Watch: Preacher Tony Spell Wants Manly Men with Grease on Their Hands. Really.

Monday June 14, 2021

When he's not flaunting COVID rules and illegally hunting alligators, Louisiana preacher Tony Spell is speaking in homophobic tongues.

After he posted a video of himself with a five-foot dead gator on Instagram, Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries "cited Spell, 46, for harvesting an alligator during a closed season and without the proper license or tag, LDWF spokesman Adam Einck said. Agents took the alligator, according to a news release about the incident," wrote the Louisiana newspaper The Advocate.

"Pastor Spell has made headlines for defying Louisiana's emergency order banning public gatherings and for directing his followers to give their stimulus checks from the federal government to evangelists, missionaries and music ministers," reported the New York Times.

He also was cited in April, 2020 for "aggravated assault charge after he backed up a bus toward a protester outside the church," reported The Times. Part of his bail agreement was that he would be under house arrest, which he defied by holding services at his church in Central, Lousiana, outside of Baton Rouge.

Now Right Wing Watch reported that Spell recently declared that "the world needs to see some manly preachers" like him.

With allusions to men with grease on their hands and having calloused knees, can only make one wonder if Spell is perhaps trolling his audience with a rant filled with queer Easter eggs. Here is what he said:

"There's enough fag, queer, skinny-jeaned, homo-effeminate, sissy preachers out there with makeup and mascara on their eyes for the camera. Isn't it about time you get some sweat on your forehead? Isn't it about time you get some dirt under your nails and get some grease on your hands? Isn't it about time you get some blood on your sword? Cursed be the man that keepeth his sword from blood. We need heroes in this hour. Heroes have calloused knees. Heroes might get terminated from their jobs. Heroes might not get invited to the family reunion, but I'd rather have Jesus ..."

Spell's lack of irony was quickly observed (along with other things) on Twitter: