The Neanderthal was named after the valley where their first remains were found, and the valley itself was named after pastor Joachim Neander. Neander is the Greek translation of his name, both mean "new man". New man was found from a valley named after a man named "new man". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nea…
To promote Man of Steel (2013), Warner Bros paid a professor to create a Superman-centric sermon outline for pastors in order to appeal to Christian viewers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man…
Jeffery Dahlmer was converted and baptized in prison in 1994, where he continued meeting with the minister who baptized him. The pastor received a Thanksgiving Day card in November 1994, thanking him for teaching him God's word. Dahlmer died a few days later. nytimes.com/2007/03/11/us…
Grape Juice is a modern invention which didn't exist prior to 1869. It was invented by a Methodist pastor to help alcoholics take Christian Communion. christianitytoday.com/ct/…
Today I learned about Nicolas Antoine, who attempted to convert to Judaism in the 1620s and then became a Calvinist pastor in the Canton of Geneva while secretly practising the Jewish worship. He ended up being burned at the stake for heresy on 1632 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nic…
Pastors, just like any job has a salary. The average salary is $49,765. Reported salaries are highest at Presbyterian Church where the average pay is $62,315. An entry-level Pastor with less than 1 year experience earn an average $39,811. In their late career (20 years and higher) earn $53,276. payscale.com/research/US/…
Among the 10 richest pastors on the world, 5 are located in Africa (Nigeria and Zimbabwe) moneyinc.com/richest-past…
The richest preacher in the world is David Oyedepo of Nigeria, with a net worth of $150 Million. The 63-year old pastor owns 2 private jets, a $10 million house, and controls churches in 45 African nations. informationng.com/2018/01…
Today I learned of Joachim Neander - latin for "New Man"- a 17th century pastor who composed music inspired by a small German valley. That valley would be the site of the discovery of a new species of hominid called Neanderthal. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joa…
The pastor who lead a campaign to end Southern Decadence Festival because of lewd public behavior, was later arrested for public masturbation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sou…
Today I learned about pastor Lee Jong Rak, who set up the first baby β€œdrop box” in South Korea. The box is attached to the side of his house, where parents can put their unwanted children. Since 2009, over 600 children have been received in the drop box and placed in safe, loving homes. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The…
There was a 90s pastor who wrote a booklet called "Barney the Purple Messiah" accusing Barney the Purple Dinosaur of being a new age demon who taught the liberal left agenda and had seances on the show mit.edu/people/dryfoo/Inf…
The House of Amberg, of which the present King of the Netherlands Willem-Alexander is a member, became nobility when a pastor began calling himself "von Amsberg" and no one objected. His father had been a baker and his grandfather a blacksmith. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ams…
Megachurch pastor Ed Young drove a Ferrari 458 Italia on stage during service, parked it, got out, and said: "God gave me a Ferrari because I AM a Ferrari." youtu.be/bIx3ElOc_K0?t=69
Today I learned of a black New York pastor in 1947 who decided to travel to Alabama in a turban and with a fake accent, posing as a foreign dignitary. His disguise allowed him in white-only areas, and he was treated with little discrimination. npr.org/sections/codeswit…
A pastor and his wife kidnapped a 4-month old baby to raise as a slave. They forced her to serve them and consistently beat, tortured, and molested her. She was rescued at 19 years old and had 410 scars on her body. sullivan-county.com/nf0/c…
In 2006, Pastor Tex Haggard, founder of New Life Church in Colorado, was caught buying meth and allegedely having sex with a male prostitute. nytimes.com/2009/01/27/us…
Martin NiemΓΆller a German pastor was arrested by the Nazis and was sent to Dachau concentration camp, but managed to survive and regretted not opposing Hitler earlier. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mar…
Today I learned of billionaire pastor, Edir Macedo, who is accused of using $2 billion in donations intended for charity overseas from his poor followers to buy jewelry, TV stations, and other businesses for himself en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edi…
There's a church in Lake Worth, FL that has a 100 foot tall cross that they lease out exclusively to T-Mobile as a cell tower. According to the pastor, he has hopes that it "leads people to Jesus, and that the community will have better cell phone service" blogs.lcms.org/2009/flori…
In 2014 a 7th Day Adventist pastor decided to live a faithless lifestyle for a year to see changes might occur when living without God. He was immediately fired from his job at 2 religious universities. An atheist helped raise over $27,000 to donate to him. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rya…
On October 29th 2012, in Forest Hill, Texas, a man drove a car into church and beat the pastor to death with an electric guitar. theurbantwist.com/2012/10…
Today I learned of Kevin Fast, a Canadian pastor who has multiple world records in power-lifting, including the pulling of an 188.83-tonne CC-177 Globemaster III (Canadian version of C-17 Globemaster III) by a distance of 8.8 m (28 ft 10.46 in.) in 2009. He donates all proceeds from his stunts to charities. catersnews.com/stories/qu…
Today I learned about the Los Angelus pastor that completed 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 different continents to raise money for his church in January of 2017. espn.com/endurance/story/…
A Canadian doctor and pastor designed a cryptic tombstone for his two deceased wives in the 1860s that was not decoded until the 1970s nancyshistoricsites.com/2…
A Dutch pastor, Klaas Hendrikse, openly admits to not believing in God, and is known as the "atheist pastor". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kla…
One of the most famous "snake salvation" pastors died in Kentucky in 2014 from a snakebite after refusing medical treatment. He had been bitten at least nine times before and even lost a finger to a snake bite. In 1995, one of his parishioners also died of snakebite. abcnews.go.com/US/snake-s…
The first food and drink eaten on the Moon were Communion wine and bread, which had been consecrated by Buzz Aldrin's pastor two weeks before Apollo 11's launch guideposts.org/better-liv…
In 2001, a documentary filmmaker set out to expose the Westboro Baptist Church for their "hate-mongering" beliefs. He instead joined the church, and is now one of the top pastors. pitch.com/kansascity/at-w…
The British Transport Police has rail pastors; volunteers whose job is to reach out and provide a comforting presence to vulnerable people and those contemplating suicide on the rails. In their first year of operation, they saved three lives and reduced crime by 37%. btp.police.uk/safety_on_t…
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich is a former pastor and seminary president. thegospelcoalition.org/ar…
Singer Gerardo, famous for the song Rico Suave, is now a pastor in Kentucky houseofgraceusa.com/gerar…
Three of Nigeria’s wealthiest pastors spent more than $60 million on private jets between March 2009 and March 2011. forbes.com/sites/mfonobon…
Nathan Phelps son of the head pastor at Westboro Baptist Church left home on 18th bday and is now an atheist and LGBT rights activist youtube.com/watch?v=nROaN…
Fred Phelps (pastor of Westboro Baptist Church) was once a civil rights attorney who fought for the rights of blacks cnn.com/2010/US/05/05/hat…
The son of Fred Phelps, pastor of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church, escaped the insanity at age 18 and is a self-proclaimed atheist and supporter for gay rights. natephelps.com/
When Thomas Jefferson became president in 1801, a Massachusetts church feared he would impose his French "religious infidelity" on the country -- so their pastor delivered a "Mammoth Cheese" to the White House inscribed with a quote from Jefferson: "Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Che…
Today I learned that in college, actor Kevin Mcdonald (Pastor Dave from that 70's show) was "kicked out for being "a one-legged actor" (i.e. he could perform comedy, but not drama) by a dean who had a leg amputated, and was therefore a literal one-legged actor." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kev…
Rapper DMX is currently a transitional deacon in the Christian Church and aspires to become ordained as a pastor, stating that he received this call in 2012. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX…
There is a guy named Reddit. He is the pastor of a Presbyterian church. soaringoaks.org/pastor-an…
A pastor in south korea has made a "dropbox" for unwanted babies that would otherwise be left for dead womanofgod.com/god-makes-…
A Michigan man named Jeremy Grinnell was caught after having propped up a ladder under a couple's bedroom window and climbing up to watch them having sex. At the time, Grinnell was a local pastor and assistant professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. mlive.com/news/grand-rapi…
Michael Glatze, the "ex-gay" pastor played by James Franco in the indie movie "I Am Michael," is no longer a pastor, moved to San Francisco last year, and is possibly living as a bisexual. skippingtothepiccolo.com/…
In 1993, Calvin O. Butts III, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, led a threat to boycott WBLS, the main urban radio station in New York City, if they played any form of gangsta rap. In response, WBLS excised most hip hop music from its playlists. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WBL…
Fred Phelps, head pastor for WBC, is not allowed entry to Britain en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Since the making of the documentary "Jesus Camp", one of the pastors from Kids on Fire announced that due to negative reactions to the camp after the film, the camp which was held once a year for three weeks has been discontinued indefinitely and will be replaced by other events. imdb.com/title/tt0486358/…
Today I learned of the Baby Box, which is a box set up by Pastor Lee in Seoul that's connected to his home where women can abandon their babies in instead of leaving them on the streets in the cold to die. Sometimes he adopts the children that are put into the box. lifenews.com/2013/05/28/s…
Becky Fischer, the children's pastor that ran the ministry featured in 'Jesus Camp', has since started training and issuing curriculum for parents and youth pastors around the world after founding the School of Supernatural Children’s Ministry. sscmkimi.org/
Pastor Ted, from the documentary Jesus Camp and religious adviser to G.W. Bush, resigned last year due to his crystal meth use and for having sex with a gay prostitute. aolnews.com/nation/articl…
DMX became a deacon in pursuit of becoming an ordained pastor in Arizona after his successful rap career en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DMX…
A pastor of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands who is a priest for over 30 years is known as the atheist pastor because he doesn't believe in God. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kla…
Jan Amos Comenius, a Czech protestant pastor, was first to popularize the use of pictures in textbooks using charts, diagrams, and maps in his classroom. He supported equal opportunity for poor children and opened doors to education for women. He is considered the father of modern education en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joh…
Pastor Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church has an estranged son who says the pastor use to physically abuse him and his family using his fists, knees, and pick like digging tool in such a way that it split the skin on the back of his kids legs so they bled. cnn.com/2011/US/03/16/wes…
There's a strong anti-gay movement in Uganda, promoted by American Pastors, with a soon to pass law that punishes gay people with jail and in some cases death. youtube.com/watch?v=Lo77w…
Tacos Al Pastor were invented as a result of Lebanese immigrants bringing shawarma to Mexico in the 1930s washingtoncitypaper.com/b…
Today I learned of Landover Bapist Church, a fictional church that, in their universe, is described as owning well over 1,000 acres (400 ha) in Freehold, with twenty-eight paid pastors, 412 full-time staff members, eleven fully equipped chapels, seven sanctuaries, and a 100,000 seat amphitheater. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lan…
Crime author Patricia Cornwall's lesbian affair with an FBI agent led to a pastor being held hostage and the agent held at gunpoint, by none other than her husband FBI agent Gene Bennett. mailonsunday.co.uk/femail…
The phone number in the lyrics of Alicia Keys's song "Diary" was her actual phone number when she was living in New York City. After the song was released, fans dialed the phone number with the wrong area code which led to a retired pastor who received "twenty calls a day" and a $95 phone bill. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dia…
Astronaut Buzz Aldrin took communion on the surface of the moon which his pastor had prepared in a small kit. The communion wafer and wine became the first food and liquid consumed on the Moon en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buz…
A Pastor wrote a serious sermon about how fidget spinners can represent the Holy Trinity [DOCX] arkanddove.org/home/18001…
There is a pastor in south korea who created a "Drop Box" which saves abandoned babies from infanticide theguardian.com/artanddes…
Warner Brothers hired a religious marketing group to reach out to faith based viewers when promoting "Man of Steel". In doing so they wrote a sermon distributed to pastors entitled "Jesus: The Original Superhero" that was centered around Superman. movies.yahoo.com/news/man…
A pastor died in 1983 after handling a timber rattlesnake during a Pentecostal service. 29 years later his son died in the exact same way. articles.washingtonpost.c…
In 1968 a group of trained North Korean soldiers attempted to assassinate the president of South Korea. All of them were killed except for Kim Shin-jo who eventually became a South Korean citizen. He married and became a pastor. articles.latimes.com/2010…
There's a small denomination of Christianity started by a man named Christian Funk, AKA Pastor Funk. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fun…
Pastor Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church ran as a Democrat four times in Kansas

Info comes from the bottem of the link under update, it's five times if you read wikipedia.

Fred Phelps ran for major office in Kansas as a Democrat no less than four times. He ran for governor on the Democrat ballot in 1990, 1994 and 1998 and for senator in 1992. Phelps received 11,000 votes, or seven percent, in 1990, he received 5,000 votes, or three percent, in 1994 and he picked up 15,000 votes, or 15 percent, in 1998. And in the senatorial contest in 1992 he garnered 49,000 votes, or 30 percent. Phelps furthermore ran as a Democrat candidate for mayor of Topeka in 1993 and 1997.

p.s. I'm no Republican infact a very leftwing Brit but this does interest me.

GΓ‘bor Sztehlo a Hungarian Lutheran pastor saved 2000 Jews from the Nazis during WWII. After war he also founded "Gaudiopolis", a self organized "Child State", where he took in children whose parents died or couldn't provide for them. pueblodedioslutheranchurc…
The Southern Baptist Convention banned female pastors in 2000. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/S…
There is an Oregon-based organization, led by Pastor Paul Revere, called Embassy of Heaven. Its members claim to be literal citizens of the Kingdom of Heaven. They don't recognize the US government's authority or laws. They don't pay taxes because they believe they are "a separate nation." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emb…
Today I learned of Jamie Coots the Snake pastor who preached with snakes died of a snake bite during service when he refused treatment from paramedics because it went against his religion. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
The founders of a Megachurch in Singapore were convicted of misappropriating $50 million SG dollars, some of those funds were used to finance the pastor's wife's pop music career. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cit…
Larry Flynt and Jerry Falwell (evangelical pastor who sued Larry for $50 million after Hustler Magazine printed a parody ad in which Falwell related having an incestuous encounter with his mother in an outhouse) eventually became friends. articles.latimes.com/prin…
Megachurch pastor Joel Osteen is worth $40 million... celebritynetworth.com/ric…
Parson Brown, sung about in "Winter Wonderland" is a fictional minister. Parson is an old Anglican name for pastor, and attaching the common last name of Brown would be similar to saying "Smith" today. btr.michaelkwan.com/2011/…
Jay Underwood (BUG from Uncle Buck and The Boy Who Could Fly) is an extremist baptist pastor now. fbcweaverville.org/pastor…
Hyles-Anderson College was founded by a pastor who had multiple accusations of improper sexual behavior, financial and emotional abuse. A professor and the school chancellor went to prison for sexual assault, among other charges. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyl…
There is a KKK store that is owned by a black pastor nytimes.com/2012/01/13/us…
Daniel Tosh is the son of a pastor en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/D…
Kim Shin Jo, a pastor in South Korea, was a North Korean commando sent to assassinate the President of South Korea. Of the team of 31 commandos, he was the only one captured. Another escaped back to the North, and the rest were killed. nytimes.com/2010/12/18/wo…
A pastor in Korea has a box for people to leave babies so they aren't abandoned to die on the street. faithit.com/baby-box-resc…
Actor James Dean was sexually abused by a minister when he was 11 years old and he later had a sexual relationship with a pastor when he was a teenager. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Qu'ran burning pastor Terry Jones was in the same graduating class as Rush Limbaugh. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ter…
James Dean had a sexual relationship with his Pastor at age 11. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jam…
Laban Ainsworth holds the record for the longest serving pastorate in American history. He served as pastor in Jaffrey, New Hampshire from 1782 to 1858, a period of 76 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lab…
Fred Phelps, the pastor heading the Westboro Baptist Church, ran for governor/senator of Kansas several times as a Democrat and at one point received 30.8% of the vote in a primary. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fre…
Fred Phelps, Pastor of the Westboro Baptist Church, was a civil rights lawyer who's main accomplishments were the dismantling of Kansas Jim crow laws, 1/3 of the states civil rights cases belonged to the phelps law firm ocweekly.com/1999-09-16/n…
Nathan Phelps, estranged son of Pastor Fred Phelps whom spawned generation after generation of institustionalised homophobic primitive baptists, is an atheist and an LGBT activist, as well as being the executive director of the Centree for Inquiry Canada. en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/N…
Metallica's logo font is called "Pastor of Muppets." famouslogos.us/metallica-…
General Butt Naked went from a man known for violence in the First Liberian Civil War to a Christian Pastor generalbuttnakedmovie.com…
There is a protestant pastor in the Netherlands who does not believe in God. bbc.co.uk/news/world-euro…
Ron Jeremy and the pastor who founded the anti porn organization XXXChurch.com are close friends. loomings.weebly.com/inter…
Matt Foley, Chris Farley's motivational speaker, was named after Farley's friend and pastor Matt Foley aggiecatholicblog.org/200…
Martin Luther King Jr's original name was Michael King Jr. In 1931, his father became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. When King was 6 years old, his father officially changed his name on his birth certificate to Martin Luther King Jr atlantablackstar.com/2014…
An anti-gay pastor held a meeting with other anti-gay activists to plan a lot of anti-gay stuff. Then his church burned down. Cause? Lightning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bil…

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