Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Minister Who Moonlights As Elvis Priestley Rocks Fundamentalism

NEW MARKET, Ontario (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – An Anglican minister in Canada wants to say “Thank you, thank you very much,” to both Jesus Christ and Elvis Presley.

He’s the Archbishop Dorian Baxter, but worshippers and audiences are coming to know him as “Elvis Priestley” – a gyrating, testifying master showman who impersonates the King of Rock n Roll while singing the praises of, in his words, “the King of Kings, Jesus Christ.”

Rev. Baxter adds that, “Telling people that the King of Rock n Roll worshipped the King of Kings is a great way to get my foot in the door.”

Recently, a fundamentalist religious critic in Texas named Texe Marrs condemned Elvis Priestley as one example of “Pastors Gone Wild,” but Baxter says his Priestley persona is as “fundamentalist and born again as born again gets.”

Baxter says Elvis himself went to great lengths to publicize the roots of rock n roll in Southern gospel music, and that as a minister, he welcomes any debate with Marrs or those like him as possible “win-win discussions.”

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