Worst Christian Mouth of the YearDecember 31, 2007
It is time for the 3rd annual "Worst Christian Mouth of the Year" award to (dis)honor the Christian who most hurt the cause with their dumb statements. This decision is made after examining the posts here from the whole year to see which individuals were often critiqued for their comments. The winners (or is that losers) are chosen based on a quantitative and qualitative evaluation, and sadly there were many to pick from. In April, this annual list was reported on by Youthwork, a British magazine for church youth leaders.
The 2007 winner is (drum-roll please): Rick Scarborough for his comments on the Celebration of a New Baptist Covenant, immigration, politicizing religion, and the HPV vaccine. Scarborough is the first to take the title twice as he also took it last year. He was also one of those in the number three spot two years ago, which was a group award for all of those who said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment.
Hopefully, Scarborough will resolve in 2008 to either think before he speaks or just keep his mouth shut.
The runners-up are:
2. Wiley Drake
3. Tony Perkins
4. Don Hinkle
5. Bill Donohue
The 2006 list: Rick Scarborough, Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, Tony Perkins, Don Hinkle. The 2005 list: Pat Robertson, Jerry Falwell, All those who said Hurricane Katrina was God's punishment, Fred Phelps, Russell Moore.
This year's list includes some of the same individuals as they sadly have not improved. However, the individual at the top of the list in 2005, Pat Robertson, did barely drop off this list as he had a less controversial year than usual.