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A Man, A Banjo, and a Story

July 20th, 2010, Promulgated by Gen

Alright folks. Usually we leave Mr. Grosswirth alone once one of his videos comes out, but circumstances dictate that we revisit the poor man once more this week. You’ll recall we posted about his potty-humor a couple of days ago (see here) – well, he felt the need to make a second video. And this video is so much more entertaining than the first. It involves banjo music and further claims that the Vatican is “stupid.” They accent each other so well, in my opinion.

When I showed it to my spouse, the first time through she was silent, mouth wide open. The second time, I looked up and noticed that she was laughing so hard she was crying. When you put redneck music and liberals together, the comedic result is greater than anything Lucille Ball could have imagined.

We aren’t making fun of Mr. Grosswirth – we’re just presenting his videos to a larger audience than he receives normally, and we’re doing so to make his dreams of “dialogue” come true. True charity consists of presenting people with the means to make an educated choice between two competing sides. Sorry all – I don’t have any banjo music to make a witty come-back to Ray. I guess he’ll have the final word, while we’ll have the last laugh.

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22 Responses to “A Man, A Banjo, and a Story”

  1. LarryD says:

    You don’t need to make fun of Mr Grosswirth – he’s doing a bang up job of it all on his own.

  2. Nerina says:

    There’s a spiritual work of Mercy in here somewhere.

    Was he really an ordained priest? Honestly?

    How has his wife not removed his YouTube privileges in the house? Mr. Grosswirth, just stop.

    Finally, can we add banjo playing in the Mass to the list of “graviora delicta?”

  3. Gen says:

    I’m thinking about turning his song bit into my ring-tone.

  4. ANNON says:

    Jetscubs86.. Once again I dare you… full screen i.t

  5. Sr. Emily says:

    My Dear Ray ,Trust me, Jesus will come way before a woman comes around the Vatican.

  6. Anonymous says:

    He reminds me of Pee Wee Herman. Frightening.

  7. Christopher says:

    Can someone tell me what books are in that mini bookshelf of his in the background? Perhaps if you watch this a few more times you’ll be able to eventually make it out for me. Thanks. 🙂

  8. Visit his blog, what a full load of s—, this “man” is so full of himself that he will explode one of theses days, hopefully on camera, wee what a ride.

  9. Martha says:

    Wow! Holy crap! I am speechless!

  10. curmudgeon says:

    @Christopher – I believe they are all VHS tapes. The majority seems to be some type of series, kind of like a TIME/LIFE series. Perhaps it is the TIME/LIFE presents “The 100 Greatest Heretics and Their Teachings”?

  11. Christopher says:

    curmudgeon, perhaps you could watch it a few more times and get me some specific titles, turning the sound up may help a bit too 😉

  12. jetscubs86 says:

    No more full screen with this guy. In the fall we’ll all get a chance to see him on our large screen HDTV’s when he makes his debut on Dancing With the Stars. Then in January he gets to get in front of Simon Cowell and sing on American Idol. I’m sure all of us on Cleansing Fire will call in to vote for brother Ray.

  13. Mary says:

    On his YouTube page he writes:
    I was ordained a married Catholic priest in 2006 and I minister independently of the Rochester Diocese, whereby I officiate at weddings, baptisms and funerals.

    Does anyone know who ordained him?

  14. Anonymous says:

    dance hands everyone! LOL

  15. Tim says:

    Finally I have an excuse for learning Auto-Tune! This video so needs to be re-mixed!

  16. praedicator says:

    Next up on “So You Think You Can Liturgical Dance?”:

    RAY GROSSWIRTH (She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Vatican When She Comes)


    STEPHEN COLBERT (The King of Glory)
    Compare here:

    This will be a close one. Those were some pretty ridiculous dance moves.

  17. Dr. K says:

    Does anyone know who ordained him?

    The excommunicated Emmanuel Milingo.

  18. Nerina says:

    It’s close, praedicator, but I have to go with Stephen Colbert. That video makes me laugh every time.

  19. Does Stephen Colbert do Chrism masses?

  20. Anonymous says:

    He needs some work in anger management. I wonder what he really is angry about.

  21. Trad Tom says:

    Oh, my……..oh, my. If anyone has gone round the bend, it’s this guy. I’ve seen some of his other posts and thought he was crazy, but now I think he’s REALLY crazy. I know we should pray for him, but………

    And another thing: Does he ever blink?

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