I am a fan of the man. He personifies passion for the Kingdom. In my book that makes him special. I’ve been confronted by the same element that so wants him gone, the spiritual elite of American Christendom. They are vicious.
I don’t know that I would agree totally with everything that Perry does or believes. I know few people that I would, but I know that we are on the same page where it matters and that puts us on the same team.
What is amazing is the intensity of the scrutiny the man, and his name, undergoes online. I think he should franchise his name. A new church plant could call itself the “Perry Noble Church of the Lord” and instantly generate interest. Perry would get a piece of the action, the new church would garner intense publicity — both win. Or, he could create a “Pay Per Click” usage format for his name, much like Google and Yahoo do for companies that want to advertise their products online. In this manner, the “Perry Noble Spring Clothing Line” would earn him money and sell clothing for the advertiser. Or, how about capitalizing on the name like sport’s celebrities do: “Come by Stevenson-Perry Noble Honda this weekend for fantastic savings…the place where Perry does it right!” Perry Noble Chicken, Perry Noble Lawnmower, Perry Noble Ice Cream (I’ll bet he’ll endorse that one for free!).
Crazy, all of us!
P.S. (June 3, 2007): I cease to find it amazing how if you dislike someone who doesn’t see eye to eye with you that you’ll go to any lengths to twist and turn what you find written about an individual, even in jest, to imply that the individual is a looser. I understand Jesus’ vehemence at the Pharisees and religious leaders of his day — calling them “snakes.”