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The Church of Tom Jones
image This doesn't appear to be a church for those that worship Tom Jones. Instead, it's just a church for those who enjoy listening to Tom Jones music (I think the former would have been slightly more interesting). Also, I don't think it's a joke. Or maybe it is, and I don't get it. Pastor Jack, the guy who runs the church, seems to have been spooking around for quite a while. He boasts that in 1997 he was voted Strangest Person in America. That would be something to put on a resume. (via Holy Weblog)
Categories: Celebrities, Religion
Posted by The Curator on Thu Nov 18, 2004
Comments (10)
Doesn't come up to the First Presleytarian Church of Elvis the Divione...
Posted by paul in prague  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  12:51 PM
You know, if they sang more Tom Jones hymns in church I might actually go.
Posted by Charybdis  in  Hell  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  01:11 PM
Jerry Garcia also has his own church - it's known as the Church of Unlimited Devotion.
Posted by Matt  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  05:45 PM
San Francisco used to have a Church of Jimi Hendrix, which later became the Church of John Coltrane (or maybe it was the other way around). The one time I was in S.F. on a Sunday, I tried to go there, but I couldn't find the place.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  08:06 PM
I remember seeing that pastor Jack person on VH1's Totally Obsessed show. It was ... interesting.
Posted by Suki  on  Thu Nov 18, 2004  at  11:47 PM
Funny, and right! But if Elvis is Divine, I'm a cheese sandwich!
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Sat Nov 20, 2004  at  01:35 AM
No, stork, haven't you heard? The Virgin Mary is a cheese sandwich, it seems. You're probably a chocolate covered marshmallow, or something similar. And Elvis, of course, would be a peanut butter and banana sandwich.
Posted by Big Gary C  in  Dallas, Texas  on  Mon Nov 22, 2004  at  06:12 PM
Make that "Fried peanut butter and banana sandwich", and yeah, saw the Virgin Mary grilled cheese thing, too. Some freaks'll believe and buy Anything! Good thing Elvis wasn't around for the deep fried turkey craze, could've burnt down Graceland - or maybe that would be better. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted by stork  in  the spiracles of space  on  Tue Nov 23, 2004  at  10:16 PM
This church is just as valid as any other church, or any other religion. Actually it may be more valid, because at least Tom Jones exists!
Posted by George  on  Wed Aug 30, 2006  at  06:33 AM
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