Fellowship of the Sun is Real!
True Blood fans out there know well “Fellowship of the Sun,” the vampire-hating cult that revels in its own self-righteous hypocrisy. Claiming to be a Christian church, they picket vampire-owned establishments, go on TV to preach unmitigated hate, and send the occasional suicide bomber out on a holy jihad. Strangely enough, there seems to be no gospel and a lot of hate that comes from the group. Despite the ongoing infidelity, duplicity, greed, and corruption of its leaders, the church seems to think they are the only “light” in a sea of darkness. They even run “The Light of Day Institute,” a boot camp for hand-picked righteous souls called to be leaders in their movement. At its climax in the True Blood narrative we are left seeing the fellowship as the myopic hate group that it is.
Of course, we all know that this is just a fictional group. Or is it?
Recently I cam across a video from a charismatic, if not homely-looking preacher named Damon Thompson. “Pastor” Damon preaches at The Ramp, a self-proclaimed “place of awakening in Hamilton, Alabama.” Just as the original (fictional)Fellowship of the Sun was obsessed in its hatred of gays. So this group seems to with homosexuals. Boy howdy, these guys don’t like them gays. And why should they? You can’t have a TV show nowadays with some “queer” as the funniest, smartest person on the show.
We also learn from that clip that gay teens to not commit suicide because of preachers like this, but because they are gay.
Here’s the good shepherd offering to exorcize the gay out of you…
He also wants you to know that Westboro Baptist Church is right, God sent AIDS to kill them “queers.”
Of course every prophet needs his prophetess, so Damon works intimately with Karen Wheaton of TBN (sort-of) fame. Do you want to be among their elect? They have a group of young spiritual elites to help them in their god-given mission called “The Elect” and like the Fellowship of the Sun, you can’t just sign up, from The Ramp’s website the process for becoming one of the Elect…
My trusty sidekick, Sammy Sarcasm, would like to point out that there is nothing suspicious or creepy about that process at all.
So there you have it, the Fellowship of the Sun is alive and well in Hamilton, Alabama, it just has new monsters to fight.
On a serious note, I don’t know much else about them other than what is on their website and the preaching clips making the rounds online, but it doesn’t matter. The systematic use of slurs and hatred during the teaching drowns out anything else they have to say. There are plenty more clips, I just didn’t see the need to post them all. This is a hate group pure and simple. It seems to be somewhat popular, but there is a good reason for that. Anytime a church preaches woe to the outside world, everyone within the group feels better about themselves. By focusing on a classic scapegoat, the members are allowed to believe that they are in a superior standing with God. They do not have to look inward at their own defects. Even if a defect becomes apparent, they know that they are still better than those being preached against. They are filled with a self-righteousness that can only come from putting down others. They reject grace because they restrict grace. Hate and bile cannot flow from the same outlet as mercy and love. This group is a cult in the classical Christian sense. They do not conform to the clear teaching of Scripture because they reject grace for those outside while refusing to walk humbly and show mercy themselves.