Bad Girls Club Meets the Gospel: A Sample of American Christianity?

The video below is an interaction between pastor Jon Speed and Rocky, a cast member of the reality TV show Bad Girls Club. Speed originally shared the video in his post asking the question – Is Rocky Your Convert, Pastor? Brother Speed encountered the reality star while street preaching.

Speed points out in his post what Rocky claims to believe and the easy believism that goes along with her profession. Before you get too upset with Rocky, please read Speed’s P.S. in his post where notes that he spent 20 minutes explaining the gospel to Rocky.

What I fear about American Christianity is just what Speed points out about easy believism. There seems to be a growing stream of non-Lordship, antinominian Christianity in America. This stream may be seen in the widening acceptance of homosexuality in certain churches including same-sex marriage.

The attitude is basically that God’s love trumps holiness, our responsibilities, and even God’s own commands. This mindset is basically that God trumps God.

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{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Andrew Wray April 25, 2013 at 2:34 pm

“love is god” according to most of the church today

2 truthunites April 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm

I’d really like to watch the follow-up video.
I’m thinking/guessing that there are many church-going folks who take more offense at pastor Jon Speed and his “offensive” open-air preaching than they do at Rocky.

3 Mark Lamprecht April 25, 2013 at 3:53 pm


4 Jack Wolford April 25, 2013 at 5:42 pm

Rocky , if that is the girls name makes her points which she believes . Speed , if that is the street preacher’s name is going nowhere with this girl or any of her friends who are there listening or will hear about this shouting match . This is stupid .

5 Jack Wolford April 25, 2013 at 5:49 pm

I could get this gal in church the next Sunday and would lean into the isle to “watch her walk ” – unless she was afraid to go by herself then you’all are going to have to watch me help her – and I’m married and straight just for anyones information .

6 Mark Lamprecht April 25, 2013 at 7:53 pm

They were not really set-up for a dialogue in this video. However, it sounds like they had a better, more calm discussion a little later.

7 Jack Wolford April 25, 2013 at 11:01 pm

Ready or Not – Sounds like they had a dialogue and she blew him off the sidewalk . I think the city was Atlanta and the guy next to her could be her pimp who won’t love someone taking one of his stars off the street whether to church or not .

8 Matt Svoboda April 26, 2013 at 1:25 am

I am really starting to hate street preachers. Im not speaking specifically about this guy because this is such a short clip, but here is the tendency of street preachers like this:

1) God is holy and worthy to be worshipped
2) You are a sinner that needs to repent of your sin
3) Then they argue these two points

This is not a proclamation of the gospel. Its as if street preachers dont know that the “kindness of the Lord will lead them to repentance.”

I have heard numerous street preachers spend 10 times more words are on Gods holiness, our sinfulness, and our condemnation than they ever speak of Gods love for sinners, His grace and mercy, and what we have in the gospel: Christs death, burial, and resurrection.

It is often times nauseating. Why cant I hear a street preacher actually PREACH the Scriptures? Stop setting up debate and actually preach, simply with an openness to dialogue. I would love to see a street preacher preach on “Come all who are weary and heavy laden” or the passage with the adulterous woman or the prodigal son.

Rant over.

9 krinks April 26, 2013 at 2:55 am

I always think of First John when this comes up. The Gnostics preached antinomianism (people who follow the Lord can live like the Devil and be saved) and John rebuked this in no uncertain terms. The churches today that preach antinomianism that results in gay marriage ignores this. The likes of Rick Warren, Joel Olsteen, and Andy Stanley are too busy trying to be popular to ever get down to scriptural concepts. They are Hell’s Pied Pipers.

10 Mark Lamprecht April 26, 2013 at 9:07 am

Matt, I tend to agree with you. Often the videos of street preachers are of them yelling at people or even into the open air which I’m not sure draws anyone. I think you’ve touched on a difficulty with street preaching which is figuring out how to tell people the reason why people should care about God’s love.

Admittedly, I have not heard that many street preachers so I want to be careful not to place all of them in this one categorization.

11 Mark April 27, 2013 at 1:05 am

Testing again

12 Mark Lamprecht April 30, 2013 at 4:52 pm

@Andrew Wray Andrew, that’s true, unfortunately.


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