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FOOLYWANG MATERIAL! In Case You Missed It: Pastor Puts STRIPPER POLE In Pulpit To SAVE Marriages!

If you're one of our Ohio readers, you can make your way down to Pastor Mike Scruggs' church for a new take on "the word."  He takes a more "modern" approach to his sermons which often covers sex, drugs, and other worldly issues. Most recently, he put a stripper pole in the pulpit.....for his series of sermons called "Battle Of The Sexes." Deets inside....

Church is anything but boring at the Light of Word Ministries in White Oak, Ohio.  Pastor Mike Scruggs is on a mission to save "marriage"  so he put a stripper pole (as well as a bed) in the pulpit for his series of sermons on marriage called "Battle Of The Sexes."  And guess what....he had a packed house!

Pastor Scruggs also scattered dollar bills, lacy lingerie and killer high heels at the base of the neon pink pole.  On the opposite end of what men want, he had a stage for candy, roses, teddy bears, and a bottle of wine (for what women want).  

Scruggs defends his teaching saying:

"We talk about sex. We talk about drugs. We talk about faith. We talk about relationships ... , things that people are dealing with on a day-to-day basis.

On one side [we'll have] what men want or desire: your stripper pole, your video games, your sports.  The woman's side [is] orderly, neat. It's all about love, candy, teddy bears, roses and being wined and dined and cherished."

No word yet on how many marriages (or souls) were saved.

Watch the piece about the church below:

Gotta love 'The Church'....

(If you can't see video, check it out at the source--WLWT News.)

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I've heard him preach before and he's very good and relatable. You religious people kill me with your phony, compartmentalized lives. He is trying to reach you where you are and you want him to front like you are somewhere else. If you were actually as sanctimonious as you claim to be you wouldn't be on a gossip site. Don't judge this man for being real with you.
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I've known Mike since high

I've known Mike since high school and he is a truely a man of God. His visuals are meant to shake up the hive and think about the UNGODLY things that are on our minds. Just because it's in a church building doesn't make the message any less meaningful b/c the building is "sacred"...it's just a building. The body of God is inside of us!!!!
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This is wrong on so many

This is wrong on so many levels the pulpit is supposed to be the holy place in which God dwells all of the things he had that represents the things men and women desire are fleshly things in a matrimony under the will of God none of those things should apeal to you. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and that's what's represented. I'm all for props for the presentation but these things represent the world not Christ
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Actually I get it! I wouldn't

Actually I get it! I wouldn't have a problem with it, a visual illustration (without strippers) it was letting you know what appeals to men and women. I AM SAVED
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I know plenty of straight god

I know plenty of straight god fearing men that is not at all into stripper or stripper poles..SMH
BOSSLADY's picture

I understand what he's trying

I understand what he's trying to do. My pastor gets a little too worldly sometimes and I give him the side eye. He is trying to reach people but we don't need you to come down to our level, you need to be bringing us up to God's level. I need to find me an old school church where the Pastor breaks out in Yes, Jesus Loves Me mid-sermon and they serve fried chicken in the basement. These new Pastor's are doing the most.
Anonymous's picture

Well, I haven't been to the

Well, I haven't been to the church so don't know how effective it is and to be honest since I'm not a religious person I wouldn't. However, for all those condemning him sure it may not be appropriate but I think you're missing the point - he's tailored his message to reach the audience and the audience is packed. I think this is a case of 'don't shoot the messenger', it's not his fault if they can't connect to a message that is presented in a more conventional manner. Let's just hope his approach does some good.
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This is wrong on so many

This is wrong on so many levels the pulpit is supposed to be the holy place in which God dwells all of the things he had that represents the things men and women desire are fleshly things in a matrimony under the will of God none of those things should apeal to you. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and that's what's represented. I'm all for props for the presentation but these things represent the world not Christ
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Lord have mercy. I live in

Lord have mercy. I live in Ohio and this is my first time hearing about this. This is disturbing
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Things that you don't

Things that you don't understand may be disturbing to you. I'm a loyal member of the church and my wife and I have a great and loving relationship based on the sermons that have been taught at our church. "Don't go to church, Be the church!"
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This is wrong on so many

This is wrong on so many levels the pulpit is supposed to be the holy place in which God dwells all of the things he had that represents the things men and women desire are fleshly things in a matrimony under the will of God none of those things should apeal to you. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and that's what's represented. I'm all for props for the presentation but these things represent the world not Christ
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This is wrong on so many

This is wrong on so many levels the pulpit is supposed to be the holy place in which God dwells all of the things he had that represents the things men and women desire are fleshly things in a matrimony under the will of God none of those things should apeal to you. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and that's what's represented. I'm all for props for the presentation but these things represent the world not Christ
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I DON'T LIKE SPEAKING AGANIST

I DON'T LIKE SPEAKING AGANIST THE PREACHER,BUT THIS MAN HAS LOST IT. WE DON'T NEED A STRIPPER POLE TO SAVE MARRIAGES IN THE CHURCH, ALL WE NEED IS THE WORD OF GOD.AND IF I WOULD HAVE WALK IN CHURCH AND SEEN A STRIPPER POLE IN CHURCH. I WOULD HAVE WALK RIGHT RIGHT OUT, SMH..SORRY PREACHER,GOD IS NOT IN THAT...
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I DON'T LIKE SPEAKING AGANIST

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Stripper poles in the church

Stripper poles in the church in what universe does this make sense, on the other hand since a lot of churches have turned into the club in just how some of these preachers and members act, then I guess the next step would be a stripper pole lol. Don't be shocked at the weekly dice games after choir practice
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the fact he's tax exempt smfh

the fact he's tax exempt smfh when they talk about drugs do he buy a kilo of weed n crack there is some serious fuckery going on in these churches they need to pay taxes
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januj's picture

And people wonder why I keep

And people wonder why I keep my money in my pocket and dont give it to the church. Foolywang at its finest
Beautiful's picture

Honey your comment is truly

Honey your comment is truly sad but what's really sad is that millions of people have the same opinion you have! When you give money to the church your not doing it for the church or to put money in your pastors pocket your doing it for GOD! So keep not giving your 10% & you will never be truly blessed! Have a good day!
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Honey your comment is truly

Honey your comment is truly sad but what's really sad is that millions of people have the same opinion you have! When you give money to the church your not doing it for the church or to put money in your pastors pocket your doing it for GOD! So keep not giving your 10% & you will never be truly blessed! Have a good day!
Anonymous's picture

Honey your comment is truly

Honey your comment is truly sad but what's really sad is that millions of people have the same opinion you have! When you give money to the church your not doing it for the church or to put money in your pastors pocket your doing it for GOD! So keep not giving your 10% & you will never be truly blessed! Have a good day!
Anonymous's picture

God don't need money 1st of

God don't need money 1st of all n if your giving to get u might as well don't give whether is 10 15 or 20% thats the biggest misconception so many of u have that you need to give the church ur money yet u pass a man on the street knowing he aint eat and cross or if the crackhead ask u for a 1/4 u won't bc she going to buy drugs but father price gets ur money by telling u about a book u could read n better understand on ur own
Anonymous's picture

I hear u! How and what u give

I hear u! How and what u give is between you and God. No one can tell you what kind of relationship to have with God but God...
Anonymous's picture

this is truly pathetic, but i

this is truly pathetic, but i can't say i'm at all surprised. i get trying to have a frank discussion about sexuality and Christianity, but a stripper pole in a sanctuary? the same place where God is supposed to dwell? i don't even have the words to express how truly crazy, unorthodox, and blasphemous this is. i'll just say: Jesus please come soon!
Sam's picture

Umm, the Holy Spirit is

Umm, the Holy Spirit is supposed to dwell in a BUNCH of places, including your mind, heart and spirit. But that's not always the case, is it? People lie, cheat, steal and kill, but this man is using a visual aide to teach tge word of God. It didn't say he had actual strippers up on the pole during service So judge not lest ye be judged.
Anonymous's picture

i don't see a video.....lol

i don't see a video.....lol and i guess he saving marriages haha
BlackBerry's picture

I'm not even religious, but I

I'm not even religious, but I still think this is a mess and disrespectful. What's next? Encouraging men to go to prostitutes and taking the congregation clubbing after the Sunday sermon. Let me make this clear, I have nothing against strippers (or prostitutes, for that matter), but this mess has no place in a church.
Anonymous's picture

half of the congregation

half of the congregation looks like they just got off the pole ANYWAY so i am sure they felt right at home
dirtydyckmfs's picture

Meh, I guess he just wanted

Meh, I guess he just wanted to have "visuals" for his congregation. Not my cup of tea but he had a packed house so...
Anonymous's picture

I'm sure most of the

I'm sure most of the congregation has worked or gone to the strip club at some point so what's the big deal. Church folks aint nothing but undercover freaks & child molesters anyways.
bebecotton's picture

I'm sure most of the

I'm sure most of the congregation has worked or gone to the strip club at some point so what's the big deal. Church folks aint nothing but undercover freaks & child molesters anyways.
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Yas's picture

I'm sure most of the

I'm sure most of the congregation has worked or gone to the strip club at some point so what's the big deal. Church folks aint nothing but undercover freaks & child molesters anyways.
bebehampton's picture

Not true, be careful how you

Not true, be careful how you assess.
Life's picture

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks of false prophets.
regina's picture

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks of false prophets.
regina's picture

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks

Nonsense!!!!!The bible speaks of false prophets.
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