Pastor Ernie Spence of the Fellowship Baptist Church in Kentucky warned in a Facebook video that children were going to hell because they were playing football at Trimble County High School instead of going to church, notes RawStory.com:
I see what’s wrong with America today.Right here it is, time to get ready and go to church and the grandstands back here are full up of people. You got all these young’uns out here chasing balls, and it don’t amount to a hill of beans…
So whenever your children have got more emphasis on what’s going on in the football field than they do the house of God, and people jumpin’ and cheerin’ up and carryin’ on like a bunch of banshee Indians over a kid just running and catching a ball. That’s pure ignorance! Pure ignorance!
When these children are burning in Hell, how do you think you gonna feel? But, oh boy, junior can catch a ball, and junior could run. Junior runs straight to hell and you don’t care.
Trimble was also angry at 7-year-old girls cheerleading at the game while wearing T-shirts and shorts:
You think it’s something your little girl can dress up like a prostitute? That’s perversion out there whenever they shake their pompoms and shout and cheer and stuff. You need to get them in the house of God, friend. Raise your family up in the house of God.
Spence got angry responses from the kids’ parents, attempted to delete the video, but it was captured and posted by Facebook user Sarah Oak.