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Old 08-17-2018, 08:34 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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I think its because we had a few over the top religious issues and figures that came out with the dawn of the internet age and mass viral communications that create a wave of publicity and fallout. All this noise promoted a few vocal people to rise up and try to align the local electorate who eventually figured out their true colors and dropped them. Thinking back, I can recall the big events being Will Perkins and the Amendment 2 issues, James Dobson and his from the mountain rhetoric, Ted Haggard and his homosexual scandal, Gordon Klingenschmidt and his asinine statements about rapists and abortion.

We had a couple of decades of intermittent circus style craziness with this crew. I suppose since the more traditional evangelists like Billy Graham and Oral Roberts had aged and went quiet in that time, someone else was bound to pick up the torch. Unfortunately, they seemed to come form here and the population outside of here has thought they were all home grown. Thus, we have a recent history of this association.

I don't doubt that in time it will pass. Co Spgs has always reinvented its self through its history.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:42 AM
 
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I stand refreshingly corrected. Thank you for straightening out my misconception of Co. Springs!
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Old 08-17-2018, 12:53 PM
 
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The religious nuts moved up the pass to Woodland Park.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:04 PM
 
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Its really a shame we have to keep debunking the myth of that the Springs is a hardcore religious town. Just goes to show how bad press can damage a reputation for years.
Interesting that I never heard about this before I moved here, and havenít experienced it since moving here.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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I was warned by my western slope relatives that Co Springs was a very conservative, religious place. I haven't found that to be true other than a handful of folks I have met here seem rather close-minded, ie not willing to consider any other viewpoint.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:19 AM
 
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The religious nuts moved up the pass to Woodland Park.
We keep seeing job postings for Andrew Wommack Ministries. Above all, must love Jesus!

Last edited by Mike from back east; 08-18-2018 at 10:26 AM.. Reason: Spell check struck again.
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Old 08-18-2018, 10:26 AM
 
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We keep seeing job postings for Andrew Wommack Ministries. Above all, must love Jesus!
Andrew Wommack is the 'leader' of this 'college' and he is the one who is on record to say he likes that a certain nation in Africa passed a law to apply the death penalty to gay people. Swell guy.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:07 PM
 
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Andrew Wommack is the 'leader' of this 'college' and he is the one who is on record to say he likes that a certain nation in Africa passed a law to apply the death penalty to gay people. Swell guy.
Just to be clear, though, Wommack doesn't represent the typical person in Woodland Park, either.
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Old 08-18-2018, 12:41 PM
 
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Just to be clear, though, Wommack doesn't represent the typical person in Woodland Park, either.
Very true. But I wish he had gone elsewhere. Like the infamous Rev Ted, he too came from Texas (what the hell is in the water down there?). Wommack believes he can raise people from the dead and also do faith healing. IMO all he's doing is fleecing gullible people of which there are a lot and it pays damned well too. At least he took his nonsense up Ute Pass to Woodland Park and vacated the city of COLO SPGS.

Still, he's small potatoes and no one should avoid either locale because of him and his crowd.
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Old 08-18-2018, 02:39 PM
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I wonder if the powers that be in Woodland Park are regretting their decision to allow his "college" campus? I'll bet there's a few. There were many WP residents against it.
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