Bob Gray, a major leader of southern Fundamentalism, died Sunday of an unspecified cause. A picture of Bob Gray preaching against the sensuality of Elvis Presley’s music appears in a 1956 edition of Life magazine. Elvis marked a “new low in spiritual degeneracy” according to Gray. Gray died one week before he was to stand trial for molesting several girls while he was a pastor.
This is what Elvis said about him:
When Elvis rolled into Jacksonville, Florida, on August 10, 1956, Judge Marion Gooding had prepared an arrest warrant for Presley charging him with impairing the morals of minors in the event that Elvis swiveled his hips.
Young people at the Murray Hill Methodist Church heard Elvis denounced in a sermon entitled, "Hotrods, Reefers, and Rock and Roll." Elsewhere in town, the Rev. Robert Gray, pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, offered up prayers for Presley's salvation after declaring that the singer had "achieved a new low in spiritual degeneracy."
Elvis later confessed frustration at the Baptist preacher's actions. "I think that hurt me more than anything else at first. This man was supposed to be a religious leader, yet he acted that way without ever knowing who I was or what I was like," said Presley. "I believe in the Bible. I believe that all good things come from God.…I don't believe I'd sing the way I do if God hadn't wanted me to. My voice is God's will, not mine."
Bob Gray DiedNovember 13, 2007 | People Source:Various
My boy, my boy wrote on November 13, 2007
If he did in fact molest several girls was he was a pastor, I just hope he will get from God a one way ticket to hell...and not join Elvis in heaven !...I have no mercy for child abusers...The heck with him !...Whatever !
loftmanuk wrote on November 13, 2007
I wonder if he still had that poster.
Steve V wrote on November 13, 2007
The poster is worth a fortune. Him? Worth crap.
Mofoca22 wrote on November 13, 2007
oh the irony he trashed elvis and yet he was the one doing bad things to kids. i hope he burns and rots in hell and his hell will be remebering elvis and seeing elvis's version of hound dog on milton berle
Jerome wrote on November 13, 2007
most important I hope the truth about molesting several girls while he was a pastor won't remain with him in his grave.
Ronald wrote on November 14, 2007
unspecified cause, hmm, trail, hmm, maybe the chickensh** got freightened and helped himself. This is not the place to criticize religion, i'm not gonna do that, but this fundamentalistic guys are weird, and a lot more. He could have been easely been a star in This Is Elvis, more weirdo's exposed there. But this child thing is unaccaptable he got off too easy with this. Some thoughts cross my mind what to do with those animals. Well at least the world is a little bit cleaner without him.
Sirbalkan wrote on November 14, 2007
I send him to God... That energy will deail with his...
Jumpin Jehosaphat wrote on November 14, 2007
Maybe he believed his lies about elvis music you know the devils music and all of that jazz, if it got to trial it would have been a good defense always blame some one else.
Sincerely, I hope Bob Gray burns in hell forever and ever. And the hell hopes onothers that envied and attacked Elvis Presley
And I want the poster that wotrh a lot for me
and excuse me for my error like worth for "wotrh"