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The Parowan Prophet

Posted on | December 14, 2008 | 1 Comment

Many of you know that I was born in Cedar City, Utah. And while I will always consider southern Utah to be home, I will not miss the Parowan Prophet. Well, maybe just little.

Parowan is a town about 20 miles away from Cedar City and when I was a kid, this guy would write letters to the editor of the local paper, he would go on radio, and would predict the end of the world. I remember him coming into the halls at school and preaching the end of the world while all the students laughed. (OK, so we weren’t nice at that age.) Since moving away from home 14 years ago, I haven’t even thought about Leeland Freeborn in all that time.

Until today. The LA times has a story about him making another “prophecy” about President-Elect Obama. According to the story, he doesn’t think he’ll ever be president.

“I think that you should hear what my opinion about the Obama election is: that he will not be the next president. I said on my home page in August that if he lost to expect to see the ‘riots’ that 2 Peter 2:13 tells us about. He didn’t lose. But the story is not finished yet. I still think they may begin the riots before Christmas 2008, as I said.”

Since Mr. Freeborn is so familiar with the scriptures, he might recognize Matthew 24:11 which says “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.” And Matthew 7:20 which says “Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” If Mr. Freeborn is measured by his fruits, he is not only off the beaten path, he is in the twilight zone. He has never been right yet. You would think that with the laws of probability that he would at least guess right by dumb luck.

So if you are reading this article by the LA Times and you’re thinking, “this guy is a fruitcake”, then I am here to confirm your suspicions.

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One Response to “The Parowan Prophet”

  1. Jill
    December 15th, 2008 @ 11:39 pm

    Is he at it again? Exactly HOW did he get into the LA Times???? I am seriously reconsidering their sources…