Pastor Busted Out of Jail After Thousands of Facebook Fans
Stage July 4th Rampage on Remote Iowa Town!
Fort Madison, Iowa -
July 4, 2010. The remote Iowa town of Fort Madison (pop. 100) was
engulfed in by what witnesses say were thousands of frenzied
Facebook fans and
friends of Pastor Deacon Fred Smith.
Pastor Deacon Fred is the estranged CEO
and Chief Pastor of the most powerful church in America,
Landover Baptist Church™.
He was arrested in early May for
purportedly inducing physical injury in a minor child with one of his
sermons. He has remained behind bars in Fort Madison County, Iowa
Jail for nearly two months.
Local residents of Fort Madison say they witnessed thousands of
people marching down main street, some wielding baseball bats and
smashing windows out of local businesses and dragging shopkeepers into the street.
They say that some of the crowd were carrying torches while others threw lit
fireworks. "It was a scene of total and complete
said one resident. "We hid in our basement for 8 hours!"
A Fort Madison resident who was able to join the crowd undetected by
quickly putting on one of the
Pastor Deacon Fred" T-Shirts being thrown around says that the mob
forced its way into the Fort Madison County Jail, dragged the
sheriff and jail guard into the street and hung them on make-shift
crosses! "After breaking down the prison doors and releasing Pastor
Deacon Fred, and a local drunk who was in the cell next to him, they
burned down the jail," he reported.
Witnesses say that once word got out, and the entire crowd knew Pastor Deacon Fred was
free, everyone broke out into song. "Thousands of people began
singing, Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord!"
said one witness. "I just sang
the Battle Hymn right along with them cause I didn't want myself
getting killed!" he said. "We hoisted the Pastor atop our heads and made
our way to City Hall."
It was reported that the crowd began
chanting "Preach! Preach! Preach!" as they marched Pastor up the steps
of City Hall. Pastor Deacon Fred thanked the crowd, shouting
"Glory! Oh Glory!" and asking the crowd to "Shout it!
Shout Glory!" to which they obliged in unison.
"The Pastor thanked
his Facebook friends
and fans, saying they were the only friends he has left in the
the only people he could trust," said witnesses. "Pastor then began
preaching a sermon, and called upon everyone to record it, saying it was
the first sermon he preached in nearly two months, and that people
usually pay good money to hear his voice, and God willing - they
will again! Thousands of people pulled out their i-Phones and
cameras and stood quietly as the
Pastor preached for
over an hour."
Authorities say that after Pastor's sermon on the steps of City Hall,
he was taken aside by several members of the crowd and placed into a black
suburban with tinted windows and Ontario license plates. The crowd dispersed shortly
afterward but not before leaving most of Fort Madison, Iowa in a heap
of burning embers.
Investigators report that shortly after Pastor Deacon Fred was
incarcerated in May, he had been given access to a computer for
10-minutes a day in the jail library. Computer log records (which
were archived daily) show that Pastor spent most of his time on the
social networking site, Facebook where it is believed
rallied support on his behalf by posting messages to nearly 5,000
friends and 10,000 fans about his predicament.
State Police report that in addition to a prison breakout and
possible kidnapping, there are countless instances of vandalism,
assault, littering, public urination and public nudity. "Immediate
evidence suggests that the entire incident was carefully planned and fully orchestrated through the social networking site: Facebook,"
said one investigator. "This took weeks of coordination and
careful planning. It involved thousands of people
from all 50-states, Mexico, Canada - and even the Netherlands, England
and Germany. The local airport saw over 100
flights coming in from all over the world," he said. "And that airport
usually only gets one flight coming in from Des Moines twice a year."
Investigators are currently working with Facebook to
lock Pastor Deacon Fred's friends and fans until further notice.
The whereabouts of Pastor Deacon Fred Smith are unknown at the
time of this press release. He is a fugitive from justice, and
should be considered mentally unstable, please contact your local police
department if you have any information.