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Miss. church pranks congregation with George W. Bush impersonator

Miss. Church Pranks Congregation with George W. Bush Impersonator
Even a church in Mississippi got in on the action with a little help from a famous face. Here's HLN with the details.

'A church in Laurel advertised for weeks that they would have a special guest. Well, it turns out the special guest was the president there to spread a biblical message.'

Okay, that quick glimpse might have looked a lot like former President George W. Bush, but it's actually this guy, John Morgan, a Bush impersonator who, according to this YouTube video description, is "amazingly gifted" with the former president's looks, mannerisms and speech patterns.

Morgan told The Clarion-Ledger the Bethlehem Community Church never explicitly said George W. Bush would be attending.

'It seems to work best when there's no clue given as to who the guest is, and it's just billed as a mystery guest. Nobody wants to miss out on seeing who the special guest is.'

Although it never actually said the former president would stop by, the church did go to some extreme measures to make the prank look real, including lining the entrance to the church with American flags and hiring men to fill the shoes of Secret Service agents. The whole act definitely had some churchgoers fooled.

'So you thought it was him the whole time?'

'Yeah. We did.'

Others were a little quicker on the uptake.

'He looked just like him, talked just like him, but when the sign went up it gave me a little clue.'

We have to admit, that was a pretty good prank. Well done, Bethlehem Community Church.

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Bitter Twitter April 01 2014 at 2:04 PM

Childish Behavior!

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LL April 01 2014 at 11:28 PM

It's just too bad that in today's churches - that Infinitate Guest isn't Jesus Christ any more.

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moose LL April 02 2014 at 1:32 AM

Right! No ,no more true Jesus teaching in Churches these days . Mostly hypocrites that talk the talk but do not walk the walk. Of course it would be fitting for the devil himself to show up , impersonator or not.

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aspman07 moose April 02 2014 at 4:46 AM

Speak for your own church.

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partsautomall April 01 2014 at 5:34 PM


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wchamber1 April 01 2014 at 8:22 PM

Glad we still have a sense of humor in some citizens.

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Phil April 01 2014 at 1:54 PM

You haters never miss a chance Huh?

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loamylam April 01 2014 at 2:25 PM

Talk about mixing religion with politics! This is blatant!

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Madam Butterfly April 01 2014 at 2:07 PM

How deceptive -

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Joy Madam Butterfly April 01 2014 at 2:33 PM

-ly funny.

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Bitter Twitter April 01 2014 at 1:57 PM

Childish behavior for a church.

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mscttf April 01 2014 at 6:02 PM

Stunts like that does not help the creditability of the church. Fortunately one churches actions is not representative of all.

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pcfriar66 mscttf April 01 2014 at 10:51 PM

I don't think most of the mainline churches would do something like this. I am sure the Roman Catholic church would not. Catholics have just as much a sense of humor as anyone else, but would not do this for a mass or any other kind of service.

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JESOPH mscttf April 02 2014 at 2:02 AM

I think Bethlehem Community is just another church impersonator.

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Joy April 01 2014 at 2:19 PM

See, church can be fun too. I'm certain God has a sense of humor. If she didn't there wouldn't be much left of this world other then a smouldering ash.

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