Preacher from the Black Lagoon – Brother Stair

Rose and I occasionally listen to an oldies station here in Yakima while chatting before falling asleep. Last night, when the advertisements replaced the music, I surfed the channels and fell upon AM 930 KYAK – a local Christian station. His voice quavered with emotion – but sounded weak from age and the abuse of SCREAMING about the end of the world for the last fifty years. The crackling poor reception added wonderfully to the effect. Rose and I were immediately transported back to the days of the tent preacher/revivalist/snake-oil salesman who can cure all your ills even as he saves your soul and empties your pocketbook.

It was the voice of Brother Stair who describes himself as “The VOICE of the Last Day Prophet of GOD!” on his website. (Yes, the underline and caps are his own – modest guy, eh?). Rose and I were immediately fixated – Brother Stair is a living relic of a bygone era best characterized as a 1950s B-grade monster movie cum Holy Ghost radio preacher/prophet/doomsday salesman. He was in the middle of a sentence when we began listening, and was ranting about the “devout Jews” who came to Pentecost in Acts 2. “That word doesn’t mean that they were good or believers, or anything like that,” he explained. “The word devout just means religious, like devout unbelieving Lutherans or devout Catholics. Heck, there are even devout homosexuals and DEVOUT LUCIFERIANS!” Then he took his next call and was asked something about dinosaurs and Noah’s Ark. This really set him off. “THERE WERE NO DINOSAURS!” he blasted. “The earth is only six thousand years old. Some scientist finds a pile of bones and says ‘See that? That’s a dinosaur.’ How could anybody be so foolish to believe them? God didn’t say anything about dinosaurs in the Bible, so they are not real!”

By this time, Rose and I were gasping for breath, and when I caught mine, I blurted out “He’s the Preacher from the Black Lagoon!” It turns out this guy has been predicting the end of the world since the 1950s, so our sense that he is a “living relic” was right on. He predicted nuclear war in 1988, and is reported as saying “If the Lord God Almighty does not make a major move before the year 2000, I’ll tell God to go to Hell.” He runs a cult and has been accused of multiple nasty crimes, some of which he has plead guilty to. So here is my tribute to his “ministry.” (Coincidentally, this ties in very well with an article I had planned to comment on yesterday: Clouds, with Context: The sci-fi roots of modern fundamentalism, an excellent read).

Brother Stair

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4 comments on “Preacher from the Black Lagoon – Brother Stair
  1. eric says:

    Who has ears to hear had better listen. Adam/Eve were children themselves (not grown adults as you see in the paintings for centuries). Adam/Eve were prepubescent in the garden of Eden(paradise). They were at the age period when children “knew no good nor evil” (this is where Gods wants all of us). Moses confirms what the Holy Spirit already told me about the “garden of paradise” and the “tree of knowledge”, look to Deut.1:39. The tree of knowledge and heaven are spiritual not physical,there was NO actual,physical tree of knowledge of good & evil (thats folklore/deception). Heaven and garden of paradise(Eden) are synonymous. God resides in the unseen(spiritual) world that created this seen(physical) world, just as your thoughts(unseen world)) create recipes or inventions or music in this visible place(physical world)etc… The tree of knowledge of good/evil is the stage of mankind(man/woman) where they go through a transformation of childhood to adulthood. At this point is when mankind has the opportunity to either believe(obey) in his authority figure or not believe(rebel). Mankind unfortunately through the milleniums have continually chosen rebellion from the beginning. Eve gave into the temptation first not because women are more evil but because females mature slightly faster than males,meaning she came to the crossroads of “obey or rebel” first and failed. Jesus said “humble yourselves like a little child, (bringing you back to the garden when you knew not good or evil) pleading that you realise its your pride that has cast you out! When God cast them out of the garden and said they were cursed it is because they believed in pride over humility,satan over God. Watch people that try to play God or try to play boss or ruler,their idea of kingship is oppressive and cruel. God is full of humility and love. If God was anything like “man” portrays rulership, God would have wiped out ALL of mankind a long time ago. Seek the garden of Eden diligently,ask God to reveal the secret truths that are hidden in those first 4 pages of the Bible. This is what it means to love God with all of your heart,soul and might! I have been shown ten times what ive shared with you but havent the space to do so. so please God bless and studiously seek the garden and you will see.

  2. Mookcollins says:

    this stair character is a cast iron nut. from the alligations of sexual abuse and the misuse of money donated to his church there is something for everyone who observes the truly foul and filthy. i used to e-mail abusive comments to him and after 8 or 10 he responded that i was going to hell and had no fear of what awaited me there. whatever scumby…i shudder to think what is waiting on his sick ass in the next world.

  3. P Perry says:

    Stair has proven himself a.liar and false prophet by his own words and actions. And all the distrust isn’t fron “the world” or anti-Christians, but from exceedingly humble Christians who have been there, studied his words in earnest, and would love that he not be a deceiver. The question to anyone who even remotely would want to listen to him for their own selves to decide, at what point are you going to listen to honest and fair discerners and not even start down that road. Stairis like some of the more heinous street drugs…you don’t have to study or try them as their reputation for disaster has sufficiently procreded them. Stair is no different. He has lied so much that at this point he is not worth giving any benefit of the doubt. Yes, test and discern all things, but that didn’t mean stick your fingers in the fire when mama said no.

  4. Ron Keillor says:

    Dec.22, 2018 He’s still going at it. An appeal for funds for satellite time may have been heard by some of the stations he is on gratis or has stiffed and has been stopped. Appeals for call-ins and getting placed on his mailing list will circumvent unwanted attention. Today’s “Sabbath Service” ran 3hrs.45min. with several call-outs to members who still own property that has not been sold to support him.

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