New TLC Reality Show to Feature False Teachers Preaching ‘Unconditional Love, Tolerance’

Preaching AlabamaA new reality show set to air on TLC this month will feature the lives of a family who move from Florida to launch a new congregation in the Bible Belt that preaches “unconditional love and tolerance.”

“Preaching Alabama,” produced by Ryan Seacrest Productions, will launch next Tuesday, October 7th at 10 p.m. following the Duggar family broadcast “19 Kids and Counting.” The program will follow the lives of retired 20-year “unconventional preachers” Allen and Janice Speegle and their adult children, who move to Alabama to plant a new congregation called Movement Church that seeks to “spread love and acceptance no matter your background.”

“But with some family members sporting piercings and tattoos, these aren’t your everyday preachers,” TLC states in its announcement of the show.

However, men wearing earrings isn’t the only aspect that makes this “preaching” family out of the norm.

“Even in church, sex entices,” Janice Speegle explains in a preview trailer for the reality show.

“They created a Viagra pill just for that, for crying out loud!” a brief clip shows her exclaiming from the pulpit, while others show embarrassment yet begin laughing. “Praise the Lord!”

The Speegles were featured on “Family Feud” with Steve Harvey a few years ago, and in one episode of the game show, won points for being able to name every place that people have sex other than in bed.

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“Welcoming any and all members of society—even those that many churches have traditionally turned away—this family is determined to create an open-hearted non-denominational Christian church in the thick of the Bible Belt,” the network explains in its press release. “Called to serve God and others, this fun-loving family is ready to inject a lot of faith and freethinking into Northern Alabama.”

The Speegles told AL.com in June that their goal with the program is to demonstrate “a different side of Christianity than what has been portrayed.”

“Jesus didn’t reject people and we don’t, either,” Allen stated. “Anybody can come to church. We want to show God in a different light without being preachy or over the top, and yet sticking to principles.”

“Not every Christian is running around with a sign in their hand telling people they’re going to Hell,” he continued. “We preach a very positive, non-condemning message and it really opens the door toward people who are unchurched or burned out on God and religion.”

Reaction to the broadcast has been mixed.

“Wow! This is gonna be great! Can’t wait to watch it!” one commenter wrote.

“After their Family Feud appearance, I will probably tune into their pilot episode,” another stated.

“I might avoid this show,” a third said, gaining a number of likes in agreement with his comment.

“Preaching Alabama” is among a string of controversial faith-themed reality shows to be released in recent years. As previously reported, “Preachers of LA” was launched on the Oxygen Network last fall, and follows the lives of six Los Angeles area megachurch ministers, many of whom live large as prosperity preachers. “The Sisterhood,” a program featuring five provocative preachers’ wives from Georgia. was not renewed for a second season after its launch in January 2013, as Christians nationwide expressed disgust and ratings fell below what was hoped for the broadcast.

2 Timothy 4:3 warns that in the last days many “will not endure sound doctrine, but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears.”


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  • Conservative Dasilva

    The devil is a liar, why is the media so pro homosexuality? , they are forcing this ideology down on us, we will keep rejecting it

    • alnga

      Standing firm against the sin, but firmly loving the sinner in Christ Amen?

    • Joab Pascal

      Uh… where was homosexuality mentioned in this article?

  • pastoredsmith

    “Not every Christian is running around with a sign in their hand telling people they’re going to Hell,” he continued. “We preach a very positive, non-condemning message and it really opens the door toward people who are unchurched or burned out on God and religion.”

    Fact: Any Christian that runs around with a sign in their hand telling people they’re going to hell is not preaching the Gospel. Christians tell the truth about hell, true enough. But, we do it by demonstrating that Christ died on the Cross for all. Not by judging and condemning.

    Fact: The Gospel is not all “positive.” It requires that we turn from our sins. Sometimes it requires we walk down a road where naysayers abound and insults fly from all directions just because we walk with God. Sometimes, these days even in the US, it means we endure persecution….not to the degree some others in the world do, but it is obviously coming.
    Fact: The only way to battle burnout is to go directly to God, pray and believe. Get involved in a church that loves you. Avoid those people (yes, the ones who call themselves “Christians.” God said that “not everyone that says to me Lord, Lord will enter into the gates of Heaven….”). True Christians love all people, and love them enough to bring them to Christ.
    Fact: Nobody can be saved by simply “accepting them as they are.” The song says it best. “Just as I am, without one plea….” we come to God “just as we are.” But, if no change in your life takes place, you missed it. You can KNOW you are saved by the witness of the Spirit in your life…..not by just “feeling good.”

    I used to think that blasphemy of God couldn’t get worse than it was. I was naive. False Christ’s and “god’s” are everywhere. Ever notice they only copy the real thing. I guess that is a compliment of sorts. After all, nobody counterfeits a gum wrapper.

    • Tanya Benedict

      Amen

    • Seth Alan Taylor

      I love how people expressing opinions can always say “FACT” right before they do. 🙂

      • pastoredsmith

        One thing more amazing is how people see truth and try to convince others that it is not true. Such is mostly true with atheists and agnostics.

        • Seth Alan Taylor

          And us Christians never do that at all. 🙂 Ever. 🙂

          • pastoredsmith

            The thing that separates “us” Christians from the fools (Psalms 14:1) is that we have and stand on the Truth of the Word of God. No, we’re not perfect, and don’t claim to be. This conversation is over. I’ll not waste my time arguing with a mocker.

          • Seth Alan Taylor

            Indeed sir – you have many fools to love. Go and make Pharisees of them all.

          • James Grimes

            Good call, Pastor. He is only trolling to be hostile and condescending.

          • MC

            That’s because he’s uneducated.

        • Bob267

          B. Christian News Network is a shameful, immoral and UNGODLY group that spreads hate!!! Their beliefs cause hate, war, murder, submission and division!!! They are truly EVIL!!!!

          • pastoredsmith

            Sounds like the true source of hate is now on this thread, Bob267. Christian beliefs do not cause war. Christians didn’t start, nor do we want the war that has been forced upon us. Teaching truth is never hate. Accusing others of hatred when none is in existence is the most hate-filled thing you can do.

      • Bob267

        A. Christian News Network is a shameful, immoral and UNGODLY group that spreads hate!!! Their beliefs cause hate, war, murder, submission and division!!! They are truly EVIL!!!!

    • James Grimes

      Thanks for sharing, Pastor

    • Bob267

      C, Christian News Network is a shameful, immoral and UNGODLY group that spreads hate!!! Their beliefs cause hate, war, murder, submission and division!!! They are truly EVIL!!!!

    • MaryWaterton

      pastoredsmith said:

      Fact: Any Christian that runs around with a sign in their hand telling
      people they’re going to hell is not preaching the Gospel. Christians
      tell the truth about hell, true enough. But, we do it by demonstrating
      that Christ died on the Cross for all. Not by judging and condemning.

      That statement is self-contradictory nonsense. The honest truth is that most pastors rarely mention hell because it doesn’t rake in the cash. Jesus talked more about hell than He did about heaven and He was very explicit in His descriptions. For example:

      “The Son of Man (Jesus) shall send forth his angels, and they shall gather out of his kingdom all things that offend, and them which do INIQUITY; and shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.” (Matthew 13:41-42)

      If Jesus warned people verbally of hell, then He would have no problem with holding a sign warning of hell.

      • WorldGoneCrazy

        This is a most excellent point, Mary – thanks! It has always puzzled me that if Hell is for real (and Jesus says it is – more than anyone else in the Bible), then why are we, as Christians, not talking more about it?!? That does not seem very loving: to go about our daily business, surrounded by people who are one second (heart attack, car crash, etc) away from Hell (as I most assuredly was for the first 42 years of my life, saved from the gates of Hell by the Grace of God), and not even mention it. (I must confess that I do not do it as much as I should either, but many preachers do not do it much, if at all, apparently because it empties the pews.) Here are my nominations for least-heard sermons:

        1. If Hell is for real, then why aren’t we talking about it?
        2. Divorce: is the Church affecting the culture, or has the culture infected the Church? What part of “I hate divorce” do we not understand?
        3. I make no apology for defending the unborn: stop killing our babies! (And stop tolerating those who argue that it is “good!”) Or,
        4. Abortion: why Hitler was more moral than we are!
        5. Same sex marriage: why do we despise both the Old and New Testaments, and what part of “CDC data” do we not get?!?
        6. Euthanasia: does it make us feel any better about ourselves to serve the devil of death?

      • JennyWren

        The commenter said that ‘Christians tell the truth about hell’ so I don’t think he is is saying that we don’t mention hell, but the problem is that many people call that the gospel when it is not. The word gospel means good news and if you stop at just talking about how someone is going to hell, then where is the good news in that? The good news is that although we could not possibly ever be good enough to get to heaven, while we were still sinners and hostile to the things of God, Jesus was perfect and paid the price for us. That is GOOD NEWS! Yes, mentioning hell is important, because if you don’t understand what you are being saved from then it is all pointless, but he is correct, we do not show the love of Christ by telling people that God hates them or some of the other stuff we have seen in recent years.

  • George

    It all comes down to this differing logic and belief. Some view any judgement as “hate” while the believer in Christ knows that “judgement” can be an act of love. The scripture tells us to endure discipline as a son and to understand that pain and endurance will reap a harvest of peace and righteousness for those trained by it. The key for the Christian is to remember that all is done in love. Check yourself, your life and your motives when taking part in judgement as God will use the same measure with you.

    • Tanya Benedict

      Thank you

  • jr61020

    Will reserve judgement as to the authenticity of his teaching

  • http://victimsofgaybullying.wordpress.com/ JBenning

    We shall know they by their fruits…..bad trees do not give good fruit and good trees don’t bear bad fruit.

  • Psychdude1

    I love when those wanting to popular in a pagan culture like ours turn Jesus into a pagan folk hero. Read the whole story folks. Jesus never rejected anyone, but he did not compromise in revealing their problem. The problem was not low self-esteem. To the man healed at the Pool of Bethesda he warned that if the man did not stop sinning something worse would come upon him. To the woman caught in adultery he said, “I do not condemn you” and followed that with “go and sin no more” or stop sinning. The pagan folk Jesus can’t help you. He is no different than following Buddha, the Dali Lama, or Oprah. I am glad I do not have to answer for deceiving people this way.

  • alnga

    Christ welcomes all to His Church and Christ all to experience His Salvation for their lives, however the consequence of that experience should be a changed life. a false teacher falls short of that in their preaching. “Do not be conformed to this world but be Transformed by the Word of God.” Experience His Love, share His Love. to all who have ears let them hear.

  • Troy Hinrichs

    This seems to be a knee-jerk response to ambiguous buzz words like “Jesus didn’t reject people and we don’t, either.” Before we start throwing around words like “false teacher”, it would be a really good idea to confirm what they are teaching and that it is in fact false. I don’t see ANY of that in the above article. Please, Ms. Clark, out of due diligence, if you have such examples, please provide them as you have not in this (perhaps overly edited?) article. If not, please exercise a little humility and generosity and do not assume, as many would, that because they are different, they are off base.

  • rebekah26

    Wait, where’s the false teaching? I’m confused.

  • Dog of the Sun

    Im very sad “Men wearing earrings” is one of your indicators….. 🙁

  • Susan Moore

    Well I won’t be watching!

    • Trista Linn

      I have a funny feeling you will 🙂

  • Joshua Krug

    Jesus did turn people away. The demon possessed man after he had been healed. The woman who kept calling out after his disciples, only after she acknowledged the children of Israel did he grant her request for her daughter. The rich young man, and other couldn’t follow or simply turned away when they heard his message. Eventually everyone deserted him except the Father.

    • The Last Trump

      And He warned us that He would turn people away in the future as well. We will all be separated into two groups. The sheep and the goats. Contrary to popular belief, Jesus is not all-inclusive. Our actions have consequences. We need to choose wisely.

  • NNNNNNNNNNoooClintonplz

    who cares what any television personality has to say about God. You have a Bible if you want to know God. Read it. You can pray and talk to God to show you what he likes and wants from you. You don’t need media.

    • OldArkie

      What is bad about this show is it will probably influence many to go through the broad wide gate that leads unto destruction.

      • Shannon Carroll

        Just curious.. how do you know that? Are you basing your judgment simply on this article written by Heather Clark who bases her opinion apparently soley on a media created program teaser (who’d would LOVE to draw debate and attention if not for free marketing). Does she know this family? …or has she witnessed the evidence (“fruit”) of their work and lives over decades? I wonder how many lives she has lead to Christ? Has she wept with the broken, comforted the hurt, lay next to the depressed..?

      • Trista Linn

        Might want to watch the show before you pass judgment. Are you really throwing stones over a teaser trailer? Do you believe everything you see on the TV or internet? You know nothing about them yet. Put the rock down.

        • OldArkie

          I don’t watch Hollywood they can’t get it right because they be in the money making business. Its not a rock, its a warning.

  • OldArkie

    Mt 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:

    Mt 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.

    Its true few there be find the strait narrow gate which leadeth unto life, yet many make their way into the broad wide gate that leadeth to destruction.

    To go though the strait narrow gate that leads unto life one much be ‘Born Again,’ as stated in John 3:3 & John 3:5.

  • Kurt Bowers

    “Welcoming any and all members of society—even those that many churches have traditionally turned away”. I have been in church for 40 years now and have been a part of or served in ministry in over 16 churches during that time. (I’m not a church hopper, it has just worked out that way). I have never been a part of or witnessed any of those churches turning people away. Never. Neither have I witnessed any of those churches be unwelcoming in any way. I hear this kind of thinking all the time, yet have never experienced it. Could it be that this is an assumption that’s not based in reality? Maybe others have had a different experience?

  • jcrosby35

    Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
    Heb 10:24 And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:
    Heb 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.
    Heb 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
    Heb 10:27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
    Heb 10:28 He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:
    Heb 10:29 Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
    Heb 10:30 For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.
    Heb 10:31 It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.

    Mat 24:44 Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.
    Mat 24:45 Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?
    Mat 24:46 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
    Mat 24:47 Verily I say unto you, That he shall make him ruler over all his goods.
    Mat 24:48 But and if that evil servant shall say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming;
    Mat 24:49 And shall begin to smite his fellow servants, and to eat and drink with the drunken;
    Mat 24:50 The lord of that servant shall come in a day when he looketh not for him, and in an hour that he is not aware of,
    Mat 24:51 And shall cut him asunder, and appoint him his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
    You want your ears tickled? Fine. But you best remember that judgment begins at the house of the Lord.

  • JOLO

    I go to the church that is featured in this show, and I can tell you that this family is 100% the real deal. They aren’t hippies. They preach the Gospel. Part of their message has been conveniently left out of the press: while they do welcome everyone (hey guys, we’re all sinners!), no one says that sin isn’t wrong, or that there is no consequence of sin. They show God’s love to people who feel they don’t belong because other churches haven’t made them feel welcome. And when sinners learn that God loves them no matter what, hearts, ways, and lives are changed. Before judging something you have no idea about, why not actually watch an episode?

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      If true, then I can tell you, without qualification, that there are dozens of churches in North Alabama that preach the Gospel without sugar-coating the Message and by calling sin what it is. But, then, I guess these other churches don’t have their own reality show, nor are they seen as “kewl.” They faithfully serve the Lord Jesus Christ and do not have to plant themselves somewhere and pretend that there are not other churches that do the same – for ratings purposes or to make fun of a state that takes its Christianity seriously.
      North Alabama does NOT need to be evangelized: perhaps if they wish to be truly “radical,” they can plant their church right next door to one of the many abortion death mills or homosexual orgy bars in New York or Californication? Or maybe, they can hang out with and evangelize all of the pro-death liberals in DC? (Just look for the offices with (D) on the door.) How about opening up a true Gospel-centered church close to the White House? Now, that would be “radical” and truly could “change the world” for the better! (Do the pastors speak Arabic, too?) I know, I know, we are SO “judgmental” here. 🙂

      • Citizen A

        You are the exact reason why people don’t was to go to church or want to hear the word. You are a hypo-Christian, and obviously very judgmental, as well as racist too. God is LOVE, not hate. The hate in your post above is NOT God’s love.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          You write: “You are a hypo-Christian, and obviously very judgmental, as well as racist too.” You have just judged me, and harshly so by calling me names. Therefore, you have refuted yourself, and are a hypo-Pharisee. You have said it is wrong to be judgmental but then turned around and judged another. That makes you the greatest hypocrite alive. You have fallen for the false “gospel” of “non-judgementalism” and “tolerance.”

          Please educate yourself, because you are the most dangerous creature alive: the one who claims to be tolerant but is the most intolerant of all: http://www.str.org/articles/the-judgment-on-judging#.VDXTC8J0xol
          In the meantime, I strongly suggest you place your faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, NOT in the false liberal “gospel” of “tolerance.”

      • Susan Crittenden

        Luke 18:9-14
        He told his next story to some who were complacently pleased with themselves over their moral performance and looked down their noses at the common people: “Two men went up to the Temple to pray, one a Pharisee, the other a tax man. The Pharisee posed and prayed like this: ‘Oh, God, I thank you that I am not like other people—robbers, crooks, adulterers, or, heaven forbid, like this tax man. I fast twice a week and tithe on all my income.’
        “Meanwhile the tax man, slumped in the shadows, his face in his hands, not daring to look up, said, ‘God, give mercy. Forgive me, a sinner.’”
        Jesus commented, “This tax man, not the other, went home made right with God. If you walk around with your nose in the air, you’re going to end up flat on your face, but if you’re content to be simply yourself, you will become more than yourself.”

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Susan, you have made a determination (that is a judgment, in case you do not know) that my posting above is inappropriate. Therefore, you are judging me. Thus, you consider yourself a better Christian (or whatever, in terms of “tolerance”), and it is actually you who are behaving like the Pharisee in your post. (Thank goodness I’m not like that WGC!) You have fallen for the false “gospel” of fake “tolerance” and are quite possibly serving a false god. Are you a liberal too? A pro-abort? If so, I pray that God will have mercy on your soul.

          Please educate youself so that in the future you do not refute yourself in such a hyporcritical manner: http://www.str.org/articles/the-judgment-on-judging#.VDXTC8J0xol

          • Susan Crittenden

            I apologize for the long delay, as I never saw that you had directly replied to me. I would like to answer your direct questions to me.
            Are you a liberal too? NO.
            A pro-abort? NO.
            I simply replied with a scripture, reminding us that not spouting off the wrongs of others (states) is called out in the bible and warned they will fall flat on their face. Simple reminder to share the gospel without ripping apart those who do not live as you live. We ALL need reminders from time to time, as we ALL fall short and none of us are worthy to be called children of God…except through the GRACE of Christ. I apologize if you were offended or hurt by the scripture used.
            As far as “tolerance” goes…I simply love as I have been loved. I pray I live in a matter that is pleasing to Christ and no one else.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Hey Susan, on further review, I believe that it is I who owe you an apology not the other way around, I ask your forgiveness for my harsh reply, and pray you will come to give it to me. I say this sincerely.

            I think the thing that set me off was that the “Do not judge” crowd, which you are not a part of, is encouraging unholy living, moving away from sanctification, and not calling out sin, which we are commanded to do in the Bible. While I dearly love the Scripture you quoted, the Pharisees denied the Messiahship of Christ and set up traditions (which were actually false, as it turned out) and tried to live by it as a means of earning salvation. Those of us who discern good from evil are not actually related to the Pharisees, because we speak FOR, not against, the Messiahship of Christ Jesus, we are not setting up any traditions by calling out sin, and we are using the discernment skills that the Bible requires of us. We are not works-righteousness, we are works flow from salvation through the Power of the Holy Spirit. In a sense, not speaking out and discerning is a much greater sin because, in our post-modern world, that is viewed as condoning sinful actions. I am not accusing you of having this view, of course, I just wanted you to know that I am sensitive to the mis-use of the term “Pharisee” these days. Those who call out sin and exercise discernment are doing what the Bible says FOR Christ Jesus Who did precisely the same thing. “Go and sin no more,” etc.

            There are plenty of good verses on self-righteousness that I engage in, so I know my weaknesses there. 🙂 Self-righteous, perhaps too often. Pharisee, never. God bless you, Susan, and thank you for exhibiting God’s Grace in responding to my not-so-friendly fire! I thank you, humbly.

    • resident

      JOLO…WELL SAID!!!

  • Shannon Carroll

    Well, why don’t we who claim we know His love, ask His opinion and cease to judge people and hearts. Seems to me there’s enough judging and condemning going around. I look forward to watching and hearing more. “We know a tree by its fruit..”..Someone once said.

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Didn’t you just judge us? 🙂

  • Francine Thomas

    I know these people and know their message, it’s called the Gospel. They are unconventional. Yes. As in they are non pretentious, transparent and imperfect who love people, Jesus, and keep Biblical principles. I’d say that is pretty unconventional! Please don’t judge them by the spin a business savvy, media company puts out there to stir controversy. They are genuine, funny, fierce loving people who don’t shy away or try to hide their faults but who also do a lot of things right. They are authentic and trust they like other Believers strive to be more like Jesus. Give them a chance. Their message and lives are an open book. Research them before castrating yet another brother and sister just who trying to get Jesus’ message of grace, love and peace out. Looks like some of ya’ll could use it.

    • resident

      WELL SAID!!!

  • Joab Pascal

    Unconditional love is now a “false teaching”? We are truly in the end times…

  • Trista Linn

    I grew up in this church and no they don’t say that sin and homosexuality is ok. What they do do is love you THROUGH your sin. Just like Jesus did. His disciples were all mess ups and sinned. So what makes you blameless ? To me this looks like more religious people getting upset when the word of God is being shown for what it was. Jesus loves and took in all sinners and through that message they turned from their sin. That is what the speegles do. So what is so wrong with that. You want less gay people then how about showing Them that you love them. Maybe if that was the norm instead of hate towards them you might just see a difference. Don’t let yourself be fooled. Religious people KILLED JESUS. so it is no surprise that a family that is trying to be Christ like is getting pursecuted from their so called peers. Advice to y’all. Watch the show and watch their ministry before you open your very ignorant mouths.

    • david ramseur

      I agree Trista that all have fallen short in some way or another. That the Church should welcome sinners of all stripes to hear the gospel. The article seems to show that most Christians and most church congregations are too harsh and judgmental.
      In my experience however, that is just not so. I just do not see churches browbeating people and condemning them to Hell. The problem in my view seems to be the opposite. There are too many these days who have watered down the gospel in order to avoid offense. There are too many who compromise on preaching the whole truth as a strategy of attracting new members. This strategy is fruitless because the message is not convicting. Lives are not being transformed because people are no longer convicted of their dire need for Christ day in and day out. Instead, people go to church out of motives that are quite worldly.
      Now, I believe that this is looked at too simply. If you look at it from a biblical perspective you see that Jesus hung out with sinners yet also warned His followers not to be partners with the world. He used many parables to convey this idea: for example the yeast that works its way thru the dough. He also said that it is not the healthy that need a doctor but the sick. How are we to reconcile this? Churches should extend the Truth (the coming judgment and redemption thru Jesus Christ) to all people everywhere. If people accept Jesus’s teaching, or even if they are on the fence, the Church should pray for them and fellowship with them. If people are openly against Jesus’s teaching, the Church should pray for them but withdraw fellowship from them. Why? Because, the non-repentant sinner who is refusing God’s grace reflects upon the Church in a negative way. This harms the witness of Church. People who would turn to Christ may look at the church and see an unrepentant sinner lacking the power of God in his life and in disgust turn away.

      • Trista Linn

        I aggree with you. And as you will see if you watch the show they agree with you do. They don’t say come as you are , don’t change it doesn’t matter. They teach the bible and love. that’s it.. They don’t pick and choose. Honestly they don’t. What you will see in previews and teasers is something to get you hyped up and talking. Which is GREAT! The more that watch for whatever reason is wonderful. Because God can and will reach you any way he can. If that means someone watches because they wanted to see them fail.. well maybe just maybe they will see or hear something they needed.

        I do know that these are the people who loved me and my family through some very hard times. As my grandmother laid on her deathbed Allen and Janice (Mom and Dad on the show) didn’t leave her side. Their beautiful daughter Jill held my hand and sang my grandmother’s favorite song to her because I was so overcome I couldn’t sing for her one last time.

        This is the love God talks about. This is the love you will see. I can’t wait for God to reach people through his wonderful servants.

        • Conservative Dasilva

          This sounds like love, one more thing ma’am, Jesus laid down his life willingly

          • Trista Linn

            And they do. I urge you to read more about them. Watch the videos. They don’t tell you sinning is ok. They just teach that God loves you through your sin and what Jesus did to save you. And through that love then God can work on their sin. http://movementalabama.com/

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            All of that is taught in every Bible-believing church in North Alabama already, I can assure you. But, not all of these churches are “kewl” or have “awesome” pastors with lots of “rad” tattoos and body piercings and their own reality TV show, OMG! I can’t wait for this show! 🙂

          • resident

            well slap on a tat, get your ear pierced and hang on cause its gonna be one wild ride…but in the end you may learn some things about GOD and how GOD sees you and who you are in CHRIST…JUST SAYIN…LOL

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            OMG, yes! I’ma gonna learn some “new” things about “god” cuz the “kewl” pastor has a rad tattoo and earrings and his wife talks about S-E-X and all! It is so “K-E-W-L!” Oooh la la! Where’s my cell so I canna take a pic of this aweeeeesome experience and post it on fb?!? Do they serve latte beforehand and have a big screen projector with the 7 words in their eternally repeating worship song? Cuz thatsa da sign that they are 4 R-E-A-L! 🙂

          • resident

            ok…just for the record..Allen DOES NOT have a tattoo,and it was Janice that made the crack about the Viagra pill…and by the way if we can’t talk about sex in church from a biblical perspective and even make fun of it…then no one should ever speak of it ever… healthy marriages Christian conferences do it all the time…I have seen it in many denominational churches.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            No tat, no latte, no braless pastor’s wife?!? Not watching, dude. But, that’s because I heard it was cancelled. 🙂

          • resident

            And what is righteousness…in this case…is it behaving right to earn your salvation, which will never happen because we all fall short, or is righteousness GODS MERCY ON US THROUGH THE DEATH BURIAL AND RESURRECTION OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOR WHICH WAS “GIVEN” TO US IF WE BELIEVE…What Allen and Janice, and Rod And Jill and Lori and Seth do is stand on that cornerstone…this is not in anyway a “watered down” or made to be packaged as “user friendly” message..It is a full gospel church that does not beat people over the head with the word.GOD LOVES US ALL. not this person here or that person there, but all …my point is you get more bees with honey then you do vinegar(analogy —honey-> love patience, kindness…vinegar-> fear, guilt, ridicule…and one comment to a person earlier…condemnation and guilt are not from GOD and GOD is not angry with you…GOD may convict us of the choices we make which lead to or are sin…guilt and condemnation are from the enemy…and lastly to everyone that reads this … GODS ACCEPTANCE OF US IS CLEAR….Ephesians 2;8 for it is by grace that you have been saved, through faith, and not of yourselves.It is the gift of GOD …however mans acceptance is truly lacking so if you want to doubt their approach, their motives, their faith fine there is nothing I can or will do about that, but what are you doing to spread Jesus message and do the work of the kingdom of saving souls preparing the way for Christ return???? GOD BLESS

      • Trista Linn

        Do you see how many hateful people are on this article? These are the people they are talking about. People who are just like the pharisees who were so stuck on their religion they wouldn’t tolerate anything that could threaten it. They are treating them just like they treated Jesus. Even going as far as this article calling them false teachers…
        Maybe in church people aren’t always like that. But let them get behind an anonymous keyboard and watch their true colors come out.

        • david ramseur

          I agree that they should be given a chance. I agree that criticism is not due or warranted before they are really checked out, vetted. The Church should love one another. The Church should encourage one another. The Church should also remain vigilant against false teachers that infiltrate. I am just saying test the spirits. Test what they say according to scripture, but judgment should not be rendered falsely. For people will know that we are His disciples if we love one another.

        • resident

          trista your wise beyond your years!!!

    • MC

      Since you grew up in this Church, do they literally preach that homosexual acts are a sin, and do they tell the homosexual to turn away from homosexual acts? Do they preach to the adulterer that adultery is a sin and turn away from it? I’m curious and since you have first hand knowledge you can answer my concerns. Thanks.

      • Trista Linn

        Yes they do. But like every other sin they teach that they love you even if you are a sinner. And by that love it helps people to keep coming back. They God can work on their hearts and help them turn from their sin. No matter what it is. People can’t change people. Only God can. And they just give a loving environment where people can meet him.

        • MC

          Ok, I hope the producers of the show won’t force them to become “liberal” in their teaching. Thanks for answering my question. 🙂

          • Trista Linn

            No problem. Hope you enjoyed the show.

          • resident

            I can promise you that will never happen…these folks are the real deal

        • lindy

          You display a beautiful spirit 🙂
          your doing a great job Trista , your sword is being sharpened 🙂

          • Trista Linn

            Thank you so much for those kind words! We can only spread the word that God loves you, and there’s nothing you can do about it. 🙂 The rest is up to him. It was nice to wake up and read this though. I very much appreciate it.

          • lindy

            you are very welcome , just thought Id encourage you on
            I came from a Christian but ” religious ” background and wanted no part of it . ( my parents sounded like alot of the posters on here )
            2 yrs ago when i cried out and asked God to show me the Truth he led me to accept Jesus as my saviour & saved me by his grace & showed me that ALL my sin debt has been paid in full & my salvation depends on him alone , and im trusting that 🙂 Once you really understand that , sin becomes less tempting !! But none of us are sinless !!
            When people point fingers , there are usually 2 pointing back at them 🙂
            We are to LOVE people first and introduce them to Jesus & plant the seed …. how else will they hear the good news right !!!!
            From that point on its in Gods hands.
            God Bless you

      • resident

        yes…. to give you a flat blank direct answer they do, but so is judging someone,or gossiping, or lieing, or looking at some one and think oooh aren’t they hot… the reality is when you grow in the knowledge that GOD IS NOT ANGRY WITH YOU< THAT HE LOVES YOU, THAT HE CAME TO THE EARTH IN THE FORM OF HIS SON AND SUFFERED AND DIED 'FOR YOU' AND IN THAT JESUS PAID YOURS MINE AND EVERYONE ELSE'S( DEBT, PRICE,PUNISHMENT OR WHAT EVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT). AND YOU COME TO UNDERSTAND WHAT WE ALL (((REALLY MEAN TO GOD))) …we all change from the inside but by that time you want to. I have many friends that are cross the country that I have known for more then 48 years some of them are Christian most of them are not , that does not make me love them any less. my former assistant manager struggled with his identity, I as a christian was there for him. it may not make a difference in the present but it could in the future…I even have a friend that is from Iraq. I believe them to be a very good person and I care about what happens to their family. but just because they are a non believer makes them no less worthy of me calling them friend. I also have friends that are atheists and agnostic. and even a few that drink like the fishes and play 80's/90's rock music doesn't make them any less important…the point is you have to love people where ever they are….we have to be GODS hands and feet….you may be a person who has suffered a great deal in your life time.this suffering may have led you to life you now have and it could be hard, If I were to judge you and label you as this that or the other thing,I would not ever bring you peace or joy. but if I am patient, and kind and i know you as i find you. I could very well be the one person you needed to hear from to continue on through another day….by sharing GODS love for you even if it comes in the form of a hug or a hand on the shoulder saying I understand your grief but ….if "I " understand it then how much better does a all knowing and all seeing GOD know and understand it..just by showing a little bit of compassion… the rest is in GODS CAPABLE HANDS I hope this answer your question from my perspective as a Christian and part of the body of CHRIST…and yes I attended their church in Florida.

        • MC

          I agree with your post. The reason I asked my question is that there are Liberal churches out there that preach homosexuality is not a sin and there’s no reason to stop being in a gay relationship or gay marriage. Those are the devils churches. I just wanted to make sure. Thanks.

          • resident

            your welcome

  • Art Dominguez

    Hmmm, a different type of gospel. Apparently the “old” Gospel wasn’t working for them.

    Here are some of the problems with this person’s “gospel”:
    1. “Jesus didn’t reject people and we don’t, either,” Allen stated.
    Actually, Jesus rejected people’s sins and only “accepted” those people when they turned away from those sins.
    For example:
    The young rich man in Mark 10:17-31 was not “accepted” as he was. Also, the Pharisees were not “accepted” as they were. In John 3 Nicodemus is told he MUST be born again. The list goes on.
    And even the woman caught in adultery was “accepted” when she was repentant and told to “go and sin no more”.

    2. “We preach a very positive, non-condemning message…”
    The fact is Jesus preached a very condemning message since you CANNOT have redemption without condemnation.
    As a matter of fact, Jesus mentions Hell by name several times in the Gospels:
    Mat 5:22, 29, 30
    Mat 10:28
    Mat 18:9
    Mat 23:15, 33
    Mark 9:47
    Luke 12:5
    And that’s not counting the times he refers to Hell in other terms. (Luke 13:28 for example)

    3. Unconditional love does NOT mean unconditional acceptance of sin. I’m willing to bet this person’s “gospel” is OK with LGBT lifestyles.

    4. Forgiveness does NOT equal tolerance. Jesus and the true Gospel is not “tolerant”. Quite the opposite. The Gospel is very intolerant.
    Jesus did not tolerate sin.
    Jesus did not tolerate false teachers.
    Jesus did not tolerate people lining their pocket through the House of God.
    The Gospel does not tolerate any other message. There is only one Way. All other “versions” of the Way fall short. Jesus made that clear:
    “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

  • Ma Bo

    I love hypergrace but this is not it, this is a whole other message that is not of the Lord

    • bday

      what is this “other” message you reference?

    • Trista Linn

      Wondering how you know that. Did TLC teach you your gospel?

  • Conservative Dasilva

    The world has an itching ear, the people want to to hear a strange doctrine, we are in the last days

    • bday

      what is this strange doctrine to which you refer?

    • Trista Linn

      Loving people is strange????

      • Conservative Dasilva

        Love is the greatest gift, definitely we should love, but there needs to be a balance! , when paul rebuked peter! , the bible says rebuke openly, the gospel is balanced, it involves love, wisdom, justice, righteousness

        • Trista Linn

          I urge you to read my reply to MC. They love you no matter what your sin is. But they don’t tell you that your sin is ok. They urge you to turn from your sin like every other church. They just have a welcoming environment for people to come to so that God can work on their sin.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            “They just have a welcoming environment for people to come to so that God can work on their sin.” Can you name a single church in North Alabama that does NOT have a welcoming environment? And, if their environment is too “welcoming,” then it just might invite sin in right along with the sinner. Now, we don’t want that do we?

          • Trista Linn

            I honestly have no clue what the churches are like there. I don’t live there. I attended their church in florida. I guess we will all have to see when the show airs.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Bottom line: the whole concept of this show is that there is something missing regarding “tolerance” or “welcoming” in the churches of North Alabama. But, the show’s concept itself is not very “tolerant” or “welcoming” toward these very churches! That is why the new “gospels” of “tolerance” and “non-judmentalism” are both self-refuting and found nowhere in the Bible or Church until the post-modern, post-shame, post-Christian epoch. Tolerance of the sinner, yes. Tolerance of the sin, never. Otherwise, it is just more “progressive” liberal theology, and that has been around since the Garden. (Hint: the preacher of that “new” theology was the snake.)

          • Trista Linn

            Where do you see that they are not tolerant of other churches? They said come as you are no matter who you are. I don’t understand where people are getting all of this information that is honestly just wrong. Did you watch the show last night?

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Trista, the entire concept of this show is that North Alabama needs an injection of faith and freethinking. Did you read the article above? Clearly the unique niche of this “reality” show is that there is something different about them. THEY are tolerant but the churches of North Alabama are not. But THAT view itself is a judgment that is being made by the producers and clearly endorsed by the church in its silence or lack of retraction. But, I thought this was the “non-judgemental” church, the “tolerant” one?!? Do you see the point here? They have refuted themselves, and hypocritically so.

            You seem smart and open-minded on this. Check out this article on how our post-modern, post-shame culture has infiltrated the Church and how we have fallen for the self-refuting concept of “it is wrong to judge.” The article is short and sweet: http://www.str.org/articles/the-judgment-on-judging#.VDXTC8J0xol God bless you!

    • OldArkie

      Yes,

      2 Thessalonians 2:3 ¶ Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;

      The falling away is taking place, along with many false teachers & false churches that hates the true teachings of the Holy Bible & pedals to itching ears, so that day is very close, those who have been putting off getting save may not have much time left. Many will put it off to long & will find them self in the pit of Hell. Wonder what they will think about God’s love them?

      • Conservative Dasilva

        Thanks, God bless, the lords word is never wrong, Amen

  • lifetalker

    I guess the title of this article helps me identify where Christian News stands: “New TLC Reality Show to Feature False Teachers Preaching ‘Unconditional Love, Tolerance’”.

    I didn’t realize to be a “true” christian you cannot operate in unconditional Agape love nor can you be forgiving. It seems that you must be judgmental and bigoted.

    Not my Jesus! He had a few things to say about the religious in his day. Paul always was followed from town to town by Jewdisers whose mission was to destroy the good news message (the word gospel means “too good to be true”). Thus the warning in Galatians 1:8,9 ” If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.” It seems Christian news has diverted from the true gospel. Jesus in many ways used the law to bring understanding that No One can be “saved” under the saw. The law condemns us to death. Praise Jesus he stepped in on our behalf and took my punishment!

    Our message now is the GOOD NEWS! His provision for you is complete, His love gift has been given to the entire world…. We just have to see what is already ours and receive it by faith. I guess if God so loved the world…. I can too!

  • Conservative Dasilva

    http://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-news/family-preachers-opens-progressive-church-bible-be/ Please check out this link, the church is described as a progressive church ?, the gospel never changes, so what is progressive Christianity ?, we are really in the last days

    • WorldGoneCrazy

      Thank you! All I needed to hear was the word “progressive.” As a former unsaved liberal, I know EXACTLY what that code word means.

      • Conservative Dasilva

        God bless u

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Right back at ‘Ya – times 1000!

  • Bob267

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      bob are you ok??? you seem a little up set…

  • Bob267

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  • Rev Donald Spitz

    There are enough ministers already doing what they are doing. Most almost never mention hell or sin.

    • Trista Linn

      Oh they do. And it scared the crap out of me when I was younger. But every Sunday isn’t a service about fire and brimstone either. They focus more on your relationship with Christ and how to have your life and sin changed by him.

  • lolwme

    This is exactly what my kid’s book, LET THE CHILDREN COME TO JESUS, teaches why Christian kids should put Jesus first in their lives and put no one or nothing between them and Christ.

  • http://maxfur.com/ Max T. Furr

    “Sound doctrine” indeed. It is a shame these folks are being disparaged for wanting to preach tolerance and unconditional love. Such opposition to tolerance highlights the hypocrisy in Christianity (and most other organized religions as well).

    Most religions have include the doctrine (worded various ways); “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,” but then they have many other doctrines that contract that basic and most important doctrine.

    Benevolent Reciprocity and universal empathy is the ONLY doctrine that paves the path to world peace and brotherhood. All other doctrines are but bricks in the walls of dogma that block the path.

    • Art Dominguez

      Unconditional love does NOT mean unconditional acceptance of a sinful lifestyle; which seems to be what this pastor is about.
      Also, forgiveness does NOT equal tolerance. Jesus and the Gospel are not “tolerant”. Quite the opposite.
      Jesus did not tolerate sin. (although He ate with sinners He always called them out for their sins)
      Jesus did not tolerate false teachers.
      Jesus did not tolerate people lining their pockets through the House of God.
      The Gospel does not tolerate any other message or “doctrine”. There is only one Way. All other “versions” of the Way fall short. Jesus made that very clear:
      “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

      • Trista Linn

        “Unconditional love does NOT mean unconditional acceptance of a sinful lifestyle; which seems to be what this pastor is about.” Just curious as to where you have seen them teach that sinful lifestyles are ok. After years of going to that church in FL. This was never taught. Quite the opposite. Only that God loves you and Jesus died for your sins no matter what they are. That means me, you, homosexuals, adulterers, thieves, and the like. That message brings in sinners and then through their relationship with God they turn from their sin.

        • WorldGoneCrazy

          Trista, does it concern you that A-theist Max is agreeing with you on how his version of “christianity” should be viewed?!?

          • Trista Linn

            Honestly it does not. I have met wonderful kind and open minded people who did not share my belief in Christ. Some of my good friends are non-believers. That doesn’t mean that I can’t have a relationship with them.
            “This is how everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:35.
            And right now looking at all these comments if I wasn’t already a believer I wouldn’t want to know anything about Christ! Watching Christians fight and “talk smack” to each other is appalling!
            I do not think that anything I say will matter one bit to those who are non-believers. But the things that I do like love them will matter.
            We are ALL sinners. “Do not judge or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Matthew 7:1-2.
            We all just need to stop looking for the speck in everyone else’s eye and address the plank in our own. Even myself because I am not perfect and I am sure I have been too harsh somewhere along my road.

          • WorldGoneCrazy

            Yes, agreed. But, what I am saying here is that when our doctrine dovetails with that of an a-theist, we need to “watch our doctrine carefully.” As a former a-theist for many decades, I can tell you that the last thing I wanted to hear was about my sins. Like all a-theists that I currently witness to and are friends with, I believed that man was basically good but stumbled sometimes. This is precisely the opposite of the Biblical view, yet it has infected the church to no small degree. The reason that we so rarely hear pastors preach on Hell, abortion, euthanasia, SSM, and especially the horrors of divorce is precisely because it will cut down on their numbers. (Here, I am not referring to the mere mention of these topics, but a serious Biblical-exegetical presentation with the many secular apologetic data to support same.) Check out some of the classic sermons from the 18th and 19th centuries sometime: you will not hear any apology for calling sin what it is. And these were some of the greatest pastors of our history, not stumbling around in the relative morality darkness of rampant, feminist-driven post-modernism.
            We are called to holiness. We are to call the sin as sin. We are not called to hate the sinner, but to hate the sin. Jesus’ love, tough love, is not sticking our heads in the sand and ignoring sin. It is loving the sinner and hating the sin, and loving the sin out of the sinner. The reason that we are surrounded by the Abortion Holocaust, Trista, is because the church has remained silent and God has surely turned us over to our own delusions. (Nearly half of the “church” even voted for the most radical abortion-loving president in the history of Democrat presidents – every one of which has been abortion-loving since Roe and Doe. That is proof enough!) I apologize for being too harsh with fellow believers, but we should know better. The a-theist, on the other hand, is in total darkness and does not know what he doesn’t know. God bless!

      • http://maxfur.com/ Max T. Furr

        Actually, in the secular U.S. anyone can have the religion they want. Your judgement that they are sinning is only a matter of what you want to believe. The Bible condones slavery, genocide, and incest. I think a bit of unconditional love and benevolence is a good thing, especially in light of the actions of “holy” people in the Bible–and of Yahweh, himself.

      • resident

        if Jesus did not tolerate sin then why did he die on the cross…seems to me if Jesus was intolerant he would still be alive today…just sayin

  • MC

    If they’re supporting sin then they are doing more harm than good. This show will not last very long. People are leaving liberal churches in droves.

    • Trista Linn

      And they are not supporting sin at all. I hope that in time it will become obvious.

  • anon

    one word: pathetic

  • WorldGoneCrazy

    Here is a quote taken directly from the pastor’s wife in the above story: ‘ “Even in church, sex entices,” Janice Speegle explains in a preview trailer for the reality show.’ Yes, but women, let’s not “entice” in church. Wear your bras and button up from now on. You look like a prostitute, and your wardrobe is taking Mark 2:15-16 a little too literally. 🙂

    A network quote: “Called to serve God and others, this fun-loving family is ready to inject a lot of faith and freethinking into Northern Alabama.” We already have a LOT of faith in North Alabama, thank you very much. What we don’t need is “word-of-faith.” And, we have lots of “freethinkers” too. We call them “atheists.” Perhaps this “radical church” can witness to them instead of to those of us who know the difference between a Bible and “kewl” tattoos and body piercings that give the young women the tinglies while they sing their 7-11 songs? (I like some 7-11 songs, BTW.) Is it any wonder that 2/3 of young people raised in evangelical churches leave the church by their early 20’s?!?

  • zman

    For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but
    wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves
    teachers in accordance to their own desires,

  • WorldGoneCrazy
  • Kentucky red

    Are they gonna teach and Preach sound doctrine from the Bible? If I understand what I think the code words are correctly I doubt it. Hope I’m wrong though.

    • resident

      they do teach and preach SOUND LIFE GIVING GOSPEL DOCTRINE FROM THE WHOLE HOLY BIBLE…. code words…ha there are NONE… people love to find a conspiracy where ever they can…no offense intended…

  • Sara Kitchene

    Everyone is taking time to condemn, judge, and form opinions. Take a few minutes and count how many lives you have personally led to Christ. After that compare your number to the hundreds that this family has led into the kingdom through their years of ministry…. Get my drift?

  • Trista Linn

    I am very sad to say that the show has been canceled.

  • Bobbybestcat

    “Welcoming any and all members of society—even those that many churches have traditionally turned away” What churches turn people away??? I have never heard of such a thing. They may (and should) tell you if you are living a sinful lifestyle, but that’s not the same thing by any stretch.