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Breakthrough With Rod Parsley

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For those of you wanting to read the next chapter in my interview with Ted Haggard, do not despair! I promise, it will get here. The reasons I haven’t yet released it are rather boring, but there ARE reasons. Just stick with me for a few…  it’ll be worth the wait.

Today I’d like to share some TV footage with you. If you watch TBN, you’ve undoubtedly seen Breakthrough with Rod Parsley, as I’ve been told it’s one of their top three programs.  In April of this year, I received an email asking if I would be interested in appearing on the show.  At the time, I’d never heard of Pastor Parsley, so I searched Google for information about him and the show.  What I found from that search led me to believe that Rod is very… hmm, how do I describe this… “televangelist”, and to be honest, some of the things I found reminded me of my childhood and could easily have turned my stomach, but I chose to look for positives.  And there were plenty of positives to be found once I landed in Columbus, Ohio to meet with his staff and begin filming.  Positives such as this morsel:  did you know that Rod Parsley’s World Harvest Church has a team that attempts to be amongst the first on scene helping when natural disasters strike?  Tidbits like that ensured my heart remained soft towards Rod’s ministry.

Rod Parsey's "Breakthrough" Studio

Rod Parsey's "Breakthrough" Studio

Besides… the people there treated me like an absolute KING.  I was put up in a decent hotel room, had an “attendant” that anticipated my every need, and didn’t meet an unfriendly person during my entire stay.  The experience was beautiful!

But I had to wear a suit 😦 (which I found, still brand new, for $7 at a Salvation Army thrift store – Yes, I said SEVEN DOLLARS)!  Fortunately they didn’t require a tie.

Although we’d only planned to film one show (actually, half of one show – the other half to be shared with another guest), upon discussions with Rod and his staff I was asked if I’d come back the next morning for another filming.  They felt there was so much that needed to be shared, the original time allotted just wasn’t going to be enough.

In the first show, after Rod Parsley’s opening segment he and I speak for awhile, then the second half of the show is spent talking with Pat Trueman, former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division, U. S. Department of Justice – a man who used to argue in front of the Supreme Court.  He speaks about how there are anti-porn laws already in existence that simply aren’t being enforced.  If you’ve been a long time reader of mine you know it is my opinion that legislation will never change hearts, and only education done with a big fat dose of Jesus’ Love can do so.  That being said, many of you will undoubtedly find Pat’s segment interesting.  I know my mother definitely did!

Here’s a Rebroadcast of that first show, shared with permission of Rod Parsley:

For the second show, Rod had Debbie Stacy, the Director of his Center for Moral Clarity, do an in depth interview with me.  My segment takes up the majority of the show, and there are no other guests.

Here’s the second show:

Even as I write this article, I’ve been direct messaged on twitter to let me know TBN is re-broadcasting one of the shows today.  It’s been on several times in the last month, so I am assuming feedback has been positive.  I’ve received emails from around the world from people who have seen it.  What a small world we live in!

Let me know what you think!

10 thoughts on “Breakthrough With Rod Parsley

  1. I just deleted my last comment – drats.
    I wanted you to know this entry is fabulous – absolutely fabulous. Praise God for using YOU to help others, spread the Good News of God’s love and salvation, and show HIS glory! Yeah!

    My reaction was the same as yours as to the televangelist thingy, but also saw the positives and appreciate the fervor and love shown by Rod Parsley on Breakthrough as well as the goals of the Center for Moral Clarity. Thanks so much for sharing with me!

    Tons of love on you, guy!!!

  2. I just deleted my last comment – drats.
    I wanted you to know this entry is fabulous – absolutely fabulous. Praise God for using YOU to help others, spread the Good News of God’s love and salvation, and show HIS glory! Yeah!

    My reaction was the same as yours as to the televangelist thingy, but also saw the positives and appreciate the fervor and love shown by Rod Parsley on Breakthrough as well as the goals of the Center for Moral Clarity. Thanks so much for sharing with me!

    Tons of love on you, guy!!!

  3. Hi Paul: thanks for your ministry. I discovered this website recently and I’ve been using it to break free of my own porn addiction. I prayed that God would reveal who these women of porn REALLY are. They are wives, daughters, sisters, neighbors and friends. Thank you for the graphic descriptions of this industry. They are necessary. I rationalized my own addiction by telling myself that I would visit only the “softer” side of the industry. There is no soft side. I’ve been supporting an industry which exploits women, damages family and ruins lives. God bless you and keep up the good work.

    Terry

  4. Hi Paul: thanks for your ministry. I discovered this website recently and I’ve been using it to break free of my own porn addiction. I prayed that God would reveal who these women of porn REALLY are. They are wives, daughters, sisters, neighbors and friends. Thank you for the graphic descriptions of this industry. They are necessary. I rationalized my own addiction by telling myself that I would visit only the “softer” side of the industry. There is no soft side. I’ve been supporting an industry which exploits women, damages family and ruins lives. God bless you and keep up the good work.

    Terry

  5. Donny thank you so much for letting God use you in this way. I think I understand how you feel about the whole “televangelist” thing, but God can use him. It was nice to see his love and dedication to healing and working to expose this issue. I am sure it was incredibly hard for you to go there and not feel judgment at that type of ministry. But you let God work through you and people’s lives will be ever changed by your willingness to go where you didn’t think you would.

  6. Donny thank you so much for letting God use you in this way. I think I understand how you feel about the whole “televangelist” thing, but God can use him. It was nice to see his love and dedication to healing and working to expose this issue. I am sure it was incredibly hard for you to go there and not feel judgment at that type of ministry. But you let God work through you and people’s lives will be ever changed by your willingness to go where you didn’t think you would.

  7. I flipped over to TBN to see what was on and became excited when I saw that you were on. I don’t really watch the Rod Parsley show but I watched that show that day because you were on it. It was a good show.

  8. I flipped over to TBN to see what was on and became excited when I saw that you were on. I don’t really watch the Rod Parsley show but I watched that show that day because you were on it. It was a good show.

  9. glad you’re still posting – thanks a lot, Donny.

  10. glad you’re still posting – thanks a lot, Donny.

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