk such as yourselves that WOULD HAVE LOTS OF NEGATIVE JUDGEMENTAL STATEMENTS after such a liberating message.
      To the NAMEEE INDIVIDUAL, Pastor Vernon is FAR FROM FAKE….. As far as the W2’S YOU SPOKE OF, Are you speaking of what you have experience and know to be true, or what you have heard? CLEARLY its what you have heard, my advise for you is KEEP YA MOUTH OFF OF GODS PEOPLE, AND BELIEVE HALF OF WHAT YOU SEE AND NONE OF WHAT YOU HEAR, Your statement was toally untrue!
      7lady, You are right, he is very blessed financially, because he make wise financial decisions. And with all the crazy paper he gets, he gives crazy financial contributuons to relieve issues in cleveland and the surrounding areas! Yes his daughter was on the sweet 16 show, when she was turning 16….BUT SHE IS CLEARLY IN COLLEGE NOW, What did that comment have to do with the price of tea in china? Place of residence you stated WRONG AGAIN!!!
      Pastor Pope…. BREATHERN IF A MAN BE OVERTAKEN IN A FAULT, YE WHICH ARE SPIRITUAL RESTORE SUCH A ONE IN THE SPIRIT OF MEEKNESS, CONSIDERING YOURSELF….. If you feel that this message was faulty PLEASE PRAY FOR MY PASTOR, BUT CALLING HIM DUMB AFTER SAYING HE’S SMART IN THE SAME BREATHE……YEA, MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE BEST THING TO DO. My Pastor is a GREAT MAN OF GOD, AND CONTRARY TO SOME OF THESE COMMENTS HE IS FILLED WITH THE SPIRIT OF GOD, HE HAS A HUGE HEART FOR PEOPLE, YES EVEN YOU.

      DO P. VERNON AND THE WORLD CHURCH A FAVOR, WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF HATING ON US, JOIN US. yOU ARE WELCOME TO COME TO ONE OF OUR SERVICES, BUT IF YOU DONT WANT TO JOIN US IN THAT WAY, GET ON OUR LEVEL!
      LETS CONCENTRATE MORE ON THE SOULS AND DOING WHAT WE MUST DO IN OUR OWN ASSIGNMENT TO WIN SOME, INSTEAD OF RESPONDING ON HOW THIS MAN FULFILLS HIS ASSIGNMENT!

  • im me

    Controversy sales and gains attention! Thats what he did, nothing was wrong with the sermon, lighten up people. If I say F.U its not forgive you, but if he says it I guess it is. NOT A BIG DEAL FOLKS!!!!

  • Andre

    Im sorry but this was a bit much,I understand what he was doing but this was just a little to far. I mean it was just not right I dont even know what els to say!

  • Nameee

    Pastor R.A. Vernon is FAKE. If you want to be a member of that church, don’t forget your W-2S. If you’re not making a certain amount of money, you can not even get close to that man.

    • Denise

      You sound foolish. I have been a member for over three years, and NEVER had to verify my income. What sense would it make for us to constantly give to the poor if we had to show income? Are you someone that just is not convicted by the Holy Spirit, you are not ready to change your life for Christ? Come visit us instead of continuing to spread lies. The doors of the church are open:) Oh, and “F” u.

  • Weena

    I think that was very clever. Sometimes we take things too literal. He explained what that meant before he continued. I think it was great.

  • weena

    I think we tend to forget that just because a person is of the cloth they are supposed to be perfect.. well guess what they get attacked by satan just like everybody else. Being of the cloth does not mean temptation and burden escapes you. They need prayer and forgiveness just like we do.

  • kay

    This man needs prayer, and needs to be filled with the holy ghost. this is why you need to know who you are being led by in the spirit.what kind of fruit is he bearing?For one day he will stand accountable just like so many others, that are leading souls down the wrong paths.for I thinks preacher like him have lost the fear of god, and respect of his word. for I will pray for this brother.

  • Neaven

    After listening to this, I asked my self what is the purpose for me to become a Christian. If this is how preachers preach the word of GOD, I rather stay out here in this world.What is the difference? I may not live as a Christian but atleast I have enough sense to not play with God.

  • Terrell Hines Sr.

    wat a joke! modern day marketing, from a modern day pimp! if you think this preacher is crazy, then wait til you get an earful from pastors Darrell and Belinda Scott from NSRC in Cleveland, Ohio… wake up “sheeple”, these con artists today are alot more cunning! Lord have mercy on your children! give us discernment to expose false prophets that claim to be sent by you!

  • Sherre

    I love Pastor, I heard his first sermon when he was first ordaind. I know his Godmoter, Sister Whitlow. I think he is a very caring and giving man. He serves everyone even non members of his Church.

  • pastor pope

    A very smart man but a very dumb to publically speak this borderline blasphemy….only thing you have to do is look at the congregation when he said it because they were shocked…Of course those who go there will take up for him…most people in church go on what the preacher says without reading what The Word says for themselves…lastly, when the world is laughing (Tom Joyner Morning Show) at his debacle then you must think….if the world think it is wrong how does God feel about it? Go tell somebody “FU” in the streets, you know the ones who broke into your house, jumped your child, murdered your loved one, raped your daughter etc., maybe the gang banger with the gun getting ready to stick you up or shoot you because of gang initiation..after youre shot say, “FU” ….theyre prolly gonna finish you off with those hollow points!!! LET NOT YOUR GOOD BE EVIL SPOKEN OF! PEACE…Pastorp