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‘Don’t Give a S**t’—Perry Noble Cusses During Sermon While Apparently Plagiarizing From Progressive Christian Tony Campolo

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A video clip of disgraced pastor Perry Noble swearing in a sermon circulated widely on social media this week. In the clip, Noble swears twice before joking about it.

The clip was from a sermon Noble gave on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb. 11), titled “30 Second Theology.” During the sermon, Noble asked the congregation, “What if we took the message of the gospel that seriously?”

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“Because here’s reality,” he continued. “There are people outside these walls today in Anderson, South Carolina, that if they died today, they would go to hell. And there are some people in this room that don’t give a s**t.”

After taking a brief pause, Noble added, “Then there’s some people in this room more bothered by the fact that I just said the word s**t than you are worried about the people that are going to hell.”

“That’s on you, sir,” Noble yelled. “That’s on you.”

Noble then joked, “Some of you all are like, ‘I like this church,’” as the congregation laughed.

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“I’m just saying, what would happen if we said this matters and I’m not going to show up at Second Chance next week alone—I’m bringing somebody that needs to hear this message?” he asked.

The person who posted the clip noted that Noble’s phrasing was similar to a quote from progressive Christian leader Tony Compolo:

I have three things I’d like to say today. First while you were sleeping last night 30,000 kids died of starvation or diseases related to malnutrition. Second, most of you don’t give a s**t. What’s worse is that you’re more upset with the fact that I said s**t than the fact that 30,000 kids died last night.

Noble Was Fired From NewSpring Church in 2016

Noble was removed as the lead pastor of NewSpring Church in Anderson, South Carolina, in July 2016 due to alcohol abuse and marital issues. Founded by Noble in 2000, NewSpring grew under his leadership to a weekly attendance of 30,000 across 17 campuses .