The following was just emailed to John Lowery, a Democratic assemblyman for District 6 of the Arkansas State Legislature.
– Monsieur d’Nalgar
April 26, 2012
The honorable Representative John Lowery
Arkansas State Legislature, District 6
I am writing to enquire into an unusual event, now two years old, that has recently come to my attention.
Nestled within an hour-long YouTube video uploaded February 21, 2012 by the Hatfield Assembly of God Church, there is an incredible story about you, as told by an itinerant holy man who calls himself “Rabbi” Curt Landry. Apparently he is trawling the churches of America’s backwater hamlets, spinning fantastical tales of how he is Israel’s “goodwill ambassador” and boasting that he is capable of bending even Mammon to the service of Jesus Christ during these last days. I’m not exactly sure how he does it, but it is clear he has convinced the good people of rural Arkansas that he is a legitimate “prophet” who is “extensively operating in the gifts of healing, signs and wonders.”
In this three-minute section of the aforementioned video, beginning at 24:04 and ending at 27:02, Landry recounts how, two years ago, at the once-baptist Cross Life Church (formerly Second Baptist Church) in Eldorado, you and he were able to use magic incantations and talismans like a “tallit” to remove an atmospheric curse placed upon the state in 1948, when it supposedly voted against the creation of Israel. Can you please elaborate as to just what dastardly thing it was that Arkansas did 64 years ago that then incurred God’s wrath upon our state? Even if such an improbable extended weather event were true, I was not aware that individual states were involved in the process of recognizing foreign nations.
This amazing curse, more than three-score years old, has clearly spared a fortunate few in the Razorback State. A bit of Internet research reveals that “Lowery Oil CO in El Dorado, AR is a private company which is listed under oil crude. Current estimates show this company has an annual revenue of $2.5 to 5 million and employs a staff of 1 to 4.” Not bad! Not bad at all. It seems that you have been richly blessed, and that you are an exemplar for the very fashionable “I got mine!” Prosperity Gospel now being peddled everywhere in the name of a relentlessly re-branded Jesus (hardly recognizable as the penniless Nazarene who once wandered the hills of Palestine two thousand years ago).
Congratulations on your earthly blessings. I trust your heavenly larder is equally as well-stocked. And, I look forward to reading your explanation of just what it was that you and the self-proclaimed rabbi accomplished for the state of Arkansas two years ago.
Hot Springs, Arkansas
Links to persons/material mentioned in this letter:
Representative John Lowery: http://bit.ly/I7mR0Y
The YouTube video: http://bit.ly/I3CTu9
Curt Landry: http://bit.ly/IGoYLo
Dr. Dwain Miller’s Cross Life Church: http://bit.ly/4e0X7u
A “tallit” or Jewish prayer shawl: http://bit.ly/clMBY1
Photograph of serpent-handling ceremony at the Pentecostal Church of God, Lejunior, Harlan County, Kentucky, by Russell Lee, 15 September 1946. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Handling_of_serpents… or http://bit.ly/IrNGxF