“Our prayers, part of our seven year campaign to re-Christianize the City of Springfield, have included an appeal to God to destroy the works of Satan in this city. We have specifically included the strip clubs in these prayers. Yesterday the three story Scores strip club on Worthington Street was completely obliterated in a gas explosion, right down to the ground. I believe this was the hand of God at work in answer to our prayers. We are giving Him all the glory and praise for this occurrence, since it is only by His power that any of our prayers can have any effect.”
– Pastor Scott Lively, of Scott Lively Ministries, on the explosion of a strip club in Springfield, Massachusetts on November 23.
A Massachusetts state fire official confirmed that the explosion was caused by a utility worker who accidentally punctured a gas line, after responding to reports of a gas leak in the area. The explosion and ensuing fire injured 21 people, mostly firefighters.
Damn! If his prayers were powerful enough to cause an explosion, imagine what would happen if he’d prayed to end hunger or something worthwhile. The possibilities are endless!