American Airlines pilot moonlights as clergyman.

Seems a recent American Airlines flight got a little surreal when the pilot decided to ask all the Christians on board to raise their hands. After they did so he then invited all the non-Christians to engage the Christians in a discussion about their faith.

CBS News | Coffee, Tea Or Jesus? | February 9, 2004 15:32:49

“Well, you have a choice, you can make this trip worthwhile or you can sit back relax, read a book or watch a movie,” passenger Amanda Nelligan told WCBS-TV of New York the pilot said.

She also said the pilot called non-Christians “crazy” and that his comments “felt like a threat.”

Hey asshole, fly the fucking plane or quit and get a job as a pastor at your local church for crying out loud.

The airline’s personnel department is looking into the matter as they don’t feel this was an appropriate bit of pre-flight chatter from the pilot.

“It falls along the lines of a personal level of sharing that may not be appropriate for one of our employees to do while on the job.”

Gee, ya think?

5 thoughts on “American Airlines pilot moonlights as clergyman.

  1. I saw this on the news this morning and I too had to speak on it. Seems terrorism isn’t the only then using the “air” to try and get their points across.

    Uh oh mental image..***heavy sarcasism here***.. what is next.. Hello Welcome to McD’s would you like to save your soul with that?

  2. Now I know what the barf bag is there for… I guess that the question is marginally less frightening than “If you died on this flight, do you know if you would go to heaven”?

  3. I wonder what kind of trouble I would have been in on that flight.

    Is screaming “Shut up and fly the plane, fuckwad!” one of those taboos phrases they haul people off planes for?

    I don’t like flying.  That would have probably been creepy enough to make me get off the plane and demand a refund.


  4. Just imagine if the pilot looked Arabic and asked the passengers, “Will all the Jews on this flight please raise their hand?”

  5. The sad thing about this whole thing, is that the religious right (yup Pat Robertson jumped on this one like a starving man on a pound of bacon) to say aw look, “christians are gettin’ persecuted again, see armegeddons just round the corner, send us more money so we can propagandize stories like this…won’t ya?” The fact remains this pilot scared the shit out of alot of the non christian passegers, and confused the actual christians with his odd little meet and greet at 30,000 feet. I think the next time I fly my pagan butt will have a parachute attached…just in case.

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