Recently, a video depicting “Pastor Jim Colrick” and his wife’s “youth outreach” song about Jesus has resurfaced among various blogs. In their Jesus-fueled rap video the most stereotypical white couple ever tries to tell the youth about Jesus through an “elderly-school” rap. Some publications are presenting this as an actual Christian youth outreach video, so we wanted to take the opportunity to let you know that this is likely a hoax.
The video, titled “Rappin for Jesus” on YouTube, was uploaded by Brian Spinney. Spinney says that
[box type=”shadow”]”I helped my pastor make this music video when I was in high school. Thought you guys might get a kick out of it! May the Lord bless and keep you. : )”[/box]
Since these fresh beats were originally uploaded last year, many have asked the question: is this real? One thing is for certain: those are actual people spouting offensive rhetoric. However, it is doubtful that this is an actual pastor of an actual church.
Supposedly, “Pastor Jim” was the head honcho of the now-defunct West Dubuque 2nd Church of Christ, which supposedly closed its doors in 2004 (well before the web site was established on January 15, 2013) and shares a web site creation date with “Brian Spinney’s” YouTube account where the lone video enjoys over 3 million views. Spinney is now selling downloads of the video for $1 as well as other merchandise.
We are unable to find one single person who can confirm that the church, the pastor, or his wife are anything but characters in a poor (but surprisingly effective) attempt at trolling. While a quick Google search easily “outs” this video as a hoax, we just want to remind you that it’s okay to be offended, but the religious community should not be blamed, as some have not been responsible enough to even attempt to verify authenticity.
And now, time to drop some beats: