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Radio host Reuben Armstrong is causing quite a controversy with the announcement of his forthcoming book called SNAKES IN THE PULPIT (which was supposed to be released in August but is now slated for a Sept. 18th release). In it, Armstrong is supposed to be exposing the deceptive practices of church men such as Bishop Eddie Long, Pastor Creflo Dollar, Pastor Joel Osteen and Bishop TD Jakes.

Here's a little about the book from Armstrong's website:

The number of megachurches featured on National TV and radio have spawned a new type of celebrity: megapastors. These men have risen in stature and gained the public's trust as irreproachable men of God as their churches have attracted hundreds of thousands of members and millions of viewers and listeners.

But are these men, their methods and intentions really beyond reproach? One man says no, and he's set to be the voice of doubt crying out into the wilderness of what he believes to be blind faith.

"I want to expose the deception and the lies that are going on right now when it comes to these megachurches and their pastors," Armstrong said. "I'm a Christian, and I don't want people thinking I'm against God or anything like that. I believe in the church, but I don't believe in people saying one thing and doing another."


Also on his website, Armstrong, who hosts a live radio show called The Reuben Armstrong Gospel Show, says that he was recently threatened by parishioners of the World Changers Church International located in College Park, Georgia headed by Rev. Dr. Creflo Dollar. He was apparently urged not to publish the book.

And, EURweb.com reported that Armstrong had been banned from StreamingFaith.com, a portal that was broadcasting his radio show online. He told EUR Gospel, "Yes, it was because of the enemies (Bishop T.D. Jakes, Eddie Long and Creflo Dollar). I received a call from the vice president of Streaming Faith. He told me those guys had called him asking that he remove me or they will no longer do business so he made the decision to remove me. But God is not sleep. This is an example of what these so-called men of God will do to protect themselves."

Armstrong says the book will discuss certain high profile pastors, but he really doesn't say how. Is the book journalistic/investigative, pure opinion? Not sure.

What do you think? Is Armstrong doing a service for churchgoers or is he being opportunistic?

Check out the second video below. He also comments on Juanita Bynum, whom he refers to as a pimptress.

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